INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN EQUINE FIELD SERVICE
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, is offering an internship program in Equine Field Service. This internship program provides one year of advanced clinical training in the medical diseases of the horse. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine. The selection of interns is made on the basis of academic achievement, career objectives, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills, clinical skills and pertinent experience.
The intern in Equine Field Service is a participant in our practice, and under faculty supervision has clinical responsibility for cases assigned to the Equine field Service and other sections of the Large Animal Clinic including, but not limited to, Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Surgery and Lameness, and Equine Reproduction. Under the direction of the senior faculty of the Equine Field Service and appropriate clinical specialty units, the intern examines, conducts diagnostic procedures, and prescribes treatment for outpatients and for patients admitted to the Large Animal Clinic. The intern will participate in all phases of the operation of the Equine Field Service, which includes assisting faculty members in the clinical instruction of fourth-year veterinary students; and organizing and scheduling patients for daily programs of the Large Animal Clinic including the weekly Large Animal Grand Rounds. Interns share out-of-hours emergency duty with other house staff on a rotational basis and are on call approximately 1 night and 1 weekend out of every 2. Interns must be able to arrive at the Hospital within 15 minutes of an emergency call, therefore, interns must plan to live within 15 miles of the Hospital. Out-of-clinic time for development of a clinical research project and creative writing is scheduled.
The intern works with several faculty members who are diplomates of several specialty colleges; ACVIM, ACVS, ACVT, ACVR, and ACVO. The internship program is designed to qualify the individual to enter an approved equine residency training program or to assume a position in a high quality equine private practice. Lectures are provided to develop clinical expertise, and there is an opportunity to participate in journal club. Participation in the Annual House Officer Seminar Day is optional.
The Equine Field Service internship program provides intensive post-doctoral training in equine internal medicine and surgery with an emphasis on primary care. Upon completion of the internship the candidate will be qualified to apply for an equine residency program or a position as an associate in a high quality equine private practice.
The facilities and clinical case load of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provide an ideal environment for this internship program.
The internship provides broad clinical exposure in Equine Field Service Medicine which includes lameness, minor surgical procedures and some reproduction, In-House Medicine (Equine), and Equine Surgery. Faculty from the School of Veterinary Medicine will provide clinical instruction to the intern with collaborative assistance of other schools and departments.
Candidates for an internship in Equine Field Service must have a D.V.M. or equivalent degree from an accredited college/school of Veterinary Medicine. A valid California drivers license is required.
The internship program shall be of one year's duration, commencing August 1, 2014.
General Scope and Nature of Training
The salary for the internship is $28,308 plus benefits.
Selection will utilize the Veterinary Internship/Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org). For application procedures, salary and benefits, and other information about the residency program, please see General Information on the VMTH web site at General Information.
The VMTH is committed to building strong relationships with its constituents. A major part of the intern's duties, therefore, includes timely communication with referring veterinarians and clients.
The University of California, Davis, and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.