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Clinical Veterinarian

Job No: 496864

Work type: Staff Full-Time

Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

Department: 11800000- Animal Care Services (ACS)

Classification Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Veterinarian provides preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species.

The Veterinarian will work closely with ACS clinical and surgical staff and provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures.

The Veterinarian will contribute to the development of institutional animal care and use policies and procedures as well as internal SOPs and policies. They will also review and provide input on animal care and use protocols and participate in IACUC and regulatory inspections.

The individual participates in the training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Training responsibilities also include the laboratory animal medicine residency program and training of veterinary student interns/externs.

The Veterinarian works closely with and provides direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.

The Veterinarian will also participate in ACS contract research activities.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States; a minimum of five years training or experience in laboratory animal medicine (with large animals and with a broad range of rodent models), excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred knowledge and experience includes: very good computer skills and presentation experience, working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research as well as, familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals. ACLAM, ACVP, ACVIM, or ACVS board certification is preferred for this position and the successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida within one year of employment date.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must upload a resume, cover letter, and list of references.

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

A criminal background check will be conducted.

This is a non tenure accruing position.

Health Assessment Required:


For full consideration, candidates should apply by April 15, 2016.  The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

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