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Animal Health Veterinarian

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Posted: 03/10/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 548935 Pay Rate: 103.00 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

  • Provides veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals.
  • Daily interactions providing service to Research & Development and Manufacturing & Quality departments.
  • Duties are daily (5 days a week) during normal business hours or Part-time to include some weekends providing clinical laboratory animal medicine, IACUC protocol development, minimal study support, animal user training and verification, and colony preventive medicine. 
  • Weekend “on call” duty where a veterinarian may be called to provide advice on veterinary care, and may on some occasions, provide onsite direct animal care. 
  • Identifies gaps and develops and implements animal care and use guidelines.
  • Conducts procedures and documents performance of effective veterinary preventive medicine program for animal colony.
  • Proactively provides uninterrupted veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC and GLP standards; responds to IACUC concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Functions as a resource and technical leader to the IACUC, principal investigators and study directors.
  • Mentors junior staff; participates in training.

  • Certification/License: DVM/VMD, ACLAM certification
  • Licensed in a state in US (State of CT a plus)
  • Board certified in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Experience in a research animal facility, pharmaceutical environment (toxicology) a plus.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD)
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