Clinical Veterinarian

Summary The Clinical Veterinarian directs the clinical care of sick and injured mice at JAX Bar Harbor and assists other Comparative Medicine and Quality veterinarians in assuring that JAX policies and procedures are appropriate to assure: the health and welfare of JAX mice; continued compliance with relevant laws and regulations (consistent with OLAW Assurance); and continued AAALACi accreditation. This individual participates in research projects in support of JMCRS and/or In-vivo Services, and may present courses or research results at conferences. Responsibilities Provides guidance and support in regards to veterinary clinical medicine. Participates as a veterinary member of the Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review and policy writing. In conjunction with the JAX Trainers, provides training to animal care associates and research personnel. Responds to questions and concerns raised by JAX employees and customers related to the care, use, health, and welfare of mice. Assists the Sr. Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Manger of Regulatory Compliance in responding to and resolving animal care and welfare issues that threaten to compromise the Laboratory's ability to conduct animal research or distribute animals. Participates in research studies in collaboration with JMCRS, In-vivo and other members of CMQ. Participates in writing research reports and where appropriate, may assist in applying for grant funding, internal or external. Works with Pathologists, Chief of Diagnostic Services, and Biosecurity Officer to investigate unusual clinical cases or cases involving known or suspected infectious disease. Also, signs/negotiates health certificates.  Qualifications DVM/VMDdegree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine; possesses qualifications needed to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Maine and to become certified by USDA in Maine. At least 2 years experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian; completion of a laboratory animal residency program and board certification by ACLAM is required. Skill in reading and comprehending technical specifications, laws, and codes as they relate to regulatory compliance. Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines. Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects. 2018-25553
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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