Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist - Clinical Veterinarian
Kalamazoo Michigan is the world headquarters for Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) for Zoetis. The Veterinary Service group, within Animal Research Support (ARS), at Zoetis, has the mission and responsibility of developing and implementing the program of veterinary care and providing veterinary support to VMRD projects at the Richland and Kalamazoo sites. We are seeking an experienced, innovative and highly motivated veterinarian to contribute towards delivering an exceptional animal care program as well as partnering with VMRD researchers to produce high quality research studies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
OTHER DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES
- Suitable candidates will have a DVM/VMD from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and a minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical veterinary practice with a primary focus on companion animal medicine and surgery.
- Licensed to practice in at least one state with the expectation to become licensed in Michigan
- Federally accredited or the ability to become federally accredited.
- Strong hands-on expertise in a range of companion animal techniques including handling, restraint, dosing, venipuncture, clinical examination and diagnosis, minor surgical procedures and necropsy.
- Previous experience in research setting as a clinical veterinarian.
- A diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Medicine (DACLAM)
- Experience with development of animal models for research.
- Experience working in biocontainment facilities and development of biosecurity programs.
- Additional academic training in an allied field (infectious diseases, immunology, epidemiology).
- Knowledge of animal welfare compliance oversight
- Experience working in animal programs regulated by USDA APHIS and visited by AAALAC.
- Network of research veterinarians and/or experts in a variety of veterinary disciplines.
- High motivation, demonstrated initiative, independent and flexible in thinking, strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.
- Strong documentation, writing, teaching and oral communication skills.
- Experience with multiple software platforms, including electronic data capture and data management.
Primary responsibility is to provide clinical veterinary support to research animals at the Richland and/or Kalamazoo sites in support of VMRD. Clinical Veterianry responsibility inlcudes but is not limited to:
- development and/or implementation of population medicine programs and perventive medicine procedures
- provision of training to animal care technicians and/or study personnel
- study oversight by:reviewing protocols and ensuring compliance with approved procedures
- attendance and participation in pre-study activities
- preparation of health certificates
- assessment of animals prior to shipment and after receipt
- authoring and reviewing SOPs
- performing necropsies
- serving as a non-voting Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ad hoc member (ex. Animal Use Protocol review, semiannual facility inspections)
- participate in veterinary on-call duty on weekends and holidays on a rotational basis
- participation in facility design/renovation planning
Additional responsibilities may include:
-providing support to the Animal Welfare and Compliance Team by: assisting with animal welfare audits of animal suppliers and contract research organizations; and participating in internal and external animal welfare audits (AAALACi, USDA, and internal audits.).-ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Work environment: The person filling this position will work with research scientists, study monitors, line managers and technical staff. May be required to work with zoonotic and animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of zoonotic organisms and working in BSL-2 facilities requiring shower in/out procedures.
- Veterinary support is about 25% in support of research projects and 75% in support of the animal care program.
- Participate in veterinary on-call duty on weekends and holidays on a rotational basis including some work outside of core business hours.
- Some travel (10%) to off-site locations may be required
- Support for continuing education and career development is available.
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