The Veterinary Resident is a staff position that reports to the Division of Comparative Medicine Residency Program Director for immediate oversight and coordination of duties. The Veterinary Resident will ensure that adequate veterinary care and other aspects of the program are in compliance with the regulatory standards in the Division of Animal Care (DAC). In addition, the Veterinary Resident will participate in the DAC's efforts to improve services that support Vanderbilt's animal care program and researchers using animal models. This includes, but is not limited to, protocol review, consultation with investigators, and attendance at various meetings within the Division of Animal Care.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Provide clinical veterinary care to all animals maintained by the Vanderbilt Animal Care and Use Program
Perform veterinary rounds in animal facilities
Assist in the management of preventative medicine, health surveillance, disease prevention and clinical care for animals housed in assigned areas at Vanderbilt
Develop diagnostic and treatment plans in consultation with Principal Investigators (PI) and faculty veterinarians
Assist in the completion of necropsies, including gross and microscopic examinations
In consultation with faculty veterinarians, perform additional clinical and other related duties as requested
Participate in protocol review process and in post-approval compliance monitoring
Assist PI personnel with writing of veterinary portions of IACUC protocols
Review protocols assigned by the protocol analyst
Ensure congruency between reviews of similar protocols
Ensure protocols meet expectations of all regulatory agencies
Participate in semi-annual inspections, satellite facility inspections and other post-approval compliance monitoring activities as requested
Participate in the provision of training to Division of Animal Care and research personnel
Develop formal training materials on issues related to the care and use of animals in research and teaching
Provide hands-on training on clinical techniques for PI personnel and animal care staff through formal wet labs and informal interactions
Present formal small and large group lectures for PI personnel and animal care staff as assigned
Conduct a research project, mentored by a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty
Develop and implement a research project including protocol submission, data collection and result analysis
Prepare a paper based on the research project to be submitted for publication
Participate in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program including all didactic sessions and seminars
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION: Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree prior to starting the program.
Applicants must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution, or hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (EGFVG) certificate, or have completed the Program for Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE).
All applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in Laboratory Animal Medicine and biomedical research.
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