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Clinical Faculty Veterinarian @ University of Michigan Medical School 2/23/15

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), has an open faculty position for an academically-oriented clinical veterinarian.  The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree, advanced training in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine, be board-certified or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. The candidate must have evidence of productivity in research and excellent teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills. 

Duties include:

The current ULAM faculty consists of sixteen members; eight clinical faculty veterinarians (all Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), five pathologists (all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists), one veterinary surgeon (a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery), and two research or instructional faculty. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus-wide.  Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, enrichment and its effects on experimental variables, experimental refinements, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science.  Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a training leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomates.

The UMMS is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support.  It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community.  Animal facilities total more than 240,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics.  All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals. 

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Terry Fracala, Executive Secretary, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Suite G90 Bldg 10, 2800 Plymouth Road, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614

Email:  The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE.

Clinical Veterinarian/Director of Veterinary Surgical Services
Wayne State University Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Oversee and provide the veterinary surgical services component of the AAALAC accredited laboratory animal care and use program serving Wayne State University. This position will be part of a team of veterinarians who support research and teaching at Wayne State University School of Medicine.



EXPERIENCE, posting #040832

For questions, contact:
Lisa J. Brossia-Root, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Senior Director, DLAR
(313) 993-6790

Chief of Comparative Medicine (DCM) @ the Oregon National Primate Research Center  2/4/15

Applications are invited for a candidate to lead the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONRPC), located on the West Campus of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) near Portland, Oregon.  We seek a strong leader with demonstrated experience in leading a large animal care program.  This individual serves as Division Chief for Comparative Medicine as well as the Associate Director, and has oversight of the health and welfare of all animals (principally nonhuman primates (NHPs) used in research on the West Campus and oversees DCM units that include experimental surgery, NHP breeding, clinical medicine, pathology, etc.  This dynamic program supports research involving neuroscience, reproduction, metabolism, and infectious disease carried out by nearly 50 active investigators under 150 animal-use protocols.  The entire OHSU West Campus, including ONPRC, is AAALAC-accredited.

The Division Chief is a member of the Animal Care Program leadership team that also includes the Senior Vice President for Research, the Research Integrity Officer, the IACUC Administrator, and the IACUC Chair.  In coordination with other members of the Animal Care Program team, the Division Chief provides assurance of compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies and will foster strong communications with investigators, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), facilities, and the animal care staff.

In their role as Associate Director, this individual also is a member of the ONPRC Executive Leadership Team, which also includes the ONPRC Director, the Associate Director for Research, and the Chief Operating Officer, and assists in strategic planning and development of the Animal Care Program and facilities.

Additional specific responsibilities of this position include:

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon, have federal accreditation or be eligible, be ACLAM board-certified, and have at least 8 years of professional laboratory animal management experience and 3 years caring for NHPs.  Extensive experience with the AAALAC accreditation process as well as supervisory and budgeting experience are also required.  Experience in facility design or re-design is a plus.

Position will stay posted until filled, with preference given to candidates that apply before March 31, 2015.  Interested individuals should apply via our website:, IRC Number 46046.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to the ONPRC Director’s Office via Kimberly Filer (, 503-680-5221).

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.  OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  We are proud to be an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action organization.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Director and Attending Veterinarian @ University of Nevada 1/15/15

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Director/Attending Veterinarian of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), is a land-grant institution offering a wide range of programs, which include a Medical School, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station. The Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian will be responsible for providing animal welfare oversight regarding all vertebrate animals used at UNR. The Director/Attending Veterinarian will ensure compliance with Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing the use of animals in UNR research, education, and testing programs.

As a result of the diversity of programs offered at UNR, a successful candidate should have knowledge of traditional laboratory species, domestic livestock, and wildlife species. The Director/Attending Veterinarian will actively participate in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. An in-depth familiarity with all applicable statutes to ensure that animal care and use programs at UNR are compliant with regulations is a major responsibility for this position, The Director/Attending Veterinarian is responsible for maintaining accreditation, and therefore, experience with the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care is preferred. Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills are essential, as this position will act as the primary public spokesperson for UNR regarding animal care and use issues, and will interact with a diverse group of faculty and stakeholders to promote team work and build consensus.

The minimum qualifications include: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) Degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or a D.V.M./V.M.D. from a foreign institution and an Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate Certificate issued by the AMVA; at least four years of professional experience including management of a multi-species laboratory animal care and use program; National Board Certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM); a Nevada Veterinary Practice License and Drug and Enforcement Agency License or receipt of licenses within one year of employment.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Reno is located in northern Nevada, our Sierra Nevada mountainous area offers outstanding four seasons living 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment, and outdoor recreation like skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, cycling and off road exploring. We are also located only four hours from San Francisco and the beautiful Northern California wine country. The University of Nevada, Reno provides a competitive benefit package and a professional and inclusive work environment.  Outstanding benefits include reduced tuition for employee and immediate family members, twenty-four vacation days per year, sick leave, retirement and medical plan options.  Nevada has no state income tax.