The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (CLAV) provides clinical care to laboratory rodents, non-traditional species, and others as needed. The CLAV assures proper husbandry and veterinary care of university-owned animals, including rodents, aquatics, wildlife, and farm animals. The CLAV works with the UV and LAPV in managing the laboratory animal facilities Virginia Tech's Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses.
In addition, the CLAV works with the UV and LAPV to direct facility managers and animal care technicians in the maintenance and updating of institutional and facility SOPs. The CLAV also advises and trains investigators, technical staff, and students, and provides oversight of and coordinates import and export of animals from the centrally managed animal facilities.