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  • Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor of Equine Ambulatory Medicine
    The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology
    Tufts University

    Faculty Position in Equine Ambulatory Medicine

    The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant or associate clinical professor of equine ambulatory medicine.  The successful applicant is expected to provide primary care equine medicine and surgery in an ambulatory setting, while providing learning experiences for final year DVM students. Contribution to pre-clinical and clinical teaching in the DVM program, mentoring interns, and scholarly activity is also expected.


    The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology provides teaching expertise supporting general veterinary medicine for all large animal species, including classroom, clinical skills, small group, and clinical rotation teaching. There are ample opportunities to engage in teaching. While this is primarily a clinical and teaching position, engagement in research and/or scholarly activity sufficient to maintain expertise is expected. There are opportunities for collaborative or independent projects, according to interests. As a clinical professor, it is expected that the equivalent of ~32 weeks will be spent on clinical service, ~7 weeks will be devoted to teaching, ~ 5 weeks will be devoted to scholarly activity, and ~3 weeks will be devoted to service.


    Clinical practice is under the auspices of Tufts Veterinary Field Services (TVFS), which is based along with the academic department in Woodstock, CT. The main campus is located 35 miles away, in North Grafton, MA and is where the majority of non-clinical rotation teaching occurs.  TVFS provides high quality individual animal care, herd health, production medicine, and reproductive services for horses (2500/year), dairy and beef cattle (2,000 calls/50,000 animals), small ruminants (2500/year), camelids (400/year), and pigs (300/year). TVFS is currently composed of nine clinicians and one intern. Specialized equipment available includes digital radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, and endoscopy. A haul-in with stocks is available at the clinic in Woodstock, CT. Easy referral for advanced medical and surgical care is available at the Hospital for Large Animals in N. Grafton, MA. The Hospital for Large Animals has a full range of board specialists.


    The position is expected to provide primarily equine clinical services, along with one other predominantly equine clinician. Clientele is primarily pleasure horses, with some competition or show animals. In additional to general medicine expertise, proficiency in lameness evaluation and treatment is valuable.  Rotational participation in the emergency call schedule for all species seen at TVFS is required. Emergency call is shared amongst all clinicians and includes serving as a back-up for the intern. Because of these needs, a willingness to provide services for other livestock is also required.


    Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a DVM degree or its equivalent and eligibility for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The ability to achieve federal and state accreditation is required. Demonstrated expertise in general equine medicine and surgery is required, with a minimum of two years of experience by the date of hire. Ability and willingness to provide care for other livestock species is also required. Excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for teaching are required. Previous formal or informal teaching experience in an academic or practice setting is considered an asset. Practitioner or specialty board certification is not required but would be considered an asset.


    Application procedure: Review of applications will begin April 30th and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical interests and experience, teaching experience, and research or scholarly interests.  Please address your strengths and experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through Interfolio ( questions about the application process please contact Dr. David Matsas at Start date is negotiable, but a start date prior to September, 2022 is preferred.


    Cummings School is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts.  The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology and Tufts Veterinary Field Service are located in Woodstock, CT. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to the main campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The main campus and Woodstock are short drives from beautiful beaches, mountains, and other unique features of New England. The area is a hub of biotechnology and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns.


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