The Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor). The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 125 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities.
The University of Florida is a top-10, public, land-grant research university, as well as the state’s oldest and most comprehensive higher education institution. With 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers and institutes on its Gainesville campus, UF is among the nation’s six most academically diverse universities. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s best institutions: No. 7 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Schools” (2020). UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the lives of individuals throughout the state, nation and world. Its 6,000 faculty members had a record $865 million in research expenditures in 2018, with major funding from the public and private sectors.
The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States; a minimum of three years training or experience in laboratory animal medicine (with large animals and with a broad range of rodent models), excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred knowledge and experience also includes: very good computer skills and presentation experience, working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research as well as, familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals. ACLAM board eligibility or certification is preferred for this position and the successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and USDA accreditation within one year of employment date.
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