Record #: 3111

Veterinary Practice Information:

Billy I. Smith
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Practice Name:
University of Pennsylvania
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square    
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Job Description:

 A full-time clinical lecturer position with a food-animal focus is available in Field Service in the Department of Clinical Studies - New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The Field Service section provides services to a broad base of clients, including large and small dairies, beef cattle operations (mainly cow/calf), specialty niche farms, and small ruminant animals/operations. This position is best suited for a clinically minded and academic veterinarian who works with multiple production-animal species to provide preventative and routine medicine/surgery services on-farm. We are seeking a candidate with interest in practicing up-to-date medicine, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement. The successful candidate will contribute meaningfully to the missions of the Field Service Section by: •Teaching in the preclinical and clinical professional curriculum; •Providing clinical services to multiple types of production and niche farm clients; •Interacting with the animal‐owning public, referring veterinarians, students, commodity groups, hospital in-house faculty, and animal health and productivity faculty; •Sharing after-hours on-call with other faculty and house officers; •Participating in intern, resident and graduate student training; •Participating as available in clinical / production- based research, and; •Participating in faculty governance by serving on committees and task forces. Distribution of effort will depend upon the candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the Field Service Section.  
Training Required:
 Qualifications •DVM/VMD degree from a recognized institution •Obtaining licensure in Pennsylvania/Delaware/Maryland •Category II veterinary accreditation under the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program or eligibility for accreditation by the USDA •Valid driver’s license  
Experience Desired:
 •3+ years’ experience in food animal practice •Advanced clinical training and/or board certification is desirable. 
 Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, CV and 3 references online at, search by reference #58-19115. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant. Questions may be referred to Dr. Billy I. Smith at  
 Medical benefits and professional liability coverage are provided by the University. Two weeks of paid vacation per year - a stipend towards continuing education to attend one educational meeting each year - a clothing allowance for coveralls, boots, etc.  

Species Percentages:

Beef:  25 Dairy:  45  Swine:  5  Small Ruminants:  25 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 UPENN - Field Service provides all the equipment necessary to practice including a fully stocked ambulatory truck and ultrasound unit. Our Field Service unit is separate from our teaching hospital, but there is access to the New Bolton Center Teaching Hospital for referral of cases and for acquiring advanced clinical training, if desired.  
Other Personnel :  We have 2 full time faculty members in Field Service. There are currently two residents matriculating in an ABVP Food Animal residency. Our department has multiple faculty members in all areas of production animal medicine including specialist in the Teaching Hospital and in the Center for Animal Health and Productivity. Consultation with other specialists from the New Bolton Center Large Animal Hospital is readily available and welcomed and although the focus of this position is on clinical service and teaching, the successful candidate will have the opportunity and is encouraged to participate in collaborative clinical research in areas of interest. 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 The Food Animal Field Service team works primarily with dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and goats with a small number of camelid and swine patients. The resident will assist or be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients while on the clinical service. Daily practice obligations will include cases typical of ambulatory practice including but not limited to: routine bovine herd checks (trans-rectal palpation for pregnancy and sick cow work), field surgery, herd and individual animal health, internal medicine, and preventative medicine. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the academic program of the section, including didactic and laboratory teaching of students and training of interns with a special emphasis on clinical teaching of veterinary students on the Field Service rotation. The lecturer will rotate with Food Animal Field Service clinicians in the emergency schedule and will assist in teaching veterinary students and attend and participate in scheduled rounds.  
Practice Area:  New Bolton Center is the large-animal campus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and is located 40 miles southwest of the Philadelphia main campus, in beautiful and picturesque Chester County. Our practice serves a diverse population of large and small dairies, small cow/calf beef operations, as well as pet and commercial small ruminant, camelid, and swine operations.  

Date job was submitted:    5/2/2022 

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