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VETERINARY SERVICES MANAGER
Job Title: VETERINARY SERVICES MANAGER
Job Code: 2970
Job Level: 13
Revised Date: 03/10/2005
Job Family: JF 05
Position is responsible for the oversight of diagnostic, surgery and clinical veterinary technician services. Manage the experimental surgery facility, coordinate veterinary support services for principal investigators, and manage the daily health observations and treatments of all research animals.
Direct the hiring process, training and evaluation of clinical staff; i.e. Researchers and Veterinary Technicians.
Schedule work assignments, monitor performances, commence disciplinary action if necessary.
Generate monthly, semiannual and annual reports for all laboratories and clinical activities.
Develop purchasing, budget projections for large equipment and supplies in assigned areas.
Maintain Veterinary medical records for the division; work with Veterinarians and Administrative staff to computerize records. Develop, prepare and facilitate standard operating procedures for staff to follow and implement procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
Coordinate the Duke University rodent sentinel and diagnostic program and work with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Compliance Officers to assure that animal users are following approved protocols.
Schedule research support services for principal investigators, such as polyclonal antibody production, sample collections, surgical procedures and instructions on animal care or specialized procedures.
Work with principal investigators, clinical staff and animal care staff to ensure that the health status of animals is maintained.
Maintain inventory and purchase diagnostic and/or surgical equipment, order supplies, maintaining all controlled veterinary drugs, and preparation of charges for services provided.
Assist Clinical Veterinarians and Division Director as needed: Such projects may include demonstrating specialized techniques, assisting in specific, complex research projects/surgeries, and teaching specific methods, procedures, or classes.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduation from an accredited two-year American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) program of veterinary technology. Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in animal science, biology, zoology, or other science related to veterinary medicine is desirable. Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification and Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) preferred.
Five years working in veterinary medicine, lab animal medicine, and lab diagnostic, with two years of supervisory experience.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
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