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LAMS Ambulatory Staff Vet

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details

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LAMS Ambulatory Staff Vet

VetMed-Large Animal Medicine

About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Mon-Fri / 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends.

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Information

Classification Title
Veterinary/Animal Science Professional



Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary

UGA Field Services provides wellness and emergency care in an ambulatory setting to the surrounding community. The UGA Field Services Section serves a diverse caseload consisting of horses (-75%), cattle (-10-15%), small ruminants (-5-10%), camelids and companion swine (DACVS-LA, DACVSMR, DACVIM, DACT, DACVDC, Cert. ZWD, DACVPM). Two Field Service clinicians are additionally certified in acupuncture and spinal manipulation, with one clinician also being a certified journeyman farrier.
The Staff Veterinarian would help support a busy daytime caseload approximately 3-4 days per week and would provide daytime and after-hours emergency coverage. The Staff Veterinarian would cover approximately 30% of after-hours emergencies in all large animal species (-60% equine, -15-20% cattle, -15-20% small ruminant, and other

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • DVM degree or equivalent
  • Completion of at least one large animal internship or 3 years practice experience
  • Comfort and experience with equine general and emergency practice
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable working on all large animal species.

    Physical Demands

    • Stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Lift 30 lbs.
    • Work alongside large animals for long periods of time.
    • Driving as needed to perform job tasks.

      Is driving a responsibility of this position?

      Is this a Position of Trust?

      Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

      Does this position require a P-Card?

      Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

      Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

      Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

      Credit and P-Card policy
      Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the .

      Background Investigation Policy
      Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .


      • Participate in clinical teaching of veterinary students, interns and residents. This will be primarily in the department's relevant large animal field service rotation.

        Percentage of time

        • Provide care for animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Farm Practice Service.

          Percentage of time

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