1. Full-time
  2. Faculty
  3. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  4. Basseterre

Small Animal Veterinary Clinic Director, Assistant or Associate Professor


  1. Full-time
  2. Faculty
  3. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


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About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), an Adtalem Global Education institution, prepares students to become veterinary leaders by drawing connections among animals, people and the planet, as a member of the One Health Initiative. RUSVM offers research programs focused on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine and ecosystem health. RUSVM has graduated more than 6,000 students and offers postgraduate master’s, PhD, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board and the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. RUSVM is located on St. Kitts and includes the Ross University Veterinary Clinic, accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Ross University Veterinary Clinic (RUVC) is the on-campus primary care/first opinion small animal clinic at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. RUVC provides all regular primary care veterinary services, including a 24hr emergency service, that you would expect of a comparable busy high-street practice in North America or Europe.  Through teamwork, continued education and with excellent communication and customer service, RUVC strives to provide the highest standards of animal care to the people and pets of St. Kitts and Nevis. We provide our service in a positive, compassionate, and professional environment. RUVC has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 2009, the most recent accreditation visit was completed in 2022. RUVC offers affordable services to students, colleagues, and the wider community of St. Kitts and Nevis and provides RUSVM students insight into the life of a busy clinical environment, with students completing numerous rotations as they progress through their pre-clinical education. 

Job Description

Clinical Service (40%) 

  • Perform all regular small animal primary care medicine and surgery, including provision of the emergency service and administrative duties as described below, depending on the demands of RUVC. Flexibility to work overtime/unsociable hours, including weekends and holidays for the purposes of emergency cover 

RUVC Administration (15%) 

  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical standards and customer service in RUVC and maintenance of AAHA accreditation status. 

  • Ensure a positive experience in RUVC by working with colleagues to review and update policies and protocols, as they relate to laboratory content and student club activities.  Priority must be placed on customer service and managing conflicts as they arise with support staff assistance.   

  • Responsible for active and timely communications within RUVC’s team and between RUVC and associated stakeholders, including but not limited to specialist colleagues, necropsy/pathology service, Diagnostic Lab, Facilities, and Purchasing. 

  • Responsible for RUVC clinician/instructor scheduling within RUVC and EVS. Schedules must allow for colleagues to achieve professional goals (clinical, teaching, research, and professional development).   

  • Responsible for the administration of the RUSVM Controlled Substances Policy. 

Teaching (30%) 

  • Participation and leadership in Essential Veterinary Skills (EVS) laboratories. This involves supervising seventh semester students when they are participating in rotations in RUVC and as well as small animal medicine labs throughout the veterinary curriculum.   The goal of these teaching exercises is to impart the fundamental knowledge base and skills that pre-clinical students need in order to proceed into their clinical year 

Research (10%)  

  • All clinical sciences colleagues are encouraged to maintain a research active status pending academic rank.  In general, colleagues should achieve one publication per year and actively involved or pursuing intra or extramural funding.  

Professional Development (5%)

Completes other duties as assigned by the Head of Department  


Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 

  • DVM or other international equivalent required. 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Medical Director, Hospital Director or Practice Owner required.  

  • Minimum of 5 years of small animal general practice experience, with experience of working as a sole provider of emergency care. An interest in surgery and/or dentistry would be beneficial. 

  • A desire to teach and interact with veterinary students is essential. 

  • Experience of teaching students preferred. 

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office would be beneficial. 

Additional Information


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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