This position is designed to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program's (UWSMP) Maddie's Shelter Medicine Teaching and Training Programs. The primary student rotation and intern clinical training currently occurs at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS). UWSMP currently has 2 Maddie's Shelter Medicine interns annually and 2-3 Maddie's Shelter Medicine residents completing their primary clinical training at DCHS. There are 69 University of Wisconsin 4th year veterinary students rotating through DCHS on their two-week Shelter Medicine Ambulatory in the 2020/2021 academic year. Interest in this rotation continues to grow, including requests from out-of-state veterinary students.
Primary duties include educating & supervising students, interns, and residents on life-saving practices; training students, interns, and residents to find and examine multiple solutions to the problems that shelter animals and communities might face; pursuing excellence in the clinical skills of trainees; and supporting other educational aspects of the program as needed. UWSMP has a close partnership with DCHS The clinical instructor will primarily be working out of the shelter and work successfully within their practices to uphold this partnership with DCHS.
Other important duties are to provide population-level continuing education and consultation for shelter staff, and to be involved in didactic instruction via the UWSMP's Maddie's Shelter Medicine Fellowship program, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Intensive, and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Elective university course.
Ideally, at least three years of experience working in or with animal shelters or a formalized internship in shelter medicine. At least one year of experience with instructional and consultation activities preferred. Proficiency in practical and tactful identification and articulation of strengths, problems, and possible solutions. Ability to write reports and deliver presentations that will be clear to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds.
Must have or be eligible to attain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin. Strong preference is given to candidates ABVP board certified in Shelter Medicine or eligible to become board certified in Shelter Medicine, but board certification is not required.
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, sharp attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. The candidate must show creativity and a proven ability to initiate projects and see them through successful completion. Must have a demonstrated ability to work well independently and also to collaborate in a team environment. Must have the ability to take direction as well as provide leadership. Must be comfortable working with people of all levels of expertise.
How to Apply
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