Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care Resident/Fellow

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Posting Number S02648P Working Title Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care Resident/Fellow Department Vet Med Large Animal Medicine About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday. Nights and weekends as assigned.

Advertised Salary $50,000-$60,000 Posting Date 02/26/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 07/15/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references.

For further information about the nature of the position, contact: Dr. Kira Epstein
Department of Large Animal Medicine,
University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602
(Email: [email protected], Telephone: 706 542 6326)

For questions about the application process, contact: Brittany Johnson
(Email: [email protected], Telephone 706 542 6326)

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Veterinary/Animal Science Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to individuals whose required experience includes comfort with surgical treatment of emergency diseases.

To be considered for the residency position, candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree; have 4 years post-DVM experience in clinical, laboratory and didactic teaching of veterinary students including the completion of a surgery residency approved by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. If during the first year of the residency, the applicant becomes a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the program will be converted to a fellowship.

To be considered for the fellowship position, candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree; have a minimum of 4 years post-DVM experience in clinical, laboratory and didactic teaching of veterinary students; and be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons—Large Animal or Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine—Large Animal.

Position Summary

The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine is an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care approved residency training facility for large animal resident (3 years) and fellowship (2 years) programs. This is an intermediate position structured to suit applicants who have completed entry-level DVM positions (internship and residency) prior to applying for faculty positions or private practice equivalent. The caseload is approximately 85% equine, the remainder being primarily small ruminants, new world camelids, and cattle. The successful candidate will be mentored by two emergency and critical care clinicians (DACVECC-LA/DACVS-LA). The emergency critical care service is supported by four surgery clinicians, four internal medicine clinicians, two-three surgery residents, three internal medicine residents, and three rotating interns. On completion of the program, the successful applicant will have completed the requirements for credentialing to take the board certification exam in large animal emergency and critical care.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will have a valid license (regular Georgia or faculty) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia or be willing to obtain and maintain a valid license (regular Georgia or faculty) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with faculty and technical administrative staff.

Ability to communicate effectively with referring veterinarians, house officers, and veterinary students.

Professional – completion of approved large animal surgery residency, DACVS-LA or DACVIM-LA.

Motivation to be an active and integral part of a busy large animal teaching hospital service.

Physical Demands

Normal working conditions for a veterinary environment. Ability to lift 50 lbs

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Service: Participate in the Large Animal Emergency Critical Care Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities


Instruction: Participate in clinical teaching of veterinary students, interns and residents. The successful candidate will participate primarily in the department’s relevant large animal emergency critical care rotations. A small amount of classroom and laboratory teaching in veterinary student courses will also be expected. Instructional responsibilities will be primarily under the supervision of the two emergency and critical care clinicians.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities


Scholarly activity: The successful candidate is required to participate in scholarly activity and expected to complete at least one original manuscript during their program

Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/27/2019
    Application Due: 6/17/2019
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