Ophthalmologist Faculty Position with VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech
(posted 8/28/2017)  

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity.


  • The primary job responsibility will be leading a clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic.
  • Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
  • Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.
  • Active participation in general ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program is expected.
  • Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
  • An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree.
  • Board certification or completion an approved ABVO residency program and fulfillment of all credentialing requirements to take the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) certification exam.

Rank and Salary:

  • Rank and salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


Starting Date:

  • Review of applications will begin this fall, and will continue until the position is filled.  


  • nterested candidates should apply on-line at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/search (click on College of Vet Med, hit Search button.)
  • Letters of application should address research and scholarly interests, experience and approach to student and house officer teaching, and service interests and contributions, including those that foster diversity and inclusiveness.
  • If you experience difficulties applying on-line, please contact Angela Duncan at 540-231-7288.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Faculty Position in Ophthalmology