Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) Clinical Veterinarian, North Carolina State University College of Veterin
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
Salary: $110,000 - $132,000
commensurate with experience & education
Internal Number: PG191784EP
Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) Clinical Veterinarian
Anticipated Hiring Range
$110,000 - $132,000 commensurate with experience & education
M-F 8-5; Sunday - Saturday – on call, primarily remote triage of TAU animal health cases
About the Department
The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking to hire a full-time veterinarian with primary clinical responsibility for animals housed under the Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) and the NC State CVM equine facility at Reedy Creek. Both facilities are dynamic teaching labs for veterinary students to learn husbandry, production management, and routine procedures used in livestock production. Students are able to observe and work with normal animals in a real farm setting. Species include poultry, swine, dairy/beef cattle, small ruminants, and horses. Animals housed within this program are also used for agricultural research.
The successful candidate will join two other full time veterinarians in the Laboratory Animal Resources department (LAR). The mission of LAR is to provide NCSU faculty with optimal animal resources at the least practical cost. The term “animal resources” includes not only animal housing facilities, but also animal husbandry services, veterinary care, technical services, expertise in teaching/research/ animal technology and medicine, and assurance of compliance with regulatory requirements and institutional policies for animal care and use.
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Essential Job Duties
This position will specifically be responsible for oversight, management, and veterinary services for all TAU animals and the CVM horses at Reedy Creek. This includes the handling, housing, and care of large animal species; serving as a liaison between LAR and TAU teaching faculty; and assistance with oversight of livestock in research through collaborations with investigators and the IACUC.
Evaluate new clinical cases, provide appropriate veterinary care for ongoing cases, maintain appropriate medical records, and participate in clinical rounds.
Consult with faculty instructors to ensure optimal compliance and animal welfare while meeting the teaching needs of the CVM curriculum.
Consult with principal investigators in study design, experimental procedures, and other animal-related questions.
Assist in IACUC activities, post approval monitoring and inspections.
Provide shared after hours and weekend emergency veterinary duties for TAU animals, including triaging cases with the on-call technician, LAR Veterinary Services, and Large Animal Hospital .
Provide oversight of large animal health preventative medicine programs.
Provide guidance on bio-security and occupational health issues for working with large animal species.
May perform research-related clinical and surgical procedures with large animal models.
Understand and apply the regulatory expectations for working with biomedical and agricultural species, as stated in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Ag Guide, and the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations.
Participate in training of animal care and research staff.
Assist with training and mentorship of CVM students and residents.
Executes the duties under the Animal Welfare Act; prepare, maintain and oversee the institution’s assurances to the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Resources; assist with maintenance, and, to the extent necessary, of expansion of the institution’s AAALAC accreditation.
Serve as voting member of the NC State University IACUC. Working to solve difficult animal care and use matters, provide advice to the IACUC, the Institutional Official and the faculty and administration on animal care and use matters through the interpretation of the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Federation of Animal Science Societies Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural research and Teaching, the Act and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as well as any other pertinent guidance available including direct personal experience.
Assist with regulatory compliance for the CVM Directors of LAR and the Teaching Animal Unit, the CALS Director of the Biological Resource Facility and the Manager of Farm Operations.
Serve as a point-person on external officials inspecting and auditing the program including; USDAAPHIS, PHS-OLAW, AALAC and others.
Partner with IACUC members in the veterinary review and assessment of protocols submitted to the IACUCU for considerations.
Serve on the executive committee on animal care and use-a decision-making body charged with programmatic and resource matters.
Participate in departmental staff meetings.
Work with technician staff and students to mentor professional growth and development.