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Clinical or Tenure-track Bovine Veterinarian

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details

Position Summary

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Health and Management Program ( FAHMP ) seeks applicants for a bovine production medicine veterinarian position. This will be a clinical or tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level. FAHMP is a unit of the Department of Population Health that focuses on improving the health and profitability of production livestock through continuous improvement in disease prevention and animal performance.

The position entails a mix of service to regional cattle production units (cow-calf, stocker, and dairy) and teaching veterinary students in classrooms, laboratories, and clinical rotations, as well as graduate veterinarians in the Master of Food Animal Medicine ( MFAM ) program.

Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to submit applications via UGAJobs along with the following: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research statement and teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages); (3) the name, titles, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Emmanuel Rollin, .

All application materials must be received by August 1, 2024, to ensure full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.

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Clinical or Tenure-track Bovine Veterinarian


VetMed-Food Animal Medicine

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people.

The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment as embodied in our Principles of Community .

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible



Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience and Rank

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Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date


Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status


Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications:
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine.

Additional Requirements

Expertise and training in food animal veterinary medicine, and eligibility to obtain a veterinary license in the state of Georgia.

Minimum qualifications to be considered for the following rank:

Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Assistant Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal veterinary medicine.

Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Associate Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal veterinary medicine, and 5+ years post-terminal degree experience in food animal veterinary medicine.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a Masters or PhD degree, and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal veterinary medicine.

Tenure Track Associate Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a Masters or PhD degree, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal veterinary medicine, and a minimum 5-years of experience in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date.

Candidates without a terminal degree must document exceptional accomplishments in food animal veterinary medicine or related area and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here:

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure of tenure-track faculty can be found at:

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion of clinical faculty can be found at:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Masters or PhD in a veterinary medical biosciences related field preferred, especially those with an emphasis on livestock health and management.

Board certification in any of the following AVMA recognized specialties is desirable: ABVP (Food Animal, Beef, or Dairy); Internal Medicine (Large Animal); Nutrition; Preventive Medicine; Theriogenology; or Toxicology.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The ideal candidate will have a population-based perspective and a strong interest in cattle production. Successful candidates will have knowledge and proven success working with North American beef and/or dairy production systems, interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with producers, veterinarians, and students, and the ability to conduct independent or collaborative applied research. Demonstrated ability in one or more of the following areas is preferred: forage management; food safety; ruminant nutrition; production economics; theriogenology; large animal medicine and surgery; epidemiology and preventive health management. Teaching ability; leadership skills; strong communication skills; and data management.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



The successful candidate will teach veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians and collaborate with faculty in production and clinical medicine. The duties of this position focus primarily on promoting the teaching and service missions of the Food Animal Health and Management Program by working with existing faculty members to provide didactic and on-farm clinical experiences for veterinary students, as well as developing and contributing to continuing education for referring veterinarians and outreach programs for producers in the livestock industry. Participating in collaborative or independent applied research with an emphasis on food animal health and production issues of concern to Georgia cattle producers is also an important part of the program’s mission. Most of the candidate’s efforts are expected to be in the area of beef production medicine, or a combination of beef and dairy production medicine, depending on the candidate’s background. Opportunities also exist to work with small ruminants and swine. Clinical duties will encompass both herds and individual animals. The candidate will help provide after-hours food animal ambulatory emergency coverage in rotation with three other faculty members.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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