The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and clinical service in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Teaching responsibilities include clinical and didactic instructional activities in the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs (residency/graduate degrees) related to small animal neurology/neurosurgery. Clinical service and research responsibilities are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and the type of appointment, i.e. clinical vs. tenure track.
Collaborations with individuals in other Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine departments including the Scott-Ritchey Research Center, Anatomy Physiology and Pharmacology, Pathobiology, and the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory are possible. On the main campus, colleges and schools such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Engineering may present opportunities for collaboration. Off campus, individuals at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University Medical Schools are frequent collaborators, and contribute to the success of Auburn’s clinical and research programs. Faculty members include specialists in anesthesia, anatomic and clinical pathology, clinical pharmacology, emergency and critical care, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, oncologic surgery, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, radiology and surgery. Faculty anatomic pathologists with neuropathology expertise are available for collaboration on research and clinical case management. Multiple researchers have active programs centered on neurodegenerative diseases, neuro-oncology, neuropharmacology, and genetic CNS diseases.
The Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital is one of the newest in the country. It is fully equipped with state-of-the art equipment and has a complement of eleven operating rooms. Onsite imaging equipment includes 2 Siemens wireless digital radiology systems, Siemens flat panel detector fluoroscopy, Toshiba Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound machines, Siemens Skrya 3T MRI, GE VCT 64-slice scanner, and Enhanced Technologies digital gamma camera with large rectangular detector. All images are digital and are stored in a central PACS allowing image viewing throughout the hospital. Four board certified radiologists are available to assist with diagnostic image acquisition and interpretation. Specialty equipment for the neurology/neurosurgery service includes an OPMI® Pentero® surgical operating microscope, Hall Air Drill, DePuy Synthes Electric Pen Drive system, a CUSA, support for intracranial surgery (craniotome and intra-operative ultrasonography), electrodiagnostic equipment (EEG, EMG, BAER, and nerve conduction velocity capabilities), Brainsight® neuronavigation VETG equipment, a Varian Edge stereotactic linear accelerator, and a physical rehabilitation service (including an underwater treadmill and infinity pool). Access is available to 3.0T and 7.0T magnets for research and clinical patients at the Auburn University MRI Research Center in the nearby AU Research Park.