Assistant Professor, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care - Houston, TX
February 20, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC), seeks a highly motivated professional Clinical Veterinarian to work with the current veterinary staff and the Executive Director. The CLAMC manages and operates all of the animal care and use facilities at UTHealth and provides investigator training and support for its research programs. The mission of the CLAMC is to ensure the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching and to support biomedical research in UTHealth's Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics.
The veterinarian will be responsible for the clinical veterinary care of research animals; management of veterinary care and associated programs to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations. This is a non-tenure research track position.
1. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college or completion of the ECFVG program.
2. Active veterinary license in at least one U.S. state.
3. At least two years of recent and relevant experience in a laboratory animal research program including working with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or completion of a laboratory animal residency. Experience with the care and support of wide range of species is required; interest in the clinical care of rodent species is preferred.
4. Current and relevant working knowledge of animal research regulations and guidelines.
5. If not an ACLAM diplomat, a desire to pursue board certification is preferred.
6. Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
7. Proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 180000AS
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recognizes the importance of animals in research and the scientific and ethical responsibility for their humane care and use. All those involved with the use of laboratory animals are responsible for insuring the health and well-being of the animals used in research and education at UTHealth.
The Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is responsible for the health and well being of laboratory animals used for the institution's biomedical research programs. CLAMC works in tandem with the institutional Animal Welfare Committee, and it meets all standards mandated by the Animal Welfare Act, Center for Disease Control, National Research Council Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care - International, and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
CLAMC provides professional veterinary, surgical and animal care services, and its staff includes five veterinarians, seven veterinary technicians, and over thirty animal care and... support personnel. On staff are veterinary diplomats of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Texas Registered Veterinary Technicians, Certified Managers of Animal Resources, Texas Registered Laboratory Animal Technologists, Laboratory Animal Technicians, and Assistant Laboratory Animal Technicians. CLAMC also coordinates and provides training on the care and use of animals for UTH faculty, staff and trainees.
Clinical veterinarians are on site seven days a week and on-call outside of those times to address any animal health concerns. Animals are assessed daily for health or husbandry concerns by the trained animal care staff and examined twice weekly by the veterinary staff or more often due to the type of study and/or the condition of the animal. If animals exhibit any indication of clinical disease or distress, the veterinary staff confers with laboratory personnel to recommend appropriate interventions.
CLAMC facilities accommodate a variety of species and activities. The animal resources occupy 78,000 square feet primarily in six resources, and include housing (with rodent barrier and BSL II and III facilities), cage washing, and large animal and rodent surgical and clinical support resources (treatment, radiology, clinical pathology).The Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC) is responsible for the health and well being of laboratory animals used for UTHealth's biomedical research programs. CLAMC provides professional veterinary, surgical and animal care services, and its staff includes veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and multiple animal care and support personnel. CLAMC also provides training on the care and use of animals for faculty, staff and trainees.