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VETERINARIAN 3 (Senior Veterinarian)

University of California - Davis
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Davis
Jun 18, 2024

Senior Veterinarian

Reporting to the Director of Campus Veterinary Services, provide medical care to research and teaching animals which includes rotating weekend on-calls and performing routine rounds of assigned animal care areas. Provide clinical and preventative health services to a wide variety of species: evaluate project-related clinical cases; perform research project support procedures; and review IACUC protocols. Act on behalf of the Attending Veterinarian (AV) with regards to veterinary oversight of the university animal care program and regulatory compliance. May at times act as AV when designated in the absence of the AV.

Applicants will be screened on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.

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Minimum Qualifications

For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to upload license, certification and/or educational degree if required of the position.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in a state, with the attainment of CA license within 1 year of employment.
  • Recent experience performing clinical care in a veterinary clinic, experience in a lab animal clinic preferred.
  • Recent experience in clinical medicine as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles, and other exotic species.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Experience working with large and small laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and exotic species.
  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by AAALAC International.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.
  • Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of laboratory animals.
  • Oral and written communication skills to develop procedures/instructions/training documents and to interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills for research and technical problems.

Key Responsibilities


Department Overview

This position is one of three senior veterinarians that support Campus Veterinary Services (CVS), a unit that provides routine veterinary care and project support for most research and teaching animals on and off campus.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $103,500.00 - $216,500.00 /annual
  • Salary Frequency: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 26
  • UC Job Title: VETERINARIAN 3
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: Manager will advise
  • Location: Davis, Ca
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-site


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  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • For eligible roles, UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness programs and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to walk, crouch, kneel, bend and lift heavy items or animals up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces (clinic, operating rooms, etc.).
  • Lifting, moving bending involved in the restraint and treatment of laboratory animals.
  • Sit/stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces; for example, during surgery or computer work.

Work Environment

  • Work flexible schedule.
  • Valid driver's license required. Position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System.
  • Rabies Vaccination and/or titer, annual tuberculosis screening, Measles vaccination and/or titer other titers/vaccinations as recommended by occupational health physician.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties wearing restrictive protective clothing such as respirators and other protective clothing.
  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
  • Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.
  • Ability to work on call, on a rotating basis. Incumbent is expected to carry pager/cell phone and provide 24 hour/after-hours veterinary coverage for the Davis and Sacramento Campuses.
  • Perform assigned duties in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 1, 2 or 3 facility where animals including nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such Q Fever, Valley fever, brucellosis, HIV, Herpes B virus and others.
  • Campus Veterinary Service employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles. https://ucdavispolicy.ellucid.com/documents/view/271

Special Requirements

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit:https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20.

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere