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Clinical Instructor Position in Small Animal Surgery

Clinical Instructor Position in Small Animal Surgery

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time one-year Clinical Instructor position in Small Animal Surgery. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to candidates that are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or will be eligible to take the ACVS certifying examination in 2018. It is expected that the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in patient management; service to clients and referring veterinarians; and teaching/mentoring of professional and graduate students. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. Collegiality, 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 appointee will join the section of Small Animal Surgery within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences which is currently comprised of seven faculty, one clinical instructor, eight residents, and seven dedicated technicians. The surgery service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center Hospital for Companion Animals, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including diagnostic imaging (3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT) and advanced stereotactic radiation therapy. The surgical faculty staff the Veterinary Medical Center at both our Columbus and Dublin facilities.  Our goal is to build upon current success, and to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the small animal surgery program.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of >70 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine ( is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Ohio State University ( was 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 835,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community ( is a great location to live (

The primary focus of this position is clinical duty in the Small Animal Surgery Section in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery with no expectation for research or administrative contribution. It is expected that this position will require approximately 75-80% of weeks on clinics. Paid study time (approximately 8 weeks) will be afforded for any candidate planning to take the ACVS certifying exam in February 2018. Responsibilities include clinical teaching of professional students, interns, and residents as well as primary receiving and patient care activities related to all aspects of small animal surgery.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. Start dates are negotiable with an anticipated start date by summer/fall 2017. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. David A. Wilkie, Chair, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Vernon L Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail ( Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to the Section Head of Small Animal Surgery, Dr. Mary McLoughlin, by e-mail ( The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.