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Veterinarian, Animal Welfare Officer - PEI Canada,  

Lilly (company)

Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

Company Overview
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 

Basic Requirements:  
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.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  •  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)  

Additional Information  
  • 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. 


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