Clinical Veterinarian- Animal Resources Department

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • May 05, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description


Job #: H081

Posted Date: April 29, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Clinical Veterinarian- Animal Resources Department

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources Department

The ARD is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position Description:

Position is responsible for provision of quality clinical veterinary care for all animals maintained at The Salk Institute. Responsible for preventative medicine, quarantine, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and control of disease, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery and post-surgical care, euthanasia and clinical services directly related to research protocols. Position serves as a critical liaison between research investigators and the Animal Resources Department (ARD). Oversees Veterinary Services team and may provide leadership across ARD as needed in support or behalf of Sr. Director.



  • Must hold a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in California.


  • ACLAM or ACVP board certification or board eligibility.



  • Completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine or a minimum of three to five years professional experience in laboratory animal medicine with a specialty training in rodents and non-human primates.
  • Prior supervisory experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
  • Ability to participate in management on-call schedule.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.


    As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

    • TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year)
    • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
    • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
    • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside, exposure to animals and potential allergens.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled