What is a Laboratory Animal Tech?

By: Desiree' Reyes

A laboratory animal Technicians duties usually include giving to lab animals orally or topically. They also prepare samples for laboratory examinations and they also record data of there diet, weight, medications, food intake, genealogy, and clinical signs of pain and distress. They also are the people to handle ordering the supplies. To be a laboratory technician you have to have a 2 year program for veterinary technicians and a 4 year program for veterinary technologist. Also a biotechnology certificate is preferred. Most Laboratory Animal Technicians can expect to earn between $16 and $24 per hour, or up to $39,000 per year. Also you get benefits on healthcare, disability, and 401k.

Some places where you could work is Bowman Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic in Raleigh, NC, and Charles River Laboratories in Morrisville, NC

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