Clinical Veterinarian

Job ID 2020-35518
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/Evening/Night Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

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

 

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

 

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 

 

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

 

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Overview

ProvidReports to the Chief Medical Officer (Preclinical and Translational Medicine) and Attending Veterinarian . Serve as a Clinical Veterinarian in the Office of Animal Care (OAC) and support the animal care and use program by providing veterinary care, in conjunction with the veterinary technicians, to research animals including laboratory mice and rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, wild rodents, and zebrafish. Provide 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.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

- Provide veterinary care to various laboratory animal species including rodents and USDA animal species

- Monitor and support protocols and procedures for animals from pre-operative through post-operative care.

- Consult with researchers on protocol development and animal model selection. Acts as a liaison between OAC and investigators.

- Participate in and actively support team management in the OAC.

- Develop and provide training to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures

- Work closely with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and researchers, support regulatory compliance, may serve on the IACUC

Responsibilities may include supervision of veterinary staff

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:

- Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent.

- Minimum 1-2 years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.

 

Required Credentials:

- An active/current state veterinary license

 

Desired:

- ACLAM board eligible or certified.

- MS/PhD and/or Collaborative research experience

- Experience in working in ABSL3 facility

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

 

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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