The University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine and VetCT are delighted to announce a new type of appointment designed to encompass both the freedom and advantages of Telemedicine alongside the clinical exposure, patient contact and educational benefits of an academic University appointment.
Two positions are available. Each position will be a 100% instructor appointment within the University of Illinois (in Urbana- Champaign) with 50% of time apportioned to performing work remotely for VetCT (any location). The roles are flexible to allow you to benefit from both environments in a manner that fits with your desired lifestyle.
VetCT is pioneering a new approach to Telemedicine, operating as an academic Telemedicine provider, specializing in provision of expert reports to specialty referral centers and universities, as well as general veterinary practices. The caseload consists of high-quality cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI) and radiographs. Cases are diverse and interesting. You will benefit from learning the clinical outcome of your cases (cytology results, histopathology reports, photos, surgical results) and from case discussion with referring specialists.
The primary focus is on patient care and getting the best result for each and every imaging study. You will have time to research, discuss and learn from your cases. There is a strong support system and dialogue between reporting radiologists, which is considered of prime importance to build a collegial environment. Education and learning is further enhanced by full library access, journal club and expert lectures. Radiologists are encouraged to attend conferences, keep abreast of new developments and contribute to the advancement of veterinary diagnostic imaging.
Your role would be to join the team of reporting radiologists and participate in collaborative activities within the group. Additional opportunities exist for overseas travel (Europe, Australia, Asia), lecturing and in-house training.
The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
The college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. primary and referral care center equipped to deliver state-of-the-art veterinary care for companion animals; horses; food and fiber animals; exotic, wildlife and zoological species. The varied and exciting imaging caseload is further enhanced by a primary care clinic for dogs and cats in Chicago, Ill. run by the College.
Importantly, you would enjoy the supportive and collaborative team spirit within the entire college. Specialists from all disciplines work together to promote excellence in veterinary medicine and to advance learning opportunities. Education and outstanding patient care are our highest priorities.
Your role would include provision of radiologic interpretation, consultation with Illinois veterinarians, supervision of radiology residents, and teaching veterinary students. The aim is to give you time to enjoy the benefits and stimulation of small group teaching, specialist interaction and the fast pace of the specialty hospital environment with your choice of scholarly activities. The role is flexible however and can be suited to the individual encompassing research opportunities from the college and campus if you desire.
The vibrant Champaign-Urbana community offers world-class cultural experiences, a cluster of high-tech and entrepreneurial businesses, and excellent schools, parks, and neighborhoods for a high quality of life, all just a two-hour drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
Imaging at Illinois
The college’s imaging service believes in investing in state of the art equipment. Multiple CR and DR systems are teamed with a Care-stream PACS. Ultrasound units available include those with contrast enhancement software as well as the VIVID 9 for cardiology. Interventional collaborations with internal medicine and cardiology are expanding with the GE Precision 500D R/F suite and GE 9900 C-arm. A GE Lightspeed CT scanner is used for small animal and equine imaging. A Siemens 3T Skyra will be installed at the college in 2016 to complement the Beckman Institute’s two Siemens 3T Prisma scanners.
Opportunities abound at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Innovative engineering-based collaborations currently include 3D printing and drone-imaging. The recently announced Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, the nation’s first engineering-based medical program, will create opportunities for numerous engineering-based collaborations.
You must have a DVM degree or equivalent and have Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. A very competitive salary (Telemedicine/ Academia) and benefits package will be offered in line with your experience and qualifications.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
Dr. Laura Garrett
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Chief of Staff, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
University of Illinois
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802-4714
Find out more about VetCT: vet-ct.com
Find out more about the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine: vetmed.illinois.edu
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.