Veterinary Technician


North Chicago, IL

  1. Research & Development
  2. Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC)
  1. Full-time

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Veterinary Technician carries out daily activities in the vivarium and provides clinical nursing care and research support for lab animals.   Works independently on weekends and holidays. Contributes to specific projects in support of Comparative Medicine initiatives.   Provides exemplary animal care. Adheres to all department and AbbVie regulatory expectations, as well as USDA and FDA regulations.    Provides veterinary care in support of the AbbVie drug discovery and development process.  


  • Conducts routine veterinary nursing care.
  • Understands husbandry and facility practices.
  • Provides anesthesia support under supervision for procedures including surgery, dental prophylaxis, and imaging procedures.
  • Conducts routine diagnostic procedures.
  • Observes, collects, and records a variety of data in support of study goals or veterinary care.
  • Documents in medical records, GLP forms, etc. Maintains appropriate documentation, handling, and archiving of data, as required by research, veterinary procedures and/or regulatory guidelines.
  • Provides basic level technical training.  
  • Adheres to safety guidelines.
  • Routine maintenance of veterinary labs area.
  • Applies basic computer skills including but not limited to, email, calendar, computer-based training modules, and data entry.
  • Works in compliance of all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations.


Education/ Certifications:

  • AS/BS degree with 0-4+ years of clinical experience
  • CVT required
  • AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level preferred.


  • Basic proficiency in veterinary technical skillset
  • Ability to work with multiple lab animal species.
  • Ability to work in compliance with all local, federal, GLP, FDA, USDA regulations
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to animal welfare
  • Ability to work with a team or independently to solve problems
  • Good communication skills with both internal staff and those external of the department.  
  • Ability to consistently perform in accordance with AbbVie leadership behaviors and attributes.  
  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds, consistently stand and walk for extended periods of time, to include walking and adhering to safety rules and expectations including but not limited to: grasping, squeezing, pushing, pulling, squatting, stooping, and bending.  
  • Able to work a rotating schedule which includes mandatory weekend coverage and holiday coverage.  
  • Excellent attendance is expected.

Position will be hired based on level of experience. 

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​


Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion.  It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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