The University of Minnesota, Veterinary Population Medicine Department seeks to fill a 9-month large animal internship position with an emphasis on internal medicine beginning October 1st, 2020 until July 5, 2021.
Philosophy of Internship: The goal of the internship is to provide broad exposure to diagnosis and treatment of horses and other large animal species with a variety of surgical and medical problems, with an emphasis on large animal medicine. Candidates who have already completed a general large animal /equine internship or with practice experience are preferred, although new graduates will also be considered. This position has the potential to be converted into a large animal internal medicine residency for the right candidate. Clinical problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills are desired. Support appropriate to the experience level of the candidate will be provided by your supervising faculty.
Facilities: The Veterinary Medical Center (http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/) offers a full complement of diagnostic modalities including advanced imaging (routine and standing CT, routine and standing MRI, nuclear scintigraphy), videoendoscopy (standing and dynamic overground), ultrasound, intensive care unit, an isolation unit, a foal unit, an on-site full-service accredited laboratory, and certified veterinary technicians that care for hospitalized patients 24 hours per day.
Duties: This position allows for primary case responsibility. Primary duties include admission, evaluation, therapy, and management of patients. Additional responsibilities include supervision and teaching of senior veterinary students, participation in patient rounds, and assistance with student teaching and clinical laboratories. The intern will also participate in supplementary learning opportunities such as journal club and seminars alongside faculty and residents. Emergency duty is required, and is shared with 5 other house officers and includes overnight, weekend, and holiday responsibilities. A salary supplement is paid for after-hours emergency cases. Approximately two-thirds of the time will be allocated to the Large Animal Medicine service. Additionally, the intern can spend time rotating through other rotations such as the University’s Equine Ambulatory practice, Equine/Large Animal Surgery, Equine Theriogenology, Dentistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Rehabilitation, and Small Ruminants. Horses are the primary focus of the hospital practice, and the medicine caseload is currently composed of approximately 75% horses and 25% farm animals. The equine population is diverse, consisting of both pleasure and performance horses of all breeds. Farm animal cases are typically pets or animals of high value, meaning that the emphasis is on individual care. Experience with farm animal species is not required as guidance and mentorship will be provided, but a commitment to excellence in the management of these patients is expected.
Living in Minnesota: The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is consistently rated one of the healthiest places in the United States to live. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a vibrant urban campus filled with trees and green spaces, and with all of the amenities and cultural resources a big city has to offer. The State of Minnesota is home to a vibrant recreational and competitive horse community that is supported by the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center, a 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art equine medical, educational, and research facility.
Benefits: Interns are eligible for 10 days/yr of personal leave time during the course of the internship program. If this personal leave time is not utilized prior to completion of the internship program, all unused time is forfeited. The annual salary is $28,000 and benefits include full health insurance coverage. Interns will have FICA, state and federal income taxes withheld. A salary supplement is paid for after-hours emergency cases and interns also receive $500 per year in development funds to support travel to one national meeting per year. Additional information regarding benefits is available here: http://www.shb.umn.edu/twincities/residents-fellows-interns/vet-med/index.htm.
How To Apply: Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume, at the following link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/337134 Job id: 337134.
Please contact Dr. Anna Firshman (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions you may have regarding this position, or to contact current or recently completed interns.
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Licensing: The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all hospital DVMs to become licensed and accredited in the State of Minnesota. The exam is an open book exam and a self-study book will be provided prior to the start date. Applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1) AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the date of hire, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates, and have passed the NAVLE by the date of hire. A list of accredited veterinary colleges is available at: https://www.avma.org/education/accredited-veterinary-colleges. Note that the NAVLE is currently only offered twice a year, in April and November/December. For more information please see https://www.icva.net/navle/.
Foreign applicants: We welcome foreign applicants who meet the criteria outlined above. Applicants must provide proof of identity and right to work in the United States at the point of hire (i.e. by start date) and throughout the internship. Proof is established through the provision of applicable, original and unexpired documents and this documentation must be in place at the time of the start date. All costs related to obtaining a visa will be the responsibility of the candidate.