Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Clinical Veterinarian

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Comparative Medicine
Salary Range
Based on AAMC guidelines
Monday - Friday
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The overarching responsibilities 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 primarily provide direct clinical, anesthesia, peri-operative and surgical veterinary care to the colony of USDA-covered animal species in support of colony health and welfare.


This position works within a team of veterinarians and veterinary health technicians within the greater department.  The individual must exemplify the following personal attributes, as they serve in an oversight capacity within the department:

  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient time management, structural and personal organizational skills
  • An ability to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities
  • A teamwork and collaborative mindset

Function/Duties of Position

Ensures the provision of veterinary care to all colony animals. Assists investigators with animal study model and experimental design development and regulatory and protocol compliance in the care and use of research animals. Specific areas of clinical oversight are USDA-covered species and surgical/anesthesia case management of those species.  This position assists in indirect supervision of veterinary surgical technicians and veterinary residents through clinical, anesthesia and surgical case management. 


Provides veterinary expertise on IACUC protocol development, compliance with federal regulatory requirements, OHSU and IACUC policies and DCM’s processes, guidelines and procedures.  Serves as an active member of the IACUC; attends and participates in meetings, protocol review and animal facility/laboratory inspections; assists with the development of IACUC policies and Standard Procedures, facilitates communication between research and veterinary care staff; and participates in SOP, guideline and policy development.


This position also oversees the environmental enrichment program and provides or supports technical, surgical and anesthesia training for departmental staff, researchers and visiting learners.


Participation in a veterinary on-call rotation weekday, weekend and holidays.

Required Qualifications

Required Education/Certification/Licensure:

  • D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary school
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States
  • ACLAM Board Eligible


Required Experience:

  • At least three years of experience caring for laboratory animals, including surgery, anesthesia and medical care of large and small laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC functions, protocol review, federal regulations and AAALAC standards

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Certification/Licensure:

  • ACLAM Board Certification
  • Oregon Veterinary Licensure
  • USDA Accreditation
  • DEA Registration

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in advanced anesthesia practices and surgery.
  • Experience in the care of a diversity of laboratory species.

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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