University of Florida - Two (2) Positions in Veterinary Diagnostic imaging

Date Posted: 
October 03, 2012 - January 01, 2013

Contact Information: 

Matthew D. Winter, DVM, DACVR 
mdwinter@ufl.edu
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
PO Box 100126
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
Phone 352-294-4612
 
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Two (2) Positions in Veterinary Diagnostic imaging

Description:  The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for two full-time (12 month) clinical- or tenure-track faculty positions in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging; one at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and one at the Assistant Professor academic rank.  Responsibilities will include didactic teaching and clinical training of professional students, graduate students and residents.  The individual will participate in and support the teaching and service missions of the Diagnostic Imaging service in the Veterinary Medical Center.  Teaching and clinical responsibilities will be shared with other faculty radiologists.  In addition, depending on the position sought, clinically relevant and/or original and hypothesis driven investigation will be expected.  Applications for these positions will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Equipment and caseload:  Approximately 9200 small animals/exotics and 1000 large animals are imaged annually.  Diagnostic imaging equipment includes 4 small animal digital radiographic suites and one small animal emergency imaging suite equipped with Canon DR imaging plates; 2 large animal digital imaging suites equipped with Canon DR imaging plates and Kodak CR; a Toshiba Titan® 1.5 T 16 channel MR unit equipped for both small and large animal examinations; an 8 slice Toshiba Aquilion® CT equipped for both small and large animal examinations; an MiE Scintron IV nuclear scintigraphy unit; and a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers including a small intraoperative linear probe with 17 MHz imaging frequency.  A second high end US unit is scheduled for purchase in the coming months with elastography and contrast capabilities.  A state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm is housed in the new 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital.  The service is completely digital, using Empiric RIS for scheduling and reporting, and Merge PACS for image storage and retrieval.  The reading room houses 4 diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 3 MP flat panel gray scale diagnostic imaging monitors (two to four monitors per workstation).  In addition, two other diagnostic imaging workstations are located in other areas of the radiology department for diagnostic review and consultation.

Collaborative opportunities:  The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute houses multiple high field strength MR (1.5T, 4.0T, 7.0T and 10T; http://www.mbi.ufl.edu) units where collaborative research programs can be developed.  Other collaborative opportunities exist within the UF | Health Science Center (Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Applied Health Sciences), that is located two blocks from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to individuals that are board certified Diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Radiology.  Diplomates from the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and American College of Veterinary Radiology board-qualified residents will also be considered.

A current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant should be mailed or emailed to Dr. Matthew Winter.  The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description (teaching, clinical service and research potential).