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Job Postings for Veterinary Students

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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med. To apply for one of the positions below, click on the job title and you will be re-directed to the Virginia Tech application website. For questions about any of the open positions or assistance with the application process, please contact:

Lynett Cruise
Human Resources Generalist
Phone:540-231-4206

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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med

Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will assist the Senior Director of Development for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in developing relationships and cultivating clients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to advance the College’s Advancement program. Typical solicitation would be in the $10K-$100K range. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the College’s fund raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and other capital purposes from all private sources, with a leadership emphasis on annual gifts and new donor acquisition. He/she will fulfill the duties under the direction of the College’s Senior Director of Development and in close cooperation with the University’s central advancement office.

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Pharmacy Assistant

Posted Friday, February 12, 2016

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Pharmacy Assistant.
This position assists the pharmacist in the daily operation of the hospital pharmacy by preparing, delivering and charging medications ordered by clinicians. Performance of various technical and clerical duties to ensure accurate professional and lawful execution of standards established by the State Board of Pharmacy for clinical and hospital operations.

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Assistant/Associate Professor/Clinical Pathology

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016

This tenure-track faculty position may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank
Major Responsibilities
1) Serve as PI for funded research program and participate in collaborative research
2) Collaborate with other faculty on test development and clinical research including clinical trials.
3) Provide diagnostic Veterinary Clinical Pathology Service to include cytology, hematology and clinical chemistry (12-15 weeks)
4) Provide clinical pathology instruction for DVM students.
5) Train Clinical Pathology residents that include teaching advanced courses, and participate in Clin Path workshop for anatomic path residents.
6) Actively participate in weekly slide seminar and journal clubs.
7) Adhere to the responsibilities of the faculty as described by the Faculty Handbook (www.provost.vt.edu/fhb.html)
Research focus areas in the College of Veterinary Medicine are: a) Infectious Diseases, b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders(including cancer) or c) Translational/regenerative medicine. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the Veterinary Medicine College including at various life sciences-oriented Institutes. Please see web links below.

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Clinical Pharmacology Asst/Assoc Professor

Posted Monday, February 08, 2016

The successful candidate will have the necessary training in whole organism pharmacology to lead instruction of core veterinary pharmacology to students in the DVM professional program. There will be opportunities to mentor and train graduate students (and broadly contribute to pharmacological aspects of training to veterinary residents), and establish a graduate level course consistent with the candidate's and college's focus. The tenure-track candidate is expected to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the VMCVM at various life sciences-oriented Institutes (consistent with the universityGÇÖs focus). Of particular interest to the College are candidates with research experience that fits well with any of the three main research focus areas: (a) Infectious diseases and immunity (b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders, including cancer, and (c) regenerative medicine (e.g. stem cells, tissue repair). This includes expertise in any of the following areas: epigenetics, biomarkers of disease, micro-physiological systems, antimicrobial drug resistance, targeted drug deliveries/drug discovery, clinical pharmacokinetics and/or adverse outcomes pathways. Candidates with ACVCP will have opportunity to teach in clinical pharmacology and establish a vibrant translational research and scholarship. Opportunities for translational research exist in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Population Medicine, Virginia TechGÇÖs Center for Drug Discovery, the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fralin Institute, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

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Program Assistant

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Regenerative Medicine in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is in need of a program assistant. In this role, the individual will provide administrative assistance for the IGEP faculty and students in 4 academic programs: College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, Department of Science and Technology in Society, and College of Business. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: Providing assistance in the management of daily functions, preparation of special documents (e.g. Annual Report, funding applications, teaching materials), assisting with travel arrangements for guest speakers, distributing email announcements, assisting with scheduling and organization of journal club and seminars, processing Virginia Tech accounting entries, and organizing IGEP faculty meetings, including an annual retreat. Additional responsibilities associated with student recruitment include fielding inquiries about the program, creating targeted email lists to distribute programmatic information, assist in the design of recruitment materials, management of website, Facebook page and Blog.

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Administrative Assistant

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Assist the Director in overseeing the daily operation and administration of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID). CMMID is a department within the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) and is located on Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg, Virginia. The CMMID assistant will provide administrative support to the Director of CMMID, visitors to the center, schedule meetings and events, prepare correspondence and reports as needed, purchase office supplies and work with Lab & Safety Coordinator regarding equipment maintenance. This person will also assist in the allocation of space in freezers, and work with VMCVM Director of Facilities to schedule maintenance/repairs as appropriate. Maintain Airgas inventory and usage and other duties as assigned.

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Laboratory Specialist

Posted Friday, January 29, 2016

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist. This position performs laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the PI: general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment and laboratory cleaning and maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, and ordering supplies. Techniques utilized include: tissue processing from animals, sterile procedures and aseptic technique, primary cell culture, RNA and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.

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Anesthesia Technician

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Anesthesia Technician. Under the supervision of the anesthesiologist, assists in the acquisition, preparation and application of equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia for both large and small animal. Provides support in anesthesia for routine and complex cases by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.

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Postdoctoral Associate

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is looking for a highly motivated a postdoctoral associate with strong environmental epidemiology skills and experience conducting community-based participatory research. The postdoctoral associate will play a central role in our ongoing project examining health outcomes related to heat exposure in urban and rural communities in Alabama. The postdoctoral associate will take a leadership role in working with our community partners in Birmingham and West Central Alabama in identifying and developing strategies to address environmental health priorities. The postdoctoral associate will be in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities for collaborative work with researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Virginia Tech Biocomplexity Institute, and other relevant Centers and Departments across the Virginia Tech campus.

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Clin Path)

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a Clinical Laboratory Specialist. This position
performs numerous automated and manual laboratory procedures within the Clinical Pathology Laboratory. The data obtained from these procedures aids in the clinical diagnosis of sick and injured inpatient and outpatient animals. Provides customer service to those who submit samples to the Veterinary Teaching hospital Laboratory Services. Performs procedures to prepare, expedite, and facilitate laboratory analysis of specimens, routing those specimens to the correct in-house or external laboratory and distributing generated reports.

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Molecular Virology Asst/Assoc Professor

Posted Friday, January 08, 2016

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 9-month faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. The primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a high-quality extramurally funded research program (~75% FTE). There will be opportunities to teach/co-teach in professional (DVM) and graduate courses, and perform service on committees of the department/college/university (~25% FTE). Instructional participation at the graduate level can be tailored to the candidatesGÇÖ interests and expertise. The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized virology program. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments in virology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust virology program. Candidates with a documented record of research accomplishments (publications and/or extramural grant support) especially in the areas of animal models of viral diseases, vaccine development, emerging, re-emerging and zoonotic viral diseases (especially mucosal GI and respiratory tracts), viral pathogenesis and host-virus interactions, and translational medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment to the Associate Professor rank will require a demonstrated record of accomplishment including extramural funding. We are seeking candidates with research interests that fit into one or more of our three main research focus areas of the department: (i) Infectious Diseases and Immunity, (ii) chronic Inflammatory Disorders, and (iii) Regenerative Medicine. The candidate will be joining a progressive department that has recently recruited thirteen new faculty in the above areas. Research at the interface of these focus areas is desired. Opportunities to develop independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Excellent opportunities also exist to mentor and train Ph.D. students.

For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/ ; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute: http://www.biotech.vt.edu/ ; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute: http://vtc.vt.edu/research/ ; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute: http://www.vbi.vt.edu/ ; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: http://www.ictas.vt.edu/ . Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.

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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the College, and is responsible for developing and administering the College research and graduate education missions. Our goal is to elevate the CollegeGÇÖs research and graduate programs and to promote the integration of College research with University focus areas, which includes working with pertinent University-wide offices that develop and facilitate cutting edge research. Particular emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary and translational research, expanding intramural and extramurally-funded research, and developing research infrastructure and expertise necessary to compete successfully for federal research program project funding. The Associate Dean chairs the CollegeGÇÖs Research Committee and Graduate Affairs Committee, and is responsible for oversight of College programs funded by the Virginia Tech Agricultural Experiment Station. Leadership of graduate education includes the Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) MS and PhD programs in the College as well as several collaborative programs involving other colleges on campus and other universities. Most of the students enrolled in the BMVS masters program are clinical residents pursuing veterinary specialty certification. Administrative duties related to graduate education involve working cooperatively with the Graduate School to manage recruitment, admission and funding of students. The Associate Dean position is located at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg but will have responsibility for all research and graduate education at other College campuses, such as the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Research conducted at the CollegeGÇÖs campus at the University of Maryland in College Park is independently administered; however the Associate Dean is expected to collaborate with the University of Maryland to promote cooperative research and graduate programs between the Blacksburg and College Park campuses.

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Clinical Instructor - Emergency Medicine

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in emergency medicine. This is a full-time clinical track position.

The primary job responsibility will be management of the emergency service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital from Friday through Sunday. The applicant will provide primary case management of emergency and ICU patients. In addition, the successful candidate will provide consultation to clients and referring veterinarians seeking emergency care for their animals. Applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Teaching will primarily be focused on clinical instruction to fourth year students assigned to the emergency weekend shifts but will also include teaching and supervision of interns working the weekend emergency shifts as well as opportunities to participate in didactic and laboratory sessions for students in the third year curriculum.

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Clinical Track - Small Animal Surgery

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine announces a search to fill a full-time, clinical-track faculty position in Small Animal Surgery at a satellite hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Roanoke is 45 minutes from Blacksburg. The successful candidate will share service and teaching responsibilities with a small animal internist. Financial compensation will be a base salary plus a percentage of revenues generated.

Responsibilities:
-The primary job responsibility will be to provide surgical services in the satellite hospital in Roanoke, VA.
-The main Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg will provide clinical support for the satellite by means of case transfer, telemedicine and courier for laboratory services.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with referring veterinarians and participation in continuing education programs of the College
-The applicant must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
-The applicant must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-There will be opportunities to participate in didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction based on the desires and aptitude of the successful candidate.

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Clinical Asst/Assoc Prof of Equine Internal Medicine

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia, part of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine to begin duties in the late summer/fall of 2015. Located in affluent Northern Virginia, the EMC is in the heart of the mid-Atlantic regionGÇÖs horse country, close to an abundant variety of cultural and outdoor activities, and has great school systems.
Our team of board-certified specialists in ACVIM, ACVS, ACVSMR, ACT and ABVP is committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care, being a valuable educational resource for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians and clients, and contributing to the advancement of new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery. Our caseload of more than 2,500 equids annually consists of horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines, and involves a diverse mix of surgical and medical cases including advanced specialty care, neonatal intensive care, and emergency and critical care. We are extremely fortunate to serve conscientious clients and dedicated referring veterinarians.
The clinical activities of the EMC are supported by a 24-stall hospital, ICU stalls for neonates and adults, a separate 8-stall biosafety level 2 isolation unit, a comprehensive clinical laboratory, digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, video gastroscopy and a large technical staff including many licensed veterinary technicians.
The position to be filled is that of a full time, clinical track faculty member at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree, have completed a clinical residency program, and have board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine (ACVIM, ECVIM). Preference will be given to applicants with experience in equine internal medicine in a busy referral setting and who possess exceptional communication skills. The effort allocation of the position is heavily toward clinical service with at least 75% assignment to this activity. Instruction (mainly on the clinic floor) of ~15% and scholarly and non-assigned service activities of ~10% completes the proposed duties portfolio. In the latter case the appointee will be expected to undertake innovative scholarship necessary to enhance the reputation and caseload of the internal medicine and emergency critical care services. This is an essential part of the mission of the college. The successful appointee will join another board-certified internist and 4 board-certified surgeons and will share in the clinical and didactic teaching of students in the veterinary curriculum, the training of interns and residents in their general and specialty emphasis areas, and mentoring of graduate students when appropriate. The appointee will be expected to participate in clinical emergency duty with other medicine faculty.

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Equine Surgery

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, part of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Surgery to begin employment at the EMC in the fall/winter of 2015. Located in affluent Northern Virginia, the EMC is in the heart of the mid-Atlantic regionGÇÖs horse country, close to an abundant variety of cultural and outdoor activities, and has great school systems.
Our team of board-certified specialists in ACVS, ACVSMR, ACVIM, ACT and ABVP is committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care, being a valuable educational resource for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians and clients, and contributing to the advancement of new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery. Our caseload of more than 2,500 equids annually consists of horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines. There is a diverse mix of surgical and medical cases including advanced specialty care, sports medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, neonatology and emergency and critical care. We are extremely fortunate to serve conscientious clients and dedicated referring veterinarians.
The clinical activities of the EMC are supported by standing MRI (Hallmarq), digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, fluoroscopy, 2 OR suites, a 24-stall hospital, a comprehensive regenerative medicine laboratory, a large technical staff including many licensed veterinary technicians, and a certified journeyman farrier.
The position to be filled is that of a full time, clinical track faculty member at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree, have completed a clinical residency program, and have board certification (or board eligible) in Large Animal Surgery (ACVS, ECVS). Preference will be given to applicants with specialist experience in equine surgery, particularly sports medicine and podiatry in a busy referral setting. Exceptional communication skills are essential. The effort allocation of the position is heavily toward clinical service with at least 75% assignment to this activity. In this capacity the successful candidate will work closely with a newly established podiatry service at the center. Instruction (mainly on the clinic floor) is assigned at ~15% and scholarly and non-assigned service activities at ~10%. In the latter case the appointee will be expected to undertake innovative scholarship activities necessary to enhance the reputation and caseload of the sports medicine and podiatry service. The successful appointee will join our faculty of 4 board-certified surgeons and 1 board-certified internist and will share in the clinical and didactic teaching of students in the veterinary curriculum, the training of interns and residents in their general and specialty emphasis areas, and mentoring of graduate students when appropriate. The appointee will be expected to participate in clinical emergency duty in surgery and critical care with other surgical faculty. This is mission critical as the EMC receives over 20% of its surgical caseload after hours.

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Department Head of Population Health Sciences

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech seeks a creative and visionary leader for the position of Department Head.
The Department of Population Health Sciences embraces a One Health approach as it implements a vision to expand population health sciences at Virginia Tech through discovery, learning and engagement. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. The department is home to: (1) the Public Health Program which offers an accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) degree; (2) several centers, including the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/career-training/cpcvm/) and the Center for Public Health Practice and Research (http://www.cphpr.mph.vetmed.vt.edu/ ); and (3) strategic planning for and coordination of international programs for the College. In addition, department faculty contribute to instruction of population health related-courses in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. The department is currently working to develop an accredited undergraduate degree in public health.

The Department Head will provide leadership and management of all departmental academic, research and service activities and will serve on the College Executive Board. This entails supervision of faculty and staff, administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources and communication. In addition, the Department Head is expected to advance the research and teaching missions of this growing department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university.

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Postdoctoral Associate Population Health Biostatistics

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2015

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with strong statistical skills to join our team. The fellow will play a central role in our ongoing project examining health outcomes related to heat exposure in urban and rural communities in Alabama. The fellow will take a leadership role in development of data analysis methods for working with diverse sets of data (e.g. health records, geographic and meteorological datasets, and transcriptomics), with an aim for elucidating health effects related to climate change and different land use patterns. The fellow will be in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities for collaborative work with researchers at Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech Department of Statistics, and other relevant Centers and Departments across the Virginia Tech campus.

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Clinical Instructor - Small Animal Surgery

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a 1-year Clinical Instructor position in Small Animal Surgery. The successful candidate will join a team of 5 other small animal surgeons.

The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of two surgical services (orthopedic or soft tissue) and participate in laboratory and small group clinical instruction. The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

We will consider candidates who have finished residency training and are preparing for surgery boards. In this circumstance, we will consolidate most of the off clinic time (10 weeks) to just prior to the board exam.

When the candidate is assigned to clinical service, they will have primary responsibility of patient care and supervision of students, interns, residents, and graduate students from various disciplines. Additional responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians.

Teaching responsibilities will include clinical instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Other teaching assignments may include operative and other related teaching laboratories. Participation in general small animal surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.

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