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Large Animal Emergency Medicine

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences 10046518
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Large Animal Emergency Medicine

Position Summary

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University invites applications for a faculty position in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant, the position will be a tenure track or multi-year renewable clinical appointment available at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will be joining a team of 5 ACVS and 4 ACVIM faculty that are also board certified in ACVECC (2) as well as a full complement of boarded specialists in ACVSMR (2), ACVR, ACVAA, ACVO, and ACVIM-cardiology. Clinical facilities include a fully equipped hospital with 24-hour certified nursing staff, advanced imaging, the Matilda Wilson Pegasus Critical Care and Isolation Facility and the McPhail Equine Performance Center fully equipped for advanced sports medicine The position offers exciting opportunities to work in a collaborative environment using state of the art facilities and equipment. Facilities include three surgical suites fully equipped with high-definition arthroscopy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, ligasure™, and a full complement of orthopedic instrumentation (LCP and DCP plates). In addition, state of the art imaging (including CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and fluoroscopy) is available. The College of Veterinary Medicine has implemented a new exciting interactive evidence-based curriculum.

The hospital caseload is predominantly equine (approximately 85%) but includes all other large animal species (15%). A substantial proportion of after-hours emergency coverage is envisioned for this position (a minimum of 40% of the position responsibility). Primary responsibilities include: 1) sharing primary duties for after-hours emergency cases; 2) some elective daytime duty including both equine and food animal cases; 3) developing strong relationships with referring veterinarians; 4) providing evidence-based teaching, laboratory and clinical instruction to veterinary students and residents; 5) establishing an externally funded research program or developing collaborations with faculty having established research programs; 5) participating in state and national outreach and continuing education.

Michigan State University is an R1 research-intensive university home to internationally renowned faculty with broad research interests. Opportunities exist for mentored development of external grants, as do world-class laboratory space and core facilities in imaging, molecular and cellular biology, genomics, and bioengineering. Additional information on some of MSU’s research resources can be found at the CVM Research Resources web page and the MSU Research Technology Support Facility

Required qualifications include DVM or equivalent degree, board certification or eligibility for Diplomate status in either the American College of Veterinary Surgeons/European College of Veterinary Surgeons, or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine/European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and competency in equine emergency care. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, experience with emergency and critical care, and a MS or PhD are highly desirable. An opportunity exists for a motivated candidate to participate in a concurrent two-year fellowship in Equine Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

The successful applicant will have proficiency in emergency care as this is an essential component of the position. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with other faculty members, residents and staff. It is also desirable for the candidate to have demonstrated enthusiasm for research as well as educating the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists.

Salary and Benefits: This position is a full-time annual appointment in the tenure or health programs appointment system. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits include group medical and dental insurance, retirement, worker’s compensation, annual vacation and sick leave.

CVM Core Value of Diversity: 

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are values, respected, provided opportunity and to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Eligibility for Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (or equivalent), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (or equivalent).

Desired Qualifications

Diplomate Equine Emergency and Critical Care OR experience in equine emergency care OR MS OR PhD OR interest in completing a fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care.

Required Application Materials

Letter of Intent/Cover Letter:
A letter of intent highlighting specific strengths related to this position, overall related qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. For tenured and continuing system positions, include research interests and funding history.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume:
Your most recently updated CV

Full names and contact information
(phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.

Teaching Philosophy

Diversity Statement:
Statement on your commitment to diversity.
Diversity is defined as the state or quality of being different and as individuals we are all uniquely different. To be an inclusive campus is to respect and value differences. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Application instructions: Applicants should submit electronically 1) a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications and the candidate’s statement of commitment to diversity, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) Up to a two-page statement of interest that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and interest and experience in teaching, clinical work and research, and 4) full names and contact information (e-mail and phone) of 3 references to Interested individuals desiring more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Julie Rapson-Strachota, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail at

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

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Summary of Physical Demands

Frequent lifting and carrying of 50 pounds or more.

Summary of Health Risks

TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium. Work with animals and unfixed animal tissue. 


Department Statement

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) is educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and providing the finest clinical services available.

Our diverse faculty focuses on areas ranging from dairy, food animal, and specialized equine services to intensive research and student training. They work closely with students pursuing DVM degrees, veterinarians in internship and residency programs, and MS and PhD students. Learning to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease takes place in some of the most advanced facilities and laboratories. Faculty and students work together to find new solutions and put them into practice for a better world.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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