Clinical Veterinarian

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:11800000 - RE-ANIMAL CARE SERVICES

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Job Description:

Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and approximately 140 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. The University of Florida is a major research institution with over $900 million in research per year. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian.

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.
  • 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 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:
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II.
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances.
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
  • ACLAM Board Certified or eligible to complete certification
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.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Laura B. Eurell (Attending Veterinarian and Associate Director) at or (352) 273-9233.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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 the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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