Veterinary Specialist - Large Animal/Large Population
Senior Clinical Veterinarian - Large Population
Hello there and thank you for checking out the job description. We are seeking a dynamic and energetic clinical veterinarian to contribute to the growth, improvement, and management of our veterinary program for a primate breeding facility. We are looking for an individual who can think on their feet, handle clinical cases, and help enhance the overall veterinary program as we continue to expand. While experience in NHP breeding is preferred, the most important quality we seek is someone who is enthusiastic about taking charge of a veterinary lab animal program and striving to make it a top-notch program. Rest assured, you will have the full support of senior management, as the wellbeing of the animals is our top priority.
The Clinical Veterinarian's responsibilities will include:
- Providing medical and surgical care for laboratory animals to ensure adequate and ethical veterinary support.
- Conducting physical, ophthalmic, and other necessary examinations on laboratory animals.
- Offering expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians, and providing training when necessary.
- Assisting the site supervisor in ensuring compliance with relevant animal care and welfare policies and practices.
- Reporting any concerns regarding animal care and actively participating in finding solutions.
- Working with non-human primates in a fast-paced environment.
- Improving your clinical, surgical, and regulatory veterinary skills alongside a dedicated team.
As a Senior Clinical Veterinarian, your additional responsibilities will include:
- Managing clinical cases
- Overseeing the breeding colony
- Reducing morbidity and mortality rates
- Providing input on growth designs
- Training husbandry staff
- Training veterinary staff, including veterinarians and supporting staff
- Creating, maintaining, and improving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Reporting any concerns regarding animal care and actively participating in finding solutions
- Assisting the site supervisor in ensuring compliance with relevant animal care and welfare policies and procedures
- Performing physical, ophthalmic, and other necessary examinations on non-human primates
- Providing medical and surgical care for animals to ensure adequate and ethical veterinary support
- Ensuring the physiological welfare of animals, including environmental enrichment, pairing, and group formation
- Managing animal pairing and group formation to promote compatibility and mental well-being and address or prevent stress-related illnesses
- Ensuring compliance with minimum environmental enrichment requirements and expanding the enrichment program to meet the needs of all animals
- Conducting behavioral assessments prior to euthanasia in potentially problematic cases
- Performing other duties as assigned
Ideally, the clinical veterinarian should have:
- Clinical experience, although we are willing to provide training to the right candidate
- Experience in laboratory animal medicine or emergency veterinary care
- Desirable, but not required, experience with non-human primates. However, a genuine interest in working with NHPs is a prerequisite.
- An active DEA registration
- The ability to obtain a Florida DVM license within 60 days of the offer