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Tufts University: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Department of Environmental and Population Health

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Tufts Veterinary Field Service in Woodstock, CT

Recruitment Period
Open date: August 1, 2019

Review date: November 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: August 1, 2020
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Tufts Veterinary Field Service (TVFS) invites applications for a primary clinical position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in equine ambulatory medicine and surgery. Tufts Veterinary Field Service in Woodstock, CT is a 10 veterinarian practice that serves as a clinical and teaching unit of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. We are the largest large animal field service in the Northeast.

Tufts Veterinary Field Service has a highly motivated client base with a wide variety of disciplines and breeds. A fully-stocked vehicle will be provided. Specialized equipment available includes digital radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, 3-meter endoscopy, and Lameness Locator®. A haul-in with stocks is available at the clinic in Woodstock, CT and easy referral for complete inpatient medical and surgical care is available at Tufts Hospital for Large Animals in Grafton, MA. In addition to horses, TVFS also cares for dairy cows, small ruminants and other livestock.

The successful candidate will hold a DVM or equivalent degree, and be an experienced equine practitioner proficient in lameness and general practice skills. In addition to clinical expertise and excellent client communication skills, the successful candidate will also demonstrate enthusiasm for clinical, laboratory and didactic veterinary student education. While this is primarily a clinical service position, participation in available scholarship opportunities such as clinical, collaborative and independent research is strongly encouraged. The service/academic percentage is 75%/25%. Rotational participation in the emergency call schedule for all species seen at TVFS is required and mentorship and guidance will be provided as needed for non-equine species. The ability to become licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and achieve federal and state accreditation is required.

Preferred: Board certification or eligibility in a relevant specialty (ABVP, ACVIM, ACVS, ACVMSR) or significant experience in equine sports medicine.

Application Instructions
The position is available immediately. An initial review of applications will take place after November 1, 2019 but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should provide a letter of intent outlining their interests, experience and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references. Submit applications electronically via Interfolio at Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Julia Wilkinson, Search Committee Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Population Health (

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.