Clinical Instructor - Large Animal Surgery

University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine
Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for 1 full-time Clinical Instructor in Large Animal Surgery. The successful candidate will join the Large Animal Surgery Section, which is comprised 3 full-time ACVS Diplomates (including 1 ACVSMR double boarded surgeon), 3 residents/interns, and a dynamic group of certified veterinary technicians.
The Large Animal Surgery is located within UW Veterinary Care which includes state-of-the-art facilities with equipment such as endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, dialysis, tomotherapy, digital radiography, outpatient ultrasonography, computed tomography, MRI. We provide 24/7 service to the Small, Large, and Exotic animal sections and are affiliated with the Henry Vilas Zoo.
Qualifications: DVM or equivalent. Candidates should be board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, or board eligible having completed an approved large animal surgery residency. Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin.
Responsibilities include participation in the clinical activities of the UW Veterinary Care Hospital including patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students and residents, consultation with referring veterinaries and clients, and emergency service. The annual caseload for the large animal hospital is approximately 1,600 patients, comprised of 70-75% horses and 25-30% food animal, (mainly dairy cattle with a small number of other farm animal species).
The successful applicant will be expected to provide between 35-40 weeks of clinical service per annum with primary emergency duty for 20-22 of those weeks. Involvement with didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary students is also anticipated.
The candidate will be required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting.
The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a leading public research institution on the UW-Madison campus and extensive opportunities exist for the successful applicant to become involved in clinical or basic science research during off-clinic time.
The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison has been named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics, research, and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.
This position is available currently and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing three professional references. If you have questions, please contact Lori Chamberlain at, 608-263-5633.
Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sabrina Brounts at or Dr. Samantha Morello at