The Department of Clinical Sciences in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill three full-time, non-tenured, 12-month appointments as Small Animal Emergency Veterinarians at Auburn Veterinary Specialists in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The referral center will be expanding to provide weekend emergency services in 2020 in addition to the current surgery, internal medicine and and dermatology services. A full time (24/7/365) emergency service is planned for later in 2021. The referral center will participate in the educational mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing focused clinical instruction to senior veterinary students, interns and residents and continuing education programs for veterinarians. Primary care will not be offered at the referral center.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated an interest in emergency medicine and surgery and in advanced patient care. Initially, clinical responsibilities will include after-hours care and management of animals hospitalized by specialty services. Responsibilities will expand to include emergency receiving and management of emergency cases once the service is opened. An after-hours rotating working schedule of Friday through Monday morning is anticipated. Members of the veterinary faculty must contribute to a team environment, engage productively with referring veterinarians, and collaborate with colleagues at the teaching hospitals on the main Auburn University campus. Faculty members are expected to provide exceptional patient care while simultaneously providing clinical instruction for veterinary students.
About the Veterinary Referral Center at Gulf Shores: The Auburn University Veterinary Referral Center is part of a new 26-acre Auburn University Educational Complex built through a cooperative agreement between Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The complex, completed in 2018, is located in Baldwin County, the fastest growing county in Alabama, which hosts 5.7 million visitors annually and is the center of a referral base of 675,000 residents along the Gulf Coast. The 18,000 square foot referral center will serve as an extension of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital located in Auburn to provide specialty veterinary services and related educational opportunities in clinical veterinary education. Auburn University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospitals have long served as a referral center for veterinarians practicing in South Alabama and West Florida.
The referral center includes six exam rooms, two operating rooms (with separate rooms for anesthesia induction, surgical preparation, and recovery), intensive (critical) care areas, central treatment room, endoscopy room, clinical laboratory, pharmaceutical dispensing area, advanced imaging capabilities (radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT), infectious disease isolation area, nutrition center, and canine and feline wards. The facility is staffed with Auburn University veterinarians, technicians, and office personnel. Faculty from the main campus Veterinary Teaching Hospitals may provide specialty services through temporary on-site assignments and electronic consultation. Veterinary continuing education will be provided at the Gulf Shores facility by Auburn faculty.
Located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, the city of Gulf Shores has an excellent public school system, strong medical health facilities and access to some of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches. The nearby Gulf State Park has beaches, trails, a pier, plus a golf course and the Gulf State Park Lodge. To the west, sea turtles and migratory birds thrive among the coastal habitats of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Farther west, 19thcentury Fort Morgan overlooks Mobile Bay. The State’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located across Mobile Bay and is a hub for marine science education, marine research and coastal zone management.
Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and have completed a minimum of two years of general veterinary practice or a formal rotating small animal internship at the time employment begins. Experience in emergency practice or completion of a small animal internship is preferred. An interest in emergency and critical care and small animal surgery is desired. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to team-based, high quality, compassionate medicine.
Title and starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Full university benefits will be offered. Information regarding benefits can be found at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business-finance/benefits/index.html. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
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About Auburn Veterinary Specialists - Gulf Shores
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Colum...bus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.