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Animal Health Lab Technician

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083449 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Mar. 28, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

As the Animal Health Lab Technician, you will provide clinical diagnostic laboratory services to the animal populations at Disney and work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory support. Your technical support will include Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Seas with Nemo & Friends, and TriCircle D Ranch. Daily operation will include partnership with others in the Animal Health (veterinary technician, veterinarian, medical records, pathology, and keeper teams) and Animal Care teams in Animals, Science and Environment (ASE). We are a busy, high energy, team-oriented practice.

This position is a part-time position reporting directly to the Veterinary Practice Manager.

What You Will Do

  • Support and demonstrate commitment to Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment’s Mission and Vision
  • Perform, maintain, and troubleshoot clinical laboratory operations, including sample analysis of mammalian, reptilian, amphibian, avian, teleost, and elasmobranch species.
  • Advance the scope of practice and implementation of new in-house techniques by working with the Veterinary Practice Manager to continuously improve and optimize testing, training, safety, and quality
  • Establish and systematize documentation for all in-house and reference lab testing, as well as Biobank sample storage and archive by using computerized medical records keeping system
  • Ensure the laboratory is “show ready” and participate in educational presentations to our guests on a regular basis.
  • Participate in team projects and actively participate in accomplishing goals set by the Animal Health leadership team and the Veterinary Practice Managers

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience in laboratory diagnostics
  • General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations, Universal Precautions, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Proficiency in clinical laboratory procedures that include, but are not limited to blood chemistry, cytology, high volume parasitology (direct, flotation, and McMasters testing), urinalysis, Biobank archiving, and hematology.
  • Solid understanding of laboratory instrumentation including basic operation, performing QC and quality assurance programs, equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and supply inventory of automated and POC analyzers
  • Ability to work independently, as well as work in partnership with teams in day-to-day operation for support of sample management, requests, and research
  • Possess strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail with the ability to communicate effectively in written, e-mail, and oral formats, prioritize workloads, and demonstrate superb time management skills
  • Expertise/proficiency in technology/software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; SharePoint, Workday, and ZIMS; Zoom and Teams
  • Provide an average of three full days of availability each week

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of aquatic and/or zoological facility experience
  • Proficiency in clinical laboratory procedures involving samples from reptilian, amphibian, avian, teleost, and elasmobranch species.


  • Certified, Registered, or Licensed Veterinary Technician or Certified Medical Laboratory Technician in at least one state with the ability to become certified in Florida within 1 year

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life! This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at



About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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