SAECC Clinical Instructor

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Job ID 22609
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery invites applicants for an open faculty position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (SAECC). The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

  1. Insure timely and accurate triage and care for all cases arriving on emergency primarily during evening and weekend shifts.
  2. Communicate with clients and referring veterinarians in a timely manner for emergency case management, in both written and verbal formats.
  3. Supervise and direct interns with all aspects of case management, including financial updates for pet owners.
  4. Work with Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (SAECC) faculty, residents, and technicians for case transfers and ongoing management and oversight of inpatients.
  5. Work with all small animal services during case transfer and management of inpatients in the intensive care unit.
  6. Provide input to be used in evaluation of all personnel working in support of the SAECC service, including licensed veterinary technicians and student employees.
  7. Participate with SAECC faculty and house officers to improve knowledge of the discipline and management of the section.

The position is a 1.0 FTE/12 month appointment.


  • Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree;
  • Must be eligible for professional licensure (faculty or regular license) to practice as a veterinarian in the State of Missouri;
  • Eligibility for BNDD and DEA certification in the State of Missouri.
  • Must have experience in emergency medicine;
  • Should have excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Completion of a small animal internship, or equivalent practice experience is desirable;
  • Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Care is NOT required, but such individuals are encouraged to apply.

Other Information

Our Campus and Our Community

MU's Veterinary Health Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock. Columbia, MO is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital. The population of central Missouri and reasonable proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City provide for a robust small animal emergency and referral caseload. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals. The MU campus has within it bounds a College of Veterinary Medicine, a School of Medicine, a College of Agriculture, a College of Engineering, the Missouri University Research Reactor, the Nuclear Sciences and Engineering Institute, the Radiopharamaceutical Sciences Institute and the International Center for Nanomedicine. This unique blend of campus resources creates a synergy to conduct high-quality research and practice cutting-edge medicine. The imaging section of the Department has close ties to all of these groups. For more about this special place and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:

MU is a nationally competitive, global university. Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Five areas are especially strong and growing at Mizzou: Food for the Future; Media of the Future; One Health, One Medicine; Sustainable Energy; and Disruptive and Transformational Technologies. Collectively these areas are called the Mizzou Advantage, a campus wide plan to build on exciting opportunities. Mizzou Advantage - One Health, One Medicine offers unmatched opportunities for collaboration in animal and human health. The initiative also connects with research and instruction in health care delivery, policy, business models, medical ethics and the culture of healthy living. MU's research and services in the area of One Health, One Medicine affects our lives in a variety of ways. To learn more, please visit One Health, One Medicine: The Convergence of Human and Animal Health or contact Dr. Carolyn Henry.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Application Materials

Please be prepared to submit a letter stating professional interests and career goals, professional transcript(s), contact information including email addresses for three references, and curriculum vitae. After getting a confirmation of successful application from our system, send an e-mail to Dr. Elizabeth Easley at [email protected]





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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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