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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
    (540) 231-4206
    lcruise@vt.edu

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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med

Large Animal Husbandry Technician

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Large Animal Husbandry Technician. This position is 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.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST


Animal Care Technician

Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Animal Care Technician. This position provides daily animal care by cleaning and disinfecting the small animal clinic. Responsibilities of the position include cleaning and maintaining facilities, assisting with patient restraint, and scheduling and managing student wage employees and volunteers.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST


Anesthesia Technician

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA is seeking an Anesthesia Technician. This position provides the EMC with anesthesia services in both elective, research/teaching, and emergency situations. Assists with teaching of technical skills in anesthesia and critical care. Assist with critical care services when requested, in particular when skills as an anesthetist will contribute to improved care of the patient.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST


Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for the position of Hospital Director for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a facility with 30 years of outstanding service to the equine community.
The CenterG«÷s mission is to serve as a premier full-service equine medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care for the region; is a valuable educational resource for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians and clients; and contributes to the advancement of new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery. The Director will be the leader in accomplishing the mission and shaping the future of the Center, and shall have veterinary practice management and hospital experience, as well as highly effective managerial, communications, and interpersonal skills. The Directorship is a full time administrative position and reports to the Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The Center's faculty includes internationally recognized specialists in surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine and reproduction. The hospital specializes in emergency and critical care, lameness, diagnosis of poor performance, metabolic and infectious diseases and regenerative medicine. The caseload is varied and averages 2,500 patients per year. The hospital is staffed with veterinary technicians for 24 hour care of cases. Fourth year veterinary students tracking in equine studies as a part of their 4th-year training attend the Center in 3-week rotations throughout the year. Additionally there are four residents in three-year training programs in surgery and medicine combined with a graduate program requiring studies toward a Master of Science degree.
The Director is the Chief Administrator of the Center and is responsible for development and implementation of policies and procedures. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative business plan and budget for the Center, as well as marketing of clinical services and overseeing the management of hospital personnel and facilities. The Director also serves as an ambassador for the Center and the College in the equine community, which includes fund raising for support of the Center's programs. The Director will serve as the Center's representative on the College Executive Board.
More comprehensive information about the College and Equine Medical Center can be found at the following websites:
http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/emc
http://www.vetmed.vt.edu
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST


Laboratory Specialist

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist for well established Orthopedic Research Laboratory investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells in tissue engineering and repair. Specific interests include tendon regeneration, ligament healing and cartilage repair as well as elucidating differences between stem cells isolated from different tissues. We also are investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the PI: general laboratory maintenance, equipment maintenance, enforcing lab safety policies, ordering supplies, training and supervising students, stocking and maintenance of cell culture archive, assisting students with their experiments, performing experiments and writing thorough descriptions of experiments. Techniques utilized include: tissue sample collection from animals, tissue processing, primary cell culture, flow cytometry, RNA and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, real time PCR, gene cloning, sequence verification, Western blotting, ELISA, histology, transfection, radioisotope use, literature searches, and data description and analysis.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Clinical Track Dermatology

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

The primary job responsibility will be management of the dermatology service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and one-day, every other week, at the Roanoke Satellite Clinic. In addition, the successful candidate will provide consultation to primary care clinicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and referring veterinarians.

Teaching assignments will include didactic teaching of student courses and participation in laboratories involving dermatology and related disciplines. The successful candidate will also participate in continuing education programs of the College and faculty governance activities. The candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Participation is expected in general departmental service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Molecular Virology Asst/Assoc Professor

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland Regional 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 candidatesG«÷ 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, 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 CollegeG«÷s Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST


Hospital Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a visionary individual for a key leadership role as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The DirectorG«÷s primary role is to support the clinical education of DVM students. The Director will be instrumental in shaping the future of the VTH in advancing the CollegeG«÷s learning, discovery and engagement goals. The College is searching for a candidate who possesses highly effective managerial, communications, and interpersonal skills, and who desires to be part of a successful team. The Director will lead a successful team of students, faculty, staff, clients, and the public and promote a culturally diverse educational environment in the VTH.
The Director is the Chief Administrator of the VTH and is responsible for development and implementation of VTH policies and procedures. The Director represents the College and Hospital to referring veterinarians and clients of the VTH and is responsible for development of continuing education programs and promoting translational research. Limited direct participation in didactic teaching, clinical service, and research missions of the College is encouraged.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining VTH compliance with college, university, state, federal, and accreditation requirements. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the business plan and budget for the VTH, as well as marketing of clinical services and overseeing the management of hospital facilities and personnel. This position also includes oversight of the Roanoke Satellite Clinic, which operates as a branch of the VTH. The Director is supported in accomplishment of these tasks by an Assistant Director and Hospital Administrator. The Director reports to the Dean, chairs the Hospital Board, serves on the related executive boards, and works closely with the Academic Department Heads.
VTH personnel includes approximately 65 clinical faculty from the Departments of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, 30 house officers (interns and residents), and over 200 staff. The hospital provides primary, specialty, and emergency level patient care to clients within a 35-mile radius of Blacksburg and referral service to practitioners in the mid-Atlantic region. The VTH handles 11,500 patient visits annually and another 58,000 (primarily cattle, horses and small ruminants) are seen on farm calls each year.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Tenure/Clinical Track Diagnostic Imag

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a position in Diagnostic Imaging. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track based on the qualifications of the applicant.

The successful candidate will join a team of 4 ACVR Diplomates. The primary job responsibility will be to alternately direct one of two radiology services (Radiology or Ultrasound) within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Service responsibilities may also include teleradiographic interpretation of cases from the Roanoke Satellite Clinic and may include occasional travel to the Satellite Clinic for outpatient ultrasound service. The diagnostic imaging section provides both outpatient imaging services and referral image interpretation. The radiology section has the following equipment: MRI (1.5 T Philips) with large animal imaging capabilities, CT (Toshiba 16 slice), ultrasound (two Philips IU22 units), nuclear imaging (NucLear MAC and Mirage with motion correction) and digital radiology studies.

The successful candidate will also participate in continuing education programs of the College and faculty governance activities. The candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching.

Teaching assignments will include didactic teaching of core, track and/or elective student courses and participation in laboratories involving radiology. The radiology section maintains a four-year residency training/graduate degree program with two residents. The successful candidate will share responsibilities associated with resident training. Participation is expected in general radiology service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Tenure/Clinical Track SA Surgery

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Small Animal Surgery. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track based on the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of five other small animal surgeons.

The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of three surgical services (orthopedic, soft tissue, auxiliary or overflow service) and participate in didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction.

The successful candidate will be responsible for primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the surgical service. Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.

The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Other teaching assignments may include operative and other related teaching laboratories. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines. Participation in general small animal surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST