The HPC Site Director of Veterinary Medicine will provide oversight and leadership for veterinary, animal care and research personnel; as well as participate in client services and communication at the Hampton Primate Center. The Site Director provides veterinary health care and advice regarding the care and maintenance of non-human primates and training for animal care and veterinary personnel. This includes assisting in providing general preventative, diagnostic, and/or therapeutic veterinary medicine and overseeing the operation of the AGI veterinary hospitals and veterinary technician staff. The HPC Site Director has the experience to provide daily examinations, make medical and behavioral observations, administer appropriate techniques and treatments, and perform research tasks according to established protocols. The HPC Site Director may also perform gross necropsies as part of the program for animal health surveillance and disease control. The HPC Site Director, who reports to the Attending Veterinarian (AV), will have a leading role in the planning and development of new programs and facilities. The HPC Site Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and AAALAC for the Hampton Primate Center site. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee AGI’s HPC Veterinary and Animal Care Program, including coordinating with and supervising the Colony Manager in regards to AGI Processing, Husbandry and Veterinary Medical activities as appropriate Assist the Clinical Veterinarians with clinical veterinary care, examination, treatment, surgery and follow-up for colony primates Provide consultation and instruction to investigators and technical research and veterinary staff in animal care, pre- and post-procedural care, new procedures, aseptic surgery, and related topics Review animals care protocols and serve as a member of animal care and use committees Provide emergency and weekend on-call veterinary medical coverage Maintain records of work performed Communicate with government Project Managers and AV about colony needs Ensure Company compliance of Federal regulations of operations Oversee facility inspections for HPC Ensure facility preparation for site visits Perform other responsibilities as assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Delegate the required work assignments and oversee the completion of this work while monitoring Veterinary Services and Animal Care personnel performance. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Demonstrate excellent veterinary medical knowledge (e.g. animal anatomy, physiology, and pathology) Have the ability to provide veterinary care and interpret diagnostic test results (e.g. history, physical examination, sample collection, basic field tests and interpretation of clinical laboratory and radiology results) Have the ability to provide treatment skills such as supportive care, medications, surgery and pain management Manage stress and adapt well to changing situations Understand professional limitations in knowledge, skills and ability, and seek appropriate assistance when needed Good computer skills and use of Microsoft Office Good managerial and supervisory skills EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: DVM/VMD from a veterinary medical college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Current state licensure in at least one state and able to obtain licensure in South Carolina within 60 days of hire. Five to seven years of laboratory primate experience is required. Post-doctoral or veterinary research experience and ACLAM eligibility or diplomate status is desired. The Site Director must have good reading, writing, mathematics and computer skills (Access, MS Word, Excel, email and internet). CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: South Carolina Drivers’ License or equivalent. Current DVM licensure in at least one state and ability to obtain South Carolina License within 60 days. Eligibility to obtain DEA certification required. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents, including business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, SOPs, protocols, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and the general public. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to all levels of employees, including Directors and Managers. REASONING ABILITIES: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule format.
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Our team includes 6 veterinarians and 23 veterinary nurses / techs