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ICU Technicians & Surgery Technicians Needed! Looking for a job where you can use your skills to the fullest? Experienced or certified veterinary technicians are needed for busy small animal surgical referral practice located in Annapolis. Typical schedule is (4) 10hr days, between the hours of 7a-7p, Mon-Fri. Send resume to jobs@cvssvets.com or fax to 888-821-0322. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, scrub allowance, 401K, among many others.

Signing bonus available for qualified applicants! 3 openings. Additional Salary Information: Paid vacation, paid holidays, scrub allowance, 401K, profit sharing, health/dental/vision insurance, employee discounts, CE allowance

Full Time Technician: Small animal hospital in Damascus, Maryland (near to Mt. Airy, Germantown and close to Frederick) seeks a fulltime veterinary technician. Experience is required/LVT ideal. Great working conditions, great staff. Salary related to experience. Great benefits. Can call 301-253-6144. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Additional Salary Information: To be decided upon interview and experience. Minimum 2-3 years experience as a technician. Degree/license preferred.

Are your HR, client relations, financial management and marketing skills exemplary? Are you an intelligent, organized, dependable, creative and goal oriented team leader? If so, our dedicated staff would love to work under your direction. Our 4.5 doctor practice offers small animal and exotic conventional medicine as well as holistic therapies in a spacious facility located in a pleasant waterfront community. Please send me your career objectives and resume. Thank you. Francine K. Rattner, VMD Apply online @ www.mdvma.org. Additional Salary Information: Benefit package includes 401K and Profit Sharing. Comfortable with use of Intravet practice management software and MS Excel or ability to learn

Certified Technician: “……committed to caring and connecting with your pet,” Hoffman Animal Hospital in Annapolis, Maryland is seeking caring, professional support staff to join our team. Experienced or certified technician preferred, but all welcome to apply. We are a small animal hospital that focuses on establishing personal relationships with each client. We strive to offer the highest quality medicine with a caring, personal touch. We have three wonderful veterinarians and an experienced, friendly staff. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

Veterinarian: We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our staff. Our clients and staff enjoy a professional atmosphere where we strive to provide exceptional care for pets. Morning and evening shifts are available and alternate weekends are included. Send resume to info@mcahonline.com. NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Additional Salary Information: Depends on Experience.

Veterinary Technician: BARCS is hiring 2 part-time registered or experienced Veterinary Surgical Technicians and 1 full-time registered or experienced Veterinary Technician to join our fun, yet busy team! Surgical duties include: surgical preparation, induction, anesthesia, and recovery; drug calculations; data entry; customer service, education, etc. Other duties include vaccinating animals, humane euthanasia and emergency triage. Salary $10-$14 depending on experience. Weekend coverage needed. 3 openings. Additional Salary Information: Salary depends of experience of Veterinary Technician. Submit your resume to laura.cos@baltimorecity.gov or fax to 410-783-6266. Candidate must be an independent, multi-tasker with excellent communication skills. Candidate must be a registered and/or experienced Veterinary Technician.

Part Time Veterinarian: BARCS is currently accepting resumes for a part-time Veterinarian. Applicants will work in conjunction with management to establish and review proper animal care protocols and procedures. In addition, applicant will perform physical exams, perform spay/neuter surgeries, diagnose and prescribe treatments, and monitor the health of the animals. Weekend work needed. Please submit resumes to ann.higgins@baltimorecity.gov or fax resumes to 410-783-6266. Applicants must be a Licensed DVM or VMD, licensed in the State of Maryland. Strong surgical skills and a minimum of 1 year of practical experience preferred. Previous experience in shelter medicine and pediatric surgeries is highly desirable. Must have strong leadership and conflict resolution skills as well as the ability to effectively manage and communicate with staff, volunteers, and customers

Certified Veterinary Technicians: Certified Vet Techs wanted for our progressive 24/7 animal hospital. Voted Baltimore’s Best Animal Hospital for 2009, we strive to provide excellent quality care for our patients with ultrasound, digital radiology, endoscopy, in-house lab, surgery & round-the-clock care. Our caseload & training program will give you the tools you need to excel in your career. To apply for this challenging & rewarding position Send resume with cover letter to: Kim Hammond at Hammonddvm@aol.com. mail to 6314 Falls Road Baltimore, Md. 21209 www.fallsroad.com

Position Available: Our people are what make us special. We know that the first & last impression is made at the front desk. Are you the person who can make our clients know that their pet is important to all of us? If you have a smiling face & can meet the above requirements, we’d like to talk to you about a full time job with health & other benefits. For more information about us, go to : www.kingsbrookvet.com.  E-mail your resume to friendlyfaces@kingsbrookvet.com

Veterinarian Needed: Veterinarian needed for progressive small animal hospital in Bel Air, MD. At Festival Veterinary Clinic, we celebrate the pets in our lives by providing a compassionate, informative atmosphere, emphasizing preventative wellness care. We provide ample, well-trained support staff and state of the art surgical and diagnostic equipment. Competitive benefits and salary package available. Rotating schedule with no after-hours emergency duty. Visit us at www.festivalvet.com. Email resume to logandvm13@msn.com, or call 410-569-PETS(7387).

Veterinary Technician: Experienced or licensed veterinary technician needed for our busy 24 hour, emergency and critical care hospital. Evening, weekend, and overnight shifts available for both full-time and part-time. Come join the PET+ER team in our state of the art facility located in Towson, MD where patient care is our first priority. Fax resume to (410) 252-9069 or email to cyndym@pet-er.net.

Technical Staff Manager: Full-time position available for a licensed or highly experienced Technical Staff Manager in a busy, state of the art, 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital. Candidate must possess management experience, excellent emergency technical skills, interpersonal and computer skills. Candidate must be available to work evening, overnight, and weekend shifts. Competitive salary and benefit package offered. Come join the PET+ER team where patient care is our first priority. Fax resume to (410) 252-2658 or email to cyndym@pet-er.net

Veterinarian: We are a multi-specialty referral center in the Washington DC area looking to expand our talented Internal Medicine and Surgical teams. Our caseload comes from two facilities that offer referring practices access to 24-hour emergency care, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, and dentistry/oral surgery. Surgical suites, ultrasound, endoscopy, digital imaging, and 24-hour ICU patient care. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package as well as CE and vacation time. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an AVMA accredited university. Residency training with board eligibility or certification. Licensure in good standing (or eligibility) to practice in the state of Maryland. Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude. A commitment to partnership with the referring DVM community. Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets. Apply online @ www.mdvma.org

Associate Veterinarian: Experienced associate Veterinarian needed for high energy, high quality small animal exclusive veterinary hospital situated on 30 beautiful acres in Urbana, MD. Our facility provides state of the art diagnostic equipment, two surgical suites, an established boarding resort, and a focus on preventative medicine as well as creating an exceptional client/ patient experience. Apply online @ www.mdvma.org.

Veterinarian: Full time veterinarian needed for well established small animal practice in Harford County Maryland. No after hours emergencies, salary commensurate with experience, Please call 410-838-6788 Send resume to Forest hill veterinary clinic at 6 A. Jarrettsville road, forest hill, MD 21050

Feline Veterinarian: Feline exclusive practice where high quality medicine is practiced in a well-equipped, AAHA accredited facility is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced feline focused veterinarian. We are a 3-doctor practice with a well established clientele supported by an excellent health and client care team. No after-hours emergencies——lots of time to enjoy the offerings and charms of Baltimore and our Chesapeake Bay. See our website at www.catdoc.com. Submit resumes to Betty Cox at: cathospital@catdoc.com

Veterinarians Needed: Waldorf, White Marsh, MD; Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, PA; Brandywine, DE: Combine high-quality medicine, a stimulating career and great quality of life! Banfield is looking for F/T, P/T and Relief doctors who desire to practice high-quality medicine and work in modern, well-equipped, well-staffed hospitals. We offer superb compensation, benefits, and time off. Contact us at 866-620-9885 or rewardingcareers@banfield.net

Veterinarian: Bayside Animal Medical Center is looking to employ a qualified veterinarian to work part-time hours at our small animal hospital. We are a busy practice located in Severna Park, Maryland and have 4 full-time and one part-time vet currently on staff. This position would require approximately 10-15 hours work per week. Our staff is friendly and competent and our clientele are the best. Apply online @ www.mdvma.org

Small Animal Veterinarian: Small animal DVM wanted for busy 4 DVM practice in the college town of Salisbury, Maryland, thirty minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and two hours from Washington DC. Loyal long-term motivated staff. High quality varied caseload with three experienced veterinarians who love to teach and mentor new veterinarians. Customer service is highly regarded. Staff visits client’’s homes to do euthanasia to make things easier for the owners. If a number of animals are owned by a client, staff visits the home to do inoculations to make it easier for the owners. Looking for energetic new graduate who is stable, interested in learning wide variety of small animal medicine and surgical skills and who is passionate about their patients and clients. Ultrasound, endoscopy, dental equipment, in-house lab. Flexible hours, very generous salary and benefits, continuing medical education stipend, 401K and some relocation expenses paid. For more information please email your resume to Victoria Travis, MS, Victoria@travisandassociates.com or call 888-468-5737 or fax 720-207-0340. All inquiries are confidential

White Marsh, Maryland, USA - A career with Banfield, The Pet Hospital is the stability you need in these changing times. Opportunities for full-time/part-time/relief veterinarians in our full service hospitals including in-house lab/EKG/pulse oximetry in all hospitals and ultrasound/endoscopy/digital radiography in some locations, and more! We also provide a comprehensive benefits package for our associates including offering FT benefits for less than 40 hours a week! Our FT benefits include –– medical/dental/vision, up to 26 paid days off, 401K, $1200 CE allowance annually, State and DEA license paid for by Banfield, and much more! We provide PT and Relief Doctor benefits as well. Contact Kerrie Holmberg at 503-922-5106 or rewardingcareers@banfield.net

Associate Veterinarians: Experienced associate Veterinarians needed for multiple high energy, high quality small animal exclusive veterinary hospitals in Maryland. Our facilities provide state of the art diagnostic equipment, surgical suites, established boarding resorts, and a focus on preventative medicine as well as creating an exceptional client/ patient experience. Candidates must have excellent client communication skills, be able to work independently and feel competent performing various common surgical procedures. Appy online @ www.mdvma.org

SBU/Central Function into which the role reports: Mars Veterinary, Mars Symbioscience Position Title: Veterinary Genetics Research Manager Reports To: R&D Head

Purpose of Role: The focus of this position is to plan, manage and deliver the research and development projects of Mars Veterinary in accordance with set business priorities. The role incorporates key decision-making, timely reporting of project progress, and budget management for the projects in question. Additional responsibilities include the provision of relevant internal and external technical training as necessary and ownership of the resolution of client’’s escalated high level customer care complaints. The role also calls for supporting the external communications outreach of the business unit products through attending conferences, conducting interviews and lectures as necessary and through production and review of any technical materials. The role may include associate or contractor line management as appropriate.

Principal Accountabilities - Delivery of research and development projects to meet the agreed schedule from the Mars Veterinary project portfolio and strategic plan. Projects to be backed by appropriately validated science. - Manages projects according to basic principles of delivering outcomes at or above the required specification in a timely manner and on budget. - Identify appropriate strategic partners and technologies required for delivery of key aspects of the projects. With Commercial support, negotiates with, and manage external suppliers/partners in order to deliver successful project outcomes; ensure appropriate adherence to commercial standards in use of external suppliers. - Responsible for multiple R&D project budgets supporting the business - Negotiate access to internal resources (people and equipment) required for successful delivery projects whilst achieving balance with delivery of other project priorities - Instigate and manage sample collection studies as necessary part of project development - Report project plans, progress updates and outcomes to Mars Veterinary and Mars Symbioscience management teams. Prepare papers for external peer review and presenting science to external audiences as appropriate. - Developing and maintaining an ongoing understanding of the broader business setting for projects and their outputs. Adapting projects according to changes in the business and commercial environment. - Responsible for understanding the potential regulatory and legal implications for potential product enhancements or new product delivery and ensure compliance to appropriate standards for all new materials produced - Liaise with production, marketing and sales teams in order to ensure efficient translation of R&D activity into subsequent commercialization phase. To include training of internal and external Sales and Customer support teams. - Work with external suppliers in order to obtain required biological samples for project delivery at or above the required specification in a timely fashion and according to budget

Mission Critical Competencies - Interpersonal savvy - Priority setting - Drive for results - Dealing with ambiguity - Organizational agility - Functional/Technical Skills - Written and Verbal communication - Informing - Customer Focus - Managing and Measuring Work

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge - Have understanding of science relating to the specific areas in which the projects are being developed, e.g. canine molecular genetics - Have a good technical understanding of the principles by which Veterinary Diagnostic products are developed and operate - Have a good understanding of the Veterinary Diagnostics business - Ability to influence Veterinarians and Consumers through informed targeted communication methods - Be able to assimilate and understand new areas of knowledge quickly and to apply that knowledge to the projects undertaken - Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, shifting emphasis as needs required by business priorities - Ability to effectively co-ordinate interdependent multi-centre projects - Be able to develop and maintain strong and productive working relationships with external suppliers over long distances - Ability to work with minimum supervision - Ability to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions quickly and effectively - Ability to communicate work clearly and effectively in both written and oral formats - Solid understanding of business best practice in the areas of budget management, commercial buying, and recruitment - Good analytical skills

Key Experiences - Extensive experience of project planning and management - Strong scientific and technical background, preferably in clinical life sciences - Demonstrated experience of Research & Development activities such as translating basic research, defining processes, measuring progress and quality assurance of work - Experience of IP management and protection and publication of scientific papers and technical documents

Desired Education Must be educated to graduate level in a relevant scientific discipline. Preferably also holds a relevant higher degree (e.g. PhD or equivalent) and a Veterinary degree would be an advantage.

Decision Making Authority and Impact The jobholder will be expected to make decisions for the following areas: - Strategies for resource prioritization, development and delivery of multiple Mars Veterinary research projects - Delivery of the studies required for deriving and validating the science behind areas of product focus. - Translation of the science into a form acceptable and useful to the end consumer, including the product format to be employed / how to develop that format - Budget management and appropriate resource allocation for projects - Recommendation of preferred suppliers and collaborators for all project activities - Strategy and implementation for sample collection activities - Technical training of Mars Veterinary team members to required level of technical competence to perform role - Influencing external Key opinion leaders through external talks to Veterinarians, attendance at veterinary symposia and shows and conducting press interviews

People Management Responsibility List the number of direct and indirect roles reporting to this position. Direct (management associates) •• Currently none Direct (non-management associates) •• Currently none Indirect (management associates) •• Currently none Indirect (non-management associates •• Currently none

Key Experiences - Extensive experience of project planning and management - Strong scientific and technical background, preferably in clinical life sciences - Demonstrated experience of Research & Development activities such as translating basic research, defining processes, measuring progress and quality assurance of work - Experience of IP management and protection and publication of scientific papers and technical documents

Desired Education Must be educated to graduate level in a relevant scientific discipline. Preferably also holds a relevant higher degree (e.g. PhD or equivalent) and a Veterinary degree would be an advantage...Apply online @www.mdvma.org

ATTENDING FACILITY VETERINARIAN (Baltimore, MD) Candidate must possess a degree in veterinary medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S. One or more years of relevant experience preferred. Must function independently in an animal facility. Must be able to independently identify/determine animal health issues and provide treatment. Responsible for providing veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical and/or treatment services within the animal facilities. Should possess a broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, veterinary treatments and procedures. Salary commensurate with experience. Job ID: AFV-NIA Closing date for this position is OPEN.

National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD
LOCATIONS:
Gerontology Research Center
Biomedical Research Center

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: Provide preventive, diagnostic, and congruency in clinical care for laboratory animals at the Gerontology Research Center and Biomedical Research Center. Species include rats, mice, and rabbits.
Provide oversight for non-human primate aging studies at the NIH Animal Center at Poolesville.

  • Advise the NIA Animal Program Director on animal care, veterinary care, current use practices in laboratory animal medicine

  • Communicate with Animal Program Director and Project Manager on various aspects of animal health, study coordination, sentinel program, import/export, SOP creation and revision, and other issues as needed

  • Recommend policies and coordinate implementation to assure uniform animal care and use in accordance with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animal, Animal Welfare Act, and Public Health Service guidelines.

  • Supervise clinical and research veterinary staff by coordinating clinical rounds, procurement and maintenance of veterinary supplies, scheduling technical training requests, provide technical proficiency assessments and maintenance of animal records.

  • Provide and document technical training and technical proficiency assessments of CMS staff

  • Participate in planning and execution of facility moves involving animals, personnel, accessory and ancillary related equipment
    Advise the scientific staff on protocol design, disease interference, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results

  • Oversee animal health surveillance program and compile written reports
    Provide animal disease investigation service for the intramural animal research facilities

  • Provide diagnostic necropsy service and maintain database for necropsy reports
    Evaluate referral laboratories for enhancing diagnostics and PI submissions within NIA

  • Coordinate quarantine for incoming animals of uncertain health status to prevent the introduction of pathogenic organisms

  • Implement and coordinate the Post Approval Monitoring Program for NIA
    Manage import/export process; screen imports for health problems and provide health reports to outside institutions upon request. Lead import/export committee. Provide appropriate USDA accredited documentation for international animal exports.
    Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the NIA/IRP Animal Care and Use Committee. Provide pre review of animal study protocols as requested, and participate in convened mtgs, semi annual inspections.

  • Manage responsible animal use inclusive of appropriate animal model selection, support requirements, and animal research protocol review

  • Interface with organizations, institutions, and committees concerned with the ethical and humane care and use of animals in research

  • Serve as Institution Animal Coordinator for NIA Crisis Response Team
    Revise Animal Disaster Preparedness document and procure necessary materials to activate plan

  • Revise and finalize Veterinary Care Section of AAALAC Program Description. Provide input on the supporting sections and appendices as related to AAALAC program description submission. Synchronize old description to current practices from PD 2006- 2009. Provide post site visit communication to AAALAC international
    Draft and finalize document on clinical endpoints for aging animals to be included in the NIA Guidelines for Endpoints of Aging Animals.

  • Conduct research studies independently and in collaboration with investigators
    Provide assistance and support for the changing needs of the program Coordinate schedules, absences, and leave with PM so that related facility tasks can be planned accordingly

  • Ensure open, timely, and professional communication at all times with Animal Program Director, Project Manager, CMS staff, and NIA investigators

All candidates should mail, fax and/or email cover letters and resumes to: Priority One Services, Inc., Attn: Recruiter
6600 Fleet Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310. FAX: 703-971-5440. EMAIL: recruiter@priorityoneservices.com or Apply Online: www.PriorityOneServices.com,  EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

Associate Veterinarian: Full Time associate needed for suburban Maryland small animal practice located in Montgomery County Maryland, minutes away from the Nations Capital. Looking for a doctor to practice high quality medicine and surgery in AAHA accredited hospital. We are computerized, have lots of fun equipment to play with, and caring/trained support staff to make your day an enjoyable experience. Competitive pay and benefits, with no after hours emergencies. Email resume to vkmc05@aol.com.

PRACTICE FOR SALE - JUST OVER THE MD BORDER
Listing PA25: 3,200 SF, attractive, well kept facility, nicely equipped. Owner is selling because he is ready to retire but is open to helping the new owner with the transition. For more info, visit www.SimmonsInc.com and go to the Practices for Sale in the Mid-Atlantic region and complete the Confidentiality A

Rockingham County, NH: Gorgeous, beautifully landscaped 6,000sf facility, 3-exam rooms. Bright, clean, very functional, and well organized. Code: NH2.
Upscale Area, NJ: Solo SA practice, 3-exam rooms & potential for multi-doctor. Average transaction fee approximately $155.00 Priced to sell. Code: NJ6.
Upstate NY: Growing Equine! Turn-Key! 4,600sf facility, 3,300sf home on 11 acres. New indoor arena! Approximate after-debt-income $130K. Code: NY4.
Other Practices Available in: California, Florida, Georgia, Texas. Visit our website at WWW.PSBROKER.COM. Call PS Broker, Inc.: 1.800.636.4740. Email: info@psbroker.com

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