Emory University Veterinary Technician II in Atlanta, Georgia


The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is looking for an experienced Veterinary Technician II for a full-time position to support the Veterinary Medicine department in the Division of Animal Resources. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and skill in recognizing the appearance of abnormal health conditions and providing basic veterinary care to animals, especially nonhuman primates and rodents, used in biomedical research.


  • Under general supervision, assists the veterinarians and researchers in surgery and radiology, animal care, treatments, and diagnostic and preventative procedures.

  • Maintains medical records and inventory.

  • Provides non-surgical technical assistance to researchers as directed.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician OR

  • a high school diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience as an animal care technician,

  • OR graduation from a two year veterinary technician program and 1 year of veterinary technician experience.


  • Must possess basic veterinary technical skills.

  • Valid Veterinary Technician certification is preferred.

  • Experience with anesthesia monitoring in the OR is ideal.

  • Experience working with rodents is helpful.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented approach are essential.

Additional Details

  • This position is located at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • The work schedule will be Monday-Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (rotating weekend and holiday work required).

  • Occasional after-hours work may be required.

  • This position requires exposure to biohazards and potentially dangerous animals.

  • A valid driver’s license and insurable driving record may be necessary.

  • Work may be physically demanding and include procedures that involve pushing, pulling, and lifting animals up to 50 lbs or 25 kg.

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Job Number 29616

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Vet Med Main Station

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Job Category Laboratory

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