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Iowa State University Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Care-1 in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Care-1

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Description:

The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for a Veterinarian in the hospital’s Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care (ECC/ICU) section. LVMC provides specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion, equine, and food animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state of the art care.

This position will provide coverage for swing shifts, including night/day shift and weekends, along with required holiday coverage.

The successful candidate will join a team of board certified specialists, ER doctors, residents, interns and technicians and will participate in the delivery of professional clinical service specifically practicing progressive evidence-based medicine in the care of emergency and critical care. The ECC service considers the responsibility of training house officer and students a priority. While clinical faculty will be engaged in academic success of the students and house officers, the ECC veterinarian will focus efforts in day-to-day service delivery. The ECC veterinarian will support house officers in being the primary doctor on cases and will provide oversight on cases as needed. The ECC veterinarian is expected to review cases with house officers and students to ensure that plans and patient care are appropriate, often facilitated through daily service rounds, which includes: examining patients, listening to student case presentations, reviewing diagnostics performed, and reviewing treatment plans/sheets. This position will also assist house officers in their cases by facilitating diagnostic and treatment plans and allowing the house officers to directly work with patients. The ER veterinarian will function as primary veterinarian on cases as necessary.

The incumbent will strive to practice medicine using the highest standard of care possible and in accordance with current evidence and practice whenever possible. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, able to work independently or with a team, maintain confidentiality, and be detail oriented. They should also have a desire to learn and grow their skills related to emergency and critical care. Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational qualities, and effective oral and written communications are necessary to be successful in this position. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with and supervise the work of others. Lastly, maintaining a professional, positive, compassionate, and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center is essential for success in this position.

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 4, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Rate Type:Salary

Pay Grade:PS812

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:January 4, 2021

Posting Close Date:January 31, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R3899

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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