Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Clinical Veterinarian

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

The Colony veterinarian provides veterinary clinical and preventative care within the Resources & Logistics Unit of the Division of Comparative Medicine. The position assures/provides preventive medical care and clinical care of approximately 5,000 non-human primates at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), and assists with breeding colony management and animal resource planning for the campus.

Duties include, but are not limited to, veterinary preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical protocol development and review, provision of USDA health certificates, and assistance with management of colony breeding programs. As part of the Resources & Logistics unit, ensures facility compliance with NIH guidelines and Animal Welfare regulations. This position will additionally support projects within the Resources and Logistics unit regarding colony health and management.  Additional responsibilities include acting as a resource of nonhuman primate medicine through the publication and participation in teaching and presentation in local and national settings.

Required Qualifications

  • D.V.M /V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Three to five years clinical veterinary experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of normal physiological parameters, typical disease processes, and diagnostics in NHP
  • Valid US veterinary medical license and USDA Category I certification
  • Work involves moving on wet and/or slick surfaces, through narrow corridors between rows of cages, and climbing stairs to corral observation platforms
  • Work in areas where there is risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids
  • Work where there is risk of exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and sanitizing chemicals
  • Ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs), and lift objects weighing approximately 19 kg (42 lbs) to approximately shoulder height
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACLAM or equivalent board certification or eligibility
  • 1-2 years NHP experience
  • Knowledge and practice of biosafety level 2 & 3 procedures. Understanding of epidemiology
  • Oregon Veterinary License and USDA Category II certification

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

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.


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