Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228744-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This is a full time, clinical and teaching position in the Zoological Medicine Group within the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM). This new position is filled to lead the development and implementation of the new Wildlife Rehabilitation Medicine program at the UW-SVM. The primary goal of this new program is to provide clinical and didactic teaching to veterinary students through collaboration with local and regional wildlife rehabilitation centers. Excellent communication, management and leadership skills are required to be successful in this position.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be a valued and integral member of the Zoological Medicine Group at the UW-SVM, which currently consists of 5 veterinarians, including 4 diplomates of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). The candidate will participate in the clinical service and outreach activities of the Zoological Medicine Group, which are currently provided through: 1) the Special Species Health Service (focused on zoological companion animals ("exotic pets"), 2) the Zoo Med Ambulatory Service (focused on animals at zoological facilities), and 3) the new Wildlife Medicine Service (focused on native wildlife in rehabilitation facilities). The successful applicant will be expected to provide up to 38 weeks of clinical service per annum, which will predominately be with the new Wildlife Medicine Service, focused on native wildlife patients in rehabilitation settings. In addition, the candidate may be be scheduled to provide clinical service through the Zoo Med Ambulatory Service and/or the Special Species Service, dependent on the candidate's professional interests and experiences.

Additional job duties include: 1) assuming a proactive leadership role in the development, implementation, management and promotion of the new wildlife rehabilitation medicine program and an associated veterinary student clinical rotation; 2) active participation in didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and development of didactic courses in wildlife rehabilitation medicine within the UW-SVM; 3) providing continuing education opportunities in wildlife rehabilitation medicine for veterinarians in the state of Wisconsin; 4) maintaining and building excellent relationships with partners in our outreach programs; 5) active participation in the training and mentoring of our zoological medicine residents, zoological medicine interns, and small animal rotating interns; 6) active participation and promotion of our collaborative zoological medicine program with the Milwaukee County Zoo and the International Crane Foundation; 7) active participation in weekly didactic rounds, including Zoological Medicine Journal Club, Exotic Animal Morbidity & Mortality Rounds and Exotic Animal Pathology Rounds.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

DVM or equivalent degree.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Board certification in the ACZM or board eligibility is necessary and completion of an ACZM residency preferred. Candidates not currently board eligible are encouraged to apply and credentialing and sitting for the ACZM board certification would be expected within the first 3 years of employment.

License or Certificate:

Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison campus provides an environment, which encourages research, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to develop and perform individual and collaborative research projects.

The UW-Madison and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play; the university is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a document listing three professional references to Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Christoph Mans: (608-265-9727).

In order to ensure consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2021, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Lori Chamberlain
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Nov 18 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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