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Location:  St. Paul, MN

Institution:  University of Minnesota




Working here: 

Driven to Discover: The University of Minnesota is the state’s land-grant university and one  of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation (more than 1 billion in  research expenditures). The College of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the University of  Minnesota Health Sciences, which unites the health oriented colleges and support institutions like  the NIH-supported Comprehensive Cancer Center, a world class Center for Magnetic Resonance  Research, a Genomics Center, and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, among others. 

Follow this link to see why discoveries unfold, breakthroughs happen, and the future is being made  at the U of M.

At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional  development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways,  and continuing professional education funding and dedicated time (10 days/year) to take advantage  of our resources to advance and expand your career. 

Living here: 

The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million and is a dynamic place  to live with all the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to  offer. 

Minnesota is ranked the #2 state in the country by U.S. News & World Report based on health care,  education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, and natural environment. Minnesota  consistently is rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States, with abundant urban  green space and an extensive network of trails for walking, running, and cycling. To learn more about  our beautiful Twin Cities and the state the University of Minnesota calls home, visit Make it MSP and Explore Minnesota.  

Work-Life Balance: 

The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life  balance. The following are examples of this commitment in the anesthesia and pain medicine service: ● Time spent off the clinic floor is flexible such that working from home is encouraged if otherwise  not required to be physically present at the workplace.  

  • We aim for a 4-day clinical work week and faculty do not provide any primary emergency duty.  The majority of backup on-call is handled via phone and the on-call shifts are counted towards  clinical % effort. Financial compensation is currently provided if the faculty is physically needed in  the hospital for emergency support.  
  • The UMN has floating holidays often incorporated near Christmas and New Year, commonly  creating 4 day weekends. The hospital decreases caseload between Christmas and New Years  to urgent and emergent cases allowing more faculty and staff time off during the holidays.  ● Faculty are allowed to bring dogs to their offices which decreases stress levels.  


The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for a faculty  position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the rank of assistant, associate, or full Professor  with immediate availability. Positions may be full or part-time, tenure or clinical track. Applications are  open and will remain open until the position is filled.  

Team & Service:  

We are currently a vibrant team of 5 DACVAAs, 4 residents, and 13 certified technicians, 4 of which  are VTS-Anesthesia. We provide anesthetic and perioperative care to a robust caseload (over 4,000  cases annually), which brings a plethora of professional opportunities for career advancement through  participation in and development of novel procedures and techniques. We also work closely with the  local zoos, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, the University of Minnesota Research Animal  Resources, the Anesthesiology Department at the Medical School and other organizations such as the  local biomedical industry. Our team works collaboratively with all other specialties in the Veterinary  Medical Center to deliver sedation, pain management and anesthetic care to patients, as well as  consultation on sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for both our in-house colleagues and referring  veterinarians. The hospital is well equipped with multiparameter monitors, anesthesia workstations  complete with spirometry and ventilation modes allowing for tailored ventilation strategies, taphonius  for large animal anesthesia, and ultrasound machines dedicated to regional anesthesia techniques.  

Teaching is one of the team’s main focus areas and it includes classroom and laboratory teaching to  2nd and 3rd year veterinary students, and clinical teaching to 4th year students and other house officers.  Our curriculum aligns with the entrustable professional activities defined by the Competency Based  Veterinary Education initiative from the AAVMC. Our didactic teaching is a mix of classical format  lectures and active learning activities meant to enable our students to develop skills such as integration,  communication, collaboration, clinical reasoning, and problem solving. We also have a strong residency  training program that is focused on didactic and clinical training that maintains our tradition of excellence  (total of 24 resident graduates, a majority of them also with MS or PhD, and most passing ACVAA  boards exam on first attempt) while still providing desirable work-life balance for residents and mentors. 

Research is an area full of opportunities and collaborative research is an important aspect of this  position. For those with strong research interests, there are grant writing workshops, support in handling  the press, and feedback on internal grants. For clinical research, there is a Clinical Investigation Center  that performs clinical trials as designed by an investigator including those that require Good Clinical  Practice designation. There are many collaboration opportunities with the colleges of Medicine, Public  Health, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Our Anesthesia and Pain Medicine research program is  currently funded by multiple grants from internal sources, foundations (AKC, Morris Animal Foundation)  and the National Institutes of Health (NINDS, NIDA). Our research team is additionally composed of 1  PhD student and 2 postdoctoral associates. We strive to be innovative and impactful leaders in clinical  service, research and education, which are the three pillars of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  


Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree along with advanced training in veterinary  anesthesiology and pain medicine. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by  the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) or European College of  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). However, applicants who have successfully  completed an ACVAA or ECVAA Anesthesia residency or that are currently in training are also  encouraged to apply. Evidence of outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork mentality, and the  potential to develop collaborative research is highly desirable. We seek a colleague that is excited about generating new knowledge in the field of veterinary anesthesia and pain medicine and delivering  outstanding care to our patients and customers, through cohesiveness, teamwork, and leadership. The  applicant must be eligible for the Minnesota state Veterinary specialty faculty licensure  ( 


Primary duties include clinical case management and supervision of small and large animal patients in  the Veterinary Medical Center, including the small animal hospital, large animal hospital, and the equine  center. Our team provides anesthetic care to exotic and zoo animals through a partnership with the  Como Zoo. Teaching duties include clinical teaching of fourth year veterinary students, interns, and  residents, plus didactic and laboratory teaching of 2nd and 3rd year students in the DVM curriculum.  We regularly provide continuing education for our technical staff, so participation in training programs  for anesthesia technicians and mentorship of new hires is also expected. Duties also include providing  consultation to colleagues for in-house patients, as well as for our referring veterinary community.  Development of, or participation in clinical or basic research is expected. The anesthesia service offers  24h on-call availability, and the successful candidate will be expected to share backup on-call duties  with the other faculty members. Currently, the majority of backup on-call is handled via phone and the  on-call shifts contribute to clinical % effort. The total clinical % effort for this position is negotiable. 

Salary & Benefits: 

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.  

  • The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package covering medical and dental  coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days paid vacation, faculty retirement plan (The  University contributes 10% of the individual’s salary), and an academic disability program.  ● A formal pet policy allows you to bring your dog to work with you! 
  • Additional benefits include a wellness program, flexible spending accounts, disability  coverage, and voluntary retirement plans.  
  • On-campus dependent daycare and healthcare facilities 
  • For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees  of the University of Minnesota, visit our Human Resources page 
  • You may also be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness  Program. For more information about this program, go to the Public Student Loan Forgiveness page.  


Qualified applicants should apply online at or scan the QR  code below. In the application, please include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3  references (with contact information) who can vouch for your clinical abilities, teaching skills and  research potential. Review of applications (including letters of reference) will begin immediately and  continue until the position is filled. 

For specific questions related to this position feel free to contact:  

Dr. Alonso Guedes 

1352 Boyd Ave. 

C339 VMC 

Saint Paul, MN 55108 


We are seeking to enrich the diversity of our University community. We invite applicants from  diverse backgrounds who are compliant with the qualifications stated above to apply. The  University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer.