Attending Veterinarian

Job Description:

The Attending Veterinarian will be responsible for overseeing Seattle Children's Research Institute's compliance obligations with regard to animal research.

  • Serves on the IACUC as the Attending Veterinarian and voting member. Attends monthly IACUC meetings. Evaluates and reviews assigned animal use protocols and amendments. Participates in semiannual inspections.
  • Conducts clinical rounds and animal facility inspections at least once a month to monitor veterinary care program and general condition of facility.
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of Animal Care Business Director to ensure appropriate animal care and husbandry.
  • Provides guidance to Clinical Veterinarian and Veterinary Technicians regarding clinical care of laboratory animals, including pigs, rabbits, rodents and aquatics.
  • Serves as the back up/emergency veterinarian, including occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Participates in preparation of reports and response letters to regulatory agencies, and other documents that are required to maintain accreditation and regulatory compliance.
  • Serves as the contact point for the AAALAC and assists during the AAALAC site visit. Maintains and provides necessary revision to the AAALAC-International program description.
  • Communicates essential departmental updates and educational information related to research animal use to the principal investigators and their research staff.

Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty certification is required. Candidates should have a minimum of 5-years of experience in all aspects of animal care and use program.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application review will begin June 2017. Anticipated start date for this position is July 31, 2017.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • At least five (5) years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.

Required Credentials:

  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State.


  • ACLAM board eligible or certified.

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