Job opening – shelter vets need apply!

Would you like to put your veterinary skills to work helping homeless animals and teaching shelter medicine to veterinary students?

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a clinical assistant professor position in shelter animal medicine and surgery. Applicants should have a DVM or equivalent degree, and have worked as a full-time shelter veterinarian for at least three years.

Qualities sought in the ideal applicant:

  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Strong desire to teach
  • Able to work in fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Experience working in a diverse environment
  • Intention to pursue board certification in shelter medicine a plus

Responsibilities include a primary teaching responsibility in the new clinical shelter medicine clerkship located at Miami-Dade Animal Services in Miami, Florida. This clinical clerkship is a partnership between the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and Miami-Dade County, and will provide surgical training in spay and neuter techniques for third and fourth year veterinary students, and instruction in shelter animal medicine, including population management, medical care, vaccination protocols, and evaluation of animal welfare in the shelter.

The animal intake at Miami-Dade Animal Services is over 34,000 animals per year, and the surgery and medical care of these animals is supported by eight other clinical veterinarians. The primary responsibility for this position includes instruction of veterinary students and may include helping develop the structure of the clerkship. The successful applicant will be an employee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, but will be based in Miami, Florida with occasional service in Gainesville, FL. Salary will be determined by level of clinical experience and training. The position is fully benefited (health insurance, retirement plan) through the University of Florida.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Interested individuals for job number 498810 should submit their curriculum vitae, letter of application, and contact information for three individuals willing to support their application online at

Applications should also be sent to:  Dr. Rowan Milner, Chair and Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100126, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126; email milnerr@ufl.ed.

Review of applications will begin on October 15.