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Preclinical Surgical Specialist - Vet Tech

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research
  • Full time
  • Rotational (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


Assists the Primary Investigators in the execution of research protocols involving animals and anatomical materials.


  • Provides and documents post-surgical animal care including physical exams, diagnostic tests, health treatments and research protocol interventions. (50%)
  • Assists with surgical research in large and small animals according to departmental policy and protocol requirements (20%)
  • Under the direction of the Sr. Surgical Specialist, provides protocol assistance to physicians in the anatomical lab services, including but not limited to cleaning/disposing of specimens, preparation/coordination of the labs, assisting. (20%)
  • Maintains and stocks inventory and equipment for the animal operating rooms and anatomical lab services. (15%)
  • Provides lab animal research training and education for ASRI researchers (5%)
  • Performs other facility tasks involving animals and anatomical materials as assigned



  • Graduate of a formal veterinary training program.
  • 2 years experience in multidisciplinary biomedical research laboratory or veterinary clinic.
  • Large and small animal surgical/nursing experience.
  • Should be familiar with sterile technique.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Good working knowledge of anatomy and physiology are essential.
  • Understand animal welfare policy and regulations.


  • AALAS certification preferred.

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