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We're hiring! Seeking 2 veterinary public health residents

Friday, January 25, 2019

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is hiring for an incoming cohort of veterinary public health residents. Applications for the 2 open positions will be accepted until positions are filled. Positions will start July 1, 2019. Apply online using the link provided below.

Required Qualifications:

  • candidate must have a DVM (or foreign equivalent)
  • must have at least one year of experience in private practice, corporate, or government setting in one of the following areas:
    • wildlife or domestic animal preventive medicine
    • infectious disease diagnosis and treatment
    • food animal production
    • food safety harvesting or processing
    • public health infectious disease surveillance/outbreak investigation
  • Candidates must possess a valid US driver's license, or obtain one within the first six months of the residency
  • Candidates must qualify for admission to the Executive MPH program offered through the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of relevant experience, as described above
  • Excellent oral/written/aural communication ability
  • Developed leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team-driven environments
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Refined project management experience
  • Wide variety of software skills (MS Office package, SAS, etc)


  • respond to new and emerging issues and the deliver public practice services in the areas of animal health and food safety
  • collaborate with veterinary public health faculty in teaching the veterinary public health curriculum
  • participate in applied research activities in areas such as:
    • disease surveillance
    • risk analysis
    • epidemiologic investigation of food safety issues and zoonotic pathogens
  • other duties as assigned

Residents work on a variety of projects simultaneously and through experiential activities gain broad exposure to veterinary public health.

Residents spend approximately 75% of time on projects and 25% on the MPH degree

Domestic and/or international travel is required.

Cohort duration is two years.


Apply online

Apply via the U of M Office of Human Resources website and search for job number 328514.