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Clinical Veterinarian

Job Type: Clinical Full time Employer: Arizona State University Sector: Research/ Academia
  • Location: Tempe, Arizona, United States View on Map
  • Post Date: 30/08/2023
  • Apply Before: 02/10/2023
  • Salary: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00 / Annually
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Job Description

Laboratory animals deserve quality veterinary care – yours!

About the Veterinarian Position

Looking for an alternative to general practice and want to help advance scientific research? Mentor future scientists? Arizona State University is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian to provide exceptional medical care to its animals along with assisting the next generation of scientists.

This position is one of two Clinical Veterinarians among a 7-person Veterinary Services team that is responsible for ensuring animal well-being and compliance with federal regulations related to the use of animals in research and teaching. This is achieved by attending to all animal health cases and providing experimental design, procedural, and training support to investigators. The team is led by an Associate Director of Veterinary Services who reports directly to the Attending Veterinarian.

Our Animal Care Philosophy

Arizona State University is committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals in advancing research that benefits humans, animals, and the environment. ASU’s Animal Care and Use Program provides animal housing, husbandry, and veterinary care; trains researchers on safe and ethical practices; and ensures compliance with federal, state and university regulations. Animal research is also critical for advances in veterinary medicine and wildlife conservation, both of which depend on improvements in our understanding of animal behavior, ecology, physiology, pathology, nutrition and stress responses.

The ASU animal use program is AAALAC International accredited and committed to providing services to over 90 principal investigators. There are five primary vivaria that house a diversity of species including fish, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals; however, the census is predominantly mice with a significant number of nonhuman primates.

  • % Travel 0
  • Qualifications MRCVS/ DVM / VMD (Veterinary degree)
  • Benefits Private pension plan/401K/RRSPPrivate health insuranceVision insuranceDental insuranceLife insuranceDisability insuranceCE/CPD allowance/tuition waiverEmployee discounts
  • Flexible Work No
  • Will support visa sponsorship No
  • Role Purpose Provides veterinary care to the animals being used in research and teaching. Educates, trains, and provides support to research personnel on animal-related procedures relevant to their research needs.
  • Working Hours 8-hour shifts M-F Some weekend on-call and backup on-call
  • Responsibilities + duties

    Your primary responsibility is the prevention of illness/injury and medical care of laboratory animals, including, but not limited to, medical examinations and monitoring; diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Candidate Suitability/Qualifications

    Essential qualifications:

    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) by the time of hire; licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States; ability to work as a team with group communication

    Preferred qualifications:

    1-3 years practical experience as a veterinarian (laboratory animal a plus); extensive knowledge of the husbandry and clinical care of rodents and nonhuman primates; skill in common surgical procedures; experience with ethical oversight groups or committees.

    License/Certification (possess or will obtain within one year of employment):

    • Arizona State Veterinary Board license
    • USDA category 2 accreditation
  • Benefits- additional details

    The perks:

    • No client consultations or production requirements
    • Mentor future veterinarians through Midwestern University externship
    • Ability to work with and learn about different species
    • CE and licensure support available
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligible Employer
    • Eligible to take ACLAM board certification after 6 years and 1 first author article
    • Generous benefits package, including PTO, holidays, health insurance, 401K with matching, and more for full-time employees
    • Involvement and authorship on new techniques, treatments and medical devices
    • Generous paid time off
    • Family planning support and resources
    • Health and Wellness resources
    • Professional development and education available
  • Flexibility and/or remote work options

    Working Environment

    Work activities are split between an office environment and a climate-controlled animal research setting, with essential precautions in place for safely working with the animals, biohazards, and chemicals.

    This job may include extended periods of sitting at a desk, using a computer, standing, low-demand walking, bending, and reaching. Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. may be required.

    A dynamic work environment may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.

    The following post-offer screenings are required:

    • Physical exam and fit testing for an N-95 respirator
    • MMR and tetanus vaccinations
    • Negative TB test
  • Position role reports to

    Attending Veterinarian

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