Record #: 3127

Veterinary Practice Information:

Brian L. Vander Ley
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Practice Name:
Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
P.O. Box 148
Clay Center    
Zip Code:

Job Description:

 Assistant Professor of Practice - Veterinary Pathologist Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center University of Nebraska-Lincoln The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a Veterinary Pathologist position. This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. The apportionment is 55% teaching and 45% research. This position will be located in Clay Center, Nebraska at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center. The Veterinary Pathologist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. Teaching – 55% The incumbent will be expected to average 0.55 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on SVMBS or GPVEC needs. The incumbent has responsibility for participation in the clinical electives and clinical rotations at GPVEC. The incumbent will take an active role in the GPVEC teaching program in clinical food animal medicine and production management, including leadership in classroom and field teaching activities of veterinary medical students through lectures, demonstrations, and other educational efforts. Implementation of innovative teaching methodology, such as online instruction, is strongly encouraged. The incumbent may obtain and leverage external and internal support, grants, fee revenue, etc. for research extension and teaching activities; participate in team developed research and extension projects and programs with the primary focus on the improved health, productivity, and well-being of cattle; participate as a project leader or team member in developing and conducting on-farm research of an applied or problem-solving nature and develop demonstration projects and educational programs impacting the Nebraska cattle industry; and collaborate with scientists within and external to UNL to ensure the viability of the beef industry in Nebraska and the region. The incumbent will contribute to VDC‘s pathology residency program by participating in the education, instruction, and mentoring of veterinary pathology residents. The opportunity exists for participating in undergraduate courses and other PPVM courses such as histology or histopathology, as desired. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on SVMBS need. Research – 45% This position will also be needed to investigate the pathobiology of bovine responses to infectious diseases. This includes the investigation of host resistance to infectious diseases of cattle in terms of response (pathobiology and clinical impact/disease mitigation and behavior) and recovery (production resilience, financial impact). One of the focuses of this position will be to apply theoretical and empirical approaches to develop new disease mitigation approaches to an evolving, shifting, emerging, and re-emerging set of infectious pathogens. An important component of this work would be definition of key resistance and recovery phenotypes that can be used in collaborative genomic, infectious disease, production, and clinical studies. As part of the collaborative research projects, the pathologist will provide diagnostic pathology services to GPVEC and USMARC and collaborate with the NVDC. The incumbent will review case submissions, conduct necropsies, perform histological examinations, and employ other appropriate laboratory procedures for the purpose of determining a diagnosis or rendering a professional opinion from specimens. The incumbent will collect suitable samples for diagnostic testing and will provide a written interpretative summary of findings which cumulate in a diagnosis and/or professional opinion. The incumbent will perform field investigations if necessary to aid in a diagnosis. They will participate in the professional teaching program of Iowa State University-University of Nebraska Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.  
Training Required:
 •DVM degree and license to practice in Nebraska. •USDA APHIS Accreditation. •Post-DVM specialty training in pathology and board-eligibility.  
Experience Desired:
 •MS and/or PhD degree in pathobiology. •Three years of relevant professional experience in food animal clinical medicine, preferably in the beef sector. •Experience instructing veterinary students.  
 Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
 The person filling this position will be eligible for University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty benefits including health insurance, retirement, and many other benefits. Please see for more information. 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  85 Dairy:  0  Swine:  5  Small Ruminants:  10 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 The Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center is located near Clay Center, NE on the campus of the US Meat Animal Research Center. GPVEC provides and well-equipped work environment for teaching, clinical care, and research. Features include: -Excellent livestock handling facilities -Well-equipped teaching areas including models for teaching dystocia, palpation, and euthanasia -Well-equipped clinical pathology laboratory including CBC, Chemistry, Blood Gas equipment -Dedicated necropsy facilities with hoist, bandsaw, cooler, etc. -Access to university vehicles for work-related travel.  
Other Personnel :  The successful candidate will join a team that currently consists of 4 veterinarians, 1 veterinary technician, 2 office support staff, and 1 graduate student. 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 GPVEC has a long history of providing hands-on clinical training to students interested in food animal medicine and surgery. We offer a variety of learning opportunities that include training in pregnancy diagnosis and bull BSEs, management in food animal production, and general food animal medicine and surgery. Our team also participates in research focused on addressing the needs of food animal producers and the veterinarians that serve them. 
Practice Area:  GPVEC is located in south central Nebraska. The area offers a variety of environments and activities. The area is mainly rural agricultural land with many small communities. Nearby larger communities like Hastings (pop. 25,000) and Grand Island (pop 51,000) offer many amenities and services. 

Date job was submitted:    6/9/2022 

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