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Clinical Veterinarian

  • Requisition no: 499489
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Institute of Comparative Medicine
  • Grade: Grade 107
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration --
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Institute of Comparative (ICM) manages multiple animal facilities located on the three main campuses at Columbia University.  The clinical veterinarian is assigned to a cover a specific campus, but clinical and emergency duties may extend to the other campuses. The clinical veterinarian is responsible for animal care and welfare, regulatory compliance and research support at Columbia University. The clinical veterinarian's role encompasses veterinary care of multiple species and ensures that systems and processes meet standards established by ICM management, as well as applicable regulatory and institutional policies. Community service including IACUC responsibilities, ICM administrative work, and on-call rotation will be expected.   This position will work closely with other veterinarians and researchers as part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting innovative biomedical research.


  • Manages the clinical care and welfare of various laboratory animal species (rodents, non-human primates, aquatics, birds, rabbits, swine, etc..) by providing high quality preventative medicine, disease diagnosis and treatment, and research support (pre-and post-operative care, anesthesia, and euthanasia)
  • Assists the IACUC with protocol review, semiannual facility inspections, program evaluations, post approval monitoring and protocol compliance investigations. 
  • Consults with investigators on protocol development, and animal model selection and optimization.  Advises Investigators on appropriate animal use and regulatory compliance. Provides surgical, anesthesia and technical support to investigators through study conduct, investigator training, and animal model development. Provides didactic and hands-on regulatory training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Manages preventative medicine programs for all species.  This includes sentinel testing, animal vendor health status surveillance, and quarantine programs. Directs disease outbreak diagnosis, containment and eradication in consultation with senior ICM veterinarians and the research staff.
  • Assists senior ICM veterinarians with short and long-term space allocation planning for all species. Participates in the planning, design and commissioning of new facilities and renovations.  
  • Participates in the teaching and training of veterinary residents, and other duties as directed by management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY or another US state in good standing capable of getting licensed in NY within 90 days of hire, training or experience in laboratory animal medicine required. 
  • Prior experience in an academic environment a plus.  ACLAM board certification or board eligibility highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Type preferred qualifications


Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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