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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med
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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med
Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018
Responsible for the daily cleaning, disinfection and maintenance of the Large Animal Clinic, its facilities and grounds. Assists in receiving supplies of animal feeds, hay, straw, and wood shavings. Insures a clean and safe environment for patients, clients, and hospital staff at all times. Assists with animal handling and restraint when necessary.
Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018
This faculty appointment will support the CollegeGÇÖs partnership with the Humane Rescue Alliance to enhance the educational opportunities for our students in primary care setting and to benefit the health and wellbeing of the animals and residents in the national capital area. Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) provides quality, affordable medical services for animals within their shelters and surrounding community. The successful candidate will supervise students assigned to the HRA clerkship and oversee educational delivery including the provision of veterinary services associated with such efforts. This clerkship is core clerkship, i.e. required of all DVM students. The successful candidate will be directly involved in the clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Hospital(s) of Humane Rescue Alliance and will supervise the student experience with other veterinarians working with the Humane Rescue Alliance. Students on this clerkship will be involved in the spay and neuter program of HRA as well as other medical and surgical procedures that are performed at this hospital, which include but are not limited to medical workup leading to diagnosis and treatment, preventive care including vaccinations, dental care, minor surgical procedures. The successful candidate may also help supervise students attending this facility for additional elective/track clerkships (e.g., shelter medicine or behavioral clerkship). The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and to excellent patient management and client services. They will also be expected to participate in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities as needed and appropriate. Occasional travel may be required.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018
Performs routine and complex testing within the Clinical Pathology laboratory of Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services (ViTALS) at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). In Laboratory Central Receiving (LCR), performs procedures to prepare, expedite and facilitate laboratory analysis of specimens submitted to ViTALS, routing those specimens to the correct in-house or external laboratory and distributing generated reports.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018
Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the medical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including ward and treatment room management, administering treatments and medications ordered by clinical faculty. Special nursing care procedures may include special diagnostic procedures and infection control/isolation management. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the ICU as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills related to ICU/Critical Care. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.
Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018
The VMCVM is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to utilize a robust food animal case load to provide excellence in clinical experiential learning while contributing to scholarly activities that benefit the agriculture and veterinary community. The PMM caseload is approximately 55,000 animals/year with 70% beef (cow-calf and stocker) 25% dairy and 5% small ruminants/porcine. The majority of cases are evaluated in an ambulatory setting with about 300 animals hospitalized in the VTH/year. The mission of the service is to promote excellence in service, teaching, and scholarship, while allowing individual faculty members the opportunity to successfully pursue specific career goals, particularly in research.
Primary job responsibilities will be participation in the clinical PMM service, including clinical instruction and shared participation in emergency coverage, and development of an extramurally-funded research program. Other duties include delivery of didactic and laboratory instruction of pre-clinical students. Contributions to the collegeGÇÖs research and scholarship mission are expected to occupy a minimum of 30% of the faculty assignment. An ideal opportunity exists to establish a research program in conjunction with a university-wide initiative in the area of global systems science, with particular emphasis on population health and epidemiology. The position may have a limited appointment in Virginia Cooperative Extension to deliver food animal extension in the Commonwealth.
Posted Monday, February 12, 2018
The Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA seeks a Laboratory Specialist. This position is to serve as laboratory specialist and clinical service coordinator for Regenerative Medicine Service. Qualified candidate is to perform laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. Specific therapeutic targets include joint, tendon and ligament injuries. Other responsibilities include general laboratory organization and maintenance and client communications. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor: client communications, sample acquisition and shipping, general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, inventory management 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.
Posted Friday, February 09, 2018
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Technician. The successful candidate is expected to support the College of Veterinary Medicine research, teaching, and clinical areas by doing biomedical disease research, with minimal supervision, by initiating and carrying out virology experiments and assays involving nucleic acid sequencing, cell culture, and laboratory animals. The research will focus on mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika virus and West Nile virus. This person is also expected to compile and analyze the resulting data according to specific instructions from the principal investigator. The position will also involve routine laboratory duties and maintenance of the lab. A two-year commitment to the position is desired. After two years, future opportunity to extend the position is dependent upon available funding.
Posted Friday, February 09, 2018
Manages Dispensary unit which includes overall responsibility for administration, budget and inventory within the department. Assures dispensary services are provided on an compliant, accurate, efficient and timely basis.
Posted Thursday, February 08, 2018
Under the direction of the anesthesiologist, calculate and administer drugs required for both small and large animal cases. Provide support for both routine and complex cases by setting up anesthesia delivery systems and maintaining patient monitoring support. Instruct and guide veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills. Supervise studentGÇÖs performance during case management. Clerical duties are also required such as organizing and scheduling anesthetic cases and maintaining departmental paperwork. Schedule will include on-call, evening, weekend and holiday shifts, as the Veterinary Teaching Hospital must provide 24 hour care for pets, 365 days of the year.
Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018
This 9-month, academic year position is offered as either a collegiate (non-tenure track) or tenure-track appointment, depending on the candidateGÇÖs qualifications and desires. The collegiate track instructional commitment will involve predominantly assisting in laboratory instruction of veterinary anatomy to DVM students, with minor commitment to didactic teaching in the undergraduate or graduate (non-DVM) arenas; depending upon availability, a minor contribution to committee service may be requested. The tenure track position will again involve predominantly laboratory instruction of veterinary anatomy (DVM), together with significant research effort and additional instruction in the non-DVM arenas.
Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Provide care for equine patients through administration of medications treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and assisting in the preparation and performance of special and emergency procedures; maintains acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas and other related areas.
Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018
Works directly for the equine ambulance service to assist off-site events supported by the Equine Medical Center. Provides quality care for all equine patients utilizing the ambulance service. Provides shared rotational weekend coverage for the events and coverage as needed to prepare the service for upcoming engagements. Must possess a valid unrestricted motor vehicle license to operate a State owned vehicle in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking successful candidate to perform direct patient care duties and barn care duties as assigned. Duties include mucking, stripping, bedding, disinfecting and sterilization of stalls. Prepares patients for dismissal. Participates in the care of research herd. Assists veterinary staff in removal and storage of carcasses after regular hours. Assists with nursing duties as needed. Operates basic farm machinery to include tractors, trucks, riding mowers and forklifts.
Posted Friday, January 12, 2018
Works directly for patient care services to assist clinicians with the performance of their daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases. Provides quality care for all equine patients to include the provision of intensive care for non-isolated and isolated cases, treatments and medication administration; assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities; operating room support and case circulation; laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support; preparation of medications; anesthesia support. Provides skills training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and patient care staff. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend on-call coverage for the operating room and after-hours (evening and night shift) coverage for the nursing department.
Posted Friday, January 12, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity.
The primary job responsibility will be leading a clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic.
Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.
Active participation in general ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program is expected.
Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.
Posted Friday, January 05, 2018
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 fall of 2017. 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.
Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open part-time position for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position involves research, training graduate students, and laboratory management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the laboratory and order supplies;
responsible for safety issues and EHS compliance
Assist graduate students in technical aspects of their work
Perform molecular procedures involving mutagenesis, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and reverse transcriptase PCR in bacteria
Isolate bacterial surface antigens, particularly polysaccharides
Perform immunological assays, such as ELIAS, western blotting, and cytokine kit assay
Work with animals, in particular mice, is helpful, but not required
Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. This position is a Clinical Track appointment with the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level.
The Small Animal Clinical Sciences department faculty include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, and primary care. The successful applicant will join to expand our emergency and critical care team and share supervision of our combined emergency receiving and ICU services within our teaching hospital. Our Emergency and Critical Care service is in an exciting period of development and we are looking for an applicant who will be enthusiastic to contribute ideas and play a major role in the expansion of this program.
The duties of the successful applicant include participation in the teaching, service and scholarly missions of the College. The successful applicant is expected to participate in didactic teaching of veterinary students including instruction within a dynamic and interactive new curriculum, clerkship training in emergency medicine and toxicology, and emergency & critical care electives. The applicant is responsible for triage and primary case management of emergency and ICU patients as well as consultation to clients and referring veterinarians seeking critical care for their animals. In addition, clinical service duties include training of fourth year veterinary students, supervision of house officers on emergency duty, consultation to other primary care services, and leadership of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Blood Bank and Intensive Care Unit. The remaining effort allocation of the applicant is focused on research and scholarly activity. An interest for teaching and collaborative research is strongly encouraged. Background check and occasional travel is required.
Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Radiation Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Academic rank is open and dependent on qualifications of the candidate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a multi-disciplinary team in a new Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) that will be located within the Virginia TechGÇÖs Health Sciences and Technology (HST) building in Roanoke, VA. This new research facility will be located immediately adjacent to Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. This center will embrace a true one-health concept using research and application of advanced technology as the nexus between human and veterinary medicine. This center represents a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The oncology service will be moved from Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg to the Comparative Oncology Research Center in Roanoke to take advantage of this collaboration and build on Virginia TechGÇÖs research strengths in neuro-oncology and oncology. This program will distinguish itself nationally by creating a truly integrative environment for cancer research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary) and other types of cancers afflicting humans and companion animals. The successful candidate will join a team of 2 medical oncologists and 3 neurologists. A 3rd medical oncologist and dedicated surgeon are planned with the opening of the new facility. Roanoke is the largest city in Southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with WiFi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. The CORC will be to serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. The CORC will contain a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian TrueBeam) with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Other technologies that will be available include CT, PET/MR, high field strength MR and an adjacent medical cyclotron.
-The primary job responsibility will be to establish a collaborative research program with a focus on clinical research/clinical trials.
-It would be expected for the successful candidate to provide crucial input in the establishment and clinical function of the radiation oncology service to the CORC.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities could include participation in didactic instruction in radiation oncology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
-The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
Rank and Salary:
-Rank and salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Posted Friday, October 27, 2017
Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the ICU section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the Intensive Care Unit as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills relating to ICU/Critical Care. On call for ICU coverage and cover ICU shifts, including holidays. Assists in other areas as directed by supervisor.
Posted Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences is hiring two new academic year, tenure-track faculty members in the area of epidemiology/veterinary epidemiology. This is part of a new, university-wide emphasis on data analytics and decision sciences (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-data.html), specifically expanding a health sciences focus. This initiative will include additional faculty hires in the coming year and future years from across the university, including within the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM; http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/), the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM; http://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI; http://research.vtc.vt.edu/), the Biocomplexity Institute (https://www.bi.vt.edu/), and the Department of Statistics (https://www.stat.vt.edu/).
The primary goal for this faculty recruitment is to increase institutional capabilities for discovery, teaching, and engagement in population health, public health, and clinical research, fostering synergistic interactions among Virginia Tech faculty. The new faculty members will share in teaching epidemiology to veterinary, medical and public health students and will develop interdisciplinary, collaborative, externally funded research programs. The positions are flexible and envisioned to be complementary, with one primarily located in the VT Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke and the other primarily on the Blacksburg campus. The Department of Population Health Sciences and the Master of Public Health Program embrace a One Health perspective which recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health and the need for wide transdisciplinary collaboration to protect, promote, and improve health.
Primary appointments will be at the rank of assistant/associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with possible secondary appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Posted Friday, July 14, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month Collegiate-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position primarily involves teaching in the preclinical and clinical veterinary curriculum, and diagnostic clinical microbiology. The department and college have a strong, vibrant nationally, and internationally recognized microbiology program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach microbiology in the DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (bacteriology and virology) consistent with the candidateGÇÖs and collegeGÇÖs focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students. Collaborative research in infectious diseases in the following areas is especially encouraged: zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development, and mechanisms of infectious disease resistance or susceptibility. Clinical diagnostic microbiology (virology and bacteriology) duties include clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology in a diagnostic laboratory setting; experience in QA/QC in veterinary microbiology; supervision of diagnostic laboratory staff in bacteriology, virology, and mycology, serology; evaluation of case histories with appropriate timely suggestions to clientele, and recommendations on new technologies relative to microbiology assays. 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. For diagnostic laboratory (ViTALS) please visit: https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/lab-services/. For interdepartmental microbiology program, please click http://www.vtmicro.biol.vt.edu. 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.
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.