Open-Rank Clinical-Track in Veterinary Cardiology

University of Illinois
61802, Urbana
Based on Applicants Experience
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802-6178


Open-Rank Clinical-Track in Veterinary Cardiology
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)

Requirements: Applicants must have a D.V.M. or equivalent degree. Individuals who are board certified in the specialty of veterinary cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM), as well as board-eligible candidates with accepted ACVIM credentials, will be strongly considered. Candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, competency in medical and interventional cardiology, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and scholarly activity.

Duties: The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine is seeking a third full-time cardiologist to join our robust cardiology service for both companion and large animals through the provision of clinical service and clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, interns, and residents. It is an expectation that the successful applicant will also contribute to the scholarly mission of the College, through independent and collaborative research efforts. The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital possesses a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art resources for cardiology, including 4 dedicated ultrasound units (2 - GE Vivid E95, 1 - GE Vivid I, and 1 – Siemens Acuson S2000), 3D transthoracic and transesophageal capabilities, digital ECG, digital telemetry, and digital Holter units. There is a dedicated IR-suite for minimally invasive procedures including transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair. The IR-suite is equipped with a Siemens Artis fluoroscopy C-arm, 3D integration, transesophageal fusion imaging, and Siemens Sensis hemodynamic monitoring and procedure workflow station. The cardiology service has an ACVIM-approved residency program, with 3 current residents and 1 full-time research intern, and is supported by 2 full-time cardiology dedicated technicians. Opportunities to collaborate in the areas of biomarker discovery, advanced cardiac imaging (CT, MRI), nanomedicine, 3-D printing, and interventional research within the college and university are available.

Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine is lauded for our unique, clinically integrated professional veterinary curriculum and is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration. The College is also focused on advancing clinical, applied, and translational research efforts across the college and university by developing quality relationships with world-class scientists and investigators. With these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to craft a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Our faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities and has recently completed an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical corridor, anesthesia suite, emergency services, intensive care unit, internal medicine areas, and small animal client services and lobby. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide instruction and service relevant to companion animals, equines, food and fiber animals, exotic animals, wildlife, and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems, and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is a premier public research university and is recognized for its uniquely multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment.

Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, including a rich experience of farm-to-table cuisine, music, art, all-season outdoor activities, and other life-enriching opportunities. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices promoting work and home balance.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.
Starting date: January 16, 2023

Application procedures: Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including your letter of interest, resume, and names and email contact information for at least three references by October 21, 2022. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:
Ryan Fries, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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