Clinical Veterinarian (Non-human Primates)

Full Time

Houston, Texas, United States

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Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) that has been in the business for over 75 years with over 20,000 employees and 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the world.

We are prioritizing the search for a Clinical Veterinarian for the company's Safety Assessment site located in Houston, Texas. However, we are also filling the same role in Hamilton, MT and South San Francisco, CA.

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.



  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections.
  • May serve on the IACUC committee.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including providing direction to  Veterinary Technicians, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff.
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.


  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  • Related experience with animal care and surgical techniques.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite).
  • Must be organized, can prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be available to be on call on a rotating weekend shift.


  • Experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.

Vaccine Mandate
The company is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

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