The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for a full-time practice track faculty position in our Small Animal Community Practice and Dentistry Service within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and possess clinical experience in a high-quality (academic or private) small animal primary care practice. The candidate must also have an interest in wellness and preventative health care, low-stress patient management, and have broad expertise and experience in the diagnosis and management of diseases of dogs and cats, including dentistry and general surgery. Additional desirable qualities include interest or experience in teaching, practice management and board certification or examination eligibility in Canine and Feline Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, or other specialty college. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff, and have a strong commitment to teaching skills that our new graduates will need to be highly successful general practitioners that can work effectively across a diverse spectrum of client economic abilities. Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors.
The selected candidate will join a distinguished Small Animal Community Practice and Dentistry program comprised of 7 existing faculty, and 4 technologists. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of approximately 70 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.osu.edu) is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Ohio State University (www.osu.edu) was recently ranked third nationally in the list of best places to work in academia, according to The Scientist magazine. Columbus is the 15th ranked city by size in the United States (population of 730,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (www.experiencecolumbus.com).
The Small Animal Community Practice/Dentistry Service currently offers clinics in dentistry, weight management/nutrition, behavioral medicine, in addition to general health and wellness and primary pet care. We are currently seeking a candidate that will be focused primarily on Community Practice, with a special emphasis on dentistry, however the selected candidate may have the opportunity to rotate between Community Practice clinics, our highly regarded off-site Shelter Medicine and Surgery Program, and our mobile Veterinary Outreach program. The Shelter and Outreach Programs are also housed within the Community Practice Service, and interface with our community partners, serving homeless pets (Shelter), and elderly and/or disabled persons’ pets to provide basic wellness care and pet care education and counseling (Outreach).
Primary responsibilities in Community Practice/Dentistry include year-round patient management and clinical teaching of routine wellness care and preventative medicine, dentistry, client communication, veterinary economics, and practice management to senior veterinary students and interns using the available caseload and teaching resources of the College.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The position is available immediately, and applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. The position(s) will be available immediately and it is desired to have the successful candidate(s) begin on or before April 1, 2017. To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. David Wilkie, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, 601 Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Inquiries regarding the Small Animal Community Practice/Shelter and Outreach Medicine Service and details of the position can be directed to Dr. Larry Hill, Chair of the Search Committee, by e-mail email@example.com or TEL 614-292-3551. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco free campus.