Clinical Assistant Professor in Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Instructor/Lecturer/Clinical Assistant Professor—Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter Medicine Program

100% specialized faculty position 

Position:  Full Time (12-month basis) in Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter Medicine

Location: Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

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Description of position duties:  The designated individual will direct our Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter Medicine program and provide clinical teaching and outreach programs in the area of pet population control.  The successful applicant will assist in the teaching across all years in the Illinois Integrated Veterinary Program Curriculum for DVM students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Teaching responsibilities will primary involve hands-on laboratory instruction of veterinary professional and graduate students as well as some didactic and small group presentations.

The position will provide training for individuals in High Quality High Volume Spay-Neuter procedures, pet population control and some of the principles of shelter medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to provide instruction and oversight of clinical rotations for fourth year students focused on pet sterilizations in our mobile surgical unit. Opportunities exist for the faculty member to serve as an advisor for the Shelter Medicine Club and to teach or participate in delivering VCM 626 (Shelter Medicine I), a basic overview of the discipline for first and second year students and VCM 657 (Shelter Medicine II), an elective course that provides more advanced information on the topic for third year professional students. Outreach responsibilities will include extension efforts related to pet population control that include delivering suitable extension programs around Illinois on up to 12 Saturday’s each year. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinically relevant or basic science research projects, with time assignment to research and scholarship dependent on qualifications and position rank. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities within the University of Illinois.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

A DVM degree or equivalent along with a valid veterinary license and a current license to drive an automobile in Illinois is required.  Excellent surgical and leadership skills and a minimum of one year experience as a practicing veterinarian in a progressive small animal practice is highly desired.  Good communication skills and a desire to teach veterinary students and house officers (veterinary interns and residents) is essential. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience at the university level or experience in Shelter Medicine programs. Desire to pursue specialty board certification in an American Board of Veterinary Specialists recognized veterinary specialty organization.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment:  This is a 100% full-time 12-month service basis position.

Proposed Start Date:  On or about March 16, 2021.

Application Procedures and Deadline: To apply for this position and for full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and curriculum vita by January 31, 2021. The on-line application process will require name and contact information for 3 references. Additional information about the position or for further information regarding application procedures, please contact:

Dr. Clara Moran, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714


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College of Veterinary Medicine: Instructor/Lecturer/Clinical Assistant Professor - Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter Medicine Program (140949)