Clinical Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Small Animal Emergency Medicine

2017.11.17

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for clinical track faculty positions in small animal emergency medicine and surgery.  These are full-time, clinical positions.  The successful candidates will help evolve an emergency service in the Animal Health Institute’s Companion Animal Clinic.  Clinical teaching is an important component of the emergency service’s mission.


The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Arizona veterinary license eligibility
  • 2 years of experience in small animal emergency practice.
  • Excellence in clinical communication
  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care, and broad skills in standard emergency practice-level medical and surgical care of dogs and cats.
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to case management
  • Dedication to the education of our students through student-driven, interactive learning


The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • Additional advanced training in a small animal clinical field


Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses—one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s only veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.

The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities.  The hospital is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment.  A full-service rehabilitation service is also available for post-surgical patients.  In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms.  A full-service clinical pathology laboratory is present in the building.  Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Equine and Bovine Center, which houses large animal teaching facilities and small herds of cattle and horses and the Diagnostic Pathology Center, a full-service pathology facility providing postmortem examinations and biopsy services.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:

1.  https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MID1016/JobBoard/14e53f57-a561-4a17-e6ef-fbd661b8b6c1/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ec5fb441-cbd5-4b1f-97b1-af98818908fd
2.  Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Erik Hofmeister, DVM DACVAA DECVAA MA
Chair and Professor of Anesthesia
Department of Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Midwestern University
ehofme@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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