Regulatory Veterinarian

Clearance Level
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Animal Care

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Veterinary Sciences

REQ#: RQ148306
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Regulatory Veterinarian supporting the Department of Army's Animal Care & Use Review Office (ACURO) located at Ft. Detrick in Maryland.

GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.


Proposal and Protocol Review-

  • Conduct review of the use of animals in DOD conducted and DoD sponsored research, development, test, evaluation, and training.  Review ensures proposed animal use and the sponsoring animal use program are compliant with Federal, DoD, Army, command, and office regulations, policies, guidelines.  Ensure that the use of animals is scientifically justified, appropriately documented, and is performed in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.  
  • Review animal use in foreign countries to ensure animal care and use is compliant with federal, DoD, Army, host nation, and local command policies and procedures  
  •  Interact professionally with junior staff and customers via telephone and email to answer animal care and use questions, clarify information required, and to obtain required information to secure approval.  
  • Document oral conversations with written correspondence to confirm conversation points.
  • Regularly interact with contracting personnel and funding agency representatives to discuss proposal/protocol status, review challenges, and to obtain or provide information on status and other animal use related issues.
  • Present and discuss protocol details with ACURO staff to ensure that all regulatory considerations are appropriately addressed.  Discuss complex issues with staff to coordinate office positions and responses.
  • Utilize Electronic Grants System (EGS) or other means used by ACURO to conduct protocol review and processing.  
  • Issue reminder notices to correspondents at appropriate intervals in accordance with office policy.
  • Review proposed animal work and associated programs and make recommendations regarding the conduct of site visits. 
  • Provide consultative service to research scientists and help educate ACURO staff regarding selection of appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, disease, breeding and environmental conditions across a wide range of animal species (e.g., mice, nonhuman primates, dogs, horses).  
  •  In circumstances where noncompliance with Federal, DoD, Army, or local policies exist, recommend appropriate actions to ACURO leadership.  Advise ACURO leadership of all animal welfare incidents (reportable and non-reportable) that impact, or potentially impact, compliance with applicable guidelines regarding animal care and use.
  •  Interact with the ACURO Director, Deputy Director, and Office Manager for assigned duties.  Also interact with other ACURO staff members for the conduct of reviews and all tasks associated with the conduct of animal use reviews.  
  • Tasks may include processing reviews in electronic databases, management of paper files, management and communication using emails as well as in-person, phone, or virtual communication platforms to communicate with other members of the ACURO staff or ACURO customers.  
  • Provide subject matter expertise and expert opinion to Investigators and office staff in all areas of laboratory animal medicine and science.  Interact with investigators, Institutional Officials, program managers, and other laboratory animal program personnel to identify and resolve regulatory compliance issues surrounding the use of animals in research that cannot be identified and resolved by junior staff members.

Laboratory Animal Residency-

  • May be required to represent ACURO at seminars presented to the Army’s laboratory animal medicine residency program.  
  • Introduce speakers, prepare virtual or in-person learning platforms, and participate in seminars to support the residency program when directed to do so.  
  •  Provide didactic training and contribute to the quality control of the residency program by preparing or reviewing quizzes and test questions in support of the residency program when directed to do so. 


  • Complete and maintain all required training in accordance with Fort Detrick and USAMRMC requirements.
  • Prepare and provide training presentations on various subjects involving the use of laboratory animals for subordinate laboratories as well as other entities.


  • Maintain current knowledge of animal rights groups’ activities and inform senior ACURO staff of activities that could affect DoD sponsored projects.  
  • Post Access- The Contractor must provide background information and other security information as needed for Post Security to issue Identification Card.
  • Building Security- Be aware of personnel in building and report unusual activity or individuals.
  • Keep doors and file cabinets secured when not in immediate area.
  • Document Security- Be aware that files maintained by ACURO office are sensitive to the public and are proprietary in nature and must be maintained securely.
  • Never discuss individual files or projects with individuals outside the organization; refer individuals seeking specific project information to senior ACURO staff. 
  • Unused documents must be destroyed prior to discarding to maintain adequate security.
  • Official proposal or protocol files or documents related to these files may never leave the office without prior consent by COR or ACURO veterinarian.

Office Policy-

  • Adhere to all ACURO work instructions and policies.
  • Participates in the development of and revision to animal use guidance documents (e.g., policies, work instructions) in order to maintain ACURO’s current best practices and consistency with updates to animal use laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Notify ACURO management when new issues arise that should be incorporated into AWIs and policies and provide draft revisions.


  • Veterinary degree (DVM or VMD) is required.
  • 10+ years of experience as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate and current certification.
  • Must obtain and/or maintain a veterinary license in the state of MD to include obtaining required annual continuing education.
  • 3+ years’ experience in regulatory oversight or compliance monitoring related to laboratory animal programs with a strong understanding of current regulations pertaining to the use of animals in research, development, testing, and evaluation and training.
  • Analytical, logical thought process and meticulous attention to detail as well as the ability to translate skills and knowledge to others is a must.
  • This individual must be a subject matter expert in the area of animal care and use programs, facilities, and regulations.  He or she will be expected to serve as an information resource for ACURO staff, Investigators, and subordinate laboratory staff members.  In depth knowledge of laboratory animal science is essential for the position.
  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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COVID-19 Vaccination

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