The Department of Surgical Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time Clinical Instructor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. The successful candidate will join the Small Animal Surgery Section, which is comprised 6 full-time ACVS Diplomates, 6 residents/surgical interns, and a dynamic group of certified veterinary technicians.
The UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for arthroscopy, 3T MRI, CT, ultrasound, 3D printing, and force-platform gait analysis. The Department and School are interested in developing our innovative programs, including translational clinical research studies in orthopedic genetics, musculoskeletal imaging, arthroscopic surgery, integrated trauma care, 3D printing, limb deformity correction, total joint arthroplasty, and virtual mechanical testing using finite element modeling.
Responsibilities will include providing clinical service in the teaching hospital, participation in clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students, residents and interns, and pursuit of clinical research. Clinical duties include leading resident-based or student-based rounds that involve approximately 5 hours per week. Student case-based rounds are conducted by faculty in conjunction with residents when the faculty are assigned to clinic duties.
Approximately 50-80% in Clinical Practice of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery (including 30-40 weeks/year of clinic duty) and Teaching (5-10 lectures/year and 8-12 laboratories/year), 10-35% in Research, and 10-15% in Service.
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Required Terminal Degree DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree.
Advanced training in small animal orthopedic surgery is required. Board certified or board eligible with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons is required. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to develop an academic program that includes Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery.
This position has a strong emphasis on patient management, but also teaching and clinical research. Experience teaching and mentoring diverse groups including interns, residents and students is preferred.
Required DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent Must be eligible to obtain and maintain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
DECEMBER 01, 2023
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is a wonderful workplace with enthusiastic students, technologists, residents, and other faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care. The SVM team provides outstanding programs in veterinary medical education, research, clinical practice, and service that enhance the health and welfare of both animals and people and contribute to the economic well-being of the state of Wisconsin.
SVM is nearing the end of construction on the new facility that will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school's small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Future upgrades via remodeling of current hospital include an Imaging Center with large animal-capable 3T MRI, 16-slice CT, and future PET-CT. Completion of the addition is projected for late 2023.
UW-Madison campus provides an excellent environment which encourages research. The School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research are within walking distance. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play. Please see the following link for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_2zJuSYbpg
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 286231; 286388; 286401
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jody Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-5633. Questions about the position or about the Small Animal Orthopedic caseload directed to Dr.Peter Muir, email@example.com.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 1, 2023, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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