Position: Clinical Veterinarian
Location: Onsite- Houston, TX
Duration: 6 month contract to hire
The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for laboratory animals maintained in support of the research program. The clinical veterinarian also provides regulatory oversight to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of laboratory animals, including the FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations. In this capacity the veterinarian participates in research protocol creation, IACUC protocol review and facilitates work on research protocols to ensure the humane treatment of animals.
A high level of case management, organizational capabilities, and communication skill is essential for employee success
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Trains investigators, graduate students and technicians in the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
2. Reviews animal use protocols and provides assistance to investigators with protocol development.
3. Provides oversight and guidance to the technical veterinary personnel and animal care staff.
1. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for all the HMRI animals used in research and teaching, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and diagnostics.
2. Provides assistance with anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals.
3. Supports preclinical GLP compliant protocols, adhering to all SOPs, documentation, communication, training, and study oversight requirements.
4. Participates in post approval monitoring of research protocols to ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines and the humane use of animals.
1. Oversees the preventive medicine and enrichment programs for animals used in research and teaching.
2. Assist with documentation, SOP and policy development, record review, and QA monitoring of research projects within the animal facilities.
3. Oversee audits of critical duties performed by the animal care and veterinary technical staff to ensure compliance with departmental SOP’s as well as federal regulations and guidelines.
1. Oversees the distribution and accounting of controlled substances.
2. Identifies cost saving initiatives within the department and communicates recommendations.
3. Ensures cost recovery of billable time and supplies expended in support of research projects.
1. May serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and as the liaison between CMP and the Office of Research Protection.
- Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands.
- Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality of animal care or service to HMRI investigators.
- DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine
- Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
- Board Certification – American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) (Preferred)
- Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must obtain state of Texas license to practice veterinary medicine.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
- Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
- Requires personnel management abilities and veterinary medical knowledge
- Expertise in laboratory animal medicine
- Ability to serve in a leadership role
- Familiarity with laws, policies, and regulations governing the use of animals in research
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
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