Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 29, 2024

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Job Description:

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for one (1) full-time (12 month) clinical-track faculty position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Assistant/Associate Professor academic rank. The successful candidate will be part of one of the largest Diagnostic Imaging Services at an academic institution, joining 7 other faculty at a top 10 College of Veterinary Medicine.

For the clinical track position, the new faculty’s member primary duties (60 to 70%) will be in the daily clinical imaging section of the Diagnostic Imaging Services in the UF Veterinary Hospitals. Responsibilities will include didactic teaching and clinical training of professional students, graduate students and residents. The individual will participate in and support the teaching and service missions of Diagnostic Imaging in the Veterinary Medical Center. Teaching and clinical responsibilities will be shared with other faculty radiologists. Scholarly productivity is expected and can be accomplished through publication of clinical or educational research studies. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Equipment and caseload: Approximately 18,250 small animals/exotics and 1,000 large animals are imaged annually. The beautiful, 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital is a must see. The Large Animal Hospital includes a dedicated Lameness and Imaging faculty and staff, with a new, state-of-the-art Lameness Arena. The service is completely digital, using Fuji Synapse® RIS for scheduling and reporting, and Merge PACSTM or eUnityTM for image storage and retrieval. The large and freshly remodeled reading room houses 7 diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 2-4 high-definition diagnostic imaging monitors per station. In addition, 3 diagnostic imaging workstations are located in the Ultrasound suite and 2 diagnostic imaging workstations are located near MRI and the large animal radiographic quality control area for diagnostic review, reporting and consultation.

Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 4 digital radiographic suites, 3 of which have an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, all equipped with Canon DR imaging plates, a radiographic suite in the Emergency Room, which also has an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, and a Cannon DR imaging plate and a traditional, small animal radiographic suite in the Primary Care Service with a Sedecal DR imaging plate as well as a portable Sedecal DR unit with a Cannon DR imaging plate in the Small Animal OR.

The Ultrasound suite is expansive and newly remodeled, with 4 Ultrasound machines including two Samsung RS85 ultrasound units with Prestige, with strain and shear wave elastography, microvascular flow and CT fusion imaging, and a Samsung RS80A. These three Samsung machines have a total of 11 transducers that are shared between them. In addition, there is a portable Samsung HM70A with three transducers, that it’s used occasionally when performing ultrasounds at ER, ECC or other locations needed. Finally, there is another ultrasound machine used mostly for teaching and student practice which is a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers.

Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 2 digital radiographic suites with Canon DR imaging plates, one of which is wireless.

The hospital is fully equipped for advanced imaging with a Toshiba Titan® 1.5 T 16 channel MR unit equipped for both small and large animal examinations with an upcoming upgrade scheduled for summer 2023 to Canon Vantage Orian. In addition, there is a 160 slice Toshiba Prime® CT equipped for both small and large animal examinations with videofluroscopy; an MiE Scintron IV nuclear scintigraphy unit; and a must see, state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm. In fall 2023, there will be un upgrade in the catheterization laboratory room, as well as of the C-arm with a Philips® Azurion 7 Image-guided therapy system and a Philips® Proxi Diagnostic N90 fluoroscopy unit.

Current Faculty and Staff: Currently our team consists of an energetic and innovative group of 7 board-certified radiologists, 9 radiology residents and 13 veterinary and human technologists, 8 veterinary assistants, and two full time administrative assistant that supports the imaging services. Diagnostic Imaging is a team-oriented section that is excited about any further development of imaging in collaboration with the talents, experience and ideas of the new faculty member. Residents are provided teleradiology support for all after-hours radiographic interpretation with Idexx, and two residents, including one more experienced resident, are on call for after-hours ultrasound examinations and special procedures. There is always faculty back up during an emergency, if needed.

Collaborative opportunities: The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute houses multiple high field strength MR (3T, 4.7T, 7.0T and 11T; units where collaborative research programs can be developed. Other collaborative opportunities exist within the UF | Health Science Center (Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Applied Health Sciences), that is located two blocks from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

UF aspires to provide an exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential to preeminence and manifests through a community of students, faculty, and staff of diverse experiences and backgrounds. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable culture and employing a diverse community. UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. At the University of Florida, we know that the quality of our life and the quality of our work are interdependent -- and, as such, we place a high value on the health and wellbeing of our faculty and staff as well as their families.

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications: None.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 526402 and a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description (teaching, clinical service and research potential). Contact information and questions can be directed to Dr. Federico Vilaplana Grosso at

Final candidates will be required to provide an 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes.