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Location: Fort Collins , Colorado
Type: Avenues Internship
Preferred Education: Doctorate
The Department of Clinical Sciences and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University offer a one-year equine ambulatory internship with rotation with in-house equine services at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The internship is designed to provide a broad base of clinical experience in many aspects of equine practice including equine field service as well as rotations through the medicine, surgery, sports medicine, theriogenology, and critical care services within the equine hospital. The successful candidate will assist the existing equine ambulatory faculty with clinical duty throughout the year, and will be expected to participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary students. After hours ambulatory emergency duty will be expected and will be shared with the existing ambulatory resident and faculty. Primary case responsibility will be expected once the intern and faculty are comfortable. The candidate will also be expected to rotate through the in-house equine services within the veterinary teaching hospital for up to 20 weeks during the year. The equine ambulatory service sees approximately 2000 cases per year. Lameness and dentistry are the predominant presentation with reproduction, vaccinations, infectious disease, pre-purchase exams, regulatory (Coggins and health certificates) and emergencies (colic, lacerations, choke) comprising most of the remainder. The equine hospital sees a wide variety of different types of cases with approximately 2200-2500 horses seen yearly. All eight of our previous interns secured equine residencies or equine associate positions and are still in equine veterinary medicine.
A WEEK LONG EXTERNSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR STRONG CONSIDERATION FOR THE POSITION
In accordance with college policy, residents and interns are not permitted to practice veterinary medicine in private/specialty veterinary practices in Colorado during the course of their program.
* Graduate of an approved veterinary college.
* Completion of an application form, curriculum vitae, college transcript (only graduate school needed) and three letters of recommendation.
* Approval of the applicant’s credentials by the Hospital Internship Committee (including NAVLE or TOEFL and ECFVG/PAVE results).
* Compliance with Colorado State University rules of employment. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the expected start date. Note: The department does not sponsor H1-B or E-3 visas at this time.
* Interns are required to become accredited in the State of Colorado.
* The successful candidate will require licensure as stated below:
An assignment as a veterinary intern with the Department of Clinical Sciences will require you to serve in the capacity of a veterinarian. In 2007, the State of Colorado amended the “Colorado Veterinary Practice Act” (12-64-103(9)) to require: “A veterinarian who is employed at a school of Veterinary Medicine in Colorado and who practices veterinary medicine in the course of his or her employment responsibilities shall either make written application to the board for an academic license in accordance with this section or shall otherwise become licensed pursuant to Sections 12-64-107 and 12-64-108.” The department will pay for the initial application and also for renewals of academic licenses every two (even) years. More information on this process is available at the following link; http://www.dora.state.co.us/veterinarians/academic.html
Postdoctoral Fellows (Veterinary Residents) and Veterinary Interns with appointments of half-time or greater are eligible for a suite of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance, Life and Voluntary Accidental Death Insurance, participation in Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts, Sick Leave accrual and Employee Study Privilege. Enrollment in a retirement plan is required and is effective upon the date of employment, and includes an employer match starting in year 2 of at least half-time employment.
SERVICE / WEEKS
Equine Ambulatory Service - 31
In-house rotations, research weeks - 20
Vacation - 1
* Case management (including patient care and medical records) under the supervision of faculty on the assigned rotations.
* Participation in clinical rounds and training of veterinary students.
* Participation in equine ambulatory emergency duty (26 weeks/year).
An internship certificate is granted to interns successfully completing their internship program.
Please click on the following link for an informational video on our program; https://youtu.be/ZRSIM46Q9so
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates
This internship operates through the match. Please see the below website for more information on the position.
2021-2022 - Mana Okudaira, DVM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2020-2021 - Megan Ahearne, DVM (email@example.com)
2019-2020 - Jamie Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our previous 7 interns are in equine private practice or currently in sports medicine and surgery residencies).
We require a one week externship to be strongly considered for the position. For more information, please email Dr. Luke Bass at email@example.com.