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Zoological Companion Animal and Wildlife Medicine- Clinical Instructor

Department of Surgical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, Wisconsin
Start date
Oct 18, 2023

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The Department of Surgical Sciences of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a clinical instructor position in the section of Zoological Medicine, with a focus on exotic pet medicine (zoological companion animal medicine (ZCA)) and wildlife rehabilitation medicine. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and must maintain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin, Diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM), or eligibility to become certified by the ACZM is preferred.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new, talented veterinarian to collaborate with a congenial, team-oriented group of Zoo Medicine faculty in furthering the advancement of the knowledge and care of exotic pet species and rehabilitated wildlife species at UW-Madison. UW Veterinary Care and the School of Veterinary Medicine are wonderful workplaces with enthusiastic students, technologists, residents, and faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care and advance the field of veterinary medicine through compassionate care and discovery.

The Zoological Medicine section at UW-SVM is home to the UW Wildlife Medicine program as well as the Special Species Health Service. The section consists of three clinical faculty and currently has five house officers enrolled in various residency and internship programs. The successful candidate is expected to actively mentor the house officers in all aspects of their training programs.


The Special Species Health Service is a primary care, referral, and daytime emergency service for ZCA species (exotic pets) as well as general zoo species. The caseload is ~ 2100 cases/year and consists of ~ 50% small mammals, 30% birds, 15 % reptiles, and 5% others. The service is staffed with three certified veterinary technicians. The Special Species Health Service is part of the veterinary teaching hospital (UW Veterinary Care), which supports 19 specialty sections, including 24/7 emergency service; the candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections in the hospital.

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