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Clinical Veterinarian (Lab/Research)

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Summit Ridge Farms
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
14 days ago


Clinical Veterinarian, Summit Ridge Farms, Susquehanna, PA; Gorgeous rural Northeastern PA town steps from Elk Mountain ski resort! A short 30 minute drive from Scranton PA, and Binghamton NY, also 90 minutes from New York City and 2 hours North of Philadelphia, PA. 

Summit Ridge Farms (SRF) is a pet food evaluation facility located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our knowledgeable team is experienced in providing industry-leading petfood evaluation for dogs and cats.  Our study directors and veterinary team work together to maximize successful design and implementation of client requested studies for agencies such as AAFCO, VOHC, and FDA-CVM, as well as for general company evaluation of products.  We are currently seeking two full time staff veterinarians to add to our veterinary care team.


Job Description:

The staff veterinarians report to the Senior Research Veterinarian/Attending Veterinarian and participate in promoting day-to-day well-being and provision of clinical care for all animals housed at SRF in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. This includes monitoring animals’ health, comfort, and welfare on a daily basis during all stages of life (neonatal to geriatric).

Staff veterinarian responsibilities of animal care will include:

  • Providing general clinical and surgical care for animal health while utilizing on-site equipment such as dental and table x-ray, ultrasound, ultrasonic and highspeed dental units, Vet-Tome, and electrocautery unit.
  • Efficacy using anesthesia protocols, management of pre- and post-op care and general surgical skills.
  • Interacting with and supervising veterinary technicians to provide guidance on animal care needs.
  • Performing research facility specific tasks such as yearly physical examinations on all dogs as required by USDA, veterinary rounds and necropsies.
  • Managing animal colony healthcare including vaccination, dental health, and parasitic control.
  • Monitoring drug inventory, recording controlled drug usage and ordering supplies.

Part of each day will consist of activities related to study development and implementation including:

  • Participating in IACUC activities such as study approval, standard operating procedure review, and facility inspections.
  • Interacting with study clientele and developing protocols based on those interactions.
  • Participating in study specific activities such as performing physical examinations on animals as required by study protocol, processing and shipping of laboratory specimens, assessing sample analysis results, and writing and interpreting data as it pertains to studies.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from a US veterinary medical college or equivalent degree with US equivalency examination
  • Veterinary license in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Ability to obtain a DEA license
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in private practice or equivalent.

Preferred Skills:

  • USDA accreditation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office core applications with good written and oral communication skills
  • Ultrasound and x-ray technique (standard as well as dental) skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Personnel management skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Individuals will be working in both animal areas and office settings
  • Physical requirements: Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:  The persons filling the positions will spend approximately 35% in an office setting and 65% in the animal areas/laboratory.

Additional Skills:

  • Providing emergency care afterhours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints.


Summit Ridge Farms is an almost 40-year family owned and operated business that proudly offers full paid medical benefits to employees and their families.  In addition to a 401k and profit share plan, Summit Ridge employees have access to a flexible spend account, dental and vision insurance, as well as short-term and long-term disability. We provide paid holidays, generous vacation/sick time policies and fully cover continuing education requirements and licenses.

Salary Range:
Competitive salary based on experience.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60788477
  • Location:
    Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: Clinical Veterinarian (Lab/Research)
  • Company Name: Summit Ridge Farms
  • Primary Business: Other
  • Job Function: Veterinary
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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