Clinical Veterinarian

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Clinical Veterinarian

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$117,000 - $125,000

Work Schedule:


Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Animal Resources

About the Department:

The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (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.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

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.
  • Supervision of Clinical Procedures Laboratory for Research Procedures and Veterinary Services.
  • Serve as a CVM representative on IACUC for reading and reviewing IACUC proposals.
  • Perform administrative responsibilities for the development of SOPs, animal adoptions, and environmental and health safety issues.
  • Assist with residency training of Laboratory Animal residents

Other Responsibilities:

  • Executes the duties under the Animal Welfare Act; prepare, maintain and oversee the institution’s assurances to the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Resources; assist with maintenance, and to the extent of necessary expansion of the institution’s AAALAC accreditation.
  • Serve as voting member of the NC State University IACUC. Working to solve difficult animal care and use matters, provide advice to the IACUC, the Institutional Official and the faculty and administration on animal care and use matters through the interpretation of the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Federation of Animal Science Societies Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural research and Teaching, the Act and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as well as any other pertinent guidance available including direct personal experience.
  • Assist with regulatory compliance for the CVM Directors of LAR and the Teaching Animal Unit, the CALS Director of the Biological Resource Facility and the Manager of Farm Operations.
  • Serve as a point-person on external officials inspecting and auditing the program including; USDA APHIS, PHS-OLAW, AALAC and others.
  • Partner with IACUC members in the veterinary review and assessment of protocols submitted to the IACUCU for considerations.
  • Serve on the executive committee on animal care and use-a decision-making body charged with programmatic and resource matters.
  • Participate in departmental staff meetings.
  • Work with technician staff and students to mentor professional growth and development.

Minimum Education and Experience:

DVM (or equivalent degree) and eligibility for veterinary licensure (or faculty licensure) in the State of NC. Board certification or qualification in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Other Required Qualifications:

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • Preference for candidates who have are ACLAM-eligible or have completed ACLAM certification
  • Previous experience or training with aquatic (fish, frog), avian, and other species for research.
  • Knowledge of geriatric animal maintenance within parameters of research needs.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine; eligible to obtain NC Veterinary Medical License.
  • Board certified or board eligible for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Valid NC Driver’s license

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

193001 - Animal Resources


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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time