• Clinical Veterinary Instructor

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-102431
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Faculty
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    RUSVM operates an on-campus small animal veterinary clinic, Ross University Veterinary Clinic (RUVC), which provides high standards of affordable, primary care veterinary medicine and surgery with excellent customer service to the people of St Kitts and Nevis. RUVC also provides RUSVM students with insight into the daily life of a busy general practice in preparation for their clinical year.

    RUVC is provides the broad range of clinical services one would normally expect of a general practice, including 24-hour emergency coverage throughout the year. Diagnostic services such as necropsy and clinical pathology are available on campus. The team in RUVC is engaged in research projects by assisting academics in other departments with data collection and RUVC clinicians are encouraged to pursue their own research projects. The successful candidate would work as part of our team of clinicians and would report to the Director of RUVC.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform all regular small animal primary care medicine and surgery, including provision of the emergency service depending on the demands of RUVC. Flexibility to work overtime/unsociable hours, including weekends and holidays for the purposes of emergency cover. (60%).
    • Participation in Introduction to Clinics and Essential Veterinary Skills (EVS) courses. This involves supervising seventh semester students when they are participating in rotations in RUVC and also students from other semesters participating in EVS labs. The goal of these teaching exercises is to impart the fundamental knowledge base and skills that pre-clinical students need in order to proceed into their clinical year. (35%)
    • Continued education, participation in clinic and faculty meetings, working on assigned committees, meeting with individual students as needed and engagement with research projects. (5%)
    • Completes other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • DVM or other international equivalent.
    • ABVP Certification preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years of small animal general practice experience, with experience of working as a sole provider of emergency care. An interest in surgery and/or dentistry would be beneficial.
    • A desire to teach and interact with veterinary students is essential.
    • Experience of teaching students preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
    • Experience of using Microsoft Office would be beneficial.


    Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants apply by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) and letter of intent describing the vision of their contribution online www.rossu.edu/careers. File review will begin upon receipt of the completed applications, and continue until the position is filled. Reference letters are requested prior to on campus interviews.

    There is no personal income tax in St. Kitts. As an expatriate, you may still be responsible to report income in your home country. Please consult a tax advisor for more information on implications for you.

     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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