Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine

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[Dr. Arnon Gal with a cat]
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We’re Growing

Join our team of four boarded internists and help us grow into our exciting new minimally invasive capabilities. 

We are looking to add a Small Animal Internal Medicine faculty member to accommodate an increasing interest in minimally invasive techniques. The internal medicine service is positioned to significantly advance the practice of small animal medicine over the next several years.

The successful candidate will join our faculty in providing clinical service and clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, residents, and interns, as well as contributing to the scholarly mission of the College, through independent research efforts. Percent time dedicated to research, teaching and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s career goals and the needs of the department.

Today, we see a robust caseload with a solid referral base using state-of-the-art equipment in our newly renovated facility. Our four excellent faculty members thrive because of our talented and experienced technicians. Minimally invasive capabilities are ready for use, and we are seeking skilled individuals that will maximize the use of these facilities.

Internal medicine has well-established courses throughout the veterinary curriculum in didactic and clinical education.

Hospital resources include state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical equipment. Our service enjoys a large and varied caseload of patients that need a range of expertise.

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Rhinolaryngology and pulmonology
  • Urology and nephrology

Special capabilities in the internal medicine service include:

    • Endoscopy
    • Interventional radiology, including tracheal stenting
    • Radioiodine therapy

Special interests include:

    • Blastomycosis
    • Chronic renal disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Feline hyperthyroidism
    • Infectious disease
    • Inflammatory disease
    • Liver and gallbladder disease
    • Respiratory disease
    • Small intestinal and pancreatic disease

We’re Investing in Our Programs

A $12 million hospital-wide renovation and expansion project wraps up this year. 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

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