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Company: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

Under direction of Senior Staff Veterinarians provide veterinary medical care support for non-human primates in both hospital and outpatient areas. Work as a veterinary generalist providing all aspects of health care and preventive medicine to colony animals (non-human primates) as well as providing veterinary services to investigators. Participate in clinical and research veterinary medicine.

Physical Demands

-Provide health care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corncrib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
-Employee is required to work with animals/tissue that is infected with the HIV/SIV virus.
-Work with large and small nonhuman primates. Substantial animal contact. Must be willing to work with animals that may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus, influenza, etc..
-Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.

Work Environment

-Measles vaccination (and other vaccinations- i.e., small pox, influenza) or proof of previous illness required. TB test or chest x-ray, measles vaccination or previous proof of illness is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.
-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus, or Tuberculosis.
-Participate in evenings, weekend, and holiday on call veterinary services, Work includes weekend and evening research support and clinical duties. Shift assignments include both weekend and on call duty/emergency clinical care.
-Provide health care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corncrib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
-Work with tissue that is infected with the HIV/SIV virus.
-Work with large and small nonhuman primates. Substantial animal contact. Work with animals that may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus and Filoviruses.
-Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

-Doctorate degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college with clinical veterinary experience.
-Experience performing veterinary clinical duties in laboratory animal medicine specific to nonhuman primates.
-A CA State Veterinary License.
-Applied knowledge of veterinary medicine as it applies to the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primates.
-Applied knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of nonhuman primates (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulation, and California Public Health Law).
-Skills to read and interpret complex documents such as research protocols, regulations, policies.
-Interpersonal skills to interact professionally, positively, and collaboratively with others in a spirit of service while ensuring compliance requirements are met in a reasonable timeframe.
-Communication, time management, and customer service skills to work both as part of a team and independently.
-Experience in humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian with the completion of a laboratory animal residency program.
-Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed nonhuman primates including quarantine procedures, tuberculin testing, vaccination, parasitology and bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
-Veterinary clinical, anesthetic, and surgical skills with a variety of animals.
-Skills to interact with pathologists to identify patterns of disease in colony animals.
-Experience in gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of the nonhuman primate.
-Experience to teach in the classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis; and to make presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
-Working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in research (e.g., USDA, AAALAC).
-Completion of a Primate Residency Program.


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