• Senior Director, Office of Animal Care - Attending Veterinarian

    Job ID 2020-34526
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    Jack R MacDonald Building
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Regular
    Department
    Core Svcs Ops - Animal Care
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
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    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

     

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    Overview

    Responsible for the strategic and administrative direction of the Office of Animal Care while serving as the Attending Veterinarian and supporting the animal care and use program by providing veterinary care, in conjunction with the clinical veterinarian and veterinary technicians, to research animals including laboratory mice and rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, wild rodents, and zebrafish. Regularly interact with colleagues fulfilling key regulatory responsibilities, the Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and representatives of outside regulatory agencies including the USDA. Assure that the condition and care of the animal facility is in compliance with standards and policies; local, state, and federal regulations; and AAALAC guidelines. Oversee the animal use training program by providing assistance with, and recommendations and training on, animal handling, laboratory techniques, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, and euthanasia. Provide diagnostic necropsy and coordinate pathological analysis of animals as needed. Oversee animal imports/exports and the sentinel program.

    Requirements

    - Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
    - At least ten (10) years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.

    Required Credentials:
    - Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State.

    Preferred:
    - ACLAM board eligible or certified.

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