The Attending Veterinarian provides veterinary services for dogs and cats enrolled in testing protocols and for animals in the resident population. The Veterinarian provides direction and guidance for the Vet technicians and animal care providers to ensure that the animals receive the best health care.
The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of policies and standards regarding the health care of all animals maintained by Cheri-Hill Kennel and Supply, Inc. The Attending Veterinarian shall promote high standards of animal care in compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Act, and other applicable regulatory guidelines. These standards and practices are reflected in facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) written and updated in concurrence with facility management.
Performs and/or oversees regular clinical health observations of all animals.
Develops and oversees the program of veterinary care for all animals
Conducts various veterinary activities that are stipulated by protocol or by facility SOP’s such as physical examinations, administration of vaccinations, collection of biological samples (blood, feces, urine, tissue).
Euthanasia of study animals.
Treatment of naturally occurring disease or injuries in animals.
Oversee the breeding program and wellness of the resident mdr -1 gene collie colony.
Ensure that facility practices and policies comply with applicable regulatory standards regarding animal care.
Serves on the Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (IACUC).
May serve as the role of Study Director or Clinical Investigator for studies.
Cheri-Hill Kennel & Supply Inc. is a Contract Research Organization that independently tests the efficacy and safety of veterinary medications primarily for control of companion animal parasites. We are a family-owned business with a current staff of 10 persons plus outside consultants that are highly regarded in their areas of expertise. We are licensed by the USDA and meet and exceed the standards set by them. We are located in the central area of the lower peninsula of Michigan 50 miles north of Grand Rapids.