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Clinical Veterinarian - Animal Resource Center

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Executive
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Univ. of Texas Medical Branch
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2102601 Requisition #

Job Description:

To provide veterinary care for various species of research animals through disease prevention, clinical care, health monitoring, and quality assurance measures. This position is located in the Animal Resources Center (ARC). 

 

Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Plans and implements preventative medicine programs.
  • Identifies deficiencies and ensures correction of procedures, equipment and policies as it pertains to animal welfare.
  • Plans and conducts clinical care of research animals; as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments from barrier to ABSL2-4.
  • Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases.
  • Reviews electronic animal management system for the purpose of appropriate health monitoring.
  • Facilitates, participates and assists in expediting planned research.
  • Along with veterinary technical staff, responsible for daily clinical rounds to monitor health of UTMB animals.
  • Monitors surgical and post-operative care.
  • Participates in emergency veterinarian on-call rotations for weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Works to maintains clinical documentation integrity in the animal record.

 

Departmental Management:

  • Facilitates and participates in the development and implementation of assigned new initiatives, programs, services and relationships to enhance service and outcomes for research.
  • Trains departmental personnel and research investigators.

Principal Investigators and Engagement:

  • Works with Principal Investigators and research staff to promote communication.
  • Consults with researchers on protocol development and study design. 
  • May assist in review of protocols.

Regulatory Compliance & Accreditation:

  • May perform semi-annual inspections of the animal care areas.
  • Monitors and assures department activities are in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Maintains a familiarity with internal, regulatory, and other external documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Veterinary Medical Degree (DVM or VMD).
  • 2 years experience in field of laboratory animal medicine or commensurate experience.
  • Licensed in at least one state in the U.S.
  • Must obtain Texas Veterinary Licensure within one year of hire.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance for access to a maximum level biocontainment facility.
  • Ability to work in maximum biocontainment level facility.

 

Preferred Work Experience:

  • Experience with NHPs, rodents, and small ruminants.
  • Biocontainment experience ABSL3-4

 

Preferred Skill/Competency:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in working with Principal Investigators and research staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation and DEA registration.
  • ACLAM board eligible/willingness to attain ACLAM board eligibility.
  • Knowledge of and ability to function in a participatory management environment.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft)

 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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