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Small Animal Soft-Tissue And Oncologic Surgery

Small animal

Expires: 01-08-2024

University Of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, USA

The Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine seeks applicants for a position as a Clinical Assistant or Associate in Small Animal Soft-Tissue and Oncologic Surgery. This position is open to surgeons wanting to focus on both soft-tissue and oncologic surgery or exclusively oncologic surgery. The successful candidate will make up a team of four surgeons providing soft-tissue and oncologic surgical care to patients within the UW Veterinary Care hospital.

This position will be the fourth member of the Soft-Tissue and Oncologic Surgery service. The members of this service will work together as a team to provide excellent patient care and service to our clients. The Soft-Tissue and Oncologic surgery service combined with the Orthopedic surgery service supports 5-6 small animal surgery residents and 1-2 surgical interns. The Soft-Tissue and Oncologic surgery service is typically staffed with one faculty member, one or two small animal surgery residents, one surgical intern, one rotating intern, and 2-6 fourth year veterinary students, and 2-3 dedicated veterinary technicians. Major responsibilities of this position are divided into clinical service, teaching (clinical and didactic), research, and service. Participation in emergency and after-hours clinic duty, didactic and laboratory teaching of veterinary students, and service to the department and school is shared amongst the members of the service.

UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is a wonderful workplace with enthusiastic students, technologists, residents, and other faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care. The SVM team provides outstanding programs in veterinary medical education, research, clinical practice, and service that enhances the health and welfare of both animals and people and contribute to the economic well-being of the state of Wisconsin.

SVM is nearing the end of construction on the new facility that will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school's small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. The small new animal hospital will include state-of-the-art equipment such as laparoscopy, arthroscopy, flexible endoscopy, Zeiss surgical microscope, interventional radiology, gait analysis facility, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET-CT, and 3D printing. Read more about the new hospital: 

UW-Madison campus provides an excellent environment which encourages research. The School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research are within walking distance. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play. Please see the following link for more information: 

To apply for this position, go to job #296139 to begin the process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, current CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with position #296143


American College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Certification or completion of a surgery residency with advanced training in soft -tissue and oncologic surgery at time of start date. We would also consider an individual with European College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Certification or eligibility at the time of start date.

Wisconsin Veterinary License
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin at the time of start date.


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