The Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, non-tenured, 12-month appointment as a Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in small animal internal medicine and/or emergency medicine and critical care at the Auburn Veterinary Specialists- Gulf Shores in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This new veterinary referral center will provide veterinary care in support of veterinarians in the Gulf Coast region. The referral center will also participate in the educational mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing continuing education programs for veterinarians and focused clinical instruction to senior veterinary students, interns and residents.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate must be an experienced internist and/or criticalist, knowledgeable in the operation of a robust internal medicine and/or emergency and critical care service in private practice or academia. Clinical responsibilities will include medical diagnostics and therapeutics of small animal patients and engagement of referring veterinarians. Clinical instruction of participating veterinary students, interns, and residents will be integrated into all aspects of daily operations, including communications to referring veterinarians and clientele. Primary care will not be offered at the referral center, however the hospital will initiate an after-hours and weekend emergency service for veterinarians in the Gulf Shores region.
Requirements/ Qualifications: Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and/or the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at the time employment begins. Experience and skill in ultrasonography is desired. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and a high level of self-motivation, and be a team-builder committed to practicing compassionate high quality medicine.
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 1, 2019 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.
Application Process: Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3339 . Applications must include a letter of intent stating professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jamie Bellah, Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at 334-844-8513.
About the AUBURN VETERINARY SPECIALISTS – GULF SHORES: The AUBURN VETERINARY SPECIALISTS – GULF SHORES 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. The complex was completed in 2018 and is located along the Foley Beach Expressway 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 has 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. The referral center is currently staffed by a veterinary surgeon, hospital director, radiology technician, six veterinary technicians, and additional office staff.
Faculty from Auburn’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will provide specialty services through temporary on-site assignments and electronic consultation. The center has a well-equipped conference room that will be used for veterinary continuing education programs, held regularly, and provided 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, that opened in 2018. 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 guards 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.
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.