Kelly Services Surgical Technician - Animal Science in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kelly Scientific is seeking out motivated veterinary professionals for a Surgical Technician opening at one of our top clients in Coon Rapids, MN.

Animal Science Technician - Surgical Technician

3-6 month contract to hire

M-F 8am-5pm

Pay Rate: $15/hr+

Summary: Provides care for laboratory animals during surgical preparation and surgical procedures, and provides assistance to clients as needed. Facilitates the execution of client sponsored preclinical research from pre-initiation to study completion.


  • Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, specimen collections and surgical site preparation.

  • Performs necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing, etc.

  • Prepares surgical and cath lab suites for procedures, including setting up instruments and stocking study-specific supplies.

  • Monitors anesthesia and animal vitals during surgical, interim and terminal procedures.

  • Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures SOPs in order to successfully perform job duties, and GLP regulations as they apply to the preclinical research environment and individual protocols.

  • Provides customer service to clients through professional interactions and by responding to client requests.


  • Associate or Bachelor degree in a veterinary, biology or other animal science-related field is required, and a Certified Veterinary Technician CVT or ALAT certification is preferred.

  • Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Please apply online or email your resume directly to for consideration

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