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Assistant Director, Clinical Veterinarian @ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2-21-2017

Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR)

Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)

Founded in 1865 Cornell is a privately endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. Cornell is a member of the Ivy League and a partner of the State University of New York. At Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY research involving animals is carried out in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Science, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Human Ecology and makes an invaluable contribution to the Cornell mission of learning, discovery, and public engagement. The laboratory animal care and use program is one of the largest academic ones in the USA, involves mainly research and teaching and includes a sizeable agricultural animal component.

In this position, you will:

Required qualifications:

*Resume/CV, cover letter and three (3) references are required.

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Please apply online at and reference Job# WDR-00010083.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Laboratory Animal Surgery and Medicine Veterinary Internship at Tufts University 2-14-2017

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) has an opening for a one-year veterinary internship in laboratory animal surgery and medicine at the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus/Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary graduate with an interest in laboratory animal medicine, a very strong interest in surgery, and excellent interpersonal skills. The internship will provide a solid foundation in laboratory animal medicine that will assist the candidate with obtaining a residency position or employment in the field. The intern will be heavily involved in our Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) facility. SIRL is a full-service surgical testing and training facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing, specializing in prototype studies, new surgical techniques, product evaluation, comparative testing and physician training and demonstration.

The intern will also participate in other DLAM services, including the Animal Health Service, Comparative Pathology Services, and Animal Husbandry Service. The intern will have significant training and supervision initially and then will be expected to function autonomously with a senior veterinarian available for consultation. In addition, the intern will be required to present and attend seminars during the course of the year.

Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center is an AAALAC-accredited program with 4 veterinarians (including 2 ACLAM diplomates, 1 SRS veterinary surgeon, and 1 ACVP diplomate) who provide care for diverse species in a wide range of research fields. The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US. The expected salary will be ~$47,500 with full benefits and financial support to attend a national conference. The term of the internship is 1-year.

The internship is an excellent opportunity for a veterinarian who has an interest in a career in laboratory animal medicine and surgery. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Scott E. Perkins, VMD, MPH, Dipl. ACLAM    

Senior Director


Tufts University

136 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02111     

617-636-8354 FAX (emailing the documents is preferred)

Completed applications will be reviewed April 5th 2017.  The start date will be no later than July 5th 2017 and can be as early as May 1st. The anticipated end date will be the end of June 2018, regardless of the start date.  

For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Perkins at (617) 636-5615 or via e-mail at <>.

***Please note—we are unable to offer any assistance with housing in the Boston area.


CONTACT: Sean J. McCooe; Managing Partner; 201-445-3161; 201-602-7955 (cell);;

McCooe & Associates has partnered with Wayne State University (WSU) to fulfill a search for the Senior Director, Division of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR).  This position, reporting to the VP Research, also serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian, with oversight and direction for all animal facilities at the University.

The Senior Director, DLAR is charged with the development and implementation of a veterinary care program that includes preventative and clinical laboratory animal medicine designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities in a manner that ensures humane animal care and use at Wayne State University and the affiliated John D. Dingell Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The Senior Director, DLAR also serves as the Principal Investigator for an Associate of Applied Science Veterinary Technology Program operated under contract with Wayne County Community College. The Senior Director, DLAR has 2 direct reports, 29 indirect reports and significant interaction with researchers and other scientists who work with laboratory animals. 

The successful candidate must have a Veterinary medical degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Candidates must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Michigan. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired. Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, medical center, institution or company is required including established subject matter expertise (7+ years experience), and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program. The successful candidate will posses demonstrated leadership providing direction to a multi-faceted laboratory animal care and use program supporting a major research university with a large medical school and affiliated medical center in addition to a Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC); the ability to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures; experience conducting independent or collaborative research; and will be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

The Cultural Center and Historic District in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood envelop Wayne State University’s campus which encompasses approximately 200 acres and is an integral component of the rapidly expanding development activities and remarkable revitalization of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities that has attracted many young professionals to the downtown area.

Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University invites applications for an immediate opening for a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The position is a faculty appointment in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), one of the eight basic science departments in the school.   The DCM is comprised of 3 veterinarians and 23 support staff, and the animal care program at East Carolina University has been fully accredited by AAALAC International for over 20 years.  Facilities encompass 75,000 sq ft. on two campuses and house a variety of species.

Responsibilities include providing preventative medical, clinical, and surgical care to research animals at East Carolina University; providing technical support to research projects; consulting and collaborating with investigators; assisting the department chair with facility management and IACUC activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards; and participating in both academic teaching and investigative staff training.

The candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, experience in laboratory animal medicine, and ability to be licensed in North Carolina.  Experience with IACUC protocol review and a working knowledge of federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation procedures is expected.  Successful completion of a laboratory animal training program, ACLAM board eligibility, or current ACLAM certification is strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good organizational and administrative skills, are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an academically oriented individual to participate in a dynamic, interactive animal care and use program.  Academic rank at the Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant /Associate Professor level is anticipated and salary will be commensurate with individual credentials and experience. 

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names of three references through the on-line ECU-Human Resources site, .  Search for positions using “Comparative Medicine” in the department field.  The specific job opening is #968001.

For further information, please contact Dr. Dorcas O’Rourke at (252) 744-2420 or email .   Application review will begin February 26, 2017 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities.  Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department of Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Principal Veterinarian Scientist @ Redwood City, CA with Bristol-Myers Squibb 1/24/2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

This position will play a lead role in: 1) Assuring proper veterinary care for research animals consistent with guidelines established by the FDA, AAALAC, USDA and regulatory agencies, 2) providing veterinary support in the lab animal breeding program, especially production breeding of several rodent strains, 3) facilitating rodent disease diagnostics for a cross-site program, 4) IACUC coordination in Redwood City (RWC), 5) providing veterinary support for mice, rat, rabbit and hamster care, and; 6) enabling technical training for the scientists and veterinary care personnel.

Specific responsibilities of this position:

• Provides clinical care to all laboratory animals as a shared responsibility with the Group Director of the program.  Will be required to share on call veterinary responsibilities with the Group Director on call on weekends and holidays.

• Assists the scientific staff with experimental protocol design and animal model development. 

• Provides clinical support, such as diagnostic necropsies, radiological and technical support, to the research groups.

• Oversees a rodent production breeding program for supporting the research programs at RWC.  This includes understanding of some complex mating schemes, population genetics and production strategies in expanding a specific rodent strain.

• Supports a cross-site rodent diagnostics initiative and supports the Group Director in establishing and running this program from India and / or an external vendor, defining the specific criteria for vendor area selection and monitoring, supporting the internal sentinel programs, training staff, creating reports, selecting and monitoring vendors, and serving as a subject matter expert.

• Coordinates the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) functions in Redwood City BMS laboratory animal program and collaborates across multiple sites on ACUC functions. This includes organizing ACUC meetings and semi-annual inspections, coordinating Animal Test Method reviews, scheduling Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) events, and assuring that all aspects of the IACUC are in compliance with USDA and AAALAC standards, as well as BMS policies and procedures on Animal Care and Use. Oversees the coordination and completion of site based reports such as USDA Annual Reports, Corporate Animal reports.  Works with the Group Director on creating census summaries, PAMs, IACUC minutes, and conducting IACUC semi-annual inspections.

• Oversees site training programs related to animal care and use and participates / leads cross site discussions on training standards (established by the Animal Welfare Assurance section) that meet the USDA and AAALAC standards.

• Participates on the cross-site Animal Welfare Risk Assessment team, assuring that BMS standards are applied to our external alliance partners.

• Assists the VS site director with planning for capital expenditures, budgeting, and long term, strategic planning. Supports other activities such as animal and supply ordering for RWC. Manage (directly or through a matrix) and develop assigned staff consistent with Company Strategy and to achieve departmental objectives.


• DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US.

• Diplomate status in ACLAM or other veterinary specialty and/or Ph.D. in related research area

• Knowledge and experience normally attained by working as a licensed veterinarian with laboratory animals for 5 or more years of post-residency training

• Demonstrated scientific and veterinary medical accomplishments

• Excellent computer knowledge, demonstrated knowledge of written and verbal communication skills, and good grasp and understanding of database management of rodent colonies.

• This position requires physical stamina and dexterity needed to safely handle laboratory animals, and staff are required to wear personal protective equipment.

• Work on weekends and holidays is required when scheduled.

• Experience in Lab animal program that includes rats, mice rabbits and hamsters, rodent diagnostics, rodent breeding and understanding of genetically modified special strains for research, and a role on IACUC.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability

Candidates may apply direct to this position here

Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine 1/13/2017

Applicants should electronically submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the  For questions, please contact the

Widely recognized as one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Michigan (U-M) provides exceptionally fertile ground for innovative research that underlies progress in all aspects of our society. With 19 top-ranked schools and colleges and annual research expenditures of $1.39 billion, U-M's research capabilities and accomplishments span nearly every field of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences and the humanities. U-M is seeking an Attending Veterinarian/Director of ULAM to provide strategic leadership and direction for it’s animal care and use program. 

The University of Michigan animal care and use program has a wide variety of species, including rodents, aquatic animals, livestock, and nonhuman primates, located in decentralized facilities on three campuses, including one farm and two biological stations. The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is responsible for guidance and provides care for the U-M animal care and use program campus wide. ULAM offers a variety of services and educational programs to support the U-M research community and the animals under their care, including laboratory animal procurement and husbandry, veterinary clinical care, compliance and oversight monitoring, personnel training, and specialized research support cores and activities. ULAM’s academic, teaching, and research missions support animal welfare and best-practice development for the animal care and use program and lead one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized residency training programs for laboratory animal veterinarians.

Reporting to both the University Vice President for Research and the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the Medical School, the AV/ULAM Director oversees all veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research; oversees the academic teaching and research programs; and provides veterinary medical advice to researchers. In partnership with the Assistant Vice President for Research-Animal Program Compliance Oversight and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the AV/ULAM Director oversees the entire animal care program.

Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the AV/ULAM Director has the authority and accountability to make independent decisions regarding the animals under his/her care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.  The AV/Director is also expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the U-M goal of sustained excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education, promoting the philosophy that the highest animal welfare standards are a necessity for impactful science.

The AV/ULAM Director holds a faculty appointment in the Medical School with a rank commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and qualifications.


Requirements and Desired Qualifications

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Staff Veterinarian@ Princeton University 12-13-2016

Laboratory Animal Resources - 51713  

Position Summary
Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Staff Veterinarian will provide veterinary services and management of all phases of healthcare for University animals. The staff veterinarian must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Primary responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, and non-human primates
- Provide veterinary oversight for clinical care programs under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff
- Shared on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 60% of on call)
- Attend, perform, and advise on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
- Perform veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols
- Develop and deliver training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC
- Supervise veterinary technicians and transgenic breeding technician responsible for providing clinical and technical services
- Write, review and update veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required
- Oversee quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
- Serve as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested
- Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
- Assist with special projects and duties as necessary
The position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents. The staff veterinarian must be licensed to practice in at least one state. The position also requires that an individual is able to lift 50lb.  

Essential Qualifications
Essential Qualifications

Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and be licensed to practice in at least one state (preferably New Jersey) and be willing to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey.

Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research.

Candidate must have a minimum of 3+ years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine.
Competence in operating software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and analytical skills are required.

Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions.

Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.  

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Board certified or actively working towards board certification
Two or more years of supervisory experience
Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records  

Directory Title
Staff Veterinarian  
Job Function
Administrative or Professional  
ADM 080  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter  
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment
Comments related to end date:
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Head of Veterinary Sciences Bristol-Myers Squibb @ Princeton, New Jersey



As the Head of Veterinary Sciences you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for industry.  

Provide strategic leadership and direction for all Veterinary Sciences sites.  Plans, implements, and harmonizes all laboratory animal care and use programs to facilitate animal research while complying with all applicable standards and regulations.  Represent BMS interests on several Boards, external committees and consortiums.

We are specifically targeting individuals with previous experience leading a diverse veterinary care program. Responsibilities include:  

  • Leading the strategy for the Veterinary Sciences organization, providing veterinary care, animal care and in vivo research support for discovery and development across multiple sites within BMS;
  • Provide oversight of entire department operations, staff, budget and facilities;
  • Ensure that Bristol-Myers Squibb upholds the highest standards of care for our animals;
  • Continuously evolve our programs around the Culture of Care for our staff and our animals;
  • Assure that we are in compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations, with emphasis on the Animal Welfare Act, GLPs, and AAALAC Accreditation;
  • Develop overarching goals and objectives that align with the Discovery organization efforts, and managing performance against those expectations; 
  • Provide resources and opportunities for staff training and development that align with veterinary care, technical skills and research support;
  • Represent BMS as the USDA Institutional Official, and in this role, assure that that administrative, management and leadership are in place for a multi-site, international Veterinary Sciences organization.
  • Approximately 9 Direct Reports, a mix of Site Leaders, Veterinary Scientists, Managers  the Animal Welfare Assurance section and contingent work staff across multiple sites
    Indirect reports across multiple sites
    Key business partners: Discovery Senior Leadership Team,  Therapeutic Area heads and Functional area heads in and outside Discovery, Global Procurement, Legal, Security, Public Affairs, Facilities Maintenance


  • Requires a DVM, license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, and Board Certification with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience leading vivarium operations.  At least 5 of these years must include department or organizational leadership experience, e.g., Director or Senior Director role
  • Advanced understanding of USDA regulations, The Guide and the AAALAC accreditation process, with proven ability to successfully apply those standards for multiple species
  • Recognized as an expert in the laboratory animal medicine, as evidence by appointments on external biomedical research organizations such as NABR, FBR, NJABR, AMP, IQ3Rs, and through interactions with the USDA and AAALAC. 

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:  

  • Experience implementing complex budgets
  • Appointments on external biomedical research advocacy organizations
  • Multi-site management of programs and standards

Other Qualifications:  

  • Experience with large and small animals used in biomedical research
  • International experience with animal care and use standards

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability

Please Visit BMS Careers Site to Apply: