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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.
- 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.
- 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