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Veterinary Ophthalmologist
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

  • Nov. 8, 2016
  • Veterinary Ophthalmologist
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
    No. Grafton, MA
    United States
  • Nov. 30, 2016
  • Available after April 15, 2017
  • Core Faculty
  • Ophthalmology
    Veterinary Medicine - General
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Veterinary Ophthalmologist. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an academic-track faculty position in veterinary ophthalmology. Anticipated percentage time allocations for this position are 60% clinical service/teaching and 40% academic time. Requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent and completion of an American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) residency. Preference will be given to individuals who are ACVO board certified. Rank and salary will be commensurate with training and experience and the Cummings School has a progressive external consulting policy allowing for salary supplementation. Strengths are required in teaching, research, and clinical service. Excellent opportunities exist to build clinical and translational research collaborations with researchers on the Boston and Medford campuses of Tufts University and elsewhere within the New England medical community.

The successful candidate will join one other ophthalmologist, 2 house officers, and a dedicated technician on the Ophthalmology Service, which operates within the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and also serves the Hospital for Large Animals. Both hospitals are located in North Grafton, MA and are part of the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, which serves the New England region and has a high caseload. Clinical responsibilities include supervision of the service and supporting residents on emergency duty. Ample time exists to take advantage of the collaborative environment for clinical and basic research, and all scholarly activity is valued in the school’s promotions process. Enthusiasm for teaching is a requirement for this position and responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching, participation in preclinical labs, and instruction of residents and interns in all aspects of ophthalmology, primary case management, and oversight of patients.

The ophthalmology service is supported by outstanding anesthesia, critical care (24 hours), diagnostic imaging, and pathology services. Available state-of-the-art equipment includes applanation and rebound tonometers, portable slit lamps and a table mounted Topcon slit lamp with digital photography, indirect ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopy, gonioscopy lenses, electroretinography (BPM-200), service-dedicated UBM with 12, 20, 35 and 50 MHz probes, Zeiss operating microscope, Bausch & Lomb Stellaris for phacoemulsification, 2 cryo units (N02 and liquid-N), CO2 laser, transscleral and LIO diode laser, and Optibrand fundic camera.

This position is available after April 15, 2017. An initial review of applications will take place after November 30, 2016 but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should send a letter of intent outlining their interests, experience, and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to Dr. Nicholas Frank, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536. Submit applications via email to Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Stefano Pizzirani at
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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  • Dr. Stefano Pizzirani
    Clinical Sciences
    Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
    Dept. of Clinical Sciences
    200 Westboro Road
    No. Grafton, MA 01536


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