Veterinary Medicine - Veterinarian (Radiation Oncology)

University of Guelph

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-03-14

Due to the temporary absence of the incumbent

June 2013 - March 2014
Radiation Oncology - OVC Health Sciences Centre

The Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) is seeking applications to fill a 1-year contractually limited position as a Radiation Oncology Veterinarian for companion and large animals. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) with a specialization in Radiation Oncology. Applications will also be considered from candidates who are eligible for the certification examination of the ACVR, Radiation Oncology. Candidates must have a strong background in clinical radiation oncology and outstanding communication skills. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential as is the dedication to providing an excellent client experience to both internal and external clients.

As the radiation oncologist at OVC HSC, you will work with a dedicated staff in the Animal Cancer Centre and participate in the planning and treatment of our patients. The successful candidate will have a strong background in clinical radiation oncology and outstanding communication skills. The Animal Cancer Centre is supported by board certified medical oncologists and radiology specialists. With your help, we will realize our goal to significantly increase the number of patients treated using radiation therapy in our new Animal Cancer Centre. This full-time service appointment will include incidental clinical instruction in radiation oncology to residents and graduate students. Shared on call duties are required with limited administrative activities.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to a GE Vivid 7 echocardiography unit with 3D capability, transesophageal echocardiography, catheterization lab with C-arm fluoroscopy, digital hemodynamic and electrophysiologic data acquisition system, in-house digital Holter analysis system, pacemaker programmer, 1.5 Tesla high field General Electric MRI, CT, digital radiology, PACS system, scintigraphy, videoendoscopy, pulmonary ventilatory support, and a 24/7 fully staffed Intensive Care Unit. The faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC-HSC are committed to providing and excellent client experience and to delivering the very best of patient care.

Guelph is a vibrant community of approximately 118,000 people, located in Southern Ontario, 100 kilometres west of Toronto. Known for being a progressive university town, it has rich architectural heritage, an active cultural and music community, and numerous rivers with parks and conservation areas within a small radius. It was ranked first on MSN's report on Canada's next most livable cities, and named Canada's safest city by Statistics Canada. It's location in southwestern Ontario provides easy access to a major metropolitan area (Toronto) and all that the Great Lakes have to offer. For more complete information about the city please refer to the City's web site at

The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. It has been named Canada's top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional research opportunities are available at three medical schools in the region (University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Western Ontario).

The deadline for applications will be April 15, 2013 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should contact Dr. Carolyn Kerr, Chair, Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 (519) 824-4120 ext: 54051, Fax 519-767-0311, email: and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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