Instructor of Small Animal Urgent and Convenient Care

College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time





Instructor of Small Animal Urgent and Convenient Care

Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)


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The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from exceptional small animal veterinarians with strong communication skills and an interest in teaching for a position of an Urgent and Convenient Care veterinarian. 

The Urgent and Convenient Care service has been established to provide pet owners living in the Champaign-Urbana community, including those of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Primary Care service, with an alternative to an emergency clinic visit when their pets experience non-life-threatening yet urgent medical needs and are unable to be seen by their primary care veterinarians. The Urgent and Convenient Care service allows for an effective and practical means for clinical-year students to become proficient in diagnosing and treating a variety of non-life-threatening medical conditions and provides interns with caseload conducive to developing essential diagnostic and clinical skills. Additionally, the service enhances efficiency of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care service operations via triage and management of cases that do not require specialty care, hospitalization, and intensive care.

The Urgent and Convenient Care service operates in the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic of the University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The South Clinic is home to the Primary Care and Zoological Medicine services, as well as the U of I Wildlife Medical Clinic and the Small Animal Population Management/Shelter Medicine program. The South Clinic is a full-service facility, complete with five examination rooms, separate canine and feline reception areas, a video recording-enabled two-table operating suite, diagnostic imaging capabilities (video otoscopy, ultrasound and radiology, including dental), separate anesthesia preparation area and a dentistry/minor procedure room. The Urgent and Convenient Care service, its clinicians, staff, students, clients, and patients benefit from access to and collaboration with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s extensive team of specialists in various disciplines, renowned clinical researchers, and some of the most advanced veterinary diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the world.

The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, a minimum of 3 years of companion animal (dog and cat) practice experience and will be expected to provide high quality outpatient care to client-owned animals in a teaching hospital setting on a full-time basis. The Urgent and Convenient Care service offers receiving hours from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning on or after June 1st, 2021 depending on candidate availability. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to rotate through the Primary Care service, dependent on Primary Care faculty schedule and availability to participate in Urgent and Convenient Care service receiving. In addition to service duties, the successful candidate will deliver clinical and didactic instruction to clinical students participating in the 2-week Primary Care rotation,  coach/mentor Shelter Medicine/Primary Care intern(s) and may develop and deliver suitable courses and lectures (elective and/or core) in the DVM curriculum relating to Primary Care, as required.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. Faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for delivery of state-of-the-art veterinary medical services. Through its academic sections, faculty members in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine conduct discovery, instruction, and service relevant to companion animals; horses; food and fiber animals; exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but to improvement of human and environmental well-being through improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health.

The University of Illinois is located 120 miles south of Chicago, offers a variety of cultural opportunities that showcase the area’s diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses.

Start date is July 16, 2021 and salary is commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Please create your candidate profile through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for three references by April 30th, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Should a suitable candidate not be identified, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Additional information about the position

may be obtained by contacting:

Sarah Allison, Search Chair

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714

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