The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
The duties of this position are in support of educational, research missions, goals and objectives of the University and the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the Central and Waterfront Campuses (CWC). The appointee will oversee and direct clinical and surgical veterinary care to the large population of laboratory animal species in support of colony health and welfare.
Ensures the provision of veterinary care to all colony animals, development and oversight of preventative medicine programs, assists investigators with animal study model and experimental design development and oversight of medical, surgical and technical support to research scientists. The appointee is also responsible for clinical and didactic mentoring and training veterinary residents and visiting clinical trainees; directs the training of research staff in the humane care and use of research animals; IACUC and IBC membership; and regulatory and protocol compliance in the care and use of research animals. This position directly supervises the veterinary clinical and surgical support staff, including clinical veterinarians and animal/clinical/surgical health technicians and indirect supervision of veterinary residents.
Provides management, mentorship and leadership of the veterinary team and visiting veterinary trainees. Establishes clinical schedules, ensures team proficiency and oversees case management. Communicates and coordinates veterinary processes within departmental leadership to ensure synergy with departmental workflows.
Responsible for the oversight of clinical and surgical veterinary care of all laboratory animal species housed the OHSU CWC. Clinical veterinary responsibilities include, direction and oversight to the veterinary team for medical and surgical case management, evaluation of new and ongoing clinical cases, ensures animal health facilities are equipped to support care needs in terms of equipment, supplies, workflow and staffing.
Provides veterinary expertise on animal IACUC protocol development to ensure the health needs of study animals, compliance with federal regulatory requirements, OHSU policies and DCM’s processes, guidelines and procedures. Serves as an active member of the IACUC and IBC; attends and participates in meetings, protocol review and animal facility/laboratory inspections; facilitates communication between research and veterinary care staff; and participates in SOP, guideline and policy development.
Develops and oversees training in the humane care and use of laboratory animals for research staff, including colony management, technical and surgical procedures, anesthesia and species-specific care.
Plays a leadership role in Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident Consortium (OSLAMRC) program. Mentorship, training and oversight of OHSU veterinary residents and OSLAMRC visiting veterinary residents, including establishing resident rotations, active participation in the didactic program, clinical care and supporting residents in meeting their training program requirements.
Participation in a veterinary on-call rotation.
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