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This position principally involves clinical veterinary care for laboratory rodents, large animals and fish in basic and translational biology research programs. The Clinical Veterinarian will also assist the Comparative Medicine (CM) Associate Director in providing oversight of animal welfare compliance in accordance with applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, policies, guidelines, and procedures (USDA, PHS, AAALAC, etc.) and may serve as member or as an alternate member of the FHCRC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
This position reports to the CM Associate Director and works independently in providing clinical veterinary care to the Center\u2019s research animals. The Clinical Veterinarian (CV) will support training of Comparative Medicine staff regarding veterinary procedures on laboratory animals. The CV provides veterinary medical and surgical care, including emergency services, as needed for all laboratory animals housed at the center. The CV interfaces with investigators regarding animal health, experimental design and IACUC related issues and ensures that compliance oversight (USDA, PHS, AALAC, IACUC, etc.) is maintained. The CV also oversees staff regarding provision of adequate veterinary care as well as provides CM staff development opportunities for new skill acquisition. The CV works with the Associate Director, Supervisors, and Shared Resources Administration to ensure that CM is providing effective and efficient products and services to its users.
The Clinical Veterinarian is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.