Reporting to the Director of Campus Veterinary Services, provide medical care to research and teaching animals which includes rotating weekend on-calls and performing routine rounds of assigned animal care areas. Provide clinical and preventative health services to a wide variety of species: evaluate project-related clinical cases; perform research project support procedures; and review IACUC protocols. Act on behalf of the Attending Veterinarian (AV) with regards to veterinary oversight of the university animal care program and regulatory compliance. May at times act as AV when designated in the absence of the AV.
Additional Minimum License/Certification:
Board certified or eligible for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification boards.
USDA endorsement or attainment within 1 year of hire.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in a state, with the attainment of CA license within 1 year of employment.
Recent experience performing clinical care in a veterinary clinic, experience in a lab animal clinic preferred.
Recent experience in clinical medicine as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles, and other exotic species.
Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
Experience working with large and small laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and exotic species.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by AAALAC International.
Experience teaching in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.
Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of laboratory animals.
Oral and written communication skills to develop procedures/instructions/training documents and to interact with a wide variety of individuals.
Decision-making and problem-solving skills for research and technical problems.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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