Minimum Requirements: NYS licensed, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Board Eligibility, Certification or 15 years of large and small animal private practice experience. This academic clinical service position requires strong communication skills in a collaborative academic research environment.
Position reports to the University of Rochester Attending Veterinarian (Comparative Medicine Chair and Animal Resource Executive Director) through the Animal Resource Director.
Large animal species include nonhuman primates (macaques and marmosets), cats, dogs, sheep, swine and rabbits. Preponderance of work is with nonhuman primates and sheep.
1. Design, implement and oversee a preventive medicine program for large laboratory animal species and supervising six licensed veterinary technicians to achieve program goals.
2. Design, implement and oversee a program of daily veterinary care to address spontaneous, experimental or husbandry induced diseases or disorders and supervising six licensed veterinary technicians to achieve program goals.
3. Collaborate with researchers in design, refinement and implementation of surgical research and imaging protocols 4. Interact directly with research faculty and staff to address program, protocol or institution-specific priorities assisted by the Attending Veterinarian (e.g. Primate Users Group, semiannual primate lab health/behavior assessments, crisis troubleshooting, proposal planning, semiannual IACUC Program Review..).
5. Interact directly with USDA APHIS Federal Veterinary Inspector and New York State Inspector at unannounced inspections.
6. IACUC member: participating in review of large animal proposals & modifications in collaboration with the other faculty veterinarians.
7. Meet with new research faculty recruits to determine how best to meet research program needs and build a relationship assisted by AV.
8. Seek funding for original and collaborative research projects in translational and laboratory animal science. Publish original, collaborative research findings and case reports in peer reviewed journals.
9. Share day-to-day clinical responsibilities as needed and be the relief for the Small Animal Chief when he/she is on vacation or off-site assisted by the other faculty veterinarians.
10. Work directly with Animal Behavior Technologist to maintain and enhance Institutional Enrichment Plan.
11. Contribute to veterinary technician performance appraisals as related to large animal programming.
12. Equally rotate weekly 24/7 emergency on call with three other faculty veterinarians.
13. Participate with departmental faculty in teaching the annual LAM 402 Biomethodology graduate level course and the AALAS Technician Training Series.
14. Participate in weekly DCM veterinary staff meeting and technical scheduling meeting.
The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,100 students.Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.