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Clinical Veterinarian Sr Job Code:
Animal Medicine L.U.:
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Veterinary Services or designee, the Senior Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing and overseeing medical and surgical care to research animals, including preventive medical care, and helping develop the medical and surgical skills of clinical veterinarians.
• Provide preventive and clinical veterinary services within the division of Veterinary Services.
• Advise the Associate Director for Veterinary Services on all administrative matters.
• Oversee and provide leadership and clinical training, as needed, to clinical veterinarians and animal surgery staff.
• Oversee and provide leadership for animal import/export activities.
• Assist Associate Director for Veterinary Services with budget development.
• Review applications submitted to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Serve on or advise UMMS committees and faculty as needed.
• Develop Standard Operating Procedures as assigned.
• Teach graduate students and others as assigned.
• Advance the mission of the UMMS and the department through clinical or basic research, and/or publications in professional journals, and/or presentations at professional and other meetings
• Participate in emergency on-call.
• Perform other duties as required.
• DVM or equivalent degree.
• Successful completion of the national Clinical Competency examination or equivalent international examination.
• 5 years of clinical laboratory animal medicine experience.
• Board eligibility or certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent international certification preferred.
• Experience with genetically-altered rodents is desirable.
• Ability to communicate clearly and amicably with personnel at varying levels of education and experience.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Veterinary Services or designee
Functional supervision of Clinical veterinarians, Animal Surgery Supervisor, Import/Export Coordinators and other staff, as assigned
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed mainly with the animal facilities, which are located in different buildings on the several campuses. Although preventive safety measures are enforced, hazards in the workplace include exposure to animal odors, fur, hair, diseases, bites, scratches, cuts, dust, disinfectants, infectious agents, radioisotopes and toxic chemicals. Danger of falls on wet floors or from ladders and exposure to steam, heat, and humidity will occasionally be part of the work environment. Note: occupational health hazards protective measures are in place.
Normal manual dexterity; some prolonged walking, standing. Must have no animal allergies
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UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.