Clinical Veterinarian

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Animal Resource Lab


Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Resource Program, Pennsylvania State University. Applications are invited for a Clinical Veterinarian position with the Animal Resource Program at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. This veterinarian will work closely with the Animal Resource Program veterinary staff to assist in assuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding the care and use of animals in research. Clinical responsibilities include: Providing clinical veterinary care to research animals; oversight of laboratory animal and agricultural animal health programs, disease surveillance and biosecurity; overseeing or performing clinical procedures, including both laboratory and large animal anesthesia and surgery; collection and/or analysis of clinical samples; sharing emergency and on call responsibilities for research animals. Will also include varying responsibility for the care or oversight of fish, amphibian, reptile, or other wildlife or exotic species. Additional responsibilities include: Hands-on training of research and animal care staff in veterinary procedures and occupational health issues; assist with review of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols and post approval monitoring; be available to provide collaborative assistance on grants and research contracts in which veterinary expertise is required; assist with animal model development; may include service on committees such as the IACUC and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Qualifications: A DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school or equivalent; a veterinary license to practice in the US with the expectation that a Pennsylvania veterinary license would be obtained within one year; clinical experience with agricultural and/or research animals, including anesthesia and surgery; outstanding interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse population are required. Graduate training in research, and/or relevant internship or residency, with an interest in comparative medicine and/or large animal research is highly desirable. Experience and /or interest in aquatic and wildlife species is a plus. Relevant technical skills, familiarity with the use of medical and diagnostic equipment; basic knowledge of regulations and policies pertaining to research animals and demonstrated experience with research is preferred. The willingness to learn and gain additional expertise with new species or techniques is vital. Program Description: The Animal Resource Program (ARP) is an interdisciplinary research support program that provides animal care and veterinary support to over 20 departments, 5 colleges, and approximately 500 investigative staff. The ARP manages the space and animal care in twelve campus laboratory animal facilities including gnotobiotic and ABSL-3 facilities and provides veterinary oversight for laboratory animals, agricultural animals, and wildlife at University Park as well as several outlying campuses. The ARP has a staff of 30 including 4 veterinarians. All animal facilities associated with the University Park campus are fully AAALAC accredited. The University Park campus is located within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of central Pennsylvania. The area is popular for its mountains, parks, streams, and superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent school system and offers many cultural events. Application: Please visit and upload your application, including a letter of interest, a current resume, a brief statement of professional career interests and goals including research activities and interests, and the names, physical and email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jeff Dodds, ( Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088