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Clinical or Tenure-track Beef Cattle Veterinarian

The University of Georgia
Tifton Area

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Clinical or Tenure-track Beef Cattle Veterinarian


VetMed-Food Animal Medicine

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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 as embodied in our Principles of Community

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Benefits Eligible



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Commensurate with Experience and Rank

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are asked to submit the following: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in the position and teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages); and (3) the name, titles, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brad Heins,

All application materials must be received by September 1, 2024, to ensure full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

EEO 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

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Minimum Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine.

Position Summary:

The Department of Population Health, Food Animal Health and Management Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a clinical or tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level in food animal production and preventive medicine.

This position will be based at the UGA Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory (TVDIL) campus in Tifton, Georgia. Responsibilities include teaching veterinary students, providing food animal clinical services, scholarly activity, and outreach to livestock producers, as well as practicing veterinarians.

Although the focus of this position is beef cattle, this position may also serve dairy, small ruminant, and equine clients. An interest in advanced reproductive technology would be welcome, as there is equipment and a laboratory dedicated to embryo collection/transfer and on-site donor housing. There is a well-appointed haul-in facility for treating animals onsite. The service provided to clients closely models rural large animal practice in Georgia.
Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Additional Requirements:

Expertise and training in food animal production management or preventative medicine, and eligibility to obtain a veterinary license in the state of Georgia.

Minimum qualifications to be considered for the following rank:

Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Assistant Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine.

Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Associate ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine, and 5+ years post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia.

Tenure Track Assistant ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a Masters or PhD, and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine.

Tenure Track Associate ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a Masters or PhD, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine, and 5+ years of post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia.

Candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional and national authorities in their field unless their work assignments are specifically at the local or state level.
Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here:

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at:

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion of clinical faculty can be found at:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Masters or PhD in a veterinary medical biosciences related field preferred, especially those with an emphasis on livestock health and management and/or advanced reproductive technologies.

Board certification in any of the following AVMA recognized specialties is desirable: Internal Medicine (Large Animal); ABVP (Food Animal, Beef Cattle, or Dairy); Theriogenology; Toxicology; Nutrition; or Preventive Medicine.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Demonstrated ability in one or more of the following areas is preferred: livestock nutrition; forage management; food safety; production economics; theriogenology; large animal internal medicine; epidemiology and preventive health management.

Ability to obtain a veterinary license in Georgia.

Teaching ability; leadership skills; strong communication skills; and data management.

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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.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


The successful candidate will teach veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians and collaborate with faculty in production and clinical medicine.Tifton serves as a site for an elective 3-week clinical rotation for senior veterinary students, who are housed in a dorm at the Tifton Campus.

The duties of this position focus primarily on building upon the teaching and service missions of the Food Animal Health and Management Program by working with existing faculty members to provide didactic and on-farm clinical experiences for veterinary students, as well as developing and contributing to continuing education for referring veterinarians and extension programs for producers in the livestock industry.

Clinical services may be provided either on farm or through the brand new and state-of-the-art livestock haul-in facility on the campus of the TVDIL to allow a wider array of health services to rural producers. Current caseload is approximately 50% cattle, 40% equine, and 10% small ruminants and swine. Services offered include routine herd health, reproductive services, and individual animal evaluations.

The facility is designed to facilitate the offering of specialized reproductive management services for large and small ruminants (embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, laparoscopic artificial insemination, etc.), bovine foot care and lameness evaluation, and routine clinical services (breeding soundness examinations, dehorning, clinical examination, etc.) as well as surgical procedures.

This position will also work closely with TVDIL faculty to assist with client services and outreach at the TVDIL and provide consultations on non-poultry food animal submissions.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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