Clinical Veterinarian – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a high-energy, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities, including cardiovascular disease models, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, rodents, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC, International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including six veterinarians.
This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Duties will include provision of clinical care, surgery, oversight of colony health surveillance, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation.
Veterinary Duties (70%):
Provide preventative, clinical, and surgical attention to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM
Perform clinical rounds and help maintain animal health records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care and use of laboratory animals.
Provide clinical care to animals in specialty areas such as in GLP or ABSL-3 restricted areas.
Direct and indirect supervision of veterinary technical staff will be obligatory.
Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director. Share after-hours emergency duty with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
Regulatory Duties (30%):
Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations and university policies.
Assist in maintenance of AAALAC, International accreditation. Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary review of protocols, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring.
Provide consultation and mentorship to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, breeding, and other study-related needs related to protocol development.
Serve on other campus regulatory committees as assigned.
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting) and be familiar with the husbandry and management of USDA-regulated species and rodents.
Possess a strong background in clinical medicine and surgery along with an ACLAM board-eligible status.
Obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, and USDA accreditation for issuance of health certificates within 6 months of employment.
Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at email@example.com.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.