Attending Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Medicine.

The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for ensuring the clinical care of animals on all studies in the vivarium as well as colony animals. In addition, the individual would oversee surgical procedures, post-operative care, and diagnostic imaging while overseeing the team of veterinary staff. 

The Attending Clinical Veterinarian will contribute to the team by: 

  • Providing medical and surgical care for laboratory animals to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support

  • Performing physical, ophthalmic, and other needed exams on laboratory animals

  • Providing expertise on anima health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians, and providing training to staff when necessary. 

  • Providing expertise on research studies and becoming involved as a partial Study Director for preclinical research studies. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the clinical care of all laboratory animals on site. 

  • Manage and provide direction to junior staff, scheduling activities, and personnel development of the veterinary technical team. 

  • Develop and revise SOPs to assure facility compliance with applicable regulations, client expectations, and current industry standards.

  • Assisting the site supervisor to ensure that the policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance and contain relevant regulations

  • Reporting all animal care concerns and becoming involved in the resolution. 

  • Ensure the facility is in compliance with all applicable guidelines, regulations, and standards that relate to animal care and use as it pertains to USDA, FDA, and AAALAC

  • Direct, implement and oversee health monitoring, developing, and implementing corrective actions for deficiencies and technical oversight of veterinary staff.

  • Deliver and develop clinical training programs for the veterinary and research staff. 

  • Provide clinical and technical support to internal and external customers

  • Provide anesthesia and perform surgical support along with surgical and analgesic technical expertise to facilitate protocol development.

  • Ensure adherence to established protocols and help to refine best practices

  • Participate in inspections both internal and external with clients 

  • Provide support for activities for the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) including protocol development, review, and facility inspections along with serving on the IACUC committee. 


  • -Veterinary Degree (DVM or VMD) from a US accredited veterinary program or foreign veterinary program with requirements met for US state licensure

  • -Experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine

  • -Ability to gain a Califonia DVM license or commitment to obtain with 60 days of an offer. 

Benefits include

  • DEA registration reimbursement

  • Continuing education reimbursement

  • Assistance and encouragement for DACLAM certification

  • Paid time off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K