University of Florida in Florida

Deadline June 25, 2014
Date Posted June 12, 2014

Job Description: The Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has a faculty opening for the 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, non-human primates, 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 and one is also ACVP board certified. The program also includes a three year laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents. Responsibilities Include: The Veterinarian provides preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species. The Veterinarian will work closely with ACS clinical and surgical staff and provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures. The Veterinarian will 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 participates 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 works closely with and provides direction to ACShighly skilled certified veterinary technicians. The Veterinarian will also participate in ACS contract research activities. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.
Minimum Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a DVM\/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States; a minimum of five years training or experience in laboratory animal medicine (with large animals and with a broad range of rodent models), excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred knowledge and experience also includes: very good computer skills and presentation experience, working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research as well as, familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals. ACLAM, ACVP, ACVIM, or ACVS board certification is preferred for this position and the successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida within one year of employment date.
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