Provides professional medical care for animals to include assessment, treatment, and surgery.
- Diagnoses, treats, and controls diseases and injuries among research animals maintained in facilities at the university; performs surgery on sick and injured animals and prescribes and administer drugs, medicines and vaccines as appropriate.
- Confers with staff regarding type and number of research animals needed; provides instruction and assistance in the special care and treatment of animals.
- Conducts post-mortem examination of animals including the performance of hematology, parasitology, microbiology and clinical pathology laboratory tests and procedures.
- Prepares grant applications relating to laboratory animal care; advises faculty and research staff regarding U.S.D.A. and N.I.H. guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.
- Assists in the establishment and implementation of an effective quality control system for laboratory work; revises techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the AVMA. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is also required and three years of experience.