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Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources

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SNBL USA is a scientific contract research organization providing preclinical research services to pharmaceutical and biotech clients throughout the world. We are an AAALAC accredited GLP compliant facility offering study programs ranging from regulatory toxicology to customized study designs and disease models. Our specialized programs and services include reproductive toxicology, safety pharmacology, immunotoxicology, and carcinogenicity. SNBL USA strives to provide the highest quality animal welfare, research and science by supporting an environment where our employees can generate their own personal and professional success, one day at a time. SNBL USA embraces the practice of continuous improvement through accountability.

The Attending Veterinarian & Director of Laboratory Animal Resources has direct or delegated program authority and responsibility to ensure that adequate veterinary care and all aspects of animal welfare, in accordance with current regulatory and veterinary practices, is provided at all times

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Oversee the provision of routine and/or specific veterinary medical support for all animal species housed at SNBL USA in Everett, WA and the Scientific Resource Center (SRC) in Alice, TX.
• As a member of the site management team, provide professional leadership in the care and resolution of complex, medical cases and operational issues that arise within the animal facility.
• Successfully provide specialized consultations with current and prospective clients to represent the company in a range of topics including animal-based research, sales, marketing, project development and business development initiatives.
• Assist in the design and implementation of the animal welfare and preventative medicine program for all animal species, including sentinel programs.
• Provide guidance to Study personnel involved in the care and use of animals regarding handling, immobilization, anesthesia, analgesia, tranquilization, and euthanasia.
• Provide training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures, husbandry practices, and appropriate and humane use of animals.
• Serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
• Oversee the DEA Controlled Substance program including inventory requirements, regulations, and appropriate training.
• Primary liaison with USDA, AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies as needed.

1. Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
2. Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. Must be eligible for licensure in Washington State.
3. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent strongly preferred
4. Experience:
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine with 10-15 years experience in laboratory animal medicine.
• An excellent understanding of biomedical research in animal models with significant knowledge and experience working with nonhuman primates preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience required.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and research personnel as well as current and prospective clients.
• Experience in a GLP environment with knowledge of drug development process is preferred.
• Detailed comprehension of regulatory requirements and AAALAC standards.
• Excellent verbal and written skills.

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Robin Bell
6605 Merrill Creek Pkwy
Everett, WA 98203

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