The College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is seeking a Community Medicine Veterinarian to deliver quality pet health care and train veterinary students to practice along a continuum of care, focusing on outreach to underserved communities. This position will oversee case management of sick and wellness appointments seen by veterinary students, as well as provide instruction in clinical skills. The focus will be on creating and delivering service learning opportunities and outreach for pets living in resource-limited environments with veterinary services being delivered along a continuum of care. Faculty role - non-tenure track, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - rank dependent on qualifications.
Clinical supervision and instruction of DVM students including teaching of clinical skills through hands-on and didactic methods throughout four years of curriculum with emphasis on allowing autonomy relative to student year and abilities.
Develop and oversee fourth-year clinical rotation
Primary care level case management (medical and surgical) in service learning and resource-limited settings, in collaboration with partners such as AHS University Ave Clinic, AHS Golden Valley (Spay/Neuter), and student-led programs with Native American partners (SIRVS) and NGOs in underserved metropolitan areas (VeTouch)
Course coordinator for community medicine and service learning rotations and experiences
Development of program processes and protocols
Contribute to defining CVM strategic approach to Community Medicine (curriculum, program components, partners, etc)
Building of partnership model with AHS University Ave Clinic
Engagement with other health professionals to build One Health approach to providing health care to underserved communities and pets (social work, public health, additional community partners)
Evaluation and outcome assessment for students and program metrics
Teaching - clinical skills and class presentations as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should apply online https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/336390 Job ID: 336390. Inquiries about the application process and the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Julia Ponder (ponde003 at umn.edu; 612-624-3431).
DVM/VMD (or equivalent foreign degree)
Must be licensed or eligible for a Minnesota state veterinary license
Minimum 2 years clinical experience including primary-level care, spay/castration/soft tissue surgeries and dental procedures
Commitment to clinical teaching
Excellent oral and written communication
Five or more years clinical experience in primary care, including spay/castration/soft tissue surgeries, dental procedures and student teaching
Clinical experience in community medicine work or shelter medicine
Clinical experience or interest in behavior management of pets
Experience - Community engagement and partnership building
About University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
The Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department provides instruction to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students. We also improve the health of companion animals by educating veterinarians, providing medical and surgical services, and generating new knowledge through clinical research.