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Veterinary Medicine | Veterinary Clinical Sciences


The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for an open (tenure/clinical track) faculty position in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for a position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management


Position Overview

The appointee will join 4 ACVAA diplomates in the Anesthesiology and Pain Management Service, which is further comprised of 3 residents, 3 large animal technicians, and 11 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


Performance Objectives

The successful candidate will be expected to share clinical responsibilities with 4 other ACVAA diplomates to provide clinical service in large and small animal veterinary anesthesia and pain management. The successful candidate will contribute to 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 (


Education and Experience Requirements

Required: DVM degree or equivalent, have completed an ACVAA or ECVAA residency program and be eligible to achieve board certification by the day of hire.


Desired: ACVAA or ECVAA board certification, graduate degree in Veterinary Anesthesia, Analgesia, Pharmacology, or related fields (MS or PhD)


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the requested materials with your online application.


Required documents include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching and Mentoring
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

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Additional information regarding this search or the position, can be obtained by contacting the search committee chair, Dr. Carolina Ricco Pereira at


The College of Veterinary Medicine

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been a top-five program in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the past decade and was ranked third among U.S. veterinary colleges and sixth in the world in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. Our ambition is to Be The Model™ comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration, and excellence.


The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a national leader in the education of professional and postgraduate students, research in veterinary and comparative medicine, and outreach to the community. More information about the College of Veterinary Medicine can be found at


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.


Department Information

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences seamlessly integrates diverse fields into a unified academic entity with a central focus on advancing research and nurturing the education of veterinary and graduate students. Additionally, we collaborate closely with the Veterinary Medical Center to deliver top-tier care to both our clients and patients.


Dedicated to the enhancement of animal health and overall well-being, the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is steadfast in its pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, robust exploration across fundamental, applied, and translational research domains, and the implementation of innovative interdisciplinary pedagogy within veterinary medical and post-professional programs such as internships, residencies, and graduate studies.


Faculty members in the department teach our veterinary students in a wide variety of fields and disciplines through innovative interdisciplinary teaching in the veterinary medical and post-professional internships, residencies, and graduate programs. We are committed to providing excellent career development and mentoring programs to nurture professional and personal success and satisfaction.


The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.


In addition, this position may be eligible for participation in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).


The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.


Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.


Columbus is the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it’s a city that invites exploration (


The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.