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Assistant OR Associate Veterinary Specialist@ University of Arizona 1-17-2018

Division/Group: University Animal Care (UAC)
Supervisor: David Besselsen, UAC Director
FTE: 1.0
Tentative Start Date: Summer 2018

Position Summary:

The incumbent will provide veterinary care support for the centralized animal care and use program at the University of Arizona. The incumbent will participate in veterinary clinical care for contemporary laboratory animal species, investigator training and consultation, IACUC support, and expansion of zebrafish and gnotobiotic mouse services. Interest and experience in management of rodent and non-traditional laboratory animal models (aquatics, avian, reptile) is preferred. The incumbent will rotate after-hours emergency call with other UAC veterinarians.  Involvement in departmental management, university service, teaching, and research is expected.


Clinical Medicine and Research Support:

Rodent Models: Participate in rodent clinical medicine, to include evaluation of individual sick animals and investigation of unexpected morbidity/mortality. Participate in training of researchers in rodent technical procedures (compound administration, surgery, novel model development). Provide veterinary leadership for rodent colony management, rederivation, and import/export. Participate in veterinary and researcher support for a centralized germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse facility.

Aquatic and Non-Traditional Animal Models: Provide leadership and expertise in husbandry care, veterinary care, model development, and investigator support for non-traditional laboratory animal species (zebrafish, frog, avian, reptile). Provide oversight and work with researchers to expand utilization of a new centralized zebrafish facility. Provide veterinary expertise for research studies that involve wild vertebrate animal species.

Large Animal Models: Participate in clinical care and veterinary support for large animal (NHP, pig, sheep, calf) anesthesia, surgical, intensive care, and imaging procedures on a limited basis, as needed.

Emergency: Participate in veterinarian on-call rotation for weekends, evenings, and holidays. 

IACUC and Investigator Support: Serve as a veterinary reviewer for IACUC protocols.  Assist investigators with selection of animal models, development of humane research methods or techniques, and other issues that affect the conduct of the research, testing, or educational programs which involve the use of vertebrate animals.

Departmental Management: Provide veterinary leadership for a centralized facility that houses rodent and non-traditional species (finches, reptiles, calves), an ABSL-2/3 biocontainment barrier, and the centralized rodent quarantine facility. Participate in the UAC Management Team. Participate in document preparation and site visits for AAALAC accreditation and other regulatory agencies. Provide direction to veterinary and husbandry technical staff and students.

Service, Teaching, and Research/Scholarly Activities: Participate in departmental, university and professional service, which may take many forms. Participate in UAC teaching activities/seminars, AALAS certification training, and technical training of investigators and students. Pursue scholarly activities that build upon professional and scientific interests and areas of expertise. Independent or collaborative research is encouraged.

Other duties as assigned: The Position Description will be evaluated and adjusted annually based on discussions between the incumbent and the Director.

Minimum Qualifications*

  • DVM or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution;
  • Full licensure to practice within one state;
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment;
  • Board eligibility or certification by ACLAM or another applicable AVMA-recognized specialty.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Completion of an ACLAM-approved formal laboratory animal training (residency) program.
  • Advanced degree (MS, MPH, PhD) in laboratory animal-related field.
  • Experience with management and clinical care of rodent and non-traditional laboratory animal species models.
  • Experience with training research staff and/or performance of biomethodologies including rodent technical procedures and surgery.

 *Position title (Assistant or Associate) is dependent on level of experience and board-certification status.

 Please apply at:, post #F21259

Senior Clinical Veterinarian /Clinical Veterinarian @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1-8-2018

Position:   The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery 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 250,000 animals daily, housed in eight facilities in Manhattan 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 250, including 9 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a dynamic, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements:  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.

Applications:   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

Employer Information:  MSK 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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Attending Veterinarian and Director @ The University of Connecticut  1-2-2018

The University of Connecticut invites applications for Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Director of Animal Care Services (ACS). The successful applicant will serve as the institutional attending veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at the University of Connecticut – Storrs and its regional campuses; maintain a veterinary care program that ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals; develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with faculty, staff and students; and lead the administrative, management, technical and operational functions of ACS.  This is a full-time position with the opportunity to be a part of the academic community through faculty appointments, as appropriate, and through the development of research, scholarly inquiry and academic engagement activities.

 This position resides within the Office of the Vice President for Research and works directly with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Animal Care Advisory Committee, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS), and the Schools of Pharmacy and Engineering to oversee, develop, implement and maintain animal care and use programs that support research, teaching and service activities.  Additionally this position works closely with the UConn Health animal care and use program to support and facilitate collaboration between the two programs.

The successful candidate serves as the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and as a member of the IACUC.  This position advises the Institution on all issues affecting animal care, housing and use, and shares responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring programs to insure regulatory compliance.  The incumbent participates in the veterinary review for all protocols and provides assistance to investigators in the development of protocols for IACUC submission. Additionally, this position provides direction and oversight of professional staff with responsibility for personnel decisions including hiring, firing, evaluation, training and promotion; determines priorities and work assignments.


 Qualified candidates will possess a D.V.M. or V.M.D. from an AVMA-accredited institution; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; current licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with an ability to obtain a Connecticut license within one year; 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 activities); and at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership/management role.  Other minimum qualifications include a broad range of experiences with a variety of laboratory animals; in-depth knowledge of current Federal Animal Welfare Regulations; familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and the ability to sustain constructive relationships with colleagues and members of the animal user community. 


 Experience at a land-grant institution is preferred. 


 Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: (under Staff Positions), and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin immediately, with preference given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2018.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2018293)

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:

 Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM

Administrative Manager

Office of the Vice President for Research

University of Connecticut


 This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 28, 2018.

 All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Assistant/Associate Vice President for Research Service/ Director, Research Resources Facilities/ University Attending Veterinarian @ The University of Louisville 12-19-17

The University of Louisville is seeking a Director of the Research Resources Facilities and University Attending Veterinarian. This person will also serve as Assistant/Associate Vice President for Research Services (AVPRS).  The Research Resources Facilities are AAALAC accredited.  This position is a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine. Duties include: oversight of the day-to-day activities of the University of Louisville (UofL) animal facilities and leading the Research Resources Facilities professional and technical staff in their duties related to clinical care, disease control, and surgery in conventional, barrier, and containment environments; developing or enhancing Research Resources Facilities support for animal-based research proposed by the UofL faculty and staff, the University’s hospital partners, and private enterprise groups; serving as an ex officio member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); and providing the leadership and direction necessary to maintain full AAALAC accreditation for the animal care and use program at UofL which now has the distinction of being the longest-running accredited institution in the world.

The University of Louisville (UofL) is one of the oldest urban institutions of higher learning in the U.S.  Its principal animal research activities are concentrated at the medical campus located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, with satellite animal facilities located on the Belknap and Shelby campuses, also in Louisville.  Louisville, located on the Ohio River, is a thriving urban and cultural center, with a metropolitan population of approximately 1.3 million. The city is known for its performing arts, beautiful neighborhoods, and fine dining. In addition to the UofL Health Sciences Center, the medical campus includes the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Norton Children’s Hospital. 

The successful candidate must possess a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S., and be active in professional organizations.  Board eligibility or certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is desirable. In addition to critical and strategic thinking abilities, the selected candidate will demonstrate actions that reflect a high degree of integrity and ethics; possess skills required to build effective working relationships with faculty and staff; show a strong desire to continuously learn; have the ability to capitalize on opportunities to contribute, focus on the customer, and integrate ideas in collaboration with others; and demonstrate exceptional management, interpersonal and communication skills, including positive feedback, recognition of performance, and training opportunities for all staff.  Competitive salary and faculty rank/title will be commensurate with qualifications and expertise.

 Applicants must apply online at for position #34452 by attaching a current curriculum vitae and cover letter (cover letter and CV should be uploaded as one document). 

Review of applications will begin at the end of January 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.   The University intends to move quickly to fill the position; therefore, a prompt indication of interest is recommended. Preliminary inquiries are welcome to Craig J. McClain, M.D., Associate Vice President for Health Affairs/Research at telephone: 502-852-6128 and email:

 The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation 11-27-17

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation ( is an independent, non-profit, world-renowned biomedical research institute. Our main research emphases are on cardiovascular biology, immunology and cancer, Alzheimer's and neurodegenerative diseases. OMRF's comparative medicine department is a vital core facilitating research with innovative practices, quality service and focused customer satisfaction. Our unique strengths also include state-of-the-art aquatic (Zebra fish, Xenopus) and germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores that are centrally operated and managed by comparative medicine. Our animal research program has been AAALAC Intl, accredited since 1975. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse OMRF community.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, the Clinical Veterinarian will assist in maintaining OMRF's Animal Care and Use Program; provide clinical veterinary care and research support for diverse laboratory animal species; and provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC Int., standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of animal care staff;
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • Training comparative medicine and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with OMRF leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program;
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.


  • Residency training in comparative medicine or board eligibility.
  • A penchant for operational management.
  • Interest in learning and implementing LEAN concepts, change management using leadership traits.

Minimum requirements:

  • Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification.
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably Oklahoma.
  • A team player able to thrive in a customer centric, continuous improvement environment.

We offer attractive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

Submit application here:

Post-Doctoral Position-Imaging Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Worcester, MA 11-27-2017

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, AbbVie employs more than 29,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Immunology Discovery at AbbVie is seeking a motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to lead the development of a large animal model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and in optimizing applications of pre-clinical imaging technologies, both invasive and non-invasive, in these models and will work in a cross-disciplinary team having backgrounds in immunology, imaging, comparative medicine, pathology, and radiochemistry and interface with multiple project teams to provide support for advancing our therapies in IBD. The project is limited to a term of 3 years and seeks to increase the efficiency of screening candidate drugs for IBD. Successful completion of the project should result in the development of a nascent translatable model of IBD and a demonstrable increase in the ability to accurately screen for and monitor of colonic mucosal healing and for candidate drug bio-distribution.

For further information on the company and its people, portfolio and commitments, please visit Follow @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 11-17-17

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking a doctor of veterinary medicine to serve as the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and Attending Veterinarian for the School of Medicine. DLAM provides the highest quality husbandry, administrative and technical support to facilitate animal well-being for research at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

The animal facility contains approximately 20,000 square feet of modern and well equipped space including a surgery suite, cage wash facility, necropsy room, quarantine area and infectious disease containment suite. The centralized laboratory animal care program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. The facility is manned by full time, dedicated staff including a Coordinator, a veterinary technician, several technicians, and a fiscal officer.

This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in research, and experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a research animal care and use enterprise. The incumbent will work closely with the pertinent oversight committee, other university committees, as well as researchers to ensure maintenance of a high-quality program. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance. Cross-appointment in an academic department may be possible with qualified candidates possessing evidence and desire for establishing an independent research program. A faculty appointment will enable protected time to develop a rigorous extramurally supported research program and for teaching within the medical and graduate student curricula at the school of medicine.


  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution.
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state with ability to obtain a license in the state of Illinois within 6 months.
  • Board certification, or board eligibility, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.


  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through completion of a formal residency program or work experience.
  • Advanced research degree (PhD) with interest and evidence of establishing an independent research program aligned with the mission of the SOM.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.
  • Experience working in a university or academic medical research environment with working knowledge of common university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Practitioner license (or license-eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For information about the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, please visit our web site:

For full consideration: Interested persons should apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, valid credentials for the position, and current list of professional references online at

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Southern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Johns Hopkins University 11-17-17

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for large animal and nonhuman primate research and oversee our surgical support team, location, and operations. 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 faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

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 also 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 with anesthesia, routine surgical procedures, and some advanced research support procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other clinical board certification and experience with complex research procedures and surgery in pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and old and new-world nonhuman primates, as well as reproductive management of nonhuman primates.

Responsibilities may include: medical, surgical and research procedures for non-rodent species, management of an active surgical support service, preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for researchers and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee; and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and letter of application by December 31 to:

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.

Laboratory Animal Resource Manager, European Molecular Biology Laboratory 11-14-17

Location: Monterotondo (near Rome), Italy
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 5 years
Grading: 6 or 7 depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: 17 December 2017
Reference Number: RM_00060

Job Description
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy).

EMBL is looking for a Laboratory Animal Resource Manager for the Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit near Rome, Italy.

The postholder will report to the Head of EMBL Rome and he/she will be in charge of:

  • Managing the animal facility, including supervision of a team of some fifteen animal husbandry technicians
  • Maintaining facility equipment and overseeing its reliable operation
  • Supervising and resolving animal care issues, including health control plan with dedicated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Supervising and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for importation and exportation of mice to/from the facility
  • Assuring compliance with EU directives, national laws and internal regulations regarding animal welfare and act as the named Animal Care and Welfare Officer
  • Overseeing waste handling to ensure that biohazard policies and procedures are followed
  • Reviewing experimental protocols and coordinating operations with Laboratory Heads, the facility veterinarian and the Internal Animal Welfare Committee
  • Training facility and research personnel in aspects of animal husbandry and handling
  • Maintaining facility records, including those related to animal welfare, safety, personnel training, controlled pharmacy, facility access, and facility environment
  • Managing the Phenotyping Facility

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent related work experience in animal welfare science. A minimum of three years of hands-on work-related experience in a managerial or supervisory role of a laboratory animal facility is mandatory. Veterinarian qualification is not required, but it is considered advantageous. He/she should be able to plan, direct, coordinate, and budget all activities of the animal facility. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, and have good communication and computer skills. Fluent spoken and written English is required. Italian is not required, but motivation and willingness to learn the language must be demonstrated.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through

Additional Information

An initial contract of 3 to 5 years' duration will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

The working language of the Unit is English.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprise a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

Senior Clinical Veterinarian, California Institute of Technology 11-8-17

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Senior Clinical Veterinarian assists in maintaining Caltech’s Animal Care and Use Program; provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians and husbandry staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Position requires DVM / VMD from an AVMA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent
  • Current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical veterinary medicine

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research strongly preferred
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty
  • Ability to provide direction and guidance to technical personnel

Candidates should apply via:

Attending Veterinarian, University of Washington 11-7-17

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program. The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers. The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution. Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process:

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP), National Center for Toxicological Research 10-31-2017

The Bionetics Corporation, a national diversified applied science and engineering company, is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian to provide veterinary support to the FDA/HHS National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. The Clinical Veterinarian’s primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the Nonhuman Primate (NHP) colony. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position. This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) is preferred. License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state is required. This position requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to NHPs. Experience should include participation in the administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for NHPs. Experience with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable. Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) desired.

Applicants must have excellent oral and written English skills and must be a legal resident of the United States.

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for:

  • Providing daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians as required.
  • Assisting in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Participating in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
  • Providing oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Performing training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Working with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Developing and maintaining compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.
  • Ensuring NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

The Salary Range for this position is 100k-130k, dependent upon experience. Bionetics values every employee’s contribution to our success and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, legal resources, paid vacation and sick leave, 401k, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, etc.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Fax: 757-952-3700

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Clinical Veterinarian, The University of Florida 10-13-17

The Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, chinchillas, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. The University of Florida is a major research institution with over $700 million in research per year.

All of the veterinarians are ACLAM board certified. The program also includes a three year laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents.

Minimum Requirements:

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state;
  • good computer skills with ability to maintain complex clinical vet care operating systems;
  • excellent customer service ability with strong writing and presentation skills
  • ability to work collaboratively with veterinary faculty, veterinary technicians within the department and academic leaders and senior research staff throughout campus
  • The Veterinarian is expected to provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodent species.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to contribute to the development of institutional animal care and use policies and procedures as well as internal SOPs and policies. They will also review and provide input on animal care and use protocols and participate in IACUC and regulatory inspections.
  • The individual is expected to participate in the training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Training responsibilities also include the laboratory animal medicine residency program and training of veterinary student interns/externs.
  • The Veterinarian may work closely with ACS surgical staff to provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to work closely with and provide direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.
  • The Veterinarian may also participate in ACS contract research activities.

Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with Education and Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred knowledge and experience also includes: excellent computer skills and presentation experience; working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic animal research environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research; familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals

Additional desirable experience:

IACUC, teaching/training, leadership, and BSL and chemical hazards

ACLAM board certification is preferred

Candidates with a minimum of three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine are being considered.

The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida within one year of employment date.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A criminal background check is required.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of professional references.

This position will post until an applicant pool has been established. The search committee will begin reviewing resumes as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

For additional position information and to submit an on-line application, please visit the University of Florida's website at Refer to Requisition Number: 502711 Department: Animal Care Services. You may also visit the Animal Care Services website at and The Division of Sponsored Research's website at