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Clinical Instructor-Shelter Medicine & Surgery

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

This faculty appointment will support the College’s Shelter Medicine and Surgery Clerkship, a core clerkship (i.e., required of all students in the clinical years) in the VMCVM curriculum. The veterinarian in this role will work to enhance the educational opportunities for our students in animal shelters as well as primary care settings to benefit the health and wellbeing of the animals and residents in the New River Valley area. The clerkship currently partners with multiple animal shelters and non-profit organizations in the New River Valley, including Mountain View Humane (MVH), a high quality, high volume, low cost spay/neuter clinic. The successful candidate will also work closely with the multidisciplinary laboratory veterinarian at the VMCVM to coordinate the selection of patients for the spay program and will assist in multidisciplinary laboratory sessions as needed.
Students on this clerkship will be involved in spay and neuter programs, but will also perform other medical and surgical procedures. The successful candidate will be directly involved in the clinical instruction of veterinary students alongside another faculty member of the College. Instruction will include, but is not limited to, supervising and training students in surgical and anesthetic procedures, medical workups leading to diagnosis and treatment, and preventive care including vaccinations, dental care, and minor surgical procedures. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and to exceptional patient management and client services. They will also be expected to participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities as needed and appropriate.

Required Qualifications

-DVM or equivalent degree
- Minimum of three years of clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications

-Board eligibility or board certification in a veterinary specialty recognized by AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS)
-Track record of teaching excellence

Pay Band

Faculty; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary; to commensurate with experience 

Review Date

August 30, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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