Animal Technician

Covance Inc Located in: Denver,  Pennsylvania
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Covance is seeking an Animal Technician for its Denver, PA location.


In this position you will participate in the management of Primates and provide ongoing husbandry care in a quarantine barrier operation

  • Maintain animal areas and the facility, including: general animal husbandry, cleaning troughs, pans, floors, walls, cages, and corridors.
  • Make daily observations of Primates by observing for common signs of illness, pain, trauma, or depression and administer treatment/medication as needed
  • Prepare equipment for TB’s such as syringes, blood tubes, pads, scales, tags, etc.
  • Perform bleeds, vaccinations, TB testing and sample collecting of animals
  • Administer tattoos and ear tags
  • Perform routine weighing of primates
  • Unload and unpack new animal arrivals into designated areas; pack animals for shipment
  • Feed animals and ensure animals are getting water by inspecting lixits
  • Dispose of incoming animal crates
  • Assist in pulling and packing of animals for client shipment
  • Perform terminal breakdown on empty animal room, i.e. Wash and disinfectant room, remove/replace caging.
  • Maintenance of records
  • Maintenance/sanitation of all equipment
  • Ordering and receiving of supplies pertinent to the operations of the primate unit
  • Monitor room conditions such as temperature and lighting, inform supervisor if not functioning properly.
  • Assist in scheduling of work assignments and projects
  • Assist in supervising entry level animal technicians
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School/GED diploma
  • Ability to effectively communicate


  • Two years experience in animal care (NHP Enrichment/Behavioral experience is a plus)
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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Experienced - Not Management
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