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

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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.

Senior Clinical Veterinarian @ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 11-17-14

The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving both Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking a laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals; oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other CCMP professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.  

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 220,000 animals daily, housed in nine facilities in Manhattan, Queens and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar. Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 200, including 8 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a growing, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution; have completed postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine; and, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification is highly desirable.   Individuals that are board certified in other specialties, e.g., internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, or zoological medicine, with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are also encouraged to apply. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The opportunity for an academic appointment is available to the qualified applicant.

Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:   Neil S. Lipman, VMD, Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology, 1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065 or by e-mail to

MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

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Principal Veterinarian: Pre-Clinical 10/23/2014

Amgen Inc. - Thousand Oaks, California

Job Description:

The department of Comparative Animal Research (CAR) at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks CA, an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas. We partner with more than 200 research staff, in various therapeutic areas, to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics. The selected individual will serve as a member of the CAR team providing:

Leadership and training in animal model development

Oversight/Governance of in vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams

• Oversight of the technical support program for in vivo research studies

• Expertise in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols

• Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine

• Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards

• On-Call Support (Share duties)


Additional Qualifications:

• Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire

• 2 or more years of postdoctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine

• 2-3 years of clinical practice experience

Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

• Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to successfully partner, collaborate and navigate complex relationships with research and CAR staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds

Ability to manage and mentor high performing teams

Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed below:
o Training staff in technical procedural skills for multiple animal species
o Ability to perform surgery in multiple species
o Imaging modalities (optical, PET, CT, MRI)
o Vivarium Biosecurity Programs
o Development of disease or surgical animal models

 Qualified candidates can apply to the position online via :

If you have any questions about the position please contact Dr. Jeetendra Eswaraka at

Director of Research Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian 10/20/2014

Office of the Vice-President for Research

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is seeking candidates to serve as Director of the Research Animal Resources Department on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and Attending Veterinarian for the University of Minnesota System. 

ACLAM boarded candidates with a DVM and licensure in one state with strong research experience will be considered. The strongest candidates will also have supervisory skills and experience commensurate with leading a department of considerable magnitude and diversity of research subjects. In addition to the RAR Director, there are seven veterinarians, twelve veterinary technicians, and over a hundred additional administrative and support staff.  RAR manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The operating budget is approximately $12 million. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and have experience managing AAALAC accreditation.

The Department of Research Animal Resources has a long-standing tradition of excellence in animal care. The mission of the Research Animal Resources is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of basic and translational research while ensuring the welfare of animal research subjects.

The University of Minnesota is a top ten public research university with externally funded research programs of more than $800 million. The University of Minnesota's animal program is AAALAC accredited. Animal research is conducted within our Health Sciences programs in the Academic Health Center (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering and the Hormel Institute.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. With five campuses, the University community is comprises 25,000 employees and over 62,000 students. The Twin Cities campus is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities.

University of Minnesota is committed to achieving excellence in its educational, research, clinical care, and community outreach missions.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references to the employment website: and search Requisition 194660. Questions about the position can be directed to Megan Ferden ( in the Office of the Vice President for Research or Dr. Carolyn Fairbanks (, Search Chair.

Clinical Veterinarian/Faculty @ Penn State College of Medicine 10/15/2014

Faculty/Clinical Veterinarian.  Applicants are being sought for a clinical veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include:  (1) providing health care for laboratory animals and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility; (2) participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and (3) developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications. 

To be considered for this position, all applicants need to apply online.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

Apply to job 54005 at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.