The anesthesia service is highly committed to providing outstanding teaching and patient care. Primary duties include clinical case management and supervision of small and large animal patients in the Veterinary Medical Center, Large Animal Center and Piper Equine Clinic. Our team provides anesthetic care to exotic and zoo animals through partnerships with the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo. Teaching duties include clinical teaching to fourth year veterinary students, interns, and residents, plus didactic and laboratory teaching to students in the DVM curriculum. We are constantly providing continuing education for our technical staff, so participation in training programs for anesthesia technicians is also expected. The University of Minnesota – Veterinary Medical Center has over 50 veterinarians with specialty training and it is part of our duty to provide consultations to faculty, residents, interns, and also community veterinarians; Primary or collaborative, clinical or basic research programs are available. Our tenure track faculty, Dr. Alonso Guedes, provides the opportunity to study and perform research on pain and analgesia. Provision of after-hours emergency anesthesia services is expected in the form of phone consultations or physical presence. The chosen candidate will join an anesthesia service with all the support necessary to ensure optimal clinical performance and teaching and to allow for a successful career. Distribution of FTEs is open for discussion but a minimum of 28 weeks/year clinical service is necessary.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree along with advanced training in veterinary anesthesiology and pain medicine. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) or European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). However, board-eligible applicants who have successfully completed an Anesthesia residency by employment start date are also encouraged to apply. Three years minimum experience in anesthesia with evidence of outstanding interpersonal skills, seamless interactions with a variety of receiving services and the potential to develop collaborative research is highly desirable. We are seeking a candidate that can join us on our journey to become the pinnacle of veterinary anesthesia and pain management within the VMC and beyond by generating new knowledge and delivering outstanding care to our patients and customers through cohesiveness, ability to work as a team and leadership skills. Innovation in clinical technique, teaching and research are important in pioneering the future generations of veterinarians.
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