The Division of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida (Gainesville) has an opening for two faculty positions of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution caring for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, chinchillas, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.). The University of Florida is a major research institution with over 200,000 sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities and over $700 million in research per year.
The Program also has an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents.
Provide clinical support to UF investigators as needed, principally (but not limited to) those investigators using animals in your designated area, with special emphasis on rodents.
Provide clinical support to the VA lab animal facility to ensure compliance in accordance with federal, state, local, and UF policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. Support the activities of the other veterinarians as needed. Develop and implement preventative medicine, veterinary medical care, and emergency treatment policies and procedures consistent with good veterinary practice for those animals in your designated area, with emphasis on rodents. Develop and implement animal procurement, quarantine, and acclimation practices for those animals in your area consistent with good veterinary practices and the rules and regulations associated with the safe and ethical use of animals in research, teaching, and/or testing. Respond to disease outbreaks in a timely and effective manner. Provide support to those veterinarians outside your designated area as needed. Develop and implement policies and procedures associated with specialized areas or core facilities related to your designated area (e.g.: bio-containment, rodent quarantine). Develop and implement environmental monitoring, environmental enrichment, and exercise programs as needed for those animals within your designated area.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Job physical requirements:
Continuous: 67% or more of time; Frequent: 34 – 66% of time; Occasional: 33% of time or less
Frequent: Animal contact
Occasional: Standing/twisting/turning, and repeated bending, lifting 50 lbs., reaching above shoulders, kneeling, repetitive pushing and pulling, N95 respirator use, excessive noise, chemical exposure, ABSL 1 & 2, heat exposure, special vehicle operation, and ABSL 3.
This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
In order to be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of professional references.
A criminal background check is required.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.