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Clinical Veterinarian

Office of Research Los Angeles, California

Job Description


The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position of Clinical Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist the Director of the department in supporting research programs and providing animal health care to a diverse animal population including both small and large laboratory animals.

This individual will provide clinical veterinary care to animals; manage preventive medical programs; participate in IACUC activities; perform post-approval monitoring of protocols; provide training programs; provide consultation for research staff; supervise employees; and participate in resident training in an ACLAM-approved training program.


· Provide clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services and care to animals

· Manage preventive medical programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities

· Participate in IACUC activities including investigator interactions, protocol review, and inspections

· Perform post-approval monitoring of animal research protocols

· Provide training programs for animal care and research staff members

· Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators

· Assist in maintaining university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies

· Supervise unit employees as assigned

· Participate in training residents in an ACLAM-approved training program

· Perform other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time


Minimum Education:

D.V.M or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

3 years of veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting

Minimum Field of expertise:

· Veterinary medical license in at least one state or eligibility for licensure in California

· Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of laboratory animal species

· Completion of a residency training program in laboratory animal medicine, ACLAM board certification or eligibility, and experience working at an academic research institution are highly desirable

· Excellent administrative skills including recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, and applying understood policies and procedures

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills


It’s an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”


USC has excellent benefits, include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). Located central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events. For more information about benefits see

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

The annual base salary range for this position is $126,684.66 - $137,540.88. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: D.V.M Minimum Experience: 3 Years Minimum Field of Expertise: California State license in Veterinary Medicine and veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting

REQ20126836 Posted Date: 11/28/2022

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