Clinical Associate (Exotic, Wildlife & Zoological Medicine)Apply
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: Term, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Competition No.: 13068-M
Salary Information: The salary range is $58,350 to $91,173 per annum (Specialist Professional, Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: This position provides
clinical service in Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Medicine in the Veterinary Medical
Centre. The incumbent provides quality primary care to clients of the VMC as
well as participates in the clinical instruction and supervision of final year
veterinary students and two Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife interns.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Department Head and working under the direction of the Faculty Specialist, the incumbent will be an active team member of the Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife service with responsibilities varying with the case load. The incumbent will also provide clinical instruction to senior veterinary students in providing veterinary care to Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife patients. Participation in after-hours emergency duty on a rotating basis with other exotics clinicians will be required. In addition, there will be some administrative duties associated with day to day operation of the service.
- Providing quality veterinary care to avian and exotic animals owned by clients of the VMC (including the Saskatoon Zoo) and wildlife patients presented by members of the public
- Playing a leadership role in mentoring and providing professional development opportunities, experience, and training for veterinary interns, fourth year veterinary students and others
- Excellence in patient management
- Providing standard of care required at a referral institution
- Development of strong relationships with clients and provide excellent client service
- Dedication to the development and growth of all facets of the ZEW service to provide a strong clinical foundation for senior veterinary rotations
- Fostering collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to case management within the complex environment of the VMC
- Managing/organizing of the service in partnership with the faculty member
- After-hours duties will be shared with other clinicians in the service
Education: Candidates must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be eligible for licensure within the province of Saskatchewan.
Experience: Strong preference will be given to candidates that have completed formal training in Zoo Exotic and Wildlife Medicine or have experience in the field.
Skills: Required skills include a strong foundation in Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife veterinary medicine; strong interest in clinical teaching of senior veterinary students; ability and experience in elective surgeries; effective communication and organizational skills; and ability to work in a team environment.
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Applications will be accepted until the
position has been filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Cindy Shmon at 306-966-7099.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.