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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Clinical Pathology Technician I


Supports clinical pathology laboratory operations by providing information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses as trained; maintaining inventory; maintaining logs and record books; assists in lab cleanliness; troubleshooting and resolving problems; helping with special projects.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Determines normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood, urine, spinal fluids, and gastric juices.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Prepares blood, plasma, and platelets for transfusions by conducting blood type and compatibility tests.
  • Follows all written work instructions as approved by the QA/QC program in compliance with AAVLD guidelines.

Education and Experience

Associate’s degree in a biological/chemical/veterinary field and one year of experience working in a laboratory; or a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience working in a laboratory.

Licensure and Certification



Received: Detailed and precise supervision from clinicians, supervisors or higher ranking technicians. Instructions are both written and oral. Minimal supervision is required but supervisor is normally available for advice and consultation.

Exercised: May provide general instruction and guidance to veterinary students, technicians and clinicians as required in the submission of lab samples.

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