Director of Comparative Medicine/ Attending Veterinarian

Location: Naples, FL

Job Title: Veterinary Director

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a highly qualified Veterinary Director to join our esteemed organization based in Albuquerque, NM. As the Veterinary Director, you will play a vital role in leading and overseeing our veterinary team, ensuring the delivery of exceptional animal care and compliance with all relevant regulations. Additionally, you will provide guidance and mentorship to our staff members to maintain our high standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Planning and Operational Oversight: Take charge of strategic planning efforts to meet the evolving needs of our veterinary team. Ensure proper housing and care for animals under our care, while effectively managing fiscal resources.
  2. Animal Care and Compliance: Establish and monitor animal care and use standards to ensure full compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines. Oversee the medical care of animals, including diagnosis, treatment, preventative measures, health monitoring, and quarantine.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Oversee and manage all AAALAC reviews, ensuring our institutional accreditation is maintained. Ensure adherence to accreditation standards throughout the organization.
  4. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): Play an active role in the activities of the IACUC and collaborate with the Institutional Official as necessary.
  5. Staffing and Leadership: Identify staffing needs and assess available expertise. Provide leadership and mentorship to all members of the veterinary team. Lead the recruitment and selection process for departmental positions. Collaborate with the Human Resources Department on performance evaluations, staff training, and development.


  1. Education and Experience: Possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an AVMA accredited program. ACLAM certification, DEA license, and a minimum of 10 years' experience in a laboratory animal facility, including 5 years' experience in a managerial role. Equivalent combinations of education, training, and experience will be considered.
  2. Regulatory Compliance: In-depth knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with USDA standards, Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, FDA GLP regulations, DEA Regulations, AAALAC guidelines, and all relevant state, county, and city rules and regulations. Demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
  3. Leadership and Communication Skills: Proven track record of effectively leading large teams in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Strong prioritization skills to meet departmental functions and responsibilities within set deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills to foster productive relationships with administrative and non-administrative managers and colleagues. Ability to effectively communicate research needs to upper-level management.
  4. Professional Skills: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy, and discretion. Strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. Exceptional customer-service orientation. Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and projects simultaneously. Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with discretion. Ability to work independently.

Additional Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Advanced non-veterinary scientific degree (Ph.D., M.S., etc.)
  • DACLAM Certification


$180,000 - $225,000

Relocation Assistance:

We offer relocation assistance for this position.

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