Postdoctoral Position in Equine Community Practice
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University
A 4-5 month postdoctoral position will be available for February through May/June 2020. Clinical assignment will be approximately 80-90%. Primary emergency call is shared with other Equine Community Practice faculty. Teaching responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary technician students, and house officers.
Equine Community Practice (ECP) is made up of two ACVS-LA diplomates and one ABVP (equine) diplomate, 1 full time veterinary technician, and 2 shared veterinary technicians. Two fully equipped ambulatory trucks are utilized for field service calls. Ultrasound, portable digital radiography, endoscopy, and motorized dental equipment are utilized on a regular basis. ECP sees approximately 3,000 visits annually, and provides routine primary care (60%), lameness (20%), reproductive services (5%), medicine (10%), and minor surgery (5%). The Large Animal Hospital allows access to specialists in multiple disciplines for case consultation or referral. The clientele is a large variety of breed and discipline of horses including trail riding, pleasure, eventing, dressage, western pleasure, western performance, and hunter/jumper horses.
A DVM or equivalent degree is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment by the University.
Applications can be emailed to Dr. Caroline Gillespie Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a cover letter, a CV/resume, and a list of 3 references.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.
Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
A DVM or equivalent degree is required. A background check is required for employment by the University.
About Purdue University
Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS). We are one of three departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. As an integral part of a land-grant institution, the Department embraces the Purdue University missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and the PVM and VCS strategic plans. The mission of the department is to educate members of the veterinary health care team and biomedical community, to create and communicate knowledge, and to provide outstanding clinical service for the citizens of Indiana and surrounding region.
VCS is the largest department in in the college with over 50 faculty members that have clinical expertise in a wide array of clinical veterinary specialty disciplines including small and large animal internal medicine, large and small animal surgery, production medicine, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, critical care, dermatology, and behavior. Many of our faculty have vibrant research programs and most are involved in clinical research. Our faculty teach primarily in the last two years of the DVM program although many also have teaching roles in the first and second years of the DVM ...program and in the veterinary technology programs. We also have over 30 residents and graduate students training in a wide variety of disciplines.
The VCS department strongly promotes a culture of collegiality, civility, and mutual respect and we support a diversity of beliefs and open exchange of ideas. We expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values in all academic endeavors to facilitate an enriching learning environment and work place. We are committed to career development for faculty, students and staff and support mentoring programs to facilitate professional and personal success and satisfaction.