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Clinical Veterinarian

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Faculty Rank or Job Title Clinical Veterinarian
Job Category: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt)
Department Research Affairs-SOM
Equity & Inclusion No.: 18P003
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate $90,000
Salary Band: UC S08
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Provide excellent veterinary care and clinical support for all animals used in research or teaching at Wright State University. Contribute to oversight and support for all activities associated with research animal care, use and welfare; clinical laboratory animal medicine, disease diagnosis, and prevention; and research techniques for a variety of species to assure that animal care and use is provided in accordance with state, federal, and University policies and regulations, and AAALAC accreditation standards.

Minimum Qualifications

DVM (or equivalent) from an AVMA – Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine with at least 3 years of experience required. Licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Ohio (or licensure in another US state and ability to obtain Ohio licensure within 6 months of hire). USDA accreditation (or ability to acquire accreditation within 6 months of hire). Experience should include extensive clinical and diagnostic procedures in a variety of species. Familiarity with quarantine requirements, zoonotic diseases, microbiological techniques, radiography, management of rodents, understanding of regulatory compliance issues and surgical experience is required. Due to the type of work, this position requires a pre-employment physical exam.
The position requires:
Sound judgement and decision-making skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, demonstrated ability to interact professionally with investigators, students, and staff.
Conflict management and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in an animal research environment.
Clinical experience with rodents and non-human primates.
Extensive surgical experience with a variety of species.
Previous experience serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Essential Functions and percent of time:

Provide Animal care 35%
Oversee and provide clinical support for the laboratory animals used in biomedical research or teaching activities, to include providing treatment and care of animals requiring medical attention. Supervise LAR staff in provision of veterinary care. Additional activities will include disease surveillance, diagnosis, and prevention; and perioperative guidance to encourage successful outcome of anesthetic and surgical procedures in a variety of species.

Assist Researchers with Protocol Implementation 25%
Provide technical guidance to researchers and research animal care staff to support diverse research areas and protocols. This includes assisting researchers in the technical aspects of protocol design and implementation to assure that pain and distress in laboratory animals is minimized. Specific areas will include training, assistance with anesthesia, pre-op and post-op care, radiology, collection and analysis of clinical laboratory samples, and special procedures. Orientation and training of students, technicians and research faculty in animal handling, care, procedures, and surgery. Responds to researcher concerns and solves problems or recommends solutions. Serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to provide information on laboratory animal medicine and ensure that research and teaching activities involving animals comply with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines.

Animal User Training Course and Teaching 15%
Provide the required introductory animal training course to new animal users through maintenance of an online training library and/or scheduling and delivery of presentations. Identify and develop additional training resources as necessary to support animal users and their research activities. Interact with and contribute to orientation and training for LAR staff members. Contribute to the University’s teaching mission by formal presentations to undergraduate, medical, and graduate students in structured courses on relevant topics, including lectures, seminars, and laboratory instruction.

Research Activities 10%
Conceives and conducts independent and/or collaborative research in animal medicine, science and technology for the purpose of advancing scientific knowledge in areas such as but not limited to technology, husbandry, disease, and medical/surgical care. Prepares and reports significant results of this research at meetings of local, regional, or national professional organizations, and publishes findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Administration and Documentation 10%
Ensure documentation of all clinical, research, training, and oversight activities to meet regulatory compliance requirements. Develops, implements, and controls procedures related to acquisition, maintenance, quarantine, and disposition of research animals. Review and update relevant Standard Operating Policies and Procedures, relevant sections of program description, and other documents as requested. Enhance communication with investigators through contributions to the LAR newsletter. No specific fiscal responsibilities, but expected to participate in needs assessments and oversight along with the director.

Professional Development 5%
Attend appropriate workshops and seminars including continuing education in veterinary care standards and regulations, and development of academic and leadership skills.

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Potentially high noise levels and exposure to noxious odors, fumes, anesthetic gases, animal bites and scratches, animal allergens, animal waste, and hazardous or infectious substances; chemical exposure to sprays, washing and disinfecting solutions including acids and caustic chemicals. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Must be available for weekend, holiday, and after hour emergencies.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 10/16/2017
First Consideration Date: 11/06/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a DVM degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited Veterinary school?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 state?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 3 years of experience as a veterinarian?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. References