VPHPM Residency hiring paused due to COVID-19


Thursday, March 12, 2020

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is hiring for an incoming cohort of veterinary public health residents.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must have a DVM degree (or equivalent foreign degree) by start date, plus at least one year of experience in either a 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 and outbreak investigation.

In addition candidates must possess a valid US driver’s license, or obtain license within first six months of residency.

If candidates do not already have graduate degree in public health they must also have academic qualifications for admission to the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Preferred Qualifications:

MPH degree completed prior to hire. Two or more years of relevant experience as described above in either a private practice, corporate, or government setting. Excellent oral/written communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work in teams, strong time management skills, and a high level of experience with a variety of computer software programs.


Responding to new and emerging issues and the delivery of public practice services in the areas of animal health and food Ssfety. Collaborate with veterinary public health (VPH) faculty in teaching VPH curriculum. Participate in applied research activities in the areas of disease surveillance, risk analysis, public policy, health education and epidemiologic investigation of important food safety and zoonotic pathogens. Residents work on a variety of projects and through experiential activities gain a broad range of experiences in public health. Residents spend approximately 75% of time on projects, with 25% time reserved for MPH courses and training. Occasional travel for meetings and conferences is required.

Program Description:

This position with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety is for two openings for an annually renewable, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Veterinary Public Health Resident. Program duration is approximately two years. The position offers the opportunity for post-DVM training in veterinary public health and preventive medicine, including completion of an Executive MPH program. In addition, individuals will gain credentials that meet the requirements for the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine Board certification. Tuition and healthcare benefits are provided.

Application instructions: 

Please apply through the University of Minnesota Human Resources system. Include a curriculum vitae and letter of application. In addition, applicants should request letters of reference from 3 individuals knowledgeable of their activities.

Or sent to: Attn. Hiring Authority
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
1354 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
[email protected]

Completed applications (CV, Letter of intent and all three letters of recommendation) must be received by April 30, 2020

Acceptance in the Veterinary Public Health Residency does not guarantee admission into the School of Public Health Executive Masters in Public Practice Program, a separate application is required for this program.

Candidates need not apply for the MPH while applying for the Residency; however, all offers are contingent on the candidates acceptance into the Masters of Public Health program. Visit the School of Public Health website for more information on the MPH.