University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dir, Animal Medicine

2 weeks ago
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Under the general direction of the Associate Provost for Biomedical Science Research or designee, the Dir, Animal Medicine is responsible for animal care program, policy, planning, and administration. The Director will ensure overall facility compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.




  • Lead strategic planning, quality service delivery to the UMMS community, and all program related business activities across multiple sites
  • Responsible for administrative and operational oversight for the Animal Medicine department. Develop and oversee the annual operating budget for Animal Medicine
  • Responsible for the performance of the department in meeting the changing needs of the research UMMS community
  • Create a collaborative environment and develop an efficient team that provides the highest quality care and service. Monitor operational, quality, and financial outcomes, metrics and benchmarks to provide continuity and ensure department success
  • Responsible for the development and oversight of the preventative health program, animal care, supervision of staff, interfacing with senior management on animal health issues and for the development and oversight of veterinary-related programs
  • Lead employees, including hiring, dismissing, and disciplinary actions for direct reports and others (if required) in Veterinary Services.
  • Assure Animal Medicine compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Serve on or advise UMMS committees and faculty as needed.
  • Advance the mission of the UMMS and the department through clinical or basic research, and/or publications in professional journals, and/or presentations at professional and other meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.




  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent international certification.
  • Successful completion of the national Clinical Competency examination (or equivalent international examination).
  • 10 years of applicable veterinary medical experience with laboratory animals, including experience with a wide variety of common laboratory animal species.
  • Record of progressive administrative and managerial responsibility.
  • Possesses proven leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to work across complex organizations in a highly collaborative manner to accomplish objectives


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