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Location: Auburn, Alabama
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a one-year large animal rotating field services internship with an equine focus. The goal of our internship program is to further develop confidence and competence through hands-on experience and mentorship in order to ensure success in entering private practice. The intern will be expected to play an integral part in patient management and treatment of both field service and some inpatient cases. The intern will primarily participate in Equine Field Services and the remainder in Equine Medicine/Surgery/Theriogenology and/or Food Animal Hospital/Theriogenology depending on the interest of the individual.
The intern will be exposed to equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and theriogenology. The intern will be responsible for after-hours field service emergency 14 days each month with availability of senior faculty for consultation, and referral option to the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Section is comprised of 13 faculty with board certifications in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, theriogenology, radiology and sports medicine and rehabilitation. The hospital offers state of the art diagnostic services and treatment options. The equine field service is composed of two board certified faculty (ACVIM-LAIM and ACVIM-LAIM/ ACVSMR) and attends to a caseload that is predominately recreational and sports-oriented horses. The service has access to a variety of diagnostic equipment including digital radiography, portable ultrasound, one meter and 3 meter endoscopes, dental scope, and lameness locator as well as advanced therapeutics including power dental float, therapeutic laser, shockwave therapy, IRAP, PRP, Pro-stride and Alpha2EQ. The equine field service vehicles are equipped with mobile internet. Consultation with other specialists within the college is easily accessible.
The equine field service offers routine preventative care, performance horse evaluations, neurologic and sick horse care in the field, colic management, spinal manipulation, mesotherapy, and wound care amongst others.
The intern will have responsibilities including but not limited to primary care for routine cases, teaching and evaluation of senior students enrolled in the equine field service rotation, and participation in teaching rounds during the rotation. Senior faculty will be available for consultation at all times during the internship. The intern will be expected to participate in equine journal club and will have to present once in house officer seminar series and in large animal morbidity and mortality rounds.
The application deadline is March 16, 2022. Applications should include a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference forwarded to Alfredo Sanchez-Londono (email@example.com).
All applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. All applicants must have a valid and current driver license. Ambulatory interns must pass the Auburn University driver course after employment. The official start date of the equine field service focus internship will be June 22, 2022, and the program is 1 year in length. Salary for the equine field service focus internship is $25,000.00. All interns are enrolled in graduate school. Tuition expenses, including graduate student health insurance, for the equine field service focus intern will be paid through the Department of Clinical Sciences.
Graduate school: All rotating interns at Auburn University enrolled in graduate school must be able to meet entrance requirements for the AU Graduate School (the GRE is waived, see below). All interns must be enrolled in the graduate school throughout their program. Rotating interns are considered non-degree seeking graduate students. Original transcripts for all college coursework will be required for the position.
International candidates: If an international candidate is accepted as an intern, all international applicants must submit an official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) directly to the Auburn University Graduate School from the Education Testing Service or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Exemptions are considered on a case-by case-basis, depending on their official government language and medium of instruction. Students must score at least 550 on the paper TOEFL (pBT), 213 on the computer TOEFL (cBT), and 79 on the internet TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 Overall Band Score on the IELTS to be considered for admission. On the iBT, students must score a minimum of 16 on the four component parts of the iBT (reading, speaking, and writing).
Licensure: If a candidate is accepted into an internship or residency program at AU-CVM, all requirements must be met to hold and maintain a faculty license in the State of Alabama. – See https://asbvme.alabama.gov/ and click “licensees”, "forms", then “faculty application” for information on licensure requirements. Membership in the AVMA is required to begin the internship in order to obtain professional liability insurance paid by the department. The candidate will also need to meet and hold requirements for USDA Level II accreditation.
Background check: Employment at Auburn University is contingent upon verification of credentials and successful completion of a background check.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jennifer Taintor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Alfredo Sanchez (email@example.com) or further questions about the program.
For general information contact Renee Huston (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1390 Hoerlein Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, Al 36849-5540 (phone 334-844-8513). More information about Auburn University, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the community can be found at the University web sites: www.auburn.edu or www.vetmed.auburn.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The candidate(s) selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointments are scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate effectively in English. Any required work permits or visas are the responsibility of the applicant.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classifica