Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: February 24, 2021
Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending
Veterinarian Job Summary The Associate Vice President for Animal
Resources and Attending Veterinarian is charged with ensuring
outstanding animal care and welfare in all of the university's
research and teaching programs and facilitating optimal
relationships among affiliated entities at Purdue. The successful
candidate reports directly to the Executive Vice President for
Research and Partnerships, is a member of the EVPRP's senior
research leadership team, and would hold a clinical faculty
appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Purdue's
AAALAC-accredited animal facilities and animal care program is
extensive and comprehensive. It encompasses 11 sites, including
locations on campus and throughout Indiana, with approximately 75
buildings that house animals. The total space devoted to animal
housing is approximately 700,000 square feet and 2,000 acres of
pasture. The average daily animal census of laboratory and
agricultural animals maintained in Purdue facilities, including on-
and off-campus, totals more than 56,000. The successful candidate
-----Lead the university's animal care program.
-----Oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of
vertebrate animal species (including fish, rodents, dogs, cats,
large ruminants, horses, and swine) at all Purdue-associated
-----Develop, update and implement processes, policies and standard
operation procedures for animal facility functions and animal care
as needed to ensure animal care meets or exceeds all federal animal
welfare regulations and guidelines, Purdue policies, and
-----Ensure that Purdue maintains full accreditation with
-----Serve as a member of Purdue's Institutional Animal Care and
-----Coordinate and optimize space availability/allocation, and
equipment requirements based on research staff needs across
-----Monitor accounting for animal facilities ensuring that
accurate census data and time logs are maintained by staff.
Forecast budget for equipment and supply needs, including new
equipment purchases, and system/facility expansions and upgrades,
and take steps to keep facilities within budget.
-----Supervise all laboratory animal veterinarians and the animal
husbandry/facility assistant director.--
-----Ensure standard operating procedures and policies are fully
communicated to staff, implemented and correctly followed.
-----Evaluate and determine staffing requirements for the animal
research program and the centralized animal care program.
-----Develop and implement training programs for all animal care
and research personnel.
-----Manage staff performance through coaching and recommend
personnel actions which include hiring, training, promotion, and
discipline. Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and
assist area supervisors as needed in their evaluation of assigned
-----As a clinical faculty member, contribute to the teaching of
professional veterinary students and veterinary nursing students,
and lead a laboratory animal residency training program in
collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine and
-----Have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research. .
Minimum Qualifications and Skills -----Earned D.V.M or V.M.D.
degree or equivalent
-----ACLAM board certified.
-----Experience managing facilities for the care and use of large
numbers of animals in diverse multidisciplinary research and
-----Skill in understanding federal regulatory requirements in the
use of animals in agriculture as well as research settings.
-----Demonstrated ability to provide effective program leadership,
including workforce management and budget oversight.
-----Skilled supervisor and coach, able to motivate or inspire both
junior and senior staff.
-----Proven ability to effectively organize, prioritize and perform
multiple job functions and conflicting priorities, meet deadlines,
and manage changing situations.
-----Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to
manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing
-----Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication
-----Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain
confidentiality with discretion.
-----Result driven, accepts and acts on all forms of feedback to
-----Demonstrated success working with and providing leadership for
a diverse and geographically dispersed team.
-----Adaptable and open to change. About EVPRP The Office of the
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) at
Purdue University provides leadership and oversight for the $705+
million research enterprise of the university and supports holistic
engagements with state, federal, industry, and global strategic
partners. Together with the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), the
office serves as a catalyst for technology commercialization and
economic growth. This position is key to Purdue's ambitious agenda
to drive discoveries and innovative solutions that have a critical
impact on the nation and the world. About Purdue University
Purdue University is a top public research institution developing
practical solutions to today's toughest challenges. Ranked the No.
5 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News &
World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and
out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online,
real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to
all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has
frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more
students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never
stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at
purdue.edu. Purdue University is committed to advancing diversity.
The University values, nurtures and respects all members of its
community, and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where
all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to
achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA
employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals
with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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