Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), a fully accredited AAALAC research facility, in Seattle, Washington is advertising for an attending veterinarian.
The Office of Animal Care (OAC), centralized animal facility, provides husbandry, veterinary care and technical support for all animals used in research and teaching at SCRI. The attending veterinarian provides leadership of the animal care and use program, including oversight for budget, three animal facilities and 25 employees. The incumbent reports to Vice President of Service Line Operations and employs lean processes to manage business effectively.
This position is a critical component of research activities at SCRI. The AV is responsible for providing veterinary care for rodents, zebrafish and USDA regulated species. This position supports and shares duties with one clinical veterinarian and two certified veterinary technicians. The chosen candidate will provide appropriate care for all research animals in surgery, preventive health, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. This individual will ensure that the animal research program complies with all regulations from USDA, PHS, AAALAC, and any other applicable agency; as well as serve on the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee), consult PIS and participate in review of all protocols involving animal research.
This is a designated essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.
The OAC Director/Attending Veterinarian must have DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program, should be board eligible or certified with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and must have at least 5 years of attending veterinarian experience in an AAALAC-accredited research-intensive academic environment. Experience with training research staff and performance of biomethodologies including rodent technical procedures and surgery is very important. The candidate must also possess highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with faculty researchers; and the ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise the OAC personnel.
- Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
- At least five (5) years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.
- Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State.
- ACLAM board eligible or certified.
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