Clinical Instructor
University of Florida UFL - Orange, CA

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Clinical Instructor

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Clinical Instructor

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Join a dedicated, progressive group of professionals working to provide excellent health care for the zoo and aquatic animal collection at Walt Disney World and around the world.

Starting in July 2013, the University of Florida Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology is seeking a 1-year clinical instructor in anatomic pathology to be based at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL. Disney’s Department of Animal Health oversees the veterinary and nutritional programs at all of the Walt Disney World animal facilities, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Seas with Nemo and Friends, the Tri-Circle D Ranch, and several other satellite facilities. Emphasis is placed on preventive health, nutrition, pathology, quarantine, and disease surveillance. As the pathology clinical instructor, the successful candidate will be responsible for participation in the diagnostic pathology, necropsy, and surgical biopsy services to a large collection of animals including birds, mammals, fish, herpetofauna, and invertebrates. The clinical instructor will be supervised by a staff of two board certified veterinary pathologists and will cooperate with the University of Florida as well as participate in instructional opportunities with cast members and veterinary preceptor students on a regular basis.

Disney’s Department of Animal Health maintains a large hospital team of 10 veterinarians and 20 support staff, as well as an Animal Nutrition Center with a nutritionist and 20 support staff. The pathology department partners with these teams, as well as animal husbandry managers, aquarists, life support, and the education and science departments. Opportunities for ACVP board exam preparation and training exist.

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Required qualifications:
DVM or equivalent degree

Completion of a 2 or 3 year residency program in anatomic pathology

ACVP board certification or desire to prepare for and complete ACVP board certification

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proven ability to participate as part of a large team

Demonstrated ability to follow directions well and handle detail-oriented information

Reliable automotive transport for commuting to work is required. Walking and biking are not possible.

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Veterinary experience with different animal taxa including fish and aquatic animals in addition to traditional terrestrial zoo animals and wildlife.

Experience at an AZA -accredited facility or academic facility involving non-domestic pathology.

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Special instructions to applicants:
Please send curriculum vitae, statement of career goals and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Julia A. Conway, Search Chair

Infectious Diseases and Pathology

College of Veterinary Medicine

PO Box 110880

Gainesville, FL 32611-0880


Fax 352-392-9704

Phone 352-294-4153

Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin in February 1st, 2013, and close when applicants are selected.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ), which can be found at

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The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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