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Attending Veterinarian and Director, Animal Care Services

(University Director)

The University of Connecticut invites applications for Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Director of Animal Care Services (ACS). The successful applicant will serve as the institutional attending veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at the University of Connecticut – Storrs and its regional campuses; maintain a veterinary care program that ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals; develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with faculty, staff and students; and lead the administrative, management, technical and operational functions of ACS.  This is a full-time position with the opportunity to be a part of the academic community through faculty appointments, as appropriate, and through the development of research, scholarly inquiry and academic engagement activities.

This position resides within the Office of the Vice President for Research and works directly with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Animal Care Advisory Committee, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS), and the Schools of Pharmacy and Engineering to oversee, develop, implement and maintain animal care and use programs that support research, teaching and service activities.  Additionally this position works closely with the UConn Health animal care and use program to support and facilitate collaboration between the two programs.

The successful candidate serves as the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and as a member of the IACUC.  This position advises the Institution on all issues affecting animal care, housing and use, and shares responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring programs to insure regulatory compliance.  The incumbent participates in the veterinary review for all protocols and provides assistance to investigators in the development of protocols for IACUC submission. Additionally, this position provides direction and oversight of professional staff with responsibility for personnel decisions including hiring, firing, evaluation, training and promotion; determines priorities and work assignments.


Qualified candidates will possess a D.V.M. or V.M.D. from an AVMA-accredited institution; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; current licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with an ability to obtain a Connecticut license within one year; at least 10 years of  experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research activities); and at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership/management role.  Other minimum qualifications include a broad range of experiences with a variety of laboratory animals; in-depth knowledge of current Federal Animal Welfare Regulations; familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and the ability to sustain constructive relationships with colleagues and members of the animal user community.


Experience at a land-grant institution is preferred.


Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: (under Staff Positions), and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin immediately, with preference given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2018.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2018293)

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:

Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM
Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 28, 2018.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.