Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Veterinarian in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN36419B

Job Title Clinical Veterinarian

Working Title Clinical Veterinarian

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $103,250 - $172,372

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides clinical care for a variety of laboratory animals that the University uses for biomedical research. Assists the Director in assuring compliance with animal care regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals.


  • Provides care to research animals in assigned areas, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records.
  • Provides anesthesia and surgical support as well as postoperative care for clinical and research procedures.
  • Assists researchers in protocol development, animal model selection and optimization, and proper animal care practices.
  • Provides IACUC veterinary review and assists in facility inspections, policy development, and other related activities.
  • Assists the Director in maintaining compliance with animal care regulations.
  • Establishes strong working relationships with departmental personnel, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Evening and weekend clinical coverage is required and the ability to respond promptly to emergencies is essential

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously : Standard vivarium environment; with typical vivarium environmental hazards and concerns. Standard laboratory environment; Safety shoes are required to be worn by all employees working in animal facilities
  • Seldom : Occasionally handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, rarely coming in contact with hazardous materials.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking, walking.
  • Often: Bending, reaching overhead, twisting.
  • Seldom: Lifting – up to 50 pounds, kneeling, squatting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM / VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine, ability to obtain licensure in the state of Utah, ability to obtain a DEA registration, and completion of a formal postdoctoral Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program required.
  • Two years’ related experience

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the job’s essential functions as outlined in the position description.


ACLAM certification is highly desirable. The successful candidate must have complete knowledge of animal care regulations and experience with AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written) are essential.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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