Job Title: Attending Veterinarian/Director of Comparative Medicine


Job Summary:


We are currently seeking an experienced Attending Veterinarian/Director of Comparative Medicine to join our prestigious Institute. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing and directing the strategic and operational activities of our research animal program, ensuring the highest standards of animal care and compliance with relevant regulations. You will provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to our husbandry, veterinary services, research support, pharmacy, and administrative personnel.


Key Responsibilities:


1. Strategic Planning and Operational Oversight: Direct the strategic planning efforts to meet the projected needs of the Institute’s research animal support staff. Ensure proper housing and care of animals for research purposes. Manage fiscal resources effectively.

2. Animal Care and Compliance: Establish and monitor all animal care and use standards to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines. Oversee the medical care of all animals, including disease diagnosis and treatment, preventative medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine.

3. AAALAC Accreditation: Responsible for all AAALAC reviews and maintaining Institutional Accreditation. Ensure institutional compliance with accreditation standards.

4. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): Actively participate in the activities of the IACUC and interact with the Institutional Official as required.

5. Staffing and Leadership: Identify staffing needs and available expertise. Provide leadership and mentoring to all department staff. Lead the recruitment and selection process for departmental positions. Collaborate with the Human Resources Department on performance evaluations, staff training, and development.



1. Education and Experience: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program. ACLAM certification, DEA license, and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility, including 5 years’ experience in a managerial role. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

2. Regulatory Compliance: In-depth knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with USDA standards, Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, FDA GLP regulations, DEA Regulations, AAALAC guidelines, and all relevant state, county, and city rules and regulations. Demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles, and procedures.

3. Leadership and Communication Skills: Proven track record of effectively leading a large team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Strong prioritization skills to meet departmental functions and responsibilities within set deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills to foster productive relationships with administrative and non-administrative managers and colleagues. Ability to effectively communicate research needs to Institute leadership.

4. Professional Skills: Superior written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy, and discretion. Strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. Exceptional customer-service orientation. Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and projects simultaneously. Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with discretion. Ability to work independently.


Additional Qualifications (Preferred):

– Advanced non-veterinary scientific degree (Ph.D., M.S., etc.)

– DACLAM Certification



180,000 – 225,000


Relocation Assistance:

We offer relocation assistance for this position.