Examines, diagnoses, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment in support of study conduct, quality animal supply and physical and psychological health of the colony.
ESSENTIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Provides routine and/or specific veterinary medical, dental, and surgical services for all animal species
Conducts regular clinical rounds and routine health monitoring and examinations in accordance with regulatory requirements
Assure implementation of preventative measures such as vaccinations, anthelminthics treatments, etc.
Provides leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases that arise within the facility
Assists in the design and implementation of the preventive medicine program for all animal species
Provides training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures and appropriate and humane use of animals in their programs
Assists in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
Assists with document production, collation, and delivery; filing and photocopying; maintenance of departmental schedule; coordination with other departments for meetings, physical exams, and other activities; report generation; general QC responsibilities; other responsibilities as assigned
Performs clerical/administrative duties, includes; medical records, reports, examinations forms, and ready forms for use in recording veterinary procedures
Performs and/or assists inventory counts and orders necessary supplies and equipment. Assure equipment is maintained and validated where applicable.
Ensures activities concerned with feeding, care, maintenance of animal quarters and compliance with federal, state and local regulations
Assists in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animal issues
Assists with training sessions, includes husbandry, veterinary care, utilization of animal models and development of safety bio-safety, emergency response and occupational health programs
May participate in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, which may include reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues.
Assists in selecting animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques
Shares clinical rotation with other veterinarians including on-call weekends and holidays
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES
Other duties as assigned
Acts as after-hours emergency contact and service provider on a rotational basis.
Author and present publications, conference presentations.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent. 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, specifically Non-Human primates preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
The language skills required include but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
The math skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills
Additional skills required include, but are not limited to: general reading, writing, and oral communication skills; skills Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form. Computer skills must be sufficient to perform the daily duties required of the job (medium - advanced)
The reasoning abilities required include, but are not limited to: the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables; the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and demonstrates attention to detail.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Texas State License in Veterinary Medicine is required. USDA accreditation and DEA registration preferred
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.