Position Number: 00102130
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of LAR is to provide NCSU faculty with optimal animal resources at the least practical cost. The term "animal resources" includes not only animal housing facilities, but also animal husbandry services, veterinary care, technical services, expertise in laboratory animal technology and medicine, and assurance of compliance with regulatory requirements and institutional policies for animal care and use. LAR is responsible for assisting faculty in conducting animal experimentation in keeping with these standards and is committed to assuring the well-being of experimental animals while providing services that facilitate their humane and judicious use.
Essential Job Duties: Primary clinical veterinarian for all animals kept in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) facility. Evaluate new clinical cases, provide appropriate veterinary care for ongoing cases, maintain appropriate medical records, lead hands-on rounds for all clinical animal cases. Conduct preventative medicine procedures and coordinate rodent health monitoring program. Consult on husbandry, daily care and housing of research animals. Coordinate with CVM faculty to develop species-appropriate plans for veterinary care. CVM representative on IACUC for reading and reviewing IACUC proposals. Administrative responsibilities for the development of SOPs, animal adoptions, and environmental and health safety issues.
Minimum Education/Experience: DVM or equivalent degree. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine; eligible to obtain NC Veterinary Medical License. Knowledgeable of relevant laws, policies, and guidelines for humane animal care and use in a research setting.
Department Required Skills: Experience with pocket pets/laboratory rodents, companion animals, and/or large animals. Team oriented and able to foster technician integration into animal treatment plans. Serve as a mentor to staff and students in professionalism and a focus on customer service.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preference for candidates who have completed an internship or residency in lab or small animal medicine. Previous experience or training with aquatic (fish, frog), avian, and other species for research. Knowledge of geriatric animal maintenance within parameters of research needs.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Licensed to practice veterinary medicine; eligible to obtain NC Veterinary Medical License.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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