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(Archived) Clinical Veterinarian / Attending Veterinarian

Last Updated: 11/17/20

Job Description

Position Summary

The Clinical Veterinarian / Attending Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals (livestock and companion animals are included) at Zoetis. He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal.

Position Responsibilities

  • Exercise excellent veterinary skills to ensure humane animal care and treatment for all animals.
  • Possess good record keeping skills for animal accountability with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that practices, facilities, and records are in alignment with requirements of the AWRs and AAALACi using the 9CFR Part 1 -4, Guide and Ag Guide as regulatory and voluntary guidance documents.
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC participating in convened meetings, semi-annual review/inspections and responsible for timely protocol pre-review. (IACUC duties may include advising PIs on protocol design, disease interference, alternatives, pain and distress issues, anesthesia/analgesia, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results, etc.).
  • Influence and oversee activities related to maintenance of AAALACi accreditation; assisting management in obtaining Site and Corporate support and action where improvements are needed.
  • Oversee and maintain records for controlled drug use.

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and must possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S. and possess Federal
  • Must obtain a Nebraska Veterinary license with in one year of hire date
  • Must possess an in depth knowledge of USDA requirements. Must have two years previous personal computer experience with appropriate software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Access)
  • Possess ability to self manage and work independently. Assist occasionally with supervisory duties in the absence of CO Manager or Animal Care Team Leader. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work, with a high attention to detail, through to completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Technical Skills

  • Veterinary medical, preventative, diagnostic (including necropsy services), anesthesia, surgical and/or treatment services for all animals used at the Lincoln facilities and oversee and direct successful outcomes for any animal health needs at White Hall
  • Must be able to function in a team environment, but able to develop and drive projects independently to completion
  • Develop, write, edit and train colleagues on job training checklists (JTCs), SOPs as appropriate and supply required documentation of technical training and proficiency of PIs and Clinical Operations colleagues
  • Participate in Zoetis Global animal welfare initiatives as directed by management which may include participation on Standing or Limited Duration Teams (SDTs or LDTs), animal welfare teams, etc.

Physical Position Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Exposure to temperature variations
  • Disagreeable odors and dust
  • Constant standing
  • Potential animal bites and scratches
  • High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms
  • Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.