Open Rank Specialized or TT Professor in Small Animal Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Based on Applicants Experience
Closing date
May 28, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
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3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, IL 61802-6178      

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Open Rank Specialized or TT Professor in Small Animal Veterinary

Emergency & Critical Care

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and have achieved ACVECC board-certification or have completed residency training and have credentials accepted by ACVECC by the start date of the position. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVECC certification, advanced degree(s), previous leadership positions, and a track record in scholarship.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical services in veterinary small animal emergency and critical care (SAECC), and contribute to clinical instruction of residents, interns and veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and referring veterinarians. Teaching responsibilities will also include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinically relevant or basic research projects.

The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full-time facility with rapidly growing emergency and critical care services. The SAECC service is looking for two additional faculty members to join our three small animal criticalists and a one large animal criticalist. The SAECC service has 2 full time ER instructors, 18 full-time certified veterinary technicians, 6 ACVECC residents in training, 1 SAECC intern, and 9 rotating interns. The SAECC service has a NOVA stat CC express, two ventilators (Maquet Servo and Puritan Bennett), high flow nasal oxygen delivery system, in-house blood bank, and access to advanced coagulation technology (TEG, thrombinoscope, platelet aggregation). The SAECC service is also launching a new hemodialysis (IHD) program in September of 2021. Our SAECC service recently moved into a newly renovated facility in which the ER and ICU have direct line of sight to optimize patient care along with a new rounds room with advanced technology for clinical teaching.  This facility complements the establishment of an intermediate care ward recently introduced in the newly remodeled small animal surgical and anesthesia suites. In addition, on-site services within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital include cardiology, ophthalmology, dentistry, medical and radiation oncology, neurology, diagnostic imaging (including CT, and 3T-MRI), internal medicine, surgery (soft-tissue, oncologic and orthopedic), clinical pathology and diagnostic pathology. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment.

Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is also focusing on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the College and University. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. Faculty conduct discovery, instruction, and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber animals, exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.

 Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices in balancing work and home.

Starting date: Negotiable after the closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Application procedures: In order to receive full consideration applications must be received by June 15, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Please create your candidate profile through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, and names and email contact information for 3 references by June 15, 2022.

 Additional information about the position may be obtained from Dr. Pam Wilkins (Search Chair) or Dr. Meghan Fick at service chief of SAECC.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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