Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 31, 2022

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Small Animal
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Professor / Educator
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The Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine.


Veterinarian with advanced training in small animal internal medicine. Board certified or residency trained by the American or European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Small Animal is required. Clinical experience and competence in small animal internal medicine is required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching, particularly clinical instruction is required. Documented record of creative scholarship and evidence of clinical research activity in small animal internal medicine is required. Interest in clinical small animal endocrinology or respiratory medicine is desired. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere and demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion.

A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.


Clinical: The position includes a 70% clinical commitment to the Small Animal Medicine Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and residents; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will consist of clinical teaching in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) including direct daily supervision and instruction of senior students in small animal internal medicine. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) all aspects of clinical teaching in the VMTH; 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH; and 4) continuing professional education. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Professional Competence: Advance the discipline within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. Expected to be ECVIM or ACVIM board certified (small animal internal medicine) within 3 years of appointment. Expected to establish reputation for clinical excellence and to promote the VMTH through consultations with referring veterinarians and local continuing education seminars, depending on the level of appointment. Must demonstrate clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical practice.

Creative Scholarship: Faculty are expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation from peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this appointment series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education. Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means is required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to small animal internal medicine is required.


To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by December 9, 2022; position open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae;3) a statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy; 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, and 5) the names and addresses of four professional references. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program,

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments:

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