Summary of Duties: The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) seeks to fill a clinical or tenure-track, full-time, 12-month, renewable position within the Emergency and Critical Care section of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The position is available at all ranks, depending upon qualifications, and is available immediately. The position will join a team whose primary mission will be clinical teaching, clinical service and scholarship.
For those with interest in a clinical-track position, depending upon research background and experience, there may be an opportunity to negotiate conversion to a tenure-track position within three (3) years in rank, subject to university policy.
The Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care service is currently staffed with 2 boarded criticalists (another is joining the team in January 2021), 1 boarded surgeon, an emergency veterinarian, ECC residents, ECC interns, veterinary technician supervisor, licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary technician assistants, and patient service coordinators. The unit's strategic plan includes expansion of all levels of staffing to facilitate operation of parallel critical care and emergency services. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities are currently available within the service and hospital and include the capability for long term mechanical ventilation, point-of-care ultrasound, multi-parameter monitoring system, in-house laboratories, thromboelastography (TEG), on-site blood bank, digital radiography, 3T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), and electrodiagnostic equipment. Endoscopy, bronchoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy are also available. Our surgical facility is equipped with a full range of surgical equipment including an operating microscope, a stereotactic brain biopsy system, and a Nico Myraid for tumor resection. WSU is recognized nationally and internationally for transsphenoidal hypophysectomy and currently has an active Pituitary Surgical Team and provides a unique opportunity to care for these patients in our ICU. The physical rehabilitation facility is equipped with an underwater treadmill, electric muscle stimulator and therapeutic ultrasound and is under the supervision of a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. In addition, the hospital functions as a regional tertiary care facility and provides the Emergency and Critical Care service with a broad-based caseload.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will have responsibility for participation in clinical service; clinical, laboratory, and didactic (classroom) teaching of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students; will provide health care and service to patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; will advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients; will develop a creative, independent and/or collaborative research program in an area related to Emergency and Critical Care; will be in direct support of an Emergency and Critical Care residency program; and will provide leadership in directing research projects for residents and graduate students. The successful applicant must be able to communicate effectively, work collegially, and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or a related foreign equivalent degree (such as a BVSc), and be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) or will have completed an ACVECC residency training program by time of hire.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.