Instructor of Small Animal Urgent and Convenient Care

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Grow Our New Urgent and Convenient Care Service

Providing an alternative to an emergency clinic visit for pets experiencing non-life-threatening yet urgent medical needs

Are you an exceptional small animal veterinarian with strong communication skills? Do you have an interest in teaching? If so, we invite you to apply to be an instructor of small animal urgent and convenient care.

The successful candidate will provide service to dogs and cats while engaging clinical-year veterinary students and interns in the care to build their proficiency in diagnosis and treatment. A veterinary technician and a client services representative are dedicated to this service.

The Urgent and Convenient Care Service is expected to grow and increase hours over the next five years. The goal is to enhance the efficiency of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Service by managing cases that do not require specialty care, hospitalization, and intensive care.

This service operates from the hospital’s Veterinary Medicine South Clinic, a newly renovated full-service facility featuring:

  • Five examination rooms
  • Separate canine and feline reception areas
  • Videorecording-enabled two-table operating suite with a separate anesthesia preparation area
  • A dentistry/minor procedure room
  • On-site diagnostic imaging capabilities (videootoscopy, ultrasound, and radiology, including dental)


In addition to providing clinical care through the urgent and convenient care service, the successful candidate will deliver clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary students on the primary care rotation, mentor interns on the shelter medicine/primary care services, and teach in the veterinary curriculum.

We’re Investing in Our Programs

A $12 million hospital-wide renovation and expansion project wraps up in 2021. Over the past six years we’ve added:

  • A 9,000 sq ft small animal surgery wing with 8 ORs, including an interventional radiology suite
  • A state-of-the-art linear accelerator and a new 128-slice CT to support its use
  • A 3T MRI
  • A new facility for small animal primary care, zoological medicine specialty service, and our Wildlife Medical Clinic

We Want You!

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine values work-life balance and collegiality. We are a friendly and interactive hospital, and we seek new colleagues who excel clinically and academically while having fun at work and building strong relationships with coworkers.


Together we create a workplace culture that fosters respect, inclusion, trust, and support for personal and professional growth. The more diverse our community, the stronger we are. We practice compassion and selfcare. We celebrate successes, knowing that our most valuable assest is our people.

More About US

  • Boarded clinicians in 16 areas of specialization
  • Innovative approaches to integrated veterinary education, post-graduate veterinary education, and online learning
  • Collegewide research strengths in comparative and diagnostic medicine, conservation medicine and ecosystem health, environmental health and toxicology, infectious diseases, and reproductive biology
  • Part of a top-ranked public, land-grant university
  • Located in a vibrant, diverse and international community that still offers Midwestern friendliness and affordability
  • You will become a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine which is currently 94 faculty strong
  • ~ 50 residents and interns
  • > 500 veterinary students

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.