Job Details

Position Details

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Position Title:

Director of Animal Resources and University Attending Veterinarian

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Animal Resources

Location Address:

Hiring Supervisor:

Jason Pogue

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

150,000.00 - 200,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

TBD, 40 hours per week (minimum)

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

The Director of Animal Resources reports to the Vice President for Research and serves as the University Attending Veterinarian relative to guidelines published in the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals produced by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR), USDA's Animal Welfare Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and guidance documents from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and AAALAC International, as appropriate.  Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a Land Grant University with a breadth of research activities that include agriculture, biomedical, fisheries and wildlife studies.  Two types of animal programs exist at OSU, an administratively centralized Animal Resources (AR) program and programs not under direct administrative control of the Director of Animal Resources.  As University Attending Veterinarian, this position has responsibility for the health and welfare of all OSU animals involved in research, teaching, or testing in both the centralized and decentralized animal care programs.  This position also carries a faculty appointment within the College of Veterinary Medicine allowing for the opportunity for teaching within the veterinary curriculum.

At times it is necessary for this individual to work nights/weekends as well as outdoors during summers and winters.
Travel within Oklahoma and outside the state will be required for inspections and professional development.

1.  At times will need to work around and/or with large agricultural animals (cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, and goats), various breeds of dogs and cats, and wildlife; working with such animals always carries potential for bodily injury.
2.  At times will be required to work with animals being used in studies with hazardous agents, thus creating potential chemical and biological safety hazards.

At times may be required to lift items weighing 40 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 

D.V.M of Veterinary Medicine.

DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution.

Minimum of five (5) years experience in Lab Animal and Comparative Veterinary Medicine, not including training.

Must be licensed (or license-eligible) to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma (if license-eligible, must obtain an Oklahoma veterinary license upon acceptance of the position).

Must have direct experience and/or deep familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process

Preferred Qualifications:

ACLAM Board Certified

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.