Cnslt-Veterinarian-Welfare Officier

Eli Lilly

Company OverviewElanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.


ResponsibilitiesFunctions, Duties, Tasks:

Support herd/colony health monitoring, including emergency treatments, animal evaluations at arrival and appropriate disposition activities.

Support hands-on execution of basic and advanced clinical techniques.

Provide training support for basic and advanced clinical and husbandry procedures to all personnel conducting animal activities.

Provide leadership and guidance on animal welfare to associates conducting animal care activities.

Maintain current knowledge of relevant veterinary procedures and trends by participating in, and/or with professional organizations, continuing education, external collaborators, and interacting with leading scientists and authorities to support R&D clinical activities and M&Q product release activities.

Support the design and development of the site husbandry and clinical program.

Serve as animal welfare representative on the site SOP committee and aid in the development of program needed SOPs

Rotate on-call schedule with Global Operations Veterinarians for R&D studies and M&Q product release activities.

Coordinate with Global Operations Veterinarians to design, implement, and monitor procedures at a site level for biosecurity and biocontainment.

Serve as the Local Animal Welfare Officer (LAWO), participating in USDA inspections and AAALAC accreditation visits for the site.

Serve as the third party AW accreditation subject matter expert to the global AW program.

Consult and provide support and expertise on clinical, operational, and AW components at a site level.

Rotate with other staff veterinarians in the IACUC Attending Veterinarian and voting member committee roles.

As the LAWO, work with site management to ensure all enterprise AW programming is properly implemented at the site: animal vendor contracts, adoption, incident reporting, screening of animal care staff at hire, animal rights extremism risk mitigation/action planning, media management related to animals, regular AW training for site staff, controlled drug compliance, etc.

Develop AW training modules for global AW program, in close alignment with operations units.

Provide regular AW updates and participate in site leadership team activities.

Perform as lead on global AW internal inspections, as assigned.

Active participation in new animal facility design and implementation efforts, to include renovations.

Completion of third party contract research organization and animal vendor audits, as assigned. Target: 2 audits per year.

Provide leadership in global AW projects, and participate in AAALAC accreditation efforts, policy and procedure development, and training module generation.


47697BRBasic Qualifications

DVM required, current license to practice in the United States.

3+ years working in an Animal Welfare-regulated environment.

3+ years working in the Animal Health industry with pre-clinical and clinical model understanding, direct management experience.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.


Additional Skills/Preferences

Experience with USDA regulations as well as the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching.


Prior facility audit experience.

Familiarity with common animal health-related certification for both personnel and programs.

Comfort at leading indirectly through influence.

Able to work both independently and in multi-disciplinary teams.

Advanced ability to effectively communicate verbally (particularly during conflict management) and in writing

Strong field and laboratory clinical skills.

Experience with third part AW accreditation process for an animal research facility.

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Mid-level industry position



Fort Dodge , United States


United States

Fort Dodge


Mid-level industry position