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Clinical Veterinarian: University of Toronto

Clinical Veterinarian: University of Toronto

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine 

Department: Division of Comparative Medicine 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)   


Description: Befitting the University of Toronto's preeminent position as a leader in research and teaching in Canada, candidates for the position of Clinical Veterinarian should have the benefit of years of experience in a major biomedical research setting and have full appreciation of the complexities of administration of an animal care program at an institution with a high public profile. The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) in the Faculty of Medicine operates one of North America's largest animal care programs; this position is therefore a key position in the Canadian animal care field. The Faculty of Medicine: The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine includes 8,000 faculty members, 850 staff, and 7,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, rehabilitation sciences, medical radiation sciences, physician assistant education, doctoral and professional graduate programs. It has nine fully affiliated hospitals and 18 community-affiliated hospitals and health facilities. The Faculty of Medicine and its fully affiliated hospitals are also a thriving research enterprise — one of the largest in North America — that includes one-fifth of all health and biomedical Canada Research Chairs and has attracted $809 million in research funding (2013-14). This year, the National Taiwan University Ranking placed U of T first in Canada and fourth in the world; the Faculty of Medicine was recognized third in the world in the sub-category of clinical medicine.  Job Description: The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for all aspects of veterinary care and professional services provided by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). Veterinary care includes the provision of surgical services consistent with the guidelines provided by the federal association of laboratory animal veterinarians (CALAM). The incumbent will also supervise the Division's surgical facilities. Professional services include the provision of consultative services to investigators, education and training of investigative staff and expert review of protocols and animal use as a member of local and institutional Animal Care Committees. The incumbent will also provide professional administration of the animal care program, including oversight with respect to resource allocation and maintenance of the physical plant. In all activities, the incumbent is expected to ensure that animal care and use meets or exceeds requirements for compliance with regulatory agencies at both provincial and federal levels. The incumbent will be expected to liaise with regulatory officials and to communicate the results of inspections/assessments by regulatory officials to investigative staff.   



Education: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a license to practice in the Province of Ontario. A graduate degree and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College for Laboratory Animal Medicine. Experience: Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience working in a major university or a major biotech/pharma animal care program or equivalent. Experience educating and training staff on applicable ethics, legislation and guidelines. Experience providing consultation to both internal and external stakeholders. Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent computer skills including a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel). Other: The incumbent must be able to work under time constraints with minimal or no supervision and be very adept at multitasking. As there are often many issues which need to be addressed in a timely manner, the incumbent will be required to prioritize work.


Travel: Limited 

Employee Group: Professional / Managerial 

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 

Schedule: Full-time 

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 6 -- Broadband Salary Range: $94,495 - $147,091 (Open) -- Hiring Zone: $94,495 - $118,116   

Job Field: Research & Teaching 

Job Posting: Apr 17, 2018 

Job Closing: May 8, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Job Number: 1801422 


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Company Name: University of Toronto
Active from 4/20/2018

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