Conduct the overall program of veterinary care for Company Laboratory Animal Services including, but not limited to, oversight of quarantine and biosecurity practices, health status and species segregation, health surveillance and control of disease, clinical care of animals, oversight of record keeping, aseptic techniques, surgery pain and distress, anesthesia and analgesia and humane euthanasia.
Serve on the Company Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) as Attending Veterinarian (AV), attending bi-monthly meetings of the IACUC and provide professional advice in this capacity.
Provide, as needed, surgical and/or ophthalmological support.
Conduct weekly scheduled facility rounds in support of clinical care, animal health and well-being at Company. Make recommendations or humane decisions on animal health as necessary.
Inspect, as requested, the vivarium facility and its records, as well as any other lab space used for animal treatment, for compliance with federal and local guidelines and regulations pertaining to animal care (semi-annual facility and program reviews by Code of Federal Regulations Title 9).
Review all Animal Procedures (APs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies pertaining to animal care and use, ensuring conformance with federal regulations and guidelines and make recommendations, as necessary, to ensure regulatory compliance.
As needed, provide assessment of the qualifications and competence of Company staff and animal handling personnel. Provide training, and sign off as deemed necessary for Company principal investigators, in vivo users and animal care staff.
As need, conduct a post-approval monitoring program to ensure compliance with IACUC protocol documents.
Assist with communication regarding backup veterinary care during holidays and weekend, or in the event of your absence or other inability to perform Services as veterinarian. Notify Company of the appropriate contact information regarding the designated veterinary backup.
Provide guidance, on an on-call basis to relevant Company staff on the appropriate handing, immobilization, sedation, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia of animals. In addition, should it be necessary, provide oversight of surgery programs and postsurgical care.
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