Record #: 2849

Veterinary Practice Information:

Carley L'Hirondelle
Practice Name:
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary    Google Maps
Zip Code:
T2N 1N4

Job Description:

 The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is seeking a dynamic, experienced veterinary practitioner with a passion for bovine medicine and surgery, and teaching, and interest in animal nutrition, to fill a tenure-track Instructor position in Production Animal Health. This full-time teaching position (90% distribution of effort for teaching) will have primary responsibility in development, delivery, and administration of production animal (mostly bovine) curriculum in clinical and professional skills laboratories, 4th year student rotations, and didactic lectures taught during the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. Contributions to and coordination of courses in animal nutrition, are also required. Contributions to other courses, according to program needs and the expertise of the successful candidates, may also be required. The UCVM employs a Distributed Veterinary Teaching Hospital; therefore, clinical duties and 4th year rotation teaching will occur in partner production animal specialty practices or other practice settings. In addition, there is an expectation of a 10% time commitment to service activities. Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until April 14, 2021. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( Please submit a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information for three referees. For more information and to apply: Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)  
Training Required:
 Candidates must hold a DVM (or equivalent) degree, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta (there are some opportunities for special or limited licensure) and have a minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in bovine clinical skills at the individual animal and herd levels, ideally in dairy practice. 
Experience Desired:
 Experience in applied animal nutrition is required, with an emphasis on production animals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Previous experience mentoring or working with students in any environment is considered an asset. Board certification or other specialty training would be an asset, but is not required. 
 negotiable, as per collective agreement 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  0 Dairy:  0  Swine:  0  Small Ruminants:  0 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 The UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 125 DVM students, 110 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education to approximately 30-32 students per year (50 students per year as of September 2020). The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on-campus and off-campus experiential learning. The UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and its departments are on our website ( The University has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning ( that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity.  
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Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit 
Practice Area:  Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

Date job was submitted:    3/10/2021 

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