Veterinary Anesthesiologist

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (15 months ago)

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Veterinary Anesthesiologist (req4210)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Permanent
Employment Group: ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $79,448.00 - 132,331.00 per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 3). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 5/3/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 1

Primary Purpose: Candidates will be responsible for anesthesia clinical case management of large, small and exotic animals as well as the clinical instruction and supervision of final year veterinary students during the anesthesia clinical rotation. The successful candidate will not be expected to participate in didactic teaching, but will participate in the laboratory instruction of veterinary students. After hours duties will be shared with other clinicians in the anesthesia section on a shiftwork basis.

Nature of Work: Primary responsibilities will involve day to day organization, supervision and responsibility for large, small and exotic patients requiring anesthesia. This veterinarian will play an integral role in the clinical education and supervision of veterinary and technical students, veterinary technicians, and interns and residents in the teaching hospital. The candidate will report to the faculty anesthesia faculty member scheduled on-clinics, or the service head, in matters pertaining to clinical work, scheduling and education. During off clinic time, opportunities are available for the interested individual to enhance their teaching skills and participate in research.

Typical Duties/Accountabilities:
Play a leadership role in mentoring and providing professional development opportunities, experience, assessment and training for veterinary technicians, veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians
Provision of quality veterinary anesthesia and associated care to client-owned, teaching, and research animals.
Excellence in patient management in an acute care setting consistent with a referral teaching institution
Management/organization of the service in partnership with faculty members, colleagues and anesthesia technicians and dedication to the development and growth of all facets of the Anesthesia service
After-hours duties will be shared with other clinical associates and residents in the service through a structured, self-managed, flexible work plan.


Education: Candidates must have a DVM degree (or equivalent). Candidates must have completed an approved veterinary anesthesia residency and be ECVAA or ACVAA Board certified. Experience with clinical teaching is desirable.

Licenses: Candidates must be eligible for general licensure within the province of Saskatchewan.

Skills: Ability to provide state-of-the-art veterinary care to anesthesia and acute care patients in all species; dedication to continually expand knowledge within this area; strong clinical skills to serve as a positive role model and supervisor for veterinary students, technicians and postgraduates; dedication and excellence in clinical teaching, effective professional communication and problem-solving; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Vikram Misra at 306-966-7085.

This position is in scope of ASPA.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.