The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites
applications for a full-time Clinical Instructor position in
Emergency Medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of 2
ER clinicians, 1 criticalist, and 7 rotating interns. Some
assistance can be provided for student loan repayment.
• Ensure timely and accurate triage and care for all cases arriving
on emergency to the Small Animal Emergency Service (SAER) during
daytime, swing, weekend, and occasionally overnight shifts.
Schedules will be based upon the needs of the service. Holiday
shifts are divided equitably amongst clinicians. Primary case
responsibility is expected in addition to supervision of interns
o In general, ER Faculty will be expected to manage ~50% or more of
the cases that are presented to the SAER during their shift,
dependent upon caseload and case complexity.
• Perform emergency soft tissue surgery for patients that present
to the SAER. Exploratory laparotomies for patients with GDV,
intestinal foreign bodies, pyometra, etc.
o Additional support and/or training is available for interested
candidates without significant surgical experience
• Provide on-call/ back-up for interns after their shift has ended
and when assigned. On-call will be divided equitably amongst ER
Faculty and Critical Care (CC) Faculty. Secondary back-up by a
board-certified criticalist is nearly always available.
• Communicate with clients and referring veterinarians in a timely
manner for emergency case management, in both written and verbal
• Supervise, direct, and teach students and interns in all aspects
of case management, including financial updates for pet
• Work with CC Faculty, house officers, technicians, and students
for case transfers and ongoing management and oversight of
• Work with all small animal services during case transfer and
management of inpatients in the intensive care unit.
• Provide input to be used in evaluation of all students assigned
to the SAER clerkship.
• Provide input to be used in evaluation of all personnel working
in support of the SAER service, including licensed veterinary
technicians and student employees.
• Collaborate with CC Faculty and house officers to improve
knowledge of the discipline and management of the section.
o Perform didactic instruction in the classroom and laboratories,
as assigned by the section chief in accordance with the assignment
as provided by the Department Chair.
o Collaborate on research projects commensurate with the research
allocation assigned by the Department Chair.
• Participate in departmental and hospital governance as assigned
by Section Chief and/or Department Chair
This is a one year, restricted appointment.
• DVM or equivalent foreign degree by appointment start date.
• Experience in small animal emergency medicine and/or successful
completion of a small animal rotating internship, by appointment
• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by
appointment start date.
• Background check is required.
• Surgical experience or advanced training
• Advanced emergency training (ACVECC or ABVP Certification)
• Advanced clinical experience
• Experience in teaching
• Track record of scholarly activity
Faculty - Salary
October 18, 2021
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination
or receive approval
from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical
condition or sincerely held religious belief.
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