The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, clinical- or tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Assistant/Associate Professor academic rank.
For the clinical track, the new faculty's member primary duties (60 to 70%) would be in the daily clinical imaging section of the Diagnostic Imaging Services in the UF Veterinary Hospitals. Responsibilities would 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. Some contribution to the scientific database is expected.
For the tenure track, the new faculty member would be expected to establish an independent research program that is clinically relevant and/or original and hypothesis driven investigation. The new faculty member will also actively participate in the veterinary and graduate research programs and provide clinical radiology services in the UF | Veterinary Hospitals.
Equipment and caseload: Approximately 15,000 small animals/exotics and 1500 large animals are imaged annually. Diagnostic imaging equipment includes four small animal digital radiographic suites and one small animal emergency radiographic suite equipped with Canon DR imaging plates; two large animal digital imaging suites equipped with Canon DR imaging plates and a wireless Canon DR imaging plate; a Toshiba Titan® 1.5 T 16 channel MR unit equipped for both small and large animal examinations; a 160 slice Toshiba Prime® CT equipped for both small and large animal examinations; an MiE Scintron IV nuclear scintigraphy unit; a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers including a small intraoperative linear probe with 17 MHz imaging frequency; and a Hitachi Preirus ultrasound unit with four transducers, elastography, and fusion imaging. A state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm is housed in the 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital. 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 PACS for image storage and retrieval. The reading room houses five diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 3 MP flat panel gray scale diagnostic imaging monitors (two to four monitors per workstation). In addition, two additional diagnostic imaging workstations are located in other areas of the radiology department for diagnostic review, reporting and consultation.
Current Faculty and Staff: Currently there are three full time radiologists and one part time radiologist (0.8 FTE). There are four radiology residents as well as 10 veterinary and human technologists that support the imaging services. The radiology department is a team-oriented section that is excited about any further development of diagnostic imaging in collaboration with the talents, experience and ideas of the new faculty member(s). The faculty, residents and staff are all in support of promoting and advancing the current diagnostic imaging knowledge base.
Collaborative opportunities: The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute houses multiple high field strength MR (3T, 4.7T, 7.0T and 11T; http://www.mbi.ufl.edu) 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.