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University of Utah Veterinarian/Sr. Veterinarian in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN25628B

Job Title Veterinarian

Working Title Veterinarian/Sr. 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 95000 to 202300

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.


1.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.

2.Provides anesthesia and surgical support as well as postoperative care for clinical and research procedures.

3.Assists researchers in protocol development, animal model selection and optimization, and proper animal care practices.

4.Provides IACUC veterinary review and assists in facility inspections, policy development, and other related activities.

5.Assists the Director in maintaining compliance with animal care regulations.

6.Establishes strong working relationships with departmental personnel, research staff, and institutional administrators.

7.Evening and weekend clinical coverage is required and the ability to respond promptly to emergencies is essential.

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. 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.

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


Consideration for Sr. Veterinarian will be given to applicants that are ACLAM boarded and have 5+ years’ experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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.