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Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full- time clinical track faculty position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. This is a clinical emphasis position and candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Specialty board certification (ACVS/ECVS) is required. 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, seven residents, and seven technicians. The orthopedic surgery service ( is located within the Veterinary Medical Center ( with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including diagnostic imaging (3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT), independent canine physical rehabilitation service, and at the Veterinary Medical Center - Dublin ( Our goal is to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the small animal surgery program. Comprehensive renovation of both hospital sites, including all surgery suites, will be complete in Nov 2017.

Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 75% time in clinics, including patient management, client service, clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. The Department and College are interested in developing our innovative surgical programs, including canine sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, integrated trauma care, musculoskeletal oncology, and total joint arthroplasty. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty, but clinical research, publications and other scholarly activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged.

Teaching responsibilities will primarily include the clinical teaching of small animal orthopedic surgery and related topics to 4th year professional students, residents, and graduate students. The appointee is expected to foster a broad and diverse collective caseload through the delivery of efficient and effective service to clients, exceptional referral and consultation service to private practitioners, and the provision of excellent patient care. Faculty members are also expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.

Faculty members are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College of Veterinary Medicine, including clinical trials

( and other units on the university campus. The comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the College, and includes but is not limited to the Department of Orthopedics (, the Sports Medicine Center (, the Department of Biomedical Engineering (, the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging (, and the Spine Research Institute (

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 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 recently ranked twentieth 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 810,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College. 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 should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. Profit sharing will be provided for the clinical effort provided at the VMC Dublin clinical facility. The start date is negotiable; however, the position is currently available, and applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information regarding faculty appointments, promotion and tenure in the department and departmental governance can be found at

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 least three references to Dr. David Wilkie, Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail ( or telephone (614-292-7105). Inquiries regarding this position can also be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jonathan Dyce ( by e-mail, or telephone (614-292-0950). The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco free campus.