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Clinical Veterinary Instructor, Equine Internal Medicine

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Clinical Veterinary Instructor, Equine Internal Medicine

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$90,000 - $120,000 (commensurate with education & experience)

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

CVM Teaching Hospital

About the Department:

The NC State Veterinary Hospital is an integrated health care center for companion, equine and farm animals. We exist to further the teaching mission of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. More than 30,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by the Veterinary Hospital. Established in 1983, the Veterinary Hospital is one of the highest rated regional academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The mission of the Veterinary Hospital is three-fold:

  • Compassionate, state of the art specialty healthcare
  • Expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine

With over 20 clinical services staffed by board-certified specialists, many of whom are not only nationally but also internationally renowned, the Veterinary Hospital is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. For more information about the NC State Veterinary Hospital go to

The NC State Equine hospital provides state of the art, continuous care for elective, urgent (same day), and emergent cases, as well outpatients, through the hospital-based Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, Equine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Equine Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Cardiology, and Equine Emergency services.

The Equine Internal Medicine Service is overseen by specialists with board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine. The service has a busy and varied caseload consisting primarily of horses with colic, respiratory disease, colitis, neurologic disease, cardiac disease, and neonatal foal diseases. The service is supported by one clinical technician and three residents, in addition to rotating interns and house officers from other services.

Essential Job Duties:

Clinical duties: Major clinical responsibilities include providing high end specialized internal medicine and critical care, supporting the equine internal medicine service, providing excellent service to referring veterinarians and clients, and providing outstanding house officer support. Emergency backup on-call duty may be expected during clinical rotations, with holiday coverage shared evenly among clinicians on the medicine service. The emergency service covers the majority of primary emergency duty, but clinicians may be on call to assist with specific types of cases and for hospitalized patients. The person in this position would also be expected to provide consultations for in-house services and referring veterinarians and to develop a collegial relationship with other services within the hospital and with the local referring veterinarian population.

Teaching: The person in this position would be expected to teach fourth year veterinary students and house officers in the clinical setting, which may include active learning on cases, small group rounds discussions. This person would attend and contribute to student rounds preparation and participate in regular medicine service faculty meetings.

University/Community Outreach: The person in this position would be expected to develop positive relationships with veterinarians in the field to encourage growth of the service and caseload.

The person in this position will be expected to perform clinical duties as described for 39 weeks per year. While performing these duties, the candidate’s primary responsibility will be managing hospitalized patients, seeing outpatients, taking referrals, providing consults, and receiving emergencies during the hours that the service is functioning.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • DVM (or equivalent degree) and eligibility for veterinary licensure (or faculty licensure) in the State of NC.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about equine internal medicine and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Eligibility for veterinary licensure (or faculty license) in the State of NC.
  • Board-certification or board-eligibility from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Department ID:

192001 - CVM Teaching Hospital


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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