University of Saskatchewan - Clinical Specialist - Radiation Oncology

Date Posted: 
July 08, 2013 - October 06, 2013

Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Clinical Specialist - Radiation Oncology

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a one-year term clinical specialist appointment in radiation oncology with a possibility of extension or becoming permanent. The start date is negotiable.

SALARY HIRING RANGE: $75,234-$125,312 for a candidate with board certification in ACVR (Radiation Oncology) or $59,517-92,996.00 for a candidate with residency training in radiation oncology and working towards board certification. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a veterinarian with advanced training in Radiation Oncology to provide services to our Veterinary Medical Centre clients, and leadership for our dedicated Radiation Oncology team, consisting of a radiation therapist, veterinary technologist and clinical associate veterinarian. The clinical associate veterinarian provides primary patient care under supervision of the radiation oncologist. A medical physicist with a 10 year relationship with the Veterinary Medical Centre is also available for support. Our hospital is well equipped with a 6MV Varian Clinac 21EX, 120MLC, EPID and OBI with kV source and exact arm, 6, 9, 10, 16 and 20 MeV electron beams, ARIA, and Eclipse treatment planning system. A newer CT, 1.5T MRI and nuclear scintigraphy are on-site, and the University of Saskatchewan has recently installed a PET-CT which is also potentially available to our patients.

NATURE OF WORK: This position will be primarily clinical and supervisory in nature, but will also include some teaching and research duties. Teaching will include: participation  in clinical teaching for fourth year veterinary students and interns on the Oncology rotation and 6-8 lectures in the third year Oncology elective. Supervision of, and assistance with, data collection on several ongoing research projects will also be required. This position reports to the Head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

ACCOUNTABILITES: Consult with clients considering radiation therapy as a treatment option for their animal; develop and supervise administration of radiation treatment plans for Veterinary Medical Centre patients; build a strong relationship with the referring veterinary base; supervise the Radiation Oncology service team to ensure efficient, accurate treatment delivery and excellent communication between all members of the team in a collaborative and positive work environment; conduct organized and detailed data collection for ongoing research studies; educate and consult with Medical Oncology, Surgery, Internal Medicine and other services within the hospital regarding indications for radiation therapy.

QUALIFICATIONS: DVM or equivalent degree; advanced residency training in radiation oncology is required and board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) is desirable; training in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy planning would be considered an asset but is not a requirement. Experience with computerized  treatment planning is required and experience with a linear accelerator with electron capabilities desirable.


Please send curriculum vitae, letter of intent, photocopies of credentials, and the names, addresses and email addresses of three references to:

Dr. Cindy Shmon, Head
Department  of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon,  SK S7N 584
Fax: (306)966-7174;Telephone: (306)966-7099; E-mail:


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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.