Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in shelter medicine. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. This is a full-time position. The successful candidate will provide clinical instruction to students on shelter medicine rotations and rotating interns, will help develop and implement a comprehensive shelter medicine program, will participate in mobile spay/neuter and TNR events, and will provide instruction to students in didactic courses and clinical skills laboratories within the DVM curriculum.
The following qualifications are required:
DVM or equivalent degree
Significant shelter medicine experience, including the ability to practice high-volume/high-quality spay/neuter surgery
Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student-centered learning
Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
The following qualifications are desirable but not required
Board certification by ABVP (Shelter Medicine) or ACVPM
MS or PhD degree in a relevant field of study
Additional advanced training
Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,700 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s first veterinary college. The MWU-CVM received full accreditation in the fall of 2018 following graduation of its first class of students.
The CVM is housed in Cactus Wren Hall and in the Animal Health Institute, and includes the Departments of Pathology and Population Medicine, Equine Medicine and Surgery, Primary Care, and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Cactus Wren Hall is a new facility with ample classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, conference rooms, and offices. The Animal Health Institute is comprised of The Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and the Necropsy and Pathology Center. Shelter Medicine faculty are part of the Department of Pathology and Population Medicine, and the clinical arm of the program includes operation of a mobile small animal clinic. The mobile clinic is a state-of-the-art, 33’ long, 2016 La Boit specialty vehicle provisioned with a generator, climate control, two surgical tables, two anesthesia machines, an oxygen concentrator, active gas scavenger, medical refrigerator, exam/prep table, desk, multiple secure storage cabinets and 12 animal holding cages. It is used to provide mobile spay and neuter surgeries, minor surgical procedures, wellness exams, minor medical procedures and field medical diagnostics. In addition, shelter medicine faculty work with regional partners in a number of shelter facilities throughout the Phoenix Valley.
The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities. The hospital is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. The facility also includes full-service clinical pathology and microbiology laboratories and a small animal rehabilitation area. Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Equine and Bovine Center, a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses, and the Necropsy and Pathology Center, a diagnostic pathology laboratory that supports the AHI and outside veterinarians.
We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).
About Midwestern University
Midwestern University consists of the following colleges: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, Chicago College of Optometry, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy–Glendale, College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, Arizona College of Optometry, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Our history, which has been guided by our mission to provide the best in health education, tells the story of amazing accomplishment and professional leadership.