Residency Program in Anesthesiology
The residency program is designed to provide advanced clinical, non-degree, post-doctoral training in veterinary anesthesiology and critical patient care.
Objectives of the program:To provide clinical training in anesthetic and perioperative pain management in animal species. To prepare the resident to board certification by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Courses of activities:
The Anesthesiology residency program at UC Davis adhere to the Residency Training Standards established by ACVAA. The resident will spend a minimum of 94 weeks on primary anesthesia clinical duty, under the supervision of board certified anesthesiologists. After hours duties are shared by 5 residents and 2 after hours anesthesiologists. In addition to the clinical rotations in the anesthesia services, residents have rotations in small animal critical care medicine, radiology, cardiology, companion avian, pet exotics medicine, zoo medicine, laboratory animal medicine, California National Primate Research Center, human anesthesia, and human pain medicine.
The clinical caseload of the Anesthesiology Service is varied and covers all core species as defined by ACVAA, plus patients classified as non-core species. The caseload is more than sufficient to fulfill the ACVAA requirements for case numbers.
During any given week, residents in Anesthesiology work under the direct supervision of 3 board certified anesthesiologists (typically 2 in small animal anesthesia and 1 in large animal anesthesia) whenever assigned to a clinical anesthesia service. This provides ample opportunities to develop the knowledge and skill sets essential to the practice of veterinary anesthesiology.
The residency in Anesthesiology includes 3 courses. These courses take place 2 semesters/year, a total of 3 hours per week. VSR 491R provides information in physiology, pharmacology, and applied anesthesiology and spans the 3 years of the residency program (approximately 20 hours/quarter). VSR 493R is a discussion of anesthesia-related of morbidity and mortality in the clinical cases presented to our service. It includes both systematic reviews of cases with significant morbidity or mortality (4 hours/quarter) and in-depth discussions of selected cases (4 hours/quarter). VSR 494R is a discussion of anesthesia-related scientific articles (“journal club”), with an emphasis on critical reading rather than review of a large number of articles (approximately 8 hours/quarter).
Residents are expected to conduct a prospective laboratory or clinical study during their residency program. They work under the supervision of one or more of the anesthesiology faculty. Depending on their background, the goals may include training in grant writing, experimental design, experimental methodology, manuscript writing, and presentation of experimental results at a conference.
A copy of the Anesthesia Residency Guidelines detailing structure and organization of the program can be downloaded here:
Faculty participating in the program:
All clinical faculty participate in resident training equally when they are assigned to clinical duties.
Process of evaluation: Residents will be evaluated twice a year, based on clinical performance and performance on the examinations. Residents in academic difficulty may receive additional evaluations, and will be given specific goals for remediation. Failure to achieve these goals may result in dismissal.
Certification: Residents who complete the 3-year program with satisfactory evaluations will be awarded a residency certificate.
State Licensure: Current California licensure is not required. However, a special University License is required.
SPECIAL NOTE: The California Veterinary Medical Board requires all veterinarians working at the University of California, Davis with primary patient care duties to hold a special University license. To obtain this University license, veterinarians that are not licensed in the state of California will be required to take a 3-day course on regionally-important diseases and a short open-book jurisprudence test, in addition to being background checked. The course will be given on-site at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine early in the course of your training program (dates to be determined). The cost of licensure will be the responsibility of the trainee (currently $600). This limited license only permits individuals to work in California as veterinarians for University-related practice. Although veterinarians that do not have hands-on patient care duty (e.g., anatomic pathologists, clinical pathologists) are not required to hold this license, obtaining the license is encouraged whenever your activities may have an impact on animal-owning members of the public. If in doubt, please contact the Office of the CVMO for clarification.
Advanced degree during residency: Advanced degrees are not offered as part of the residency program, nor can they be pursued.
- Graduated from a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA; or possess a certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); or are legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the United States, Canada, or other country.
- One year rotating internship experience or 1 year equivalent large or small animal private practice experience.
- Have demonstrated unquestionable moral character and professional behavior.
- Requirements for foreign applicants:
In addition to the minimum qualifications above, foreign graduates must also meet the following requirement.
- Must be eligible for a TN (Mexico and Canada) or J-1 visa with no bars or home country requirement.
Internship / Equivalent Experience Required? Yes
California Driver’s License Required? No
FACULTY/CLINICIANS IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF PROGRAM:
Number of Board Certified Clinicians=8
Clinicians in Direct Support of the Program:
SELECTION WILL UTILIZE THE VETERINARY INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY MATCHING PROGRAM. Register at www.virmp.org.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION MATERIALS IS DECEMBER 9, 2019.
Please note: Foreign nationals must be eligible for either a TN or J1 visa with no bars or home country requirement.
RESIDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO ARRIVE AT THE HOSPITAL WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY CALL, THEREFORE, RESIDENTS MUST PLAN TO LIVE WITHIN 15 MILES OF THE HOSPITAL.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT NEW RESIDENTS BE AVAILABLE TO BEGIN THEIR RESIDENCY PROGRAM ON AUGUST 1st, 2020.
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.