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Faculty Position in Small Animal Community Practice (SACP)
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2022
Title Faculty Position in Small Animal Community Practice (SACP)
University Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY, United States
Department Department of Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Sep. 9, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Faculty Position in Small Animal Community Practice (SACP)

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a leadership role in our small animal primary care student training program.   Our Small Animal Community Practice, which opened in 2018, is a state-of-the-art facility, separate from the main hospital that offers the opportunity to model excellence in general practice.  This American Animal Hospital Association accredited building is a 10,000 square foot full-service facility. 

You will have the opportunity to work with our outstanding practice manager, excellent team of licensed technicians, client service representatives and group of tenure-track and clinical faculty to further develop our teaching program. We are looking for an experienced, well-rounded veterinarian to lead the SACP in providing students with a strong foundation in primary veterinary care experiences.

SACP is a part of Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a $35 million group of practices.  You will join us as we re-imagine our clinical rotations.  This position will play a leadership role in realizing the overall mission of the SACP which is to graduate practice-ready veterinarians by maximizing the student’s primary veterinary care experience from wellness exams, spays, neuters and minor surgeries, routine dental care, urgent care, and more. There is opportunity to also expand educational offerings within SACP on veterinary business with input from the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship (CVBE). This position will take the lead in clinical curriculum renewal initiatives and development of veterinary programs within SACP, leveraging the current practice and expanding services.

The clinical duties include oversight of senior veterinary students while providing primary veterinary care to patients in the SACP, exclusively seeing dogs and cats at the moment, with opportunity to expand to exotics and pocket pets. Candidates should be proficient in general veterinary care of medical, surgical and dental patients. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with the teams within SACP, as well as Cornell University Hospital for Animals faculty and staff.  Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the position (clinical track or tenure track), service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a fulfilling place to work with ample opportunities for a robust and rewarding career for a clinical and research-oriented faculty member.

Candidates must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Preference will be given to candidates with board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) as well as practice management and/or leadership experience (such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Veterinary Business Management Certificate). Special consideration will be given to individuals with experience in education-based and pedagogical research.

Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. Cornell is located in Ithaca on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. Ithaca is a vibrant city with art museums, theaters, and a diverse selection of restaurants. It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and downhill skiing areas. Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.

For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Gillian Perkins, Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

The required sections of the application include a cover letter describing your clinical interests, teaching philosophy, career goals, inclusion and diversity statement, research interests, curriculum vitae, and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site. Please ensure you select to send an email reminder to the reference writer(s) indicated in your submission. If you have concerns with submitting your references online, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee.

Review of applications will begin on September 9, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity?

A statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Such articulation can focus on teaching, research, or service, or all of three factors.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.

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Contact Information

  • Gillian Perkins
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    930 Campus Road
    C2 533 Clinical Programs Center, Box 31
    Ithaca, NY 14853


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