Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Clinical Veterinarian, Lab Animals

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $84,240.00 - $120,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Clinical Veterinarian, Lab Animals

Arizona State University

Dept Animal Care Technologies

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Work as a Clinical Veterinarian for a top employer. Forbes listed Arizona State University as one of the best large employers of 2023 and we want you to join our team. Under administrative direction provides professional service for the health and welfare of animals used in teaching and research at the university. Reports to the ASU Attending Veterinarian via the Associate Director of Veterinary Services.


Salary Range

$84,240 - $120,000 per year, DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, uses veterinary knowledge and skills to support university research and teaching endeavors. Provides veterinary care to the animals being used in research and teaching. Educates, trains, and provides support to research personnel on animal-related procedures relevant to their research needs. Works with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure regulatory compliance. 


Minimum Qualifications

In possession of a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine by the time of hire. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Possesses, or will obtain within one year of employment, a license to practice veterinary medicine in AZ and federal accreditation in order to issue health certificates.


Desired Qualifications

·       Experience in lab animal medicine, preferably within a university setting, however, all candidates with an interest in this position are encouraged to apply. Our program has strong mentoring and training to assure success

·       Health care and procedural experience with laboratory rodents and nonhuman primates.

·       Experience in many common surgical procedures used in animal research.

·       Evidence of effective teamwork and group communication skills, as these are key elements in this environment.


Working Environment

Work activities are split between an office environment and a climate-controlled animal research setting, with essential precautions in place for safely working with the animals, biohazards, and chemicals.

This job may include extended periods of sitting at a desk, using a computer, standing, low-demand walking, bending, and reaching. Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. may be required.

A dynamic work environment may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.


The following post-offer screenings are required:

·       Physical exam and fit testing for an N-95 respirator

·       MMR and tetanus vaccinations

·       Negative TB test


Department Statement

The ASU animal use program is AAALAC International accredited and committed to providing services to over 90 principal investigators. There are five primary vivaria that house a diversity of species including fish, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals; however, the census is predominantly mice with a significant number of nonhuman primates. ASU is one of the most rapidly growing research universities with an outstanding benefits package ASU Benefits and over $800 million in annual research expenditures, and the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the growth of research that involves animal models.


At Department of Animal Care & Technologies, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team. 


Working at ASU has additional perks and OUTSTANDING benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit 


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume and Cover Letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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