Clinical Veterinarian- R&D/Industry, Not private practice
Clinical Veterinarian- NHP Focus
This role is responsible for providing crucial veterinary care to non-human primates involved in research and breeding at a CDC quarantine facility. The primary responsibilities include specialized work related to the health, care, and management of non-human primates. This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, strong organizational skills, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ensuring the optimal veterinary health care of nonhuman primates (NHP) and supporting the breeding programs are key responsibilities of this position.
Adhering to federal regulations set by the USDA, DEA, NIH, and AAALAC to ensure facility compliance is essential.
Supporting the health of the breeding colonies will also be part of the role.
- Performing preventative medicine, including but not limited to: implementing quarantine procedures, conducting dental procedures, reviewing health records and physiological blood data values of colony animals, and modifying clinical treatment as necessary.
- Developing and implementing plans for preventative medicine, reviewing existing plans, and modifying protocols based on clinical outcomes.
- Participating in animal health maintenance, including surveillance of colony animal health in collaboration with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, conducting infectious disease testing, routine physical exams, bio-sample analysis for colony animals, and dental health examinations.
- Providing care to sick or injured animals, including follow-up care and release from clinical treatment.
- Continuously monitoring for clinical signs of disease or injury.
- Performing radiology, ultrasound, and surgical procedures.
- Providing care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs.
- Determining and directing the use of anesthetic and analgesic agents.
- Administering sedation and anesthesia using controlled drugs.
- Offering guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, and surgical suit maintenance.
- Providing patient pre-operative anesthesia and monitoring as required.
- Providing and overseeing post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics.
- Staying up to date on all required training.
- Maintaining compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC policies and procedures.
- Directly monitoring clinical cases.
- Supervising veterinary clinical staff members as needed.
- Must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and at least 1 year of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
- USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment is required.
- Must have the ability to obtain DEA registration.
- Veterinary clinical skills with a variety of animals are necessary, with specific NHP experience required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs is required.
- Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment is preferred.
- Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) is preferred.
- High level of clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates and strong technical skills specific to primates.
- Board Certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
- Experience with hands-on technical training.
- Supervisory experience.