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Iowa State University Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Services in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Services

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Description:

The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for a Veterinarian in the hospital’s Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care (ECC/ICU) section. LVMC provides specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion, equine, and food animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state of the art care for over 25,000 patients per year. 

DVM graduates who have completed a small animal rotating internship are encouraged to apply.

This position will provide coverage for swing shifts, including night/day shift and weekends, along with required holiday coverage.    

The successful candidate will join a team of 2 ACVECC boarded specialists , 3 ER staff doctors , 3 ECC residents , 7 rotating interns, and 15 licensed veterinary technicians providing care to emergency and critically ill patients in an ACVECC level II accredited facility and one of 30 registered trauma centers in the United States. The E R staff veterinarian position focus es efforts on day-to-day service delivery. The E R staff veterinarian is expected to review cases with house officers and students to ensure that plans and patient care are appropriate, often facilitated through service rounds, which includes examining patients, listening to student case presentations, reviewing diagnostics performed, and reviewing treatment plans/sheets. The ER veterinarian will function as primary veterinarian on cases as necessary.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, able to work independently or with a team, and be detail oriented. There will be opportunities to grow their skills related to emergency and critical care within a cohesive team of professionals. Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational qualities, and effective oral and written communications are necessary to be successful in this position. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with and supervise the work of others. Lastly, maintaining a professional, positive, compassionate, and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center is essential for success in this position.

This position is renewable on an annual basis .

Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:

  • Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;

  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;

  • Onsite childcare;

  • Life insurance and long-term disability;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Various voluntary benefits and discounts;

  • Employee Assistance Program;

  • Wellbeing program

    This position has the ability to be renewed on an annual basis.

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 1, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS812

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: August 30, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R6077

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