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Location:  Saint Paul, Minnesota

Institution:  University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine

Positions:  The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for a non-tenure track (contract professor) position in Comparative Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the rank of assistant, associate, or full Professor with immediate availability. Applications are open and will remain open until the position is filled.

Team and service:    The Comparative Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine team at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota is a young and upbeat group of 4 DACVAAs, 3 residents, and 13 technicians. We are a team that provides anesthetic care to approximately four thousand patients per year. Small animals account for the majority of our caseload, which brings a plethora of challenges and potential for advanced procedures, such as our developing interdisciplinary CVCI (Center for Veterinary Cardiovascular Innovation). The hospital is well equipped with multiparameter monitors, an anesthesia workstation, complete with spirometry and ventilation modes allowing for tailored ventilation strategies, a Tafonius for large animal anesthesia, and an ultrasound dedicated to regional anesthesia techniques. Our residency program has undergone complete revision, and with the new incoming residents we are excited and looking forward to instituting a strong program focused on didactic and clinical training while still providing desirable work-life balance. Our team works with all other specialties in the hospital, offering sedation and anesthesia services, as well as consultation on sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for both our in-house colleagues and referring veterinarians. 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. We are currently modifying our curriculum to meet 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. Research is an area full of opportunities. Collaborative research is an important aspect of this position.

Requirements:  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, board-qualified applicants who have successfully completed an Anesthesia residency are also encouraged to apply.  Three years minimum experience in anesthesia with evidence of outstanding interpersonal skills, seamless interactions with a variety of receiving services and the potential to develop collaborative research is highly desirable. We are seeking a candidate that can join us on our journey of continued learning and development of veterinary anesthesia and pain management, generating new knowledge and delivering outstanding care to our patients and customers, through cohesiveness, teamwork, and leadership. Innovation in clinical techniques, teaching, and research are important in pioneering the future generations of veterinarians.  The applicant must be eligible for the Minnesota state veterinary specialty faculty licensure (

Duties:  The anesthesia service is highly committed to providing outstanding teaching and patient care. 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 are constantly providing 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 research is expected. The anesthesia service offers 24h on-call availability, and the successful candidate will be expected to take share on-call duties with the other faculty members. Distribution of FTEs is open for discussion but a minimum of 28 weeks/year clinical service is necessary.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota provides generous vacation, sick leave, and benefits packages.


Qualified applicants should apply online at and use # 338582 in the keyword search function and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references (with contact information) who can vouch for the candidate’s 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. Daniel Almeida

1352 Boyd Ave.

C339 VMC

Saint Paul, MN 55108