Auburn Veterinary Specialists-Gulf Shores
Small Animal Emergency Veterinarian
Clinical Lecturer; Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor
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.
Requirements/ 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. An interest in emergency and critical care, and small animal surgery is desired. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to team-based, high quality, compassionate medicine.
Title and starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Full university benefits will be offered. Information regarding benefits can be found at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business-finance/benefits/index.html. The candidate selected for this position must be able to 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.
Review of applications will commence on March 25, 2019 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.
Application Process: Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3378 . Applications must include a letter of intent stating professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Jamie Bellah, Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at 334-844-8513.
About the Veterinary Referral Center at Gulf Shores: The Auburn University Veterinary Referral Center is part of a new 26-acre Auburn University Educational Complex being built through a cooperative agreement between Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The complex, completed in 2018, is located in Baldwin County, the fastest growing county in Alabama, which hosts 5.7 million visitors annually and is the center of a referral base of 675,000 residents along the Gulf Coast. The 18,000 square foot referral center will serve as an extension of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital located in Auburn to provide specialty veterinary services and related educational opportunities in clinical veterinary education. Auburn University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has long served as a referral center for veterinarians practicing in South Alabama and West Florida.
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.
Located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, the city of Gulf Shores has an excellent public school system, strong medical health facilities and access to some of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches. The nearby Gulf State Park has beaches, trails, a pier, plus a golf course and the Gulf State Park Lodge. To the west, sea turtles and migratory birds thrive among the coastal habitats of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Farther west, 19th-century Fort Morgan overlooks Mobile Bay. The State’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located across Mobile Bay and is a hub for marine science education, marine research and coastal zone management.
About The University: 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.