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Location:  Columbus, OH

Institution:  The Ohio State University

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time faculty position (clinical-track or tenure-track) in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved or be eligible to achieve specialty board certification (ACVAA or ECVAA). The appointee will join the Anesthesiology and Pain Management Service, which is currently comprised of 4 ACVAA diplomates, 2 residents, 3 large animal technicians, and 9 small animal technicians. The Anesthesiology and Pain Management Service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center which includes state-of-the-art facilities with equipment such as endoscopy, laparoscopy, digital radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, 3 Tesla MRI, and 24-7 small and large animal emergency and critical care units. Anesthesia monitoring and ancillary equipment are commensurate with that necessary to sustain a state-of-the-art clinical service.

The successful candidate will be expected to share clinical responsibilities with 3 other ACVAA diplomates to provide clinical service in large and small animal veterinary anesthesia and pain management. The successful candidate will contribute to the clinical instruction of residents, interns, veterinary students, and is expected to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students of the various large and small animal clinical rotations. Some telephone/e-mail consultation with referring veterinarians is expected.

Clinical teaching responsibilities will include small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students/residents. Participation in didactic teaching is also expected. In rotation with the other anesthesiologists, the successful candidate will share equally in providing emergency back-up consultation to the anesthesia residents and the technicians responsible for large and small animal primary anesthesia after hours/evening and weekend emergency duty. Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, committee service, and curriculum development.

Participation in continuing education events and outreach activities for the public and private practitioners is expected. Clinical- track candidates will be assigned up to 75% time in clinics, including clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty, yet clinical research, publications or other scholarly activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged. Tenure-track candidates are given at least 50% off-clinic time to meet expectations for developing an extramurally funded research program in anesthesiology/pain management that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Faculty are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College and across the University. Excellent collaborative opportunities are available in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine within the College as well as other units across the University campus, including the comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the College. The College of Medicine ( including the Department of Anesthesiology (; the Davis Heart-Lung Institute (; and the College of Pharmacy ( are a just a few of the resources available to clinicians and research scientists interested in anesthesiology, pain management and related fields across the University. Additionally, collaborative opportunities exist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ( and the Riverside Methodist Hospital (

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 70 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine ( is ranked 4th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. Columbus is the 14th ranked city by population in the United States (population of 1.5 million within the city and metropolitan area) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (
Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors. The appointee should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable; however, the position is currently available.

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Phillip Lerche , , 614-292-3551

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. Richard Bednarski, Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine,The Ohio State University. Inquiries regarding the position can be directed to the Anesthesiology Service Head, Dr. Phillip Lerche. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.

Dr. Richard Bednarski , Department Chair
601 Vernon Tharp St
Columbus, OH, 43210