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Children's Mercy Kansas City Technician, Veterinary in Kansas City, Missouri

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Thank you for considering Children’s Mercy! Half a million times a year, a child comes to our doors. We take care of them all, fulfilling our non-profit mission. Joining the CM team means being a part of a caring environment where people are passionate about helping children get well. Whether clinical or non-clinical, we are all here for the same reason – our patients and their families! Read more below about this position and apply if you feel this organization and job are a fit for you.


Functions as a member of a team of professionals to provide veterinary care to research animals. Responsible for daily animal health rounds. Provides routine animal care as prescribed by the Attending Veterinarian. Develops and implements animal care procedures and policies. Interfaces with investigators and researchers to resolve problems related to animal health or welfare. Facilitates research activities of scientific personnel by providing routine orientation for new users of the facility and assisting other users with veterinary services or information. Works with the Attending Veterinarian to ensure appropriate treatments, procedure, records, and reports. Works collaboratively with the Vivarium Facility Manager to ensure and maintain standards of animal health and welfare, quality control, and staff skill levels. Promotes high standards of animal welfare and ensures that any veterinary or potential welfare issues are addressed in an expedited and professional manner.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


  • Supports all aspects of maintaining laboratory animals in compliance with PHS Policy, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, AAALAC International and all local, state, and federal requirements.

  • Manages veterinary services equipment and inventory of technical supplies appropriate to census. Maintains procedure room supplies.

  • Works collaboratively with the Vivarium Facility Manager to ensure daily husbandry and welfare standards, including assisting with husbandry and cage changes.

  • Works collaboratively with the vivarium staff to ensure animal receipt and animal transfers.

  • Supports the quality assurance program to include animal health surveillance and monitoring of effectiveness of facility sanitation.

  • Implements standard operating procedures related to the animal health and veterinary care.

  • Assures all required documentation is maintained. This will include animal census, individual animal health records, surgical records, post-operative care records, animal orders and receipt, inventory management.

  • Coordinates occupational health and safety, emergency preparedness and response plans for animal welfare.


  • Bachelor's Degree and Biological/Animal Science or related field required

  • 3-5 years experience and Providing veterinary technical services to rodent colonies, working with laboratory animal veterinarian, and providing scientific research support.

  • Must have a solid understanding of rodent barrier containment and management, animal care facilities and research procedures. Must possess knowledge of aseptic techniques, comprehensive anesthesia support and post-operative care.

    Knowledge of legislation, policy and guidelines is required.

  • RVT or LAT certification preferred

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire qualified people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2020-13485

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago (3/11/2021 9:01 PM)

Posting Category Research


Shift Day and evening shifts

Work Type Full Time 60-80

Work Days Work hours Vary

FLSA Status Exempt

Location : NameMAIN CAMPUS

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Julie Aust