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Lab Animal Resouress Director @ Florida State University 5-24-17

Florida State University seeks a qualified candidate with a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school to fill the position of Lab Animal Resources (LAR) Director. Reporting to the University Vice President for Research, the Director provides oversight and university-wide management of Laboratory Animal Resources, the department that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program.  This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research. The Director also serves as a back-up Veterinarian as needed to provide adequate coverage related to animal care needs.  The position will be posted until filled and the Search Committee will begin reviewing applicants on July 1, 2017.  To see the full job posting and to apply please visit

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs & Director Division of Comparative Medicine @ Washington University in St. Louis 5-16-2017

This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced veterinarian to take leadership of the Division of Comparative Medicine of one of the country’s leading research universities.  Washington University’s research profile is among the best in the nation.  The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health with more than $530 million supporting faculty research efforts.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian providing leadership and strategic direction with oversight of all veterinary medical care, husbandry services, and facilities operations and budgeting.  The position is well-supported by a high-performing staff including six veterinarians and a staff of veterinary techs and facilities operations totaling more than 150. The AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies with responsibility for the well-being and clinical care of all laboratory animals.

Qualified candidates will possess a deep knowledge of best practices for conducting animal research with the ability to facilitate positive relationships with all stakeholders across the university including faculty, compliance and administrative leadership, and research staff. An advanced understanding of USDA regulations, The Guide and the AAALAC accreditation process with proven ability to successfully apply those standards for multiple species in a complex, multi-site animal research environment is essential.  An exceptional leadership ability to effectively manage a diverse staff including veterinarians, vet techs, and facilities staff is required as is the ability to lead positive change, implement a culture of continued quality improvement, a high degree of professionalism and collaboration, the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities, and having the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Required credentials include a DVM from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school or passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination; a current veterinary license and eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in Missouri; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered); ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, institution, or company with three to five years of successful leadership and administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.  Post DVM graduate degree(s) such as MS or PhD and USDA accreditation are preferred.

Candidates should submit a professional résumé and a letter of application electronically via the university’s employment website at job # 36709. Questions or nominations of individuals for consideration should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Attending Veterinarian @ Montana State University, Bozeman 5-9-17

Full-time position reporting to the Office of Research and Economic Development.  Provides appropriate veterinary care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic, and therapeutic medicine; provides guidance in animal husbandry and housing. The AV trains principal investigators and research/technical staff in the care of lab animals, serves on the IACUC, reviews protocols that involve animal research, develops policies and procedures, ensures compliance with federal and state regulations for the animal care and use program and has demonstrated familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process.  There is the opportunity to include the position of Director of the Animal Resources Center (ARC) depending on experience.  Director responsibilities include daily management of the ARC, personnel management, budget oversight and long-term planning. 


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from AVMA accredited institution

License to practice in a US state

ACLAM board certified or eligible to obtain board certification within two years of hire

Demonstrated training/experience in laboratory animal medicine

Complete job announcement/application procedures:

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled


Clinical Veterinarian @ Clinical RM 5-3-2017

The Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian (contractor) will provide clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including animal biosafety levels (ABSL) - 2, 3, and 4. The Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian will assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

In this role, you will travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn surgical techniques or develop novel clinical approaches to facilitate animal care at USAMRIID and attend one local or national continuing education veterinary conference annually, as approved by Director, VMD (or designated representative) (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NAVC, AVMA, ACVIM, etc.). 

Job Description

The candidate will be expected to perform the following specific tasks:

Minimum Qualifications:

To access the online posting for the position please go here

Attending Veterinarian@Creighton University 4-19-2017

Creighton University, a fully accredited AAALAC research facility, in Omaha, Nebraska is advertising for an attending veterinarian. The ideal candidate must have a DVM, and another terminal degree would be preferred as well as possess outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and administrative skills and experience. The position will be a 50% effort as the University’s AV and the other 50% is a faculty appointment commensurate with research and teaching experience of the applicant. The chosen candidate will serve as the attending veterinarian for the animal facility by providing appropriate care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. This person will provide professional animal welfare guidance to researchers, staff and administration. They will ensure the program complies with all regulations from USDA, PHS and AAALAC and any other applicable agency; as well as serve on the IACUC and review all protocols involving animal research.

The faculty portion of the position is open as to the area of expertise and Departmental appointment at the tenure track level. The faculty responsibilities might include teaching courses and seminars for undergraduate and/or graduate students and/or establishing a research laboratory of their own interest. They will also have the opportunity to serve on University Committees and can choose to participate in other campus-related activities/groups. This joint position’s salary will be commensurate with the individual’s credentials and experience.

Requirements Include:

Creighton University is comprised of nine schools and colleges including professional schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with an enrollment of approximately 7000 students that in 2016 earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for Midwest Regional Universities. This is the 14th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational Institution and employer, title IX University. Creighton University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application that includes a description of administrative and teaching experiences, current and future research activities, and the names and contact information of three references may be submitted by mail to:

Joseph A. Knezetic, PhD

Director of Research Compliance

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza, Omaha NE 68178



Senior Staff Veterinarian @ Bristol-Myers Squibb, Redwood City, CA 4-7-2017

Hiring Manager: Suresh Poosala

Key Responsibilities:

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:

Key Competencies:

The link for applying is

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.

When applying, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.  In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please visit

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