Clinical Assistant Professor- Small Animal Urgent Care

Glendale, ARIZONA | 25 days

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Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a clinical track faculty position in small animal urgent care. This is a full-time, clinical position. The successful candidate will join two other faculty members in providing urgent care services in the Animal Health Institute’s Companion Animal Clinic. Clinical teaching is an important component of the urgent care service’s mission.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a young 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.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Arizona veterinary license eligibility
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in small animal emergency practice or equivalent (e.g. internship)
  • 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 students through student-driven, interactive learning

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 6,700 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in veterinary medicine, 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 presence of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s first veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education, and will graduate its third class in May of 2020.

The CVM is housed in Cactus Wren Hall and in the Animal Health Institute. Cactus Wren Hall is a new facility with ample classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, conference rooms, and offices. The Animal Health Institute is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and the Pathology Laboratory. The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art medical, surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities. A full range of endoscopic equipment is available. Additional patient services include medical oncology, neurology, physical therapy, cardiology, and therapeutic plasma exchange. The clinic also offers full-service clinical pathology and microbiology laboratories. 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. Full service clinical pathology and clinical microbiology laboratories are housed in the clinic building. Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Equine and Bovine Center, which houses large animal teaching and treatment facilities, and small herds of cattle and horses. The Diagnostic Pathology Center offers a full range of anatomical pathology and forensic pathology services and contains ample teaching spaces.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about being involved in a new veterinary college and influencing its clinical and teaching programs. Providing excellent patient care, and training day-one ready, competent, confident graduates are our top priorities.

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:

  • Visit
  • In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  • Select “View Current Job Openings”
  • Select “Faculty” for job category and “Arizona Campus” for location
  • Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as Assistant Professor, initial appointment at a higher rank is  possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.
  • Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.
  • For more information, please contact:

    Mark Acierno, DVM, MBA, DACVIM
    Chair, Department of Specialty Medicine

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    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). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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