Position Summary: The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move and we are looking for an energetic, focused, and forward-thinking veterinarian to join our growing AAALAC-accredited program. Specifically, we are seeking applications and nominations to engage a full-time clinical veterinarian to support the University Research Animal Resources (URAR) program. URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and maintains a number of specialized facilities including a large ABSL3/BSL3-Ag facility, rodent barrier/containment, a small rodent gnotobiotic facility, and rabbit, amphibian, aquaculture, agricultural, wildlife, and primate housing areas. It promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care. Reporting directly to the Director of University Research Animal Resources, the clinical veterinarian will provide veterinary care; perform diagnostic and research-related procedures, serve as an alternate member of the IACUC; participate in training investigators, research staff, and URAR professionals; assure compliance with applicable policy, guidelines, and laws; consult with faculty on the development of research projects; and mentor and instruct veterinary externs and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Duties will include spending approximately 50% of their time supporting the veterinary care of our nonhuman primate colony; this effort is likely to increase as the colony grows. The balance of clinical duties will include the care of a broad variety of research animals. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Candidates with ACLAM certification or who have met the requirements to apply to sit for the exam are preferred, as are candidates with previous experience working with macaques. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, URAR team members, and other stakeholders is critical. This is a full time, non-tenure track staff position. Additional professional development through collaboration and ACLAM board certification are strongly encouraged and supported.
Responsibilities: - Provides veterinary care to research animals, especially macaques, including examination, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sick animals. - Characterizes behaviors and provides recommendations to assure that the psychological well-being of the animals is addressed. - Establishes effective communication and feedback mechanisms with lab animal technicians to ensure any abnormalities are addressed. - Implements proposals to positively affect the overall health of each animal. This may include ensuring appropriate dental care, vaccinations, etc. - Directs treatment of laboratory (lab) animals used in research and teaching projects. - Performs surgical procedures and oversees pre- and post-operative care. - Anesthetizes animals, including determining and dispensing of pre-anesthetic drugs, establishing airway. - Performs diagnostic and research-related procedures.
Qualifications: 1. DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine 2. License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States 3. Experience working with macaques 4. Agree to enroll in the Occupational Health program and keep up to date with all required vaccinations based on research being conducted at all facilities 5. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, supervised URAR professionals, and other stakeholders
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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