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Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery - Clinical Instructor

Department of Surgical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, Wisconsin
Start date
Nov 7, 2023

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The Department of Surgical Sciences at The University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce an open position for a full-time Clinical Instructor.  The successful candidate will join the Small Animal Surgery Section, which is comprised 6 full-time ACVS Diplomates with a range of experience and academic interests, 6 residents/interns, and a dynamic group of certified veterinary technicians. The UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including arthroscopy, 3T MRI, CT, and ultrasound. The small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery services are about to move into a new state-of-the-art hospital facility, that is fully supported by equipment for diagnostic imaging, arthroscopy, 3D printing, gait analysis, and orthopedic scientific research.

Responsibilities will include providing clinical service in the teaching hospital, participation in clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students, residents, and interns, and pursuit of clinical research. Clinical duties include leading resident-based or student-based rounds that involve approximately 5 hours per week. Student case-based rounds are conducted by faculty in conjunction with residents when the faculty are assigned to clinic duties.

 Approximately 50-80% in Clinical Practice of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery (including 30-40 weeks/year of clinic duty) and Teaching (5-10 lectures/year and 8-12 laboratories/year), 10-35% in Research, and 10-15% in Service.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is a wonderful workplace with enthusiastic students, technologists, residents, and other faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care. The SVM team provides outstanding programs in veterinary medical education, research, clinical practice, and service that enhance the health and welfare of both animals and people and contribute to the economic well-being of the state of Wisconsin.

This is your chance to join this amazing institution that has gained international attention through the story of Scout seen by millions during the 2019 Super Bowl. This story highlighted the incredible care and state-of-the-art research that allows the very best medical treatment for the patients we serve.

Watch Scout’s story here: Scout's Story

The SVM is nearing the end of construction on the new facility that will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school's small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying spontaneous animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Completion of the addition is projected for late 2023. UW-Madison campus provides an excellent environment that encourages research. The School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research are within walking distance.

Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play.

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HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process  search PVL# 286231. You will be required ‘To apply’ for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing three professional references. If you have questions, please contact Jody Silva at, 608-263-5633.

Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Peter Muir at




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