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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)