Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Veterinarian Veterinary Specialist, Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine (2-year Contractually-Limited)

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Health Sciences Centre (OVC-HSC)

Date Posted: August 7, 2020
Deadline: September 4, 2020
Please reference AD #20-28

Position Description:

The Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC-HSC) is seeking applications to fill a 2-year contractually limited position as a Veterinary Specialist in the Avian and Exotic service at the Assistant Veterinarian rank.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and should be a diplomate of the American Association of Zoological Medicine or the European College of Zoological Medicine, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian, or Avian and Small Mammal), or eligible for that certification examination. ACZM board certification is preferred. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical medicine with avian and exotic species plus outstanding teaching, communication, and client service skills. Service activities will include the medical management of patients and consultation with other services in the OVC-Health Sciences Centre with limited administrative activities. The service is also supported by one faculty member, 1 intern, and three clinical graduate students (DVSc).

The expectation is to provide medical management for our avian and exotic patients, grow caseload in the referral hospital, create an efficient operational model, plan for our future goals within the service, and provide clinical training for DVSc students. The Veterinarian will report to the Director/Chief Medical Officer of the OVC HSC. The successful candidate must be a team player who will work closely with the animal care staff in the Avian and Exotic Service ensuring the best care possible for our patients and deliver outstanding client service.

The successful candidate will be required to work occasional weekends and holidays, provide on-call duties and to respond to emergencies.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre at the University of Guelph offers medical and surgical care for small and large animals, while training future veterinarians in a challenging clinical environment. It is a major window to the community for OVC and the University of Guelph. Primarily a referral hospital, the HSC treats approximately 20,000 companion animal, equine, domestic farm animal and exotic species each year. Our field service also provides primary care for ruminant and swine clients on farms throughout the region. The health sciences centre is at the core of our college, providing learning opportunities as well as advancing the field of veterinary medicine through clinically-based research and clinical service. We provide experiential, small-group learning that epitomizes the goals of the University of Guelph.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on September 4, 2020 and will continue until a successful candidate has been found. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a letter of application; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and the names of at least three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Stephanie Nykamp
Associate Dean Clinical Program
Clinical Studies
Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: snykamp@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.