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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Louisville  12-20-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program. Faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience.

Shared program responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of UofL animal facilities including clinical care and health monitoring associated with rodent quarantine, transgenic animals, large animal models and medical/educational research, 2) contributing to program planning, design, renovation/construction, and operation of  rodent animal facilities, 3) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Associate Director or the Assistant Vice President for Research Services, and  4) participation in a broad range of regulatory activities associated with animal care and use including those related to GLP studies, IACUC, AAALAC, OLAW, and the USDA.  For complete description, including major duties and credentials, please see “How to Apply” below. 

Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and a license to practice in the U.S. ACLAM Board Certification or eligibility is preferred and a background in the management of large rodent populations is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.  If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502: 852-6258.

How to Apply, Job ID number - 36359

To apply for this position, follow the “On-Line App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00 PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department. 

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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director, Oregon State University 12-14-18

Oregon State University is recruiting to fill an Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director position. This position supports the University’s educational and research missions. S/he reports to and advises the Vice President for Research on development and implementation of policies that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration. The incumbent serves two critical functions for the University: the campus Attending Veterinarian and the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), ensuring that the institution meets applicable standards for animal health, welfare, and veterinary care, consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration.

This position reports to the Vice President for Research.  The position is currently 1.0 FTE and is a fixed term position.

Position Duties:

The AV ensures that the institution’s animal care and use meets appropriate standards for animal health, animal welfare, veterinary care, and provides veterinary consultation to all of OSU. The AV has the authority to make emergency treatment decisions for institution-owned animals, including euthanasia. The LARC Director ensures that LARC-managed facilities meet current standards, and provide services appropriate for investigators.  Additional resources needed to support the veterinary program and LARC facilities are presented to the VPR for review. The AV/LARC Director supports and consults with the IACUC on programmatic issues. The AV/LAR Director supports and consults with investigators, faculty, occupational health, health & safety, and other stakeholders on animal card and research protocols.

Fractions of effort listed below are estimates only. The incumbent adjusts the allocation of his/her effort according to the demands of the position.

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) (65%) ensures that the institution meets currently accepted standards and provides direct or delegated consultation on humane care and use of all animals covered by the campus Animal Care and Use Program. The program of veterinary care includes the following areas of responsibility: animal procurement and transportation, preventative medicine, clinical care and management, surgery, anesthesia, and analgesia, and euthanasia. 

Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and potentially other committees and working groups that interface with the Animal Care and Use Program. 

The AV provides assistance to investigators and instructors to ensure that animal care and use under their direction meets or exceeds current Program standards.  The AV provides consultation regarding refinements to enhance animal well-being, and provides evaluation of and assistance with new animal research models and techniques. The AV will communicate effectively and respectfully both verbally and in writing. The AV will promote mutual respect and encourage working relationships that favor team work and shared understanding.

The AV participates in development and implementation of training programs for animal facility staff, investigators, instructors, and IACUC members.

Oversees formal arrangements for the provision of adequate veterinary care for animals used in off-campus animal facilities, including a written Program for Veterinary Care; designated authority to treat diseases and injuries; availability for emergency, weekend, and holiday care; herd health plans; biosecurity programs; and treatment SOPs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. DVM or VMD;
  2. ACLAM diplomate-eligible;
  3. Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ability to obtain an Oregon license within six months of hire;
  4. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration-eligible, with ability to obtain DEA registration within six months;
  5. National Veterinary Accreditation-Category II (USDA Accreditation) -eligible with ability to obtain accreditation within six months;
  6. At least 10 years of experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial, and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research/ teaching activities);
  7. At least 5 years of experience in a leadership/ management role;
  8. A broad range of experiences with a variety of research and teaching animal models;
  9. Knowledge of current federal Program requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  10. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills;
  11. Ability to sustain constructive relationships with members of the animal care and use community and others across the institution

This position is designated as a critical  or  security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined  to  be  position  qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self- report  convictions  and  those  in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

This position must demonstrate commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. ACLAM Diplomate
  2. Related experience at a land-grant institution

For additional information or to apply, please visit:

Program Director @ Texas A&M University 10-22-18

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The AWO director is responsible for: providing oversight and direction of Texas A&M University's Animal Welfare Office (AWO) and support to the IACUC; assures and maintains compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements for use of animals in research, teaching and testing; develops appropriate processes and procedures, outreach and training programs for faculty, staff, and students; and ensures monitoring of AWO programs and activities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ten years of progressively responsible management experience to include five years of experience in a related field such as regulatory affairs, IACUC administration, research administration, research and/or clinical experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal regulations and policies related to use of animals in research and education
  • General knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, molecular biology terminology, and general animal husbandry
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree.
  • Ten or more years of experience in higher education with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of clinical trials
  • Familiarity with other regulatory areas that may be applicable in some animal studies
  • Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation standards and processes
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:

  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator, IACUC manager, or veterinary license


  • Provides oversight and direction of Texas A&M University's Animal Welfare Office, while fostering an environment of administrative support and service to the University's research community. Identifies the need for and creates, updates, and coordinates policies, procedures and practices to enhance the efficiency of the animal use review while ensuring compliance with applicable international, federal and state regulatory requirements, and institutional best practices, for the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. Involves and coordinates with the Attending Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Program, and other areas of compliance as needed.
  • Oversees the AWO/IACUC to ensure that animal use is reviewed, approved and conducted in accordance with appropriate international, federal or state regulations and guidance, with funding agency specific guidelines, with institutional policies, and with appropriate accreditation standards. Interprets federal, state and institutional laws, regulations, guidelines and policies regarding research, testing or teaching activities involving animals. Coordinates procedural activities within the overall scope of relevant policies and procedures. Coordinates and assists other offices such as OGAPS, research administration, System member compliance offices and TAMUS Sponsored Research Services to ensure compliance with animal use and controlled substance requirements and associated processes and procedures. Serves as a subject matter expert and attends meetings involving research compliance and research, teaching and testing involving animals.
  • Receives, administers and monitors reports of animal concerns in compliance with federal regulations and institutional requirements.
  • Oversees administrative processes of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and other compliance activities in support of complex research protocols.
  • Serves as a voting member of TAMU IACUC. Develops continuing education for IACUC members .
  • Maintains efficient and compliant processes for the review, approval, and oversight of animal use activities by the IACUC. Directs and implements procedures to ensure adequate meeting preparation and attendance. Ensures committee is appropriately comprised of diverse and experienced members.
  • Supervises and manages staff to ensure that administrative processes of the AWO and IACUC are supported, and that all aspects of meetings, records and communications are completed as required. Ensures adherence to monthly performance metrics. Reviews turnaround times and outliers. Hires, trains, evaluates and terminates as necessary all subordinates. Manages employee performance and discipline processes.
  • Ensures AWO staff are trained, provides consistent helpful and professional advice and conducts their assessments in a timely fashion.
  • Oversees review of submissions for completeness of materials, adherence to institutional policies and applicable international, federal and state requirements.
  • Monitors AWO activities and programs. Coordinates animal facility inspections by the IACUC and ensures the generation of related reports of inspections and implementation of corrective actions. Serves as contact and resource for animal welfare concerns and reports of potential noncompliance.
  • Interacts with faculty, staff and others to advise in the preparation of AUPs and other documentation and serves as a liaison between investigators and the IACUC to facilitate resolution of concerns. Develops and delivers educational and training programs related to compliance requirements for protection of animals in research, teaching and testing for faculty, staff, students and IACUC members, and coordinates with the Chair and/or other offices as appropriate. Develops, maintains and updates on-line resources and website. Responsible for the development of required campus training programs for faculty, students and staff conducting research, teaching and testing activities related to animals. Oversees investigator complaints and animal welfare concerns.
  • Manages, prepares and maintains Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance renewals. Manages, prepares and maintains USDA Facility Registration. Manages and maintains USDA registration for Reveille, Texas A&M University mascot. Monitors animal care and use program on continual basis to assure activities are conducted in a compliant manner consistent with federal, state an institutional requirements and consistent with the requirements for continued AAALAC, Intl. accreditation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants:Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Covance 10-10-18

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our team in Madison, WI.  This role provides laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

This role:

  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Performs ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
  • 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in Wisconsin within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond.  We help our clients develop medicines that improve health and improve lives of their family and friends."

If interested, please apply on-line to req # 2018-2446 

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


Senior Executive Director & University Attending Veterinarian @  University of Pittsburgh 10-4-18

The University of Pittsburgh has an opening for the position of Senior Executive Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). This individual will also serve as the University’s Attending Veterinarian. This is a full time, faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position.

The DLAR is responsible for the daily operations and management of the ten animal facilities supporting the Schools of the Health Sciences and the provision of veterinary care and animal research support in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. The University’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 325,000 sq. ft. of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, farm species, nonhuman primates, and aquatic species.

The Senior Executive Director is responsible for managing and directing the administrative, veterinary, and animal husbandry business units of the DLAR that employ approximately 140 staff including nine full time veterinarians. S/he will provide ongoing assessment of DLAR functions and act on opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiency. S/he will support investigators and research staff conducting a wide variety of animal-based research activities across numerous departments, centers, and institutes. (The University ranks 5th in NIH funding.)

Minimum requirements include a veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; ACLAM diplomate status; veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States; and ten or more years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species with at least five years in a senior leadership position responsible for the supervision, development, and performance management of veterinary and other professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references to: Mr. William J. Madden, Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, .

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/M/Vets/Disabled.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Director of Rodent Clinical Programs @ Johns Hopkins University 9-26-18

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seek a laboratory animal veterinarian to be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will primarily provide colony health and research support for the rodent programs at Johns Hopkins University.  She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities, and conduct clinical or collaborative research. He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine DVM faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical DVM trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple animal species.

Responsibilities will include: management of an active rodent support service, including import/export, colony health testing, and infection management; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; training of staff, DVM post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in medical, surgical, and experimental procedures; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; and consultation with investigators regarding models development and experimental design and execution.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators. Experience and proficiency in rodent clinical medicine, screening, diagnosis, and eradication of excluded pathogens from closed rodent colonies, and advanced research support procedures is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other veterinary clinical board certification. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references by October 25th, 2018 to:

Ms. Emma Ey
Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
733 N. Broadway, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205
443-287-5628 (fax)

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Director, Research Animal Resources
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore, MD 21205

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.