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Campus Veterinarian

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Job Description:

Campus Veterinarian

Job Category:



Office of Research

Position Code:




Closing Date:

Applicant review and screening will begin on or around 10/21/2019 and will continue through selection


$140,000 - $160,000


Campus Site

Background check:

Background check and fingerprinting may be required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.


Applies advanced professional veterinarian concepts to perform highly difficult general medical, surgical or diagnostic work. Provides consultation on problem or difficult cases. Mentors and oversees work of assigned personnel. May serve as chair of major committee such as quality improvement, peer review, etc. At Research Facilities: Ensures activities adhere to animal use protocols; provides assessment to Animal Care and Use. Provides consultation or clinical case management as needed. Consults on more difficult cases to review clinical records and determines if appropriate treatment is being given.


1) Has advanced understanding to be able to perform complex examinations, complete analyses, order X-rays, discuss special diets, and write prescriptions. Reviews reports and has the skill to interpret advanced results. Completes recharge forms for veterinary services.

2) Competent in maintaining animal health records, including both manual and computerized health data. Oversees operational animal care functions. Schedules veterinarians, technicians, and students to ensure adequate coverage for clients. Provides student instruction, in the form of daily rounds, and evaluates the students. Performs audits of completed clinical work. Oversees animals and monitors animal health on experimental protocols.

3) May present at educational conferences or informal case management conferences on area of specialization. Provides instruction essential to the successful management of a veterinary practice for DVM veterinary students. Oversees the rotation of students through practice groups.

4) Demonstrates advanced communication skills addressing sensitive issues with animals, clinical team members and staff.

5) Communicates with researchers, students and the community regarding the use of laboratory animals in research projects. Committee (ACUC).



- D.V.M. / V.M.D. or equivalent veterinary degree and 5 years of related experience. (Required)

- For Research Facilities: ACLAM diplomate (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine). (Preferred)

- California State Veterinary License (Required)

- USDA National Veterinary Accreditation (Preferred)


- Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of advanced Veterinarian duties. Advanced clinical and diagnostic skills. Demonstrate broad knowledge of traditional laboratory animal species, and willingness to work with non-traditional species.

- Must be able to communicate with owners / handlers, researchers and clinical staff members regarding variety of complex clinical care issues. Demonstrates interpersonal and oral communication skills to interact with all clients, students and residents.

- Must be able to work in a collaborative manner. Must have advanced diagnostic and decision making skills in more difficult cases. Must be able to diagnose animal condition and make associated treatment recommendations.

- Must be able to influence and interact well with others. Experience to teach basic animal handling and husbandry skills to students.

- Knowledge and/or experience with field research.

- Requires knowledge of electronic / medical records systems. Must be computer literate.

- Demonstrated ability to provide instruction and oversight of professional DVM students, residents and animal health technicians.

- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee breeding and management of genetically engineered rodents.

- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee management of genetically engineered fish. (Preferred)

- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee biosafety level 3 research and animal facilities. (Preferred)

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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