Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Veterinarian and Clinical Staff Veterinarian in Community & Shelter Medicine (CHPP), Three-Year Contractually Limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: OVC Health Sciences Centre

Date Posted: May 24, 2024
Deadline: June 21, 2024
Please reference AD #24-28

Position Description:

The Ontario Veterinary College Kim & Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP) is seeking applications to fill a 3-year (renewable) contractually limited Assistant or Associate Veterinarian position. The CHPP aims to identify, understand, and remove barriers that impede access to healthcare for animals. The CHPP project is a major curricular innovation providing experiential learning opportunities for veterinary students while providing veterinary health care to pets in made-vulnerable communities. The CHPP provides veterinary care to pets in First Nations communities in Ontario and urban families experiencing housing insecurity, and homeless animals in animal shelters in our region.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and have two or more years of experience working in companion animal medicine; this experience may include work in shelter medicine, community health/outreach, or clinical practice.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background and interest in providing all aspects of companion animal preventative healthcare, general medicine and surgery for companion animals, and proficiency in spay/neuter surgical techniques. Applicants should document their previous performance in providing outstanding service delivery and patient care, and clinical adaptability through experience in a variety of settings; experience in shelter medicine considered a strong asset for this position. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience creating and assessing the outcomes of learning opportunities for adult learners and/or can demonstrate significant student mentoring experience. The successful candidate will work with the healthcare delivery team within the Kim & Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP) to provide clinical services to local partnered animal shelters, and community groups served by the CHPP.

The CHPP works across Ontario serving Urban and First Nations communities with minimal access to veterinary care services. We provide surgical and wellness care services both in person, via telemedicine, and through partnered community clinic relationships. The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate a desire to obtain and utilize a current knowledge base and skills in community and shelter medicine for companion animals. They will create and assess experiential learning opportunities for veterinary students (years 1-4), who will be respected members of the OVC CHPP Team, and support our CHPP interns and residents with clinical case management and client communications.

This is a full-time appointment (35 hrs per week) providing clinical service and reporting to the Veterinary Director CHPP and the Associate Dean Clinical Program, OVC Health Sciences Centre. Travel is an integral part of this position, both locally (commutable from Guelph) and across Ontario. The successful candidate must be a team player who will work closely with the CHPP team to ensure the best care possible for our patients and deliver outstanding client service.

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Application Process

The deadline for applications will be June 21, 2024 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three references to:

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

Email: ovchschr@uoguelph.ca

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

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