Veterinary Resident

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Aug 12, 2021

Job Details

Position Type:

Visiting / Part-time Faculty

Working Title:

Veterinary Resident


Comparative Medicine - 621500

Vacancy ID:


Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time

Faculty Posting Category:

Clinical Faculty (Fixed Term)

Posting Close Date:


Proposed Appointment Date:


Estimated duration of appointment:

36 Months

Position Summary:

The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for our American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine (LAM). The LAM Residency Training Program is a 2 to 3 year program that combines clinical training with didactic instruction and research experience in LAM to fulfill the requirements for ACLAM board exam credentialing. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty and resident veterinarians in the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) as a Veterinary Resident. DCM is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals on the UNC campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary care and laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH research endeavors.

The Veterinary Resident will provide veterinary care and colony health management to a wide variety of laboratory species at UNC. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to provide surgical and/or anesthetic support, manage post-operative animal care, conduct/participate in research in laboratory animal medicine and/or comparative medicine, assist in assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC), and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and division staff. The incumbent will be required to participate in didactic training in laboratory animal medicine as well as a rotating clinical on-call schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate will complete at least 24 months of clinical service and didactic training and will be provided with protected research time to complete a hypothesis-driven project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article. The candidate will be expected to present at local and national scientific meetings and contribute to the teaching of undergraduate, veterinary, and graduate students. Active participation in outreach programs is highly encouraged. We anticipate the successful candidate will begin training in Summer/Fall 2021 but there is some flexibility with start date.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the DCM and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are provided care to support a diverse research portfolio by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences. Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, swine, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked sixth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($1.15 billion). DCM employs more than 190 individuals, including 9 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3 residents in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology and 10 veterinary technicians.

The qualified candidate will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within six months of hire. USDA Category 2 Accreditation is also expected within six months of hire. Prior veterinary clinical practice is desirable but not required. For consideration, candidates must have demonstrated interest in LAM, outstanding problem-solving, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, a collegial attitude, and a demonstrated ability to successfully work with other faculty, staff, and trainees. This position will report to the Director of the Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program.

Education Requirements:

D.V.M. – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or completion of ECFVG certification program (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate)

Qualifications and Experience:

Previous experience with laboratory animals and/or research experience is preferred. Must have strong self-motivation and an interest to engage in and foster collaborations with scientific investigators in a biomedical research environment. Must be eligible for a North Carolina veterinary license upon hire and will be expected to obtain license within six months of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded?:


Special Instructions:

Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:
- CV
- Cover letter
- Veterinary school transcript
- List of references containing contact information for three references who will be sending a reference letter on your behalf.
-Upon applying to this position, applicants MUST HAVE their three references send an electronic letter on your behalf directly to Dr. Morika Williams ([email protected])

EEO Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.


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Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

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UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

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