Feb 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: The University of Georgia animal care and use program is looking for a great veterinarian to join us on a temporary basis to support our growing AAALAC-accredited program. Specifically, we are seeking applications to engage a part-time clinical veterinarian for University Research Animal Resources (URAR) to provide clinical and regulatory support for our program. The URAR supports a broad variety of activities using diverse species; provides facilities which include a large ABSL3/BSL3-Ag facility, rodent barrier/containment, rabbit, amphibian, aquaculture, agricultural and nonhuman primate areas; and promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care. Duties will include providing veterinary care; performing diagnostic and research-related procedures, reviewing IACUC protocols and attending IACUC meetings; participating in training investigators, research staff, and URAR professionals; assuring compliance with applicable policy, guidelines, and laws; consulting with faculty on the development of research projects; and mentoring and instructing veterinary externs and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. This is a part-time, limited-term position.

Responsibilities: 1. Provides veterinary care to research animals including examination, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sick animals. 2. Characterizes behaviors and provides recommendations to assure that the psychological well-being of the animals is addressed. 3. Establishes effective communication and feedback mechanisms with lab animal technicians to ensure any abnormalities are addressed. 4. Implements proposals to positively affect the overall health of each animal. This may include ensuring appropriate dental care, vaccinations, etc. 5. Directs treatment of laboratory (lab) animals used in research and teaching projects. 6. Performs surgical procedures and oversees pre- and post-operative care. 7. Anesthetizes animals, including determining and dispensing of pre-anesthetic drugs, establishing airway for gas anesthesia, monitoring patient during surgery, recovery, etc. 8. Euthanizes animals as necessary, in accordance with research protocols, and/or as a part of Quality Assurance and environmental monitoring. 9. 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 ( 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: Part Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.