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Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine


Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine

  • R0043870
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Veterinarian. The mission of theCenter for Comparative Medicineis to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes laboratory animals. The Center does this in a manner which promotes the policies set by the Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) whose charge is to oversee compliance by personnel at the University of Virginia with federal regulations and guidelines.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide oversight of the c linical veterinary care program for research animals at the University. The successful incumbent will:

  • Deliver expert clinical case management, treatment, and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species including transgenic mice, rats, rabbits, pigs, sheep, ferrets, prairie voles, zebra finches, white-crowned sparrows, zebra fish, Xenopus tropicalis, and Xenopus laevis.
  • Provide surgical support including anesthesia monitoring, induction, and recovery.
  • Perform or assist in minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived USDA animals upon request.
  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities.
  • Oversee rodent importation quarantine, review of health reports for incoming shipments, and the performance of rederivation procedures.
  • Participate in On-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Training Responsibilities:
  • Develop veterinary technician training for new employees and continuing education.
  • Provide hands on training for the Comparative Medicine staff and researcher staff.
  • Supervise veterinary technicians to ensure work meets expectations and provide annual evaluations.
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities.
  • Consult with research staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol development.
  • Teach research personnel in a Rodent Anesthesia and Surgery class every other month.
  • Ensure staff has resources needed to accomplish their tasks well and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure research support can be provided when it does not interfere with routine health assessments.

Compliance Responsibilities:
  • Ensure regulatory compliance by reporting instances of non-compliance to the Office of Animal Welfare.
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols.
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings as a voting member and semiannual inspections/program review.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM or VMD).
  • Licensure: Active veterinary license in one of the United States and be either certified or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Health Screening Requirement: Employees are required to comply with the Health System’s new immunization policy - OCH-002: Occupational Health Screening and Maintenance; this position also requires a drug screening.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2023 (negotiable .) This position is a Managerial & Professional (exempt-level) position and not tenure-track faculty.

Anticipated Hiring Range : $125,000-$160,000 commensurate with education and experience. Relocation reimbursement up to $20,000 will be provided. This is an exempt level (salaried), benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit: https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position is located on the main grounds of the University of Virginia, but can include semiannual trips to the Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA, The Virginia State Arboretum in Front Royal, VA and/or Mountain Lake Biological Station in Blacksburg, VA.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health & drug screening is required for this position prior to employment.

Physical Demands:

The candidate must be able to lift 30lbs, stand at and walk between facilities for up to six hours per day, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment to work in environments that may contain hazards which include: animal allergens, biohazards (ABSL2), hot machinery, radioisotopes, and chemical hazards.

Application Review: T o be considered, applications must be received by February 15, 2023. Review of applicants will begin February 16, 2023 . This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0043870. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’

All applications must include the following documents:
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For additional information about the position, please contact Sanford H. Feldman, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, at shf2b@virginia.edu .

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Speth, Academic Recruiter, js9rk@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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