Veterinarian, Animal Welfare Officer - PEI - Canada
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Our company is a global, innovation-driven company that develops and markets products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 75 countries.
- As site veterinarian: ensure the proper care and husbandry of all animals on the PEI site, this includes all R&D as well as quality control animals.
- As local animal welfare officer: ensure the PEI site is in compliance with corporate and local regulatory animal welfare (AW) expectations.
- Support global AW third party audit program by completing North American AW audits and global aqua audits, as assigned.
Site attending veterinarian duties:
- Ensure the good health and proper care of all animals on site by providing veterinary service as needed and oversight of animal care operations
- Manage site veterinary pharmacy
- Teaching and coaching of animal care staff on husbandry and clinical practices. Local AW officer duties:
- Ensure compliance to local/federal authorities for all animal work performed on site
- Represent the site and region on the company IACUC, as assigned.Ensure AW training for animal care staff as well as all site staff AW trainer for Canada: providing training for study sponsors, clinical investigators, animal care staff (internal and third party), as assigned AW subject matter expert for all new internal aqua animal facility capital projects.Other responsibilities:
- Primary third party auditor for global aqua third parties
- Supports all species third party audit program in the North America region.
- Animal research news and animal rights extremism risk activity monitoring in Canada; works with Director on risk reduction/remediation when indicated.
- 3Rs aqua expert, promoting such activities to management AW subject matter expert for all aqua incident reports – internal and external sites
Education and Experience
Education: minimum educational requirement to perform the position Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine or equivalent as a Fish Health Specialist
- minimum specific experience required to perform the position.
- >3 years in a senior clinical research role/site veterinarian position or>2 years in an animal welfare officer role Professional Certification/License: the professional certification/license required to perform the position.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to identify and collaborate with internal and external key stakeholders.
- Very good training and coaching skills.
- Excellent oral and verbal communication and information management skills.
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, planning and organization skills.
- Proven ability to work under pressure.Prepared to work flexible hours.
- Ability to undertake regular local, international business travel (up to 30% of time)
- Our company will conduct, at its own expense, a background search (including verification of educational credentials, contacting three of your personal references) of the successful candidate. Our company is committed to employment equity.
- We encourage applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.