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Covance Study Tech-Vet Tech Encouraged to apply! in San Carlos, California

Job Overview:

Are you a Veterinary Technician looking for a new set of challenges outside of allergies, spay and neuter?

Join the team in San Carlos, CA as a Study Technician working in the Medical Device Studies. In this role you will be providing excellent care to animals in research studies. You'll be working with cutting edge research and your work will have a direct relationship to our mission of improving health and improve lives.

In this role, you will learn to coordinate activities involved in medical device studies, you'll be working with large animals in a research setting. Duties include but not limited to

  • Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

  • Administers animal care and medical treatments such as suture removal, bandage removal and or replacement, restraint/handling, venous catheterizations placement

  • Give urgent treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.).

  • Collects basic samples using appropriate techniques and submitting the samples.

  • Learns to take and process radiographs; knows and understands radiation safety.

  • Assist veterinarians by preparing wound, gathering supplies, monitoring during and after procedure.

  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery.

  • Performs minor surgical procedures.

  • Position requires working every 3rd weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Regular Overtime.

Covance offers a great benefit package including 24 days of PTO in the first 12 months of employment. Benefit offerings that go into effect the 1st of the month and a fantastic work culture. Excellent promotional opportunities


  • Registered Veterinary Technician is a plus

  • Bachelors degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology preferred but not required

  • AALAS certification preferred but not required


Prior experience with animal care, animal surgery is preferred. Large animal experience including pigs and sheep is preferred but not required.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.