|Ambulatory Staff Veterinarian
|Job Status||Pending Approval|
|Date Posted||Monday, 10 January 2011|
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road
Grafton, MA 01536
Within the Department of Environmental and Population Health, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University operates a satellite clinic in Woodstock, CT, Tufts Ambulatory Service (TAS), which delivers round the clock service for a variety of food and fiber animal and horse owners in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Tufts Ambulatory Service provides quality veterinary service to clients, superior education to students, support for agriculture in the community, and professional growth for its faculty and staff. The overall goal of the Clinic is to complement the didactic and in-house clinical training provided to students in our hospitals with a practical hands-on approach in a setting typical of most large animal practices in New England. There are currently seven clinicians in Tufts Ambulatory Service. On an annual basis, veterinarians in the section make approximately 4,000 farm calls, tending to over 35,000 bovines, 2,000 horses, 700 sheep, 700 goats, and 800 llamas or alpacas.
The clinician will be responsible for on farm primary veterinary care of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and camelids for area farmers and University owned livestock, both on the farm and in the haul-in area of the clinic. This person will be charged with generating enough clinical income to cover a substantial portion of their salary and benefits. The candidate must be clinically competent with all livestock species and a good communicator with clients and students.
The incumbent will see patients and clients, create diagnostic plans, treat patients, carry out routine veterinary services and charge appropriate fees for services. The clinician will participate on 2nd and 4th year clinical rotations by instructing students while on calls and participate in rounds. The candidate must teach students concepts and procedures in an appropriate manner with concern for food safety, animal welfare, and worker safety.
The clinician will share on-call responsibility with the other full time clinicians in the service including nights, weekends, and holidays. Tufts Ambulatory Service clinicians are “on clinics” most of the time, with 2 days per month “off road” for other academic activities.
|Qualifications||DVM or equivalent with minimum of one year related experience. Must have or be immediately eligible for DVM licensure and federal accreditation in CT and RI. Valid US Drivers License. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Teaching skills in a clinical field setting. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to restrain and treat large animals in the field. Specialty boards or academic experience may be viewed favorably for this position, but are not required and experienced practitioners interested in providing quality service and teaching in this setting are encouraged to apply.|
|How to Apply||Interested candidates should visit the Tufts University Career Center at www.tufts.edu/hr/jobs and apply for Req #54373 or call Human Resources at 508-839-7975 for more information.
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