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Seeking Equine Internal Medicine Faculty

Friday, December 10, 2021

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications for one (1) full-time clinical track or tenure-track faculty position in Equine Internal Medicine to join our team.

Duties include:

  • Clinical, laboratory and classroom instruction for veterinary students in all 4 years of the professional curriculum
  • Mentoring/training of interns and residents
  • Provide clinical service on a primary care and referral basis in the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Outreach activities (i.e. presentations) to horse owners/enthusiasts and veterinarians locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Participation in academic affairs and administrative duties

Professional opportunities: Innovative teaching and clinical service is highly valued.  Collaborative research and scholarly activities encouraged, but not critical for hiring. Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a variety of unique resources that allow exceptional teaching and research opportunities in equine medicine and surgery. Oklahoma is home to a large horse population and hosts many national and international horse shows. There is a busy, reputable racetrack ~1hr from the veterinary teaching hospital. Quarter horses and stock breed horses make up the majority of the caseload. The caseload, from a disease perspective, is very diverse and offers the opportunity to experience and treat a wide variety of conditions.

The ideal candidate is a team player that is passionate about teaching in a healthy environment and has intellectual curiosity and motivation to advance the specialty of equine internal medicine in a clinical setting. Strong communication skills are a necessity as well as creativity in maintaining and growing the equine internal medicine case load in a competitive environment. The ability to build meaningful professional relationships and to contribute to a friendly, welcoming and enjoyable working environment is highly regarded at OSU-CVM.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a DVM or comparable veterinary degree, have residency training in the specialty of large animal internal medicine and be certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Board eligible candidates will be considered. Eligibility for faculty licensure in Oklahoma is required. 

Salary/Compensation: Professional rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. This position comes with an excellent benefits package, including a generous sign-on bonus, start-up funding for clinical equipment or research endeavors as well as office electronics. Funding support for conference (continuing education) registration and travel is provided. Ability to do up to 4 weeks of consultation work outside our referral area is also included. Faculty Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) is negotiable and creative FTE’s will be considered.

Personal opportunities: Stillwater is a great place to live and was named one of the best small towns in America and the best college town in Oklahoma.  Cost of living is quite reasonable and there is ready access to big city amenities with Tulsa and Oklahoma City both 60 miles away.  Recreational and entertainment options are abundant in the region with camping, hiking, golf courses, state parks, lakes for boating and fishing, live theatre productions including the newly opened McKnight Center located on the OSU campus, rodeos, the excitement of Big XII sporting events and more. For more information visit 

Review of applicants will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled. Applications including letter of intent with statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and three names of references and contact information should be submitted at For inquiries please contact: Dr. Daniel J Burba, Department Head, Veterinary Clinical Sciences at (405) 744-8469 or Interested parties may also contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lyndi Gilliam, at

If you are seeking a team-oriented environment, Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Clinical Sciences is the place to be!

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