Clinical Veterinarian

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:11800000 - RE-ANIMAL CARE SERVICES

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Job Description:

The Clinical Veterinarian will provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodents at all UF animal facilities. These include facilities located in the Health Science Centers, IFAS (agriculture) and CLAS (Psychology and Zoology) on our main campus in Gainesville and other off-campus sites.  In addition, the Clinical Veterinarian is expected to contribute to developing policies and procedures pertaining to the program, participating in IACUC and regulatory inspections, reviewing IACUC protocols, serving as a member of the IACUC, and providing advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
  • Completed or eligible to complete ACLAM Board certification.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
  • Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC work and teaching/training.
  • Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II.
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with ACS and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout campus.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications and Microsoft Office.
  • The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references for consideration.

All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews, upon submission.

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Irene Cooke (Assistant VP and Executive Director) at or (352) 273-4166.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application review will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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