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Assistant Professor-Fixed-Term (ECCM)
Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2020
Title Assistant Professor-Fixed-Term (ECCM)
University Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Desired start date of April 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Emergency Medical Care

Position Summary:
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, invites applications for a faculty appointment in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM). The position available is for a full-time (negotiable 50-100%), Assistant Professor, fixed-term, one year (12 month) appointment. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team to join our Emergency and Critical Care Medicine faculty team and an integral member of the service, which includes 3 Diplomates of ACVECC (and one more large animal Diplomates of ACVECC), 6 residents, and 31 service-dedicated (ICU) licensed veterinary technicians. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences comprises over 30 faculty, and has an onsite, state-of-the art Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC provides outstanding patient care and is staffed with highly qualified veterinary technicians, social workers and other care providers to support the specialty services.

In addition to emergency and critical care medicine, the VMC is well represented in specialty areas including surgery services, internal medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, cardiology, anesthesiology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, dentistry, primary care, interventional radiology, behavior medicine, ophthalmology and dermatology. Support from the specialty services for the ICU is robust and includes but is not limited to daily 7:00AM – 10:00PM full clinical laboratory coverage, and advanced cross-sectional imaging modalities available after hours.

The ER/ICU was recently (2016) remodeled to create a large, open-concept ICU with a dedicated quiet (feline) room, isolation ward, and four treatment stations, all with a centralized work station allowing the team to monitor patients closely and communicate effectively. Please see for a brief view of the facility at the time of its dedication. The ICU currently utilizes advanced treatment capabilities including Draeger Evita Infinity and Respironics Esprit long term ventilators and the Prismaflex CRRT system. In addition, the hospital boasts an interventional radiology suite, a wound management suite, 10 operating rooms, Storz HD video laparoscopy/thoracoscopy towers, Zeiss operating microscope, GE Revolution 64-slice helical CT, OEC mobile C-arm, Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI, Scintron nuclear medicine suite, Varian linear accelerator, Olympus and Storz videoendoscopy.

The ECCM service has a highly successful resident training program with a busy caseload (>11,000 cases annually) and experienced, supportive faculty. Our service philosophy focuses on active case management by all members of our team. We seek additional faculty member(s) with a commitment to active case management, and DVM-student clinical instruction.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include management of ECCM cases, and clinical instruction of students. Participation in the pre-clinical teaching curriculum and committee assignments is also encouraged at a level and type commensurate with experience and interest. Assignments of clinical service, teaching are negotiable with the Department Chairperson.

Required Degree:
Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan. A minimum of two years of clinical experience in the field of small animal emergency care is required. The ability to perform urgent emergency surgical procedures is desired but not essential. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively within a team.

Required Application Materials:
Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address) of 4 individuals acting as references to

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Desired start date of April 1, 2021. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Dr. Stephan Carey, Search Committee Chair, at

Summary of Health Risks:
TB risk. Potential exposure to animals or to specimens with mycobaterium.


Department Statement:
Michigan State University is a pioneer land-grant school and one of the top research universities in the world. Located on one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful campuses, East Lansing’s college-town atmosphere is complemented by a low cost of living and convenient access to other culturally-rich communities such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses and four distinct seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Additional information about Michigan attractions is available through the Pure Michigan┬« website:

MSU Statement:
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Stephan Carey, DVM, PHD, DACVIM
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    Michigan State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
    736 Wilson Rd.
    East Lansing, MI 48824


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