The Senior Veterinarian will provide expertise to assure humane care and treatment of the animal population used in the development of implantable devices, biomaterials, and/or biotherapeutic treatments at an AAALAC-accredited research facility. This will include recommendations and implementation of accepted standards pertaining to: animal husbandry, preventative medicine, experimental surgery, anesthesia, analgesia, diagnosis and treatment of health problems. The position reports to the Director, Medical Group at Medtronic Physiological Research Laboratories (PRL).
Education Required -Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM / VMD
Years of Experience Required- Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Provide direct veterinary care, conduct surgical procedures, and serve as consultant for animals housed at PRL and satellite boarding facilities.
Executing programs of veterinary care and research including husbandry and medical care of diverse animal species, surgical procedures and/or biotherapeutic treatments, diagnostic medicine, imaging modalities, epidemiological investigations, animal acquisitions, environmental monitoring.
Provides leadership to professional and technical staff. Provides medical guidance to animal care professionals as dictated by study protocol or by animal welfare issues including housing, quarantine, vaccination, analgesia, and treatment programs.
Sustain accreditation and regulatory compliance. Provide input into interpretation and implementation of regulations (GLP, USDA Animal Welfare Act, AAALAC), policies, and guidelines affecting animal care programs. Support aspects of regulatory inspections. Implement applicable SOPs. May serve on the IACUC, facilitating protocol review and facility inspections.
Provide rotating “on call” responsibilities that require 24-hour availability for animal care issues.
Imaging Capabilities: Provide knowledge and experience in the areas of image capture and analysis for CT, MRI, ultrasound, and other imaging modalities.
Animal Model Development: Consult on and review protocols for the acquisition and optimization of data.
Research comparative anatomy and pathophysiology to determine the most appropriate animal model and test methods to achieve study objectives for device / biotherapeutic applications. Make surgical and medical care recommendations to investigators.
Collaboration: Serve as spokesperson for Medtronic on care and use of laboratory animals and establishing global guidelines and regulations for industry. Facilitate collaborative research efforts and best practices.
Education: Maintain substantive leading-edge knowledge of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Participate in professional meetings, read current materials, and network with key opinion leaders.
Benchmark outside research facilities for seeking best practices and forging strategic working relationships.
Provide educational and training programs for surgical and animal care technicians to maintain current best practices.
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