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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Necropsy Assistant


Supports the necropsy service by maintaining inventory; maintaining logs and record books; assists in lab cleanliness; assisting on the necropsy floor and 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.

  • Assist with necropsy cases from intake through processing.
  • Keeps laboratory supplies ready and maintains lab cleanliness.
  • Maintains up to date filing of samples and related materials from completed cases
    Manually enter results, post results, QC entries.
  • Load, run, empty and clean a computerized tissue digester used for the disposal of animal remains.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience, including customer service and computer records maintenance.

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 guidance as required in the processing of necropsy samples.

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