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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Large Animal Nutrition - Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Large Animal Nutrition. This position is being offered as a Tenure Track faculty position. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to world-class research, outreach, and training to meet the needs of the large animal industry. Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing in the State of Michigan (an academic license option exists). American or European board certification (or eligibility) in veterinary nutrition is desirable. An advanced graduate degree (Ph.D. desirable) or evidence of equivalent research experience and scholarly productivity is required. The successful candidate is expected to dedicate 20% of the position to providing client-focused nutrition service as part of the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (VDL). The candidate in this appointment will have a 50% research appointment and will be expected to develop a nationally/internationally recognized, externally funded, collaborative program in fields related to Large Animal Nutrition. The remainder 30% of the appointment will be dedicated to DVM, post-doctoral and graduate training (residents and research-degree students). Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying which appointment they are seeking as well as their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, commitment to clinical service, history of research funding, statement of future research plans and ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment.

Candidates should apply using MSU’s online system:

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. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Additional information about the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine is available at

Send inquiries to: Dr. Lou Neuder, Search Committee Chair, College of Veterinary Medicine (

Review of applications will begin Jan 1, 2019, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Professor with special responsibilities within Bovine Herd Health Management University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a professor with special responsibilities within Bovine Herd Health Management to the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences to commence as soon as possible. At the end of the 5-year period of employment, the professor is secured employment and remuneration as associate professor. Job description When considering applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Bovine Herd Health Management. The subject area is focused on evidence based dairy herd health management based on clinical observations, production records and automatically recorded sensor data from e.g. milking systems. The professor will be responsible for the theoretical and practical education of veterinary students within the subject area. Improved health, animal welfare, sustainability and production economy are important aspects in the research and teaching to be carried out by the professor in cooperation with other research groups at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science In addition, the appointee should undertake teaching and supervisory duties in connection with e.g. PhD programs together with project management. The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of: • Research, including publication/academic dissemination • Research-based teaching, including associated examination • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate • Academic assessments • Research-based public-sector consultancy may be required
Information on the Department can be found at:
For full details and to apply online, please visit:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Livestock Health and Welfare University of Liverpool

The Department of Livestock Health and Welfare, Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool seeks to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer to join the Ruminant Health and Production Research group. Current research areas include the role of the microbiome in health and disease, genomic aspects of dairy cow production diseases, neonatal health, lameness in ruminants and antimicrobial resistance. This is a new full time post on the Teaching and Research (T&R) career path. The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to both research and teaching. Teaching will be in the broad field of Dairy Herd Health Management with the bulk of teaching delivered via small group teaching within the Final Year clinical rotations although some teaching will also be delivered in earlier years of the BVSc course. There will be opportunities to participate in postgraduate education delivery. Applications are invited from promising researchers who wish to develop their careers to a higher level within our excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate should have a CV with evidence of either potential or success in attracting external funding, high quality publications plus a PhD in a relevant research area. You will be expected to bring in external funding, develop and deliver high quality teaching and successfully supervise PhD students. For full details and to apply online, please visit:

Bovine Veterinarian at GD Animal Health (Deventer, NL)

Collaboration on animal health, in the interest of animal, animal owner and society. That is the mission that we have been facing at GD Animal Health (GD) for almost a century and we propagate every day. With about 400 employees, we work every day in an innovative way and with a lot of passion on the health of farm and companion animals. We do this together with animal owners, practitioners in the field, governments and the business community. Our company in Deventer, the Netherlands has a turnover of approximately 50 million euros. The Department At the Bovine department approximately 50 employees are active. They market products and services to cattle farmers, veterinary practices and various other market parties. Another important task is the monitoring of animal diseases. Approximately 15 cattle veterinarians working in the sector are jointly responsible for the active development, application and (international) dissemination of knowledge in the field of animal health. For this enthusiastic team of bovine veterinarians we are looking for another driven and experienced: Bovine Veterinarian (40h/week) Core tasks of the function • developing supporting and evaluating products and animal disease programs; • initiating, implementing and supervising projects and practice-oriented scientific research; • providing national and international scientific and practice-oriented lectures to transfer knowledge to livestock farmers, veterinarians and others working in the bovine sector; • advising veterinarians and livestock farmers in the field of animal health via the GD service and monitoring systems or in support of infectious disease programs, products and services; • identifying trends and opportunities for GD within the sector. The ideal candidate The ideal candidate has a relevant network and a good picture of the developments in the cattle sector and has several years of relevant work and / or research experience. In this position you will be expected to be able to provide targeted and well-founded veterinary advice and to be able to absorb, combine and interpret relevant signals from the field. You are market-oriented, innovative and create opportunities in a challenging and changing veterinary market. Are you goal-oriented, collegial and communicative and able to achieve a joint result in a dynamic organization? Then we expressly invite you to apply. What do we offer? In addition to a challenging job in a dynamic team and a competitive salary, we offer you an attractive and broad package of employment conditions. GD has a company-specific Collective Labor Agreement and supplementary regulations. The terms of employment package includes a fixed end-of-year bonus, 25 vacation days and 11 days related to the Dutch law, a system of reduction of working hours, flexible working hours, the possibility to exchange employment conditions, contribution premium health insurance and a good pension scheme. Where do you work? GD has one of the largest veterinary laboratories in the world, where more than 4 million laboratory provisions are performed every year. We conduct animal health monitoring, practice-based research and develop programs for animal disease prevention and control (e.g. BVDV, Salmonellosis etc., but also on mastitis and lameness). We work closely together with various parties in the market. Cooperation is self-evident for us. GD is a company with a healthy ambition. With us you get possibilities to take initiative. We think it is important that you stand for your own result and for the total. Interest? Do you recognize yourself in this profile and are you enthusiastic about this position? Via the application form you can upload your motivation and curriculum vitae no later than 2018, September 23rd Substantive questions about the position can be asked to Linda van Duijn, Chief of Veterinarians at Bovine Department, phone number 0031570 - 660132. For more information about GD we refer you to our website ( An assessment and / or personal profile analysis can be part of the selection procedure. Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Residency in Bovine Health Management in Glasgow University

The University of Glasgow has currently an opening for an upcoming residency with the applicant expecting to register as a ECBHM. raduates with at least 12 months farm animal experience are invited to apply for this position. The successful applicant will have progressive responsibilities including delivery of routine veterinary herd health services on both dairy and beef units, herd problem investigation visits and primary care of individual animals (on farm and referred). They will study towards the European Diploma in Bovine Health Management and complete a Masters in Veterinary Medicine through clinical research over a 4 year period (renewed annually, subject to satisfactory progress). Initial stipend £19,540 (PAYE exempt) which rises to £21,110 by the fourth year plus £1500 CPD allowance per annum. For informal enquiries please contact Martin Tomlinson (
Below is the link to the vet record advertisement:

Head of Department Livestock Health and Welfare - University of Liverpool

The Institute of Veterinary Science is looking to appoint to the post of Head of Department of Livestock Health and Welfare. Reporting to the Dean of the Institute of Veterinary Science, and as a member of the Institute’s Management Team, the Head of Department of Livestock Health and Welfare will provide direction and leadership for the Department and Institute. You will provide strategic direction, vision, leadership and management for the Department of LHW, and ensure delivery of high quality teaching for BVSc, postgraduate courses and CPD. You will have significant experience of promoting research collaboration, philosophy and leadership within a similarly complex educational institution, or similar, and will have successfully managed the delivery of academic plans and performance targets. You should be MRCVS, or eligible, and have experience in a senior academic leadership/management role related to veterinary education, service provision and/or research. You will have a track record of academic leadership and team building, an understanding cross-disciplinary research initiatives, research led and globally orientated teaching, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting teaching of the highest standards and enhancing the quality of the student experience. Job Ref: 009751 Closing Date: 22 August 2018 For full details and to apply online, please visit:


Resident in Cattle Health and Management

This is a Residency position in a training Programme which is aligned with the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) Diploma training programme, leading to eligibility to sit ECBHM board exams. It is tenable for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress. It will incorporate a fixed term scholarship working towards a taught Masters in Veterinary Science during the last 3 years of the residency. The main role of the post-graduate student will be to join our vibrant clinical / research group and be mentored by ECBHM diplomats as well as other Diploma holders. Time will be split between clinical work, research and personal study.
The resident will perform ambulatory clinical work through our first opinion farm practice at Langford Vets, serving all farm animal species across North Somerset. In this role, you will contribute to the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduates, have responsibility for individual animal and herd health work and assist with farmer education and training courses.
As a member of the University of Bristol’s Farm Animal Group, you will collaborate with academics at all levels conducting multi-million pound interdisciplinary and internationally recognised farm animal research in a number of fields. Current active research themes include antimicrobial stewardship and resistance (@AMRForce), livestock sustainability, veterinary-farmer communication and population health. You will be supervised to undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications.
The MSc in Veterinary Science will develop your clinical research skills and enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, critical reading and data analysis.
The Resident will be expected to undertake informal group teaching of undergraduate students undertaking rotations and a small amount of formal teaching.
The position carries responsibilities for out of hours care of emergency first opinion cases on a rota basis (1 in 5).
You must be a member (or eligible to become a member) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with at least 2 years experience in practice or 1 year in a recognized internship. You must satisfy the English Language requirements for the Masters in Veterinary Science programme (

For informal enquires please contact Sarah Wood ( or Professor David Barrett (

Application Closing date: 29th August 2017

Interviews will take place in the last 2 weeks of September 2017

Please find the application at Please submit your application to Professor Richard Hammond ( Chief Executive for Langford Vets and Head of Bristol Veterinary School.


Residency in food animal practice opening at Iowa State Ujiversity

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for a Resident in Food Animal Practice. We offer a training program in Food Animal Practice designed to prepare residents for board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
The residency program will consist of a minimum of 2 years of supervised training and clinical experience in the science and practice of all disciplines in the field of Food Animal Practice. This training will occur in both the hospital and in the field with approximately 50% of effort devoted to each. If a concurrent graduate program is pursued, the duration of the residency will then necessarily be extended to three years. The resident is expected to participate in all aspects of case management including receiving, examination, diagnosing, daily management, client communication, discharging, and follow-up communication. They are also expected to rotate through emergency on call duty and emergency case management on a rotating basis with other house officers and clinicians.
This American Board of Veterinary Practice Food Animal Practice residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in the practice of medicine, surgery, and theriogenology of livestock species and related basic and applied sciences. The program has been developed to provide residents with a comprehensive knowledge of individual and population-based conditions affecting food and fiber producing animals. Our program strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice, and the caseload provides an excellent and broad experience over the duration of the residency. The residency will fulfill the training requirements and partially fulfill the requirements for certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

The application and full posting can be found at


Academic Positions (x2) in Bovine / Ruminant Health at Charles Sturt University (Australia)

Two exciting opportunities for enthusiastic cattle veterinarians have just opened at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, Australia).
We are currently recruiting for 2 full-time, continuing (aka permanent/tenured) academic positions in Ruminant/Bovine Health and Production. Both are a 60% teaching, 30% research, and 10% academic service positions.
One position is at the Associate Lecturer or Lecturer level and the other at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
The post holders will be expected to contribute to teaching in the veterinary undergraduate program and other courses delivered by the School. The role includes expectations of research productivity, supervision of research students, as appropriate, and a broad engagement with livestock industries as well as participation in the development and provision of clinical and/or consulting services to livestock producers as a part of a veterinary clinical service. Administrative activities within the School and Faculty are also required.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Angel Abuelo, Senior Lecturer in Ruminant Health (, Tel: +61 269334737) or the Head of the School, Prof. Glenn Edwards (

Closing Date: 6th August 2017

Interview Date: Beginning of September 2017

Further details and the online application system can be found at (Ref No. 95956 and 95955)


Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Internal Medicine – Vetsuisse-Faculty University of Zurich

The Farm Animal Department at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland, is offering a full time (100%) senior lecturer position in Ruminant Internal Medicine.
Hospital: The Veterinary Hospital of the Vetsuisse Faculty (VSF), University of Zurich, is one of two Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Switzerland. The campus of the VSF is located at the outskirts of the city, close to the Irchel campus and approximately 15 minutes (by tram) from the central campus of the University. All clinical, preclinical and paraclinical institutes are located in close distance on campus. Therefore, the location provides an ideal environment for clinical service, teaching and research activities, including interdisciplinary research collaborations within the VSF and with groups at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science.
Farm Animal Department: The Farm Animal Department consists of the Clinic for Ruminants, including the sections Internal Medicine and Surgery, and the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, including the sections Large Animal Reproduction, Genetics and Functional Genome Analysis, Andrology and Assisted Reproduction. Additional sections of the Department are Bovine Health Service (RGD), Ambulatory Service and Herd Health and Swine Medicine.
There is a close cooperation with the Equine Department, which covers Anes-thesiology, Ophthalmology and Cardiology service.
The facilities of the Farm Animal Department are well maintained and equipped with up-to-date medical devices (including high-end video-endoscopy equipment, several ultrasound machines, two tilt tables, different surgery tables for calves and adult cows, different POC devices for emergency laboratory).
The Department has five main examination and treatment areas (surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, reproduction). The yearly caseload of the Clinic for Ruminants consists of approximately 1200 cases (approx. 800 in the Internal Medicine Section and 400 in the Surgery Section), most being inpatients. Currently, the Internal Medicine Section consists of one board-certified internists (ACVIM), one Intern and four assistant veterinarians (bovine practitioner track), several senior students, and grooms/technicians. The senior lecturer position will be filled in addition to the above listed positions.
The candidates should fulfill the following qualifications:
• A professional degree (Dr. med. vet., DVM, or equivalent) and board certification in large animal internal medicine (ACVIM) and/or bovine health management (ECBHM) are absolute requirements.
• An advanced degree (PhD, Habilitation, or equivalent) is not required.
• The candidate should be a team-player with adequate clinical experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to provide excellent patient care and to train professional students, graduate students, interns and residents.
• Knowledge of German and English language is required. At least basic German language skills are necessary to communicate with clients, grooms, and technicians. Also, lectures are generally held in German (although English would be possible as well). If the candidate does not have adequate knowledge of the German language, he/she must agree to acquire it within a reasonable period of time. Communication among clinicians and case discussions on rounds can be done in German or English.
• Participation in the clinical activities of the Ruminant Internal Medicine section (in-house service only; including emergency and critical care).
• Contribution to the clinical training and didactic teaching of professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students and participation in continuing education activities.
• Emergency work after hours, on holidays, and on weekends is part of the basic duties and will be shared with other senior clinicians.
• The appointed candidate will represent the Ruminant Internal Medicine section through interactions with clients, referring veterinarians, other faculty members and clinicians, colleagues from preclinical and paraclinical institutes, students, external research groups, visitors, and representatives of biomedical companies.
• The appointed candidate will be expected to develop an independent or collaborative research program and to pursue an advanced degree (PhD, Habilitation) at the University of Zurich. Opportunities will be available for intramural start-up grants and for collaborative research with a variety of research groups, including the Agrovet Strickhof Research and Teaching Center. The Agrovet Strickhof facility is located 18 km from the Zurich campus. This center was recently founded by the State Competence Center for Agricul¬ture and Food Technology Strickhof , the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and the University of Zurich (UZH). The facility offers space for 120 dairy cows and 120 beef cows.
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The appointment includes 4 weeks of vacation and admission in the obligatory retirement plan. Accident insurance is covered by the employer, whereas general health insurance must be concluded by the employee.
Zurich is a fantastic place to live, very cultural and diverse. Zurich has recently been judged to be the city with the second highest quality of life worldwide. Zurich International Airport is located only 8 km from the VSF and can easily reached by public transportation (30-40 min) or by car (10-15 min).
Deadline for application is June 31, 2017. However, consideration of applications may continue after the deadline if no suitable candidates have been selected. The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. The starting date is as soon as possible after selection of the candidate.
All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intention that includes their career objectives and research interests, alongside with their curriculum vitae, a copy of their transcripts and diplomas, and the names and contact information of 3 professionals

Any interested people should contact Dr. Christian Gerspach (contact information for more information. All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Ulrich Bleul, Prof. Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ECBHM, Director ad interim Clinic for Ruminants Farm Animal Department Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Closing Date: 31.06.2017 (consideration of applications may continue after the deadline if no suitable candidates have been selected)