·       City and state of employment: Davis, CA

·       Job description and qualifications

Job Summary

The Integrative Medicine Veterinarian provides consultation and evaluation, and integrative medical and rehab management of patients for pain, functional impairment, chronic disease, wellness, and quality of life. Therapies may include acupuncture, chiropractic, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, or physical rehabilitation, including manual therapy, modalities, therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy, home exercise program, assistive devices, and other appropriate treatments. Performs student and house officer teaching and didactic curriculum support. Works closely with faculty, veterinarians, house officers, students, and integrative medicine staff while providing consultation and training on rehab and integrative medicine.

The service sees high volume referrals and provides multidisciplinary care to non-surgical and post-operative patients as we work closely with our orthopedic and neurology teams. The service also sees palliative care patients from internal medicine and oncology services. The service has a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility with 2 underwater treadmills, 1 Fit Fur Life treadmill, 1 dogPACER treadmill, 6 electrical stimulation units, 2 Companion class IV lasers, 1 Aurora class IV laser, 1 Chattanooga therapeutic ultrasound, 1 Piezowave ESWT, 1 Versatron ESWT, 1 Digatherm IR tablet, 3 Bio-Pulse PEMF therapy mats, and full sets of exercise equipment and tools. The hospital also has a fully equipped gait analysis laboratory with kinetic and kinematic testing capability.

Physical Demands:

Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to perform treatments in and out of the underwater treadmill.
Ability to move recumbent small animals from floor to cages or gurneys, and be able to stand for extended periods of time.   

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) with general small animal medicine experience (internship or private practice).
Completed certification in Canine Rehabilitation (CCRT/CCRP/CCRV/VMRT).
Completed certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA/CVMA/CVAT).

Essential Responsibilities:

Provide integrative medicine and rehabilitation evaluation and treatment for veterinary patients: Review of medical records including any possible contraindications for treatment requested, limitations, quality of life, require any further workup or tests, etc. Take appropriate medical history. Assess pain level and perform functional assessment (objective and subjective measurements). Perform or order further/advanced diagnostic tests if needed. Interpret test results and assessment findings accurately. Communicate findings and treatment plan effectively in a timely manner through written record and verbal presentation to veterinarians, staff, students, and clients. Develop appropriate patient-centered, goal-oriented, and evidence-based treatment plans for patient based upon evaluation findings and test results. Determine use of integrative and/or rehab procedures and modalities to include: manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, extracorporeal shockwave, and other appropriate treatments. Evaluate and measure patients for assistive devices, orthotics, or prosthetics. Utilize existing quantitative measurement techniques to determine effectiveness of treatments. Formulate goal-oriented rehab plan for technicians and assistants, and supervise them performing rehab therapy.

Work closely with Orthopedic Surgery Service and Neurology/Neurosurgery Service for non-surgical and post-operative rehabilitation of orthopedic or neurological cases, including in-house consults, in-house treatments, and follow-up management. Assist the orthopedic team with orthopedic cases including 2-week postoperative rechecks, and measuring and fitting assistive devices/orthotics/prosthetics, etc. Interface with other clinical services including Internal Medicine and Oncology for integrative management of pain, mobility, palliative and hospice care. 

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Interact in a collaborative manner with clinicians, students, staff and referring veterinarians.

Teach and train DVM students, house officers, and technicians in providing treatment care and rehabilitative techniques for patients. Provide student teaching rounds daily while on service. Teach appropriate rehabilitation techniques to clients through informal and formal presentations. Contribute to continuing education programs as needed. Participate in community education programs. Assist in development of student teaching programs and supporting materials as required.  

Application Link: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucdavis/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=25442&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=7&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant

·       Contact person: Ron Koh

·       How to contact (phone, email, or both): rbkoh@ucdavis.edu