The Department of Clinical Sciences in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill two full-time, non-tenured, 12-month appointments as Small Animal Emergency Veterinarians at Auburn Veterinary Specialists in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This new referral center will provide internal medicine and surgical care for small animals, and will later expand to include emergency services. The referral center will participate in the educational mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing focused clinical instruction to senior veterinary students, interns and residents and continuing education programs for veterinarians. Primary care will not be offered at the referral center.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have demonstrated an interest in emergency medicine and surgery and in advanced patient care. Initially, clinical responsibilities will include after-hours care and management of hospitalized animals. Responsibilities will expand to include the management of emergency cases once the service is opened. Members of the veterinary faculty must contribute to a team environment, engage productively with referring veterinarians, and collaborate with colleagues on the main Auburn University campus. The faculty member will provide exceptional patient care while simultaneously providing clinical instruction for veterinary students. An after-hours rotating working schedule of Monday night through Thursday night and Friday night through the weekend and including Sunday night is anticipated.
The Referral Center: will include six exam rooms, two operating rooms (with separate rooms for anesthesia induction, surgical preparation, and recovery), intensive care and critical care areas, central treatment room, endoscopy room, laboratory, pharmaceutical dispensing area, advanced imaging capabilities (radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT), infectious disease isolation area, nutrition center, and canine and feline wards. The facility will be permanently staffed with Auburn University veterinarians, technicians, and office personnel. Faculty from Auburn’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital may provide specialty services through temporary on-site assignments and electronic consultation. Intensive veterinary continuing education will be provided at the Gulf Shores facility by Auburn faculty.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and have completed a minimum of two years of general veterinary practice or a formal rotating small animal internship at the time employment begins. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to team-based, high quality, compassionate medicine.
The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.
Desired Qualifications: An interest in emergency and critical care, and small animal surgery is desired.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Title and starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Full university benefits will be offered.
Internal Number: P1420F
About AU Veterinary Specialists Referral Center in Gulf Shores
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn University is located in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments and on the main campus, including the College of Engineering, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and new MRI Center contribute to the success of Auburn’s orthopedic clini...cal programs. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL are within an easy driving distance and offer a number of diverse personal interest points and travel venues.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.