Medizinische Kleintierklinik



Oberarzt/Oberärztin in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands. Die Medizinische Kleintierklinik im Zentrum für Klinische Tiermedizin der LMU sucht

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ECVSMR) or the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) – Small Animals

The Clinic of Small Animal Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for a faculty position (“Oberarzt/Oberärztin”) in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The position is available as of November 1, 2019, or by negotiation.

The successful applicant will have a leading position at the “Zentrum fuer Tiermobilität” (ZTM, Veterinary Mobility Centre) which is an innovative cooperation project between the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine of the LMU Munich, the Clinic of Small Animal Surgery and Reproduction of the LMU Munich, and Vetoquinol. Opened in January 2019, this ambitious, trendsetting project is characterized by its integrative interdisciplinary approach. The target group are dogs and cats whose mobility and fitness are affected or potentially threatened by neurological, orthopedic, oncologic, or other medical disorders and/or age. Thanks to the interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists from all veterinary fields represented, the state-of-the-art Veterinary Mobility Centre can optimally support a great variety of patients. In addition to clinical service, this position will support both clinical and didactic teaching and research. Important goals include evidence-based identification of the most effective physiotherapeutic strategies, creation of PT quality standards, and optimal preparation of the next veterinary generation by establishing a highly qualified residency program.

The ZTM is currently equipped with therapeutic laser (ASA), and ultrasound, NMES, TENS, various land treadmills (including a Theravet Harness System for neurorehabilitation). Kinematic and kinetic gait analysis laboratories, aquatic treadmill, extracorporal shock wave, and low intensity electromagnetic field therapy are available on site.

Candidates should have completed a veterinary degree. Diplomate status of the European or American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Small Animals) is preferred, but board-eligible individuals will be considered. The candidate should have a special interest in preventative medicine and rehabilitation of neurologic and geriatric patients.
Knowledge in German language is not necessarily required, but candidates should be willing to learn German within a reasonable time.

The successful applicant will enjoy a wealth of opportunities in providing clinical service in a very active academic teaching hospital, and in pursuing clinical research in a highly competitive environment. Two Schools of Medicine (LMU and Technische Universitaet) are close by with plenty of opportunities for collaborative research. Primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include clinical service, research, and teaching. Service responsibilities involve clinical case management, communication and consultation with referring veterinarians. We expect strong commitment to excellence in research and participation in the continuing education program of the clinic. External grant acquisition and supervision of graduate students is encouraged and supported. The candidate will be actively involved in establishing a certified residency program in the speciality.

Regarding continuing education for veterinarians (CCRP) and further specialization we closely collaborate with the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL).

The Veterinary Faculty of the LMU is situated in the very centre of Munich next to the beautiful English Garden and numerous cultural avenues (museums, theaters, opera). Munich is very close to the Alps as well as to several beautiful lakes. The region provides easy access to numerous outdoor activities, including hiking, climbing, skiing, and biking.

Over the past few years, the Veterinary Faculty of the LMU Munich has undergone a steady growth in terms of expertise in small animal medicine, facilities, caseload, clinical research, clinical teaching, and residency programs. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with board-certified specialists in all disciplines in a very cooperative environment and friendly atmosphere. Our vision is to provide the highest standard of care and education, and the applicant should be committed to these goals. The Veterinary Mobility Centre by the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine and Vetoquinol plays an essential and integrative part in this vision.

Interested applicants should please contact
Katrin Hartmann
Prof., Dr. med. vet., Dr. med. vet. habil., Dipl. ECVIM-CA
Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität