Clinical Veterinarian (74930)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 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 major research institution with over $900 million in research per year. This is a non-tenure track position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodents.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to contribute to the management and continuous improvement of the UF animal care program. This includes development of policies and procedures, oversight of individual ACS facilities, participating in IACUC and regulatory inspections, and reviewing IACUC protocols.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to participate in the training of ACS staff, researchers, veterinary student interns/externs in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to work closely with researchers to facilitate their work.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to assist with and provide direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.

Minimum Requirements :

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with ACS and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout campus.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications and Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Completed ACLAM Board certification.
  • Three to four years of experience in an academic animal research environment.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
  • Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC work, teaching/training and leadership roles
  • Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances

The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.

Please upload a cover letter, CV, and list of references for consideration.

All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews, upon submittal.

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Questions about the position may be directed to Karl Andrutis (Chair of the Search Committee) at or (352) 273-9245.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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