The Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists (CRES) provides state-of-the-art surgical, medical, imaging, diagnostic, Emergency care, and short-term rehabilitation services to enhance equine health. The hospital is located within walking distance to Belmont Park, the world’s premier Thoroughbred horse-racing facility and at the western edge of Long Island where sport horses are plentiful. At CRES, veterinarians aspire to assimilate knowledge gained on all fronts – at the track, in the show ring, at the research bench, and in the hospital – to deliver paradigm-shifting veterinary medical care.
The hospital is staffed by Cornell University faculty and staff and offers a full complement of advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, regenerative therapies, critical care, lameness as well as advanced imaging (Standing MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, dynamic and high-definition video endoscopy). Specialists in internal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology and podiatry are routinely consulted as we strive to provide elite level care to our patients. CRES will collaborate with referring veterinarians to meet the needs of New York State racing and the surrounding sport horse communities.
We are looking for a Staff Equine Surgeon to be an integral part of the team and provide the highest quality of veterinary care, exceptional client service and the optimal engagement of the veterinary medical team to maximize productivity, profitability, and growth. The surgeon would participate in continuing education for trainers, owners and referring veterinarians, while taking a lead role in intern training and education.
Provide excellent medical and critical care; be confident and experienced with most equine surgical cases, as well as being able to manage equine emergencies, including colics, fractures, and wounds. Participate in the delivery of a high quality clinical service in equine surgery, with emphasis on lameness, imaging, and soft tissue surgery;
Provide prompt and informative client communications regarding hospitalized and emergency cases; Provide clinical expertise in the areas of colic surgeries, infectious diseases, respiratory issues, neonatology, biosecurity, ultrasonography, and emergency and critical care;
Provide emergency (including after hours) service on a rotational basis and support daytime clinic needs with internal medicine/soft tissue/ophthalmology/dentistry/lameness emphasis with appropriate consultation with local specialists;
Serve as a role model and mentor to cultivate and motivate a high performing, highly communicative culture where a service oriented approach, continuous improvement, and team orientation are valued;
Foster collaborations and communications with clinicians, staff and clients at both our Long Island and Ithaca hospitals, in a diplomatic, approachable, mutually respectful and customer-driven environment;
Establish a good rapport with referring veterinarians, including timely professional and respectful communication; assistance in their professional growth and education through recommendations and interaction on referred and shared cases; ongoing development of a positive and professional working relationship; participation in continuing education involving the local referral community;
Assist in the development and training of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service;
Assist with marketing the services of the hospital through a variety of outreach programs;
Uphold and advance the philosophy, mission, vision and core values of CRES.
3-5 years of experience in equine surgery, internal medicine and/or critical care; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Board certification by American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS)
Possess outstanding clinical skills, communication skills, experience in referral practice, and some prior leadership responsibility.
Preferred Qualifications: The surgeon should be competent in surgical correction of colic cases, including diagnosis, correction, and intensive care throughout the postoperative rehabilitation period.
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