Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine
Job ID: R0043870 | Animal Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Veterinarian. The mission of the Center for Comparative Medicine is to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes laboratory animals. The Center does this in a manner that promotes the policies set by the Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC), whose charge is to oversee compliance by personnel at the University of Virginia with federal regulations and guidelines.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide oversight of the clinical veterinary care program for research animals at the University. The successful incumbent will:
  • Deliver expert clinical case management, treatment, and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species, including transgenic mice, rats, rabbits, pigs, sheep, ferrets, prairie voles, zebra finches, white-crowned sparrows, zebra fish, Xenopus tropicalis, and Xenopus laevis.
  • Provide surgical support, including anesthesia monitoring, induction, and recovery.
  • Perform or assist in minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived USDA animals upon request.
  • Understand, follow, and carry out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities.
  • Oversee rodent importation quarantine, review of health reports for incoming shipments, and the performance of rederivation procedures.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours and on weekends and holidays.

Training Responsibilities:
  • Develop veterinary technician training for new employees and continuing education.
  • Provide hands-on training for the Comparative Medicine staff and researcher staff.
  • Supervise veterinary technicians to ensure work meets expectations and provide annual evaluations.
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities.
  • Consult with research staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol development.
  • Teach research personnel in a Rodent Anesthesia and Surgery class every other month.
  • Ensure staff has resources needed to accomplish their tasks well and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews, and hiring decisions. Onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure research support can be provided when it does not interfere with routine health assessments.

Compliance Responsibilities:
  • Ensure regulatory compliance by reporting instances of non-compliance to the Office of Animal Welfare.
  • Review, implement, improve, and assist in audits of records, procedures, and protocols.
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings as a voting member and semiannual inspections/program review.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM or VMD).
  • Licensure: Active veterinary license in one of the United States and be either certified or board-eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Health Screening Requirement: Employees are required to comply with the Health System's new immunization policy: OCH-002: Occupational Health Screening and Maintenance. This position also requires a drug screening.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2023 (negotiable). This position is a managerial and professional (exempt-level) position and not tenure-track faculty.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $125,000-$160,000, commensurate with education and experience. Relocation reimbursement up to $20,000 will be provided. This is an exempt-level (salaried), benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position is located on the main grounds of the University of Virginia, but can include semiannual trips to the Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA; The Virginia State Arboretum in Front Royal, VA; and/or Mountain Lake Biological Station in Blacksburg, VA.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health and drug screening is required for this position prior to employment.

Physical Demands:
The candidate must be able to lift 30 lbs, stand at and walk between facilities for up to six hours per day, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment to work in environments that may contain hazards that include animal allergens, biohazards (ABSL2), hot machinery, radioisotopes, and chemical hazards.

For additional information about the position, please contact Sanford H. Feldman, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, at

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