Job Posting # 827434
Position: Clinical Veterinarian
Site: MARS Tower
Department: Animal Resource Centre (ARC)
Reports to: Senior Director, ARC
Status: Permanent Full-time
Shifts: Rotating on-call
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Veterinarian in our Animal Resource Centre.
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University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
At UHN, currently investigators use all common species of laboratory animals, including a large population of transgenic and knockout mice. The facilities are used by 200+ scientists from five research and one teaching institutes with 900 approved protocols. ARC operates one of the largest hospital-based programs in Canada and has staff of over 90 technicians and five veterinarians involved actively in translational research at facilities that have integrated multi-modal imaging facilities, behavior suites and operating rooms.
This is a full time non-academic position reporting to Senior Director of Animal Resources Centre.
The Clinical Veterinarian’s responsibilities include providing clinical, diagnostic and veterinary care to a wide range of species; oversight of the preventative medicine and health surveillance program; updating site/study specific standard operating procedures; providing research advise and support in the development and usage of appropriate animal models; assisting in pre-, intra- and post-operative surgical procedures as well as anaesthesia and analgesia; and developing study specific humane endpoints in consultation with the Principal Investigator, the Animal Care Committees and ARC staff.
In addition, the Clinical Veterinarian provides support to the ARC Quality Assurance Program; assists in the development and review of the ARC Training Program for researchers and facility staff; supports the Animal Care Committees with protocol pre-submission veterinary reviews and post-approval monitoring; ensures that the facilities are compliant with regulatory requirements; and assists the Senior Director with other administrative and functions of the facilities as required.
The successful candidate must hold a DVM degree and be licensed to practice in Ontario with a minimum of 2 years of experience in laboratory medicine. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as a service-oriented approach are essential. The position requires an ongoing interface with Principal Investigators and their laboratory staff and that the veterinarian be on a rotating on-call schedule. The applicant must be familiar with the Animals for Research Act as well as the Guidelines and Policies of the Canadian Council on Animal
• This position requires that the veterinarian be on a rotating on-call schedule
• The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and be licensed to practice in Ontario
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine or other equivalent experience
• Experience with small and large animal research models required
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a service-oriented approach are essential
• References will be required
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Posted Date: July 26, 2018 Closing Date: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.