Veterinarian II (Part Time) (Phoenix, AZ)
Posting Number: req8286
Department: University Animal Care
Location: UAHS - Phoenix
Address: Phoenix, AZ USA
Position HighlightsUniversity Animal Care at the University of Arizona is in search of Veterinarian II (Part Time). The Veterinarian II will report to the UAC Director and provides oversight for the preventive health care and clinical veterinary medicine programs for vertebrate laboratory animals, with emphasis on rodent models, anesthesia, analgesia, and surgical support. The incumbent oversees the Phoenix Animal Facility, consults with investigators on animal model selection, anesthetic/analgesic regimens, and IACUC protocol development, performs primary and veterinary review of IACUC protocols, and participates in departmental management decisions, university service, training and research.
University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in conjunction with UAC, monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies governing the care, use, and housing of animal subjects used in research, testing, and teaching. We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty. Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Management of the Phoenix Animal Facility (PAF) including supervision of Animal Technicians and Technologists; direct animal care resources within the facility to include facility renovations, maintenance & repairs, space allocation, equipment and supply inventory, in support of animal research at PBC; monitor income and expenditures for the facility and participate in annual budget development for PAF; provide veterinary care for all animals housed in the facility; oversee all husbandry activities to ensure consistency with UAC standards.
- Directly support investigators in performing research with animals to include consulting on animal care and use protocols; troubleshooting unexpected outcomes and providing experimental design guidance including animal model expertise; provide hands on training in animal experimental procedures to research staff; develop new techniques and procedures as requested by investigators.
- Provide compliance oversight for the centralized PAF vivarium and for lab locations where animals are used in research to include performing pre-protocol courtesy audits, IACUC semi-annual inspections, and post-approval monitoring; perform IACUC review of PAF animal care and use protocols for the IACUC; may serve as an IACUC voting or alternate member. Ensure PAF meets inspection readiness expectations by internal and external entities.
- Serve as part of the UAC management team; participate in PBC specific committees and user groups; be the primary UAC veterinary representative on the PBC campus keeping the UAC Director informed and involved in all relevant PBC activities; engage with the various entities present at PBC to include the College of Medicine - Phoenix Research Office, faculty and leadership, PBC Campus Operations, etc., and various VA, TGen, and other non-UArizona researchers located at PBC.
- May serve in the after hours veterinary on call rotation.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledgeable in all aspects of lab animal management with emphasis in rodent species to include clinical care, common research models and applications, standard husbandry procedures and operations.
- Management and leadership proficiency - ability to work independently at a remote campus maintaining consistency and connection with the centralize animal care and use program.
- Communication excellence in all forms to a variety of audiences to include faculty, staff, researchers and administrators.
- Strong knowledge of all policies, guidelines and regulations associated with animal care and use oversight.
- Experience developing and reviewing IACUC protocols.
- Ability to work in a team environment across all entities located at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
- Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree required.
- Ability to obtain AZ state veterinary license within 6 months of hire.
- Diplomate of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, or completion of a lab animal medicine residency program.
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 8 - 19.60
Job FTE: 0.20 - 0.49
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care
Benefits Eligible: No Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Veterinary & Animal Care
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
CJ Doane, email@example.com
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
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