Becker College School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences- Attending Veterinarian
October 2, 2018
Commensurate with experience
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Becker College is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join our team. Becker College was recently rated #1 in New England and #2 in the country among four-year private institutions for awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees. Nationally, Becker is the third-largest producer of undergraduate veterinary technology degrees among four-year private institutions and is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer AVMA-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology.
Becker College is one of only a few programs nationwide that operates a full service veterinary clinic on campus (Lenfest Animal Health Center), providing students’ opportunities for hands on learning under the supervision of certified veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Becker College offers a four-year bachelor of science in the School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences in the following disciplines: Veterinary Technology, Pre-Veterinary Science, Equine Studies, Biology and Laboratory Animal Science. Becker College also offers associate of science degree degrees in animal care and veterinary technology.
Becker College is located on two campuses, one in Worcester, and one in Leicester, MA. Animal Studies classrooms, laboratories, and the veterinary clinic are located on the Leicester campus. Becker’s equestrian center is located in Paxton, MA.
The attending veterinarian’s primary responsibilities are that of a full-time veterinarian for the Animal Studies programs. The attending veterinarian provides medical, surgical and dental care to program and client owned animals in our teaching clinic, as well as in course related labs. An important aspect of the position is to have an understanding of regulations associated with having teaching animals on campus, the attending veterinarian serves a critical role on Becker’s IACUC. Becker’s general education is built around the Agile Mindset, an important concept in today’s society where change is rapid and constant. We seek an attending veterinarian who embodies and can role model these qualities to the students: empathy, an innovative spirit, an entrepreneurial mindset and adaptive resilience.
With a faculty and staff of over 15, including veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians and professionals, we are seeking leadership, innovation and advancement in our growing program. This is a full-time, year-round position that includes the summer months.
Qualifications include a DVM and a minimum of 4 years of clinical practice or a rotating internship plus 2 years of clinical practice. The attending veterinarian must be comfortable with wellness and general medical care of dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets and other common exotic pets. General surgery and dental skills are required for dogs and cats. Prior teaching experience is a plus.
Start date for this position is December 1, 2018.
Please send a cover letter that clearly outlines why you are the ideal candidate for this position, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
About Becker College
Becker College traces its history to 1784 and has over 19,000 alumni. With campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts, Becker offers 23 concentrations from among 9 bachelor degree and 7 associate degree level programs, as well as a variety of adult learning options. The College's unique class offerings and hands-on professional practitioner orientation to higher education, have earned Becker a national reputation for career focused academics, particularly in the fields of business, education, veterinary sciences, health care and the arts.