Staff Veterinarian (9545U) 24410
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The Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) is a "Research Support Unit" under of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Berkeley. OLAC's mission is to support UC Berkeley's quality research program by promoting the highest standards of animal care, welfare, regulatory compliance, education, training and customer service. OLAC is responsible for overseeing the centralized animal care and use program on the Berkeley campus. OLAC provides health care, research and teaching assistance, and housing facilities for all animals that are used for research and teaching on this campus. OLAC provides a range of services, including:
- Daily animal care
- Administration of the animal health care program
- Facility maintenance
- Room monitoring
- The processing of animal and pharmaceutical orders
- Veterinary research service support, including quarantine
- Transfer and shipment of animals
- Working with controlled substances and its disposal.
In coordination with the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC), OLAC works with investigators to ensure compliance of all state and federal regulations and provides information regarding training requirements. In addition, OLAC oversees security access to all animal facilities. The Office of Laboratory Animal Care employing around 45 full time employees provides campus- wide assistance to our researchers, investigators, faculty and students, to fulfill the mission of the University in research and teaching. The annual budget is over 6 million.
Reporting to the Director of OLAC, the incumbent will conduct or assist with routine, emergency and critical veterinary care and animal husbandry activities for clinical or laboratory animal patients. The incumbent will work with senior Veterinarian and Veterinary technicians to ensure adherence to Animal Use Protocols, provides assessment to Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 7, 2021
- Applying professional veterinary concepts, conducts routine examinations, diagnoses, and administers medical treatments, performs select procedures such as anesthesia, as authorized
- Has understanding to be able to perform routine examinations, complete analyses, order X-rays, discuss special diets, animal breeding, and write prescriptions. Reviews reports, and has the skill to interpret results. Completes recharge forms for veterinary services.
- Learning how to utilize animal health records, including both manual and computerized health data. Learning to evaluate animals and monitor animal health on experimental protocols. Reviews reports with help of other mid-level practitioners and supervision.
- Attends staff conferences. Participates in training veterinary students, interns, and technicians in providing basic care.
- Demonstrates clear communication skills and professionalism with animals and clinical team members.
- Requires knowledge associated with conducting examinations, prescribing, and administering treatments, and advising investigators and animal care staff. Evolving clinical skills.
- Must be able to communicate with both PI / Investigatory Staff and animal care staff members regarding routine care. Demonstrates interpersonal and oral communication skills to interact with all Investigators, students, and residents.
- Must be able to work in a collaborative manner. Must be able to diagnose animal condition and determine appropriate treatment.
- Must be able to influence others.
- Requires knowledge of electronic / medical records systems. Must be computer literate.
- General knowledge of institutional and government guidelines and rules governing health care, husbandry and housing of animals.
- Degrees: D.V.M. / V.M.D. or equivalent veterinary degree.
- Licenses: Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California if performing direct animal care with a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
- Certifications: Board certified or Board eligible in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Board eligible, must become Board certified within three years of hire.
Salary & Benefits
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, 2-year contract position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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