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Chief Veterinary Officer – west coast

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The Chief Veterinary Officer will develop and commercialize veterinary prescription and non-prescription products. The incumbent will oversee all clinical programs, including the planning, development and execution of clinical trials. Other responsibilities include developing effective study protocols, ensuring that study timelines and clinical endpoints align with the organization’s product development directives, regulatory requirements, clinical budgets and commercialization milestones.

Qualifications include DVM/VMD or equivalent, extensive experience overseeing clinical programs in a corporate environment, including the development of study protocols and the strategic planning, development and execution of clinical trials. The successful candidate will be experienced leading teams of clinical veterinarians and will have a proven track record of success supporting the commercialization of veterinary prescription and non-prescription products in the production animal and/or companion animal markets from a clinical development perspective. A proven track record of success interfacing with the FDA’s CVM, thorough understanding of GLP and GCP guidelines pertaining to veterinary clinical programs, proven understanding of FDA/CVM study design requirements, superior interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizations and leadership skills and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Detailed knowledge of animal health issues and veterinary practice issues, exceptional strategic and critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, excellent oral, written and presentation skills, ability to travel nationally and occasionally internationally (there is a 40% to 60% travel requirement). Strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Windows Office suite and the ability to master new technology tools quickly.

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