Auburn, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience
Nov 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Practice Area
Large Animal, Equine
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, 12-month appointment. Depending on experience, qualifications and interest, the successful candidate will be appointed to either a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) or non-tenure track (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position in Equine Internal Medicine.

Requirements/Qualifications:  The qualified applicant must hold a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed, or be enrolled in, residency training in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine (ACVIM-LA) or the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM), and either be a Diplomate of the ACVIM or ECEIM, or be qualified to sit for the ACVIM or ECEIM specialty examination. These qualifications must be met at the time employment begins.  For a tenure-track position, research experience is desired.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required in small group as well as large lecture hall settings. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and clinical service. Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to equine internal medicine.  Clinical service and research responsibilities are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and the type of appointment, i.e., clinical vs. tenure track.  Ample opportunity exists to participate in established research programs on campus.  

Description of Equine Internal Medicine Service: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is home to the John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital which was completed in 2003. The equine clinic consists of two in-patient wards (containing air-conditioned and specially designed stalls for neurological or laminitic patients), a self-contained isolation complex, an out-patient/lameness diagnostic complex, an ICU, two large treatment/diagnostic areas, an endoscopy/standing surgical suite, nuclear scintigraphy, complete large animal digital radiological services, centralized pharmacy services, 3 surgical suites with 4 recovery boxes, and house officer/faculty offices and conference areas.  Additional services on-site include equine 3T MRI, 64-slice CT, standing CT, and radiation therapy (Varian Edge™ linear accelerator). The JTV Large Animal Teaching Hospital is additionally outfitted with equipment for laparoscopy, digital video endoscopy (traditional and over-ground dynamic), laser surgery, ultrasonography, ECG/blood pressure/pulse oximetry, arthroscopy, critical care monitoring, dentistry, and TVEC. The successful candidate would join the team of 11 board-certified large animal internal medicine specialists (ACVIM-LA diplomates) at the College, 4 of which directly support the Equine Internal Medicine service. The additional diplomates support the Farm Animal Hospital service, Equine Ambulatory service, Anesthesia, and CVM administration. The Equine Internal Medicine service is also supported by services in Equine Ophthalmology, Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Cardiology, Equine Diagnostic Imaging, and Neurology. There is a dedicated Equine Internal Medicine service technician that assists with daily operations and patient care. The equine internal medicine caseload includes first-opinion and referral cases.

Application Process: Applications must include 1) a letter of intent stating professional goals while in this position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three professional references. Academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please go to our online website to apply:

General inquiries may be directed to Erin Groover, DVM, DACVIM-LA, Search Committee Chair ( Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.  Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.

About the Area: The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the Auburn University campus in east-central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. The vibrant Auburn-Opelika community has a population of over 160,000. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system, regularly ranking in the top 200 systems out of 10,000 in the US. There are strong medical health facilities. The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center brings national and international performances to Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery are no more than a two-hour drive, contain diverse personal interest points, and travel venues.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2022 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 42nd among the nation’s public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Enrollment in 2021 was over 31,000 students and included 24,931 undergraduates, 5,346 graduate students, and 1,249 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,644 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools. Degrees are offered in more than 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. Collaborative opportunities are readily available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the Auburn University campus as well as at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University.

For more information about the College of Veterinary Medicine, please reference our website at or view these information videos:

Auburn Vet Med Large Animal Hospital and Auburn Vet Med Small Animal Hospital

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.