The Clinical Research Veterinarian provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory. As the clinical leader in the Operating Room environment, the Clinical Veterinarian plans, checks and directs the work of surgical technicians, works directly with the client’s research team on protocol development and is responsible for meeting all protocol requirements. The incumbent will oversee and provide clinical health maintenance of all laboratory animal colonies.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides daily oversight of preventative medicine program, medical treatments, surgical staff and post-operative care of surgical subjects.
Ability to perform cut downs for vascular access and other surgical techniques as needed.
Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight.
Participate as trainer in the staff-training program.
Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs.
Act as Study Director and liaison between PMI and client for general animal health and recovery during overall study period.
Support pathology services by performing necropsies and explants per protocol.
Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations duties.
Write and review SOPs for OR operations
Report writing for client studies.
Rotating weekend on call
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and/or technical advances in the fields of laboratory animal medicine, and related disciplines.
Has working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, veterinary and laboratory animal science.
Active participation in professional societies.
Other duties as assigned
PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program
Licensed by or ability to be licensed by the California State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM preferred
Experience in a GLP Pre Clinical CRO is preferred
General knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgical/anesthesia techniques
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations
Broad understanding of USDA animal welfare regulations and AAALAC guidelines
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work well in as team or matrix environment
Self-starter with a “can do” attitude and ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions