Attending Vet

  • Job type

  • Location

  • Profession

  • Industry

    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay

    $200,000 -$250,000
  • Closing date

    20 May 2024

Attending Vet – Permanent – Worcester, MA– $200,000 -$250,000

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

Our client is seeking a Attending Vet in Worcester, MA.

Role Description

• Defines and implements laboratory animal science program including veterinary care, animal care and provides administrative direction in compliance with all regulations and policies, nationally and locally.

• Ensures that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, guidelines, and SOPs, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and regulations.

• Ensures that documentation requirements are met.

• Partners with research teams to offer proactive guidance and expertise to inform decisions on protocols and procedures to ensure the most efficient use of laboratory animals on studies.

• Institutes the use of appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries.

• Ensures daily observation of all animals by personnel to assess their health and well-being.

• Provides expertise and consultation on matters regarding animal and personnel health status-control program including, but not limited to vaccinations, safety programs, zoonosis control, euthanasia methods, and other appropriate provisions related to animal research.

• Provides oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, as applicable.

• Provides oversight of the animal behavior and enrichment program.

• Manages veterinary (medicine and surgery) staff and provides appropriate training for each role Ensures that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.

• Collaborates with the training program on the development and/or training of new or innovative techniques and other procedural improvements. May provide oversight of the verification of staff proficiency and assists with approval of designated trainer status. Responsible for ensuring proficiency of all on-site clients and/or consultants who work with animals.

• Experienced in building and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. May perform surgeries, provide surgical support and/or anesthesia, or provide surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.

• Serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)as a member.

• Provides emergency coverage and on weekends and holidays, as scheduled, for the care of animals.

• Participates in the development and implementation of company policies, state and federal regulations and other assignments required to support the animal care program (e.g. SOP development and implementation, maintenance of AAALAC accreditation standards).

• Remains current on new and revised study protocols, animal care, treatments, etc.

• Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

• Proactively partners with key stakeholders across the organization (e.g., HR, Compliance, Facilities, Environmental Health& Safety, Occupational Health).

Skills & Requirements

• 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

• certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

• 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

• equivalent formal education deemed appropriate by APHIS administrator

• 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

• License to practice Veterinary Medicine in California.

• DACLAM eligible preferred

• Experience with biosafety, crisis management and occupational health & safety training.

• Excellent communication (oral and written) skills and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with various levels of personnel collaborating on research projects, clients and vendors and for presentations.

• Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as demonstrate the ability to work independently within established policies and procedures.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of study protocols and IACUC processes involved. Proficient in computer-based software programs: Microsoft® Office Suite, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and the Internet.

• Personnel working with Non-Human Primates (NHP) must provide proof of measles vaccination or updated titers prior to initial contact with animals.

• Personnel working with NHP must provide current results of TB testing or be tested prior to initial contact with animals. Annual tuberculosis screening is required of all employees working with NHPs.

• Personnel must avoid contact and exposure to rodents/small animals as pets and/or animal environments which might pose as transmitters of disease into animal facility (i.e. farms, zoos, veterinarian office, etc.).

• Manual dexterity to operate facility equipment.

• Required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment in each area as described by SOPs.

Benefits/Other Compensation

Medical, Dental, + Vision. Memorial offers two different medical plans administered by community care plan

Why Hays?

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