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Animal Health Laboratory Technician

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 916294BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jan. 17, 2022

Job Summary:

The Animal Health Laboratory Technician will provide clinical diagnostic laboratory services to our animal collection at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and the TriCircle D Ranch by working to ensure the highest quality of laboratory support for patient care. We are a busy, hi-energy, team orientated practice. This position reports directly to the Veterinary Practice Manager.


  • Support and demonstrate commitment to Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment’s Mission and Vision
  • General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations, universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Proficient in clinical laboratory procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, use of chemical analyzers, POC analyzers, manual CBC techniques including differential analysis of mammalian, reptilian, amphibian, avian, teleost, and elasmobranchs. Prepare and perform cytologic samples. Heavy caseload of fecal parasite screening processes involving flotations and McMasters testing. Other lab testing in-house
  • Establish and systematize documentation for all testing performed in-house and with outside lab partners; reference laboratories and universities
  • Familiar with computerized medical record keeping
  • Ensure inventory of laboratory supplies
  • Operates, maintains, trouble shoots, and validates laboratory equipment by performing quality control checks, reagent upkeep, materials, and consumables
  • Help manage the Biobank sample storage and archive process
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in testing, training, safety, and quality. Desire to advance the practices’ scope
  • Partner across disciplines for sample management, requests, and research
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Applicant must be able to work independently as well as work in partnership with veterinary technicians, veterinarians, medical records team, pathology team, and animal care teams in day to day operation
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, E-Mail, and oral formats
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work demands and good use of time management
  • Work with the Veterinary Practice Manager to development, evaluate, revise, and review operating procedures, protocols, and processes
  • Participate in the requirements for accreditation through AZA
  • Ensure the laboratory is “show ready” and provide back stage tours and interact with guests
  • Actively participate in accomplishing goals set by the Animal Health and the Veterinary Practice Manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in laboratory diagnostics
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Familiarity with basic Windows programs
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced, large team setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interacting with public and good public speaking skills
  • Zoological institution experience

Required Education

  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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