Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
April 26, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is offering a one year internship in Shelter Medicine. The internship will provide an intern with a unique set of service based experiences, giving them an unequaled foundation for a future in the field of Shelter Medicine. These experiences will be largely comprised of surgery, Shelter Medicine Program Mastery and 4th year student instruction (both clinical and didactic) and direct shelter outreach (targeted and Project Shelter).
The internship is organized as a 12-month post-DVM service based program that will function with no less than a five day per week schedule and include time at the Veterinary Health Center, on the road with the Mobile Surgery Unit and on site at various shelter partners.
A priority of this internship is to increase skills associated with Shelter Medicine and 4th Year Student instruction. Active participation in current Shelter Medicine rotation under direct faculty supervision provides an opportunity to master the topics and surgical techniques which form the foundation of Veterinary Shelter Medicine. As proficiency is demonstrated, regular fourth year student didactic and surgical instruction will be an included as an expanding responsibility. A significant component of this training program will involve mastery of surgical experiences. Once surgical proficiency has been demonstrated, the intern will consistently be assigned to provide at least one surgery day per week at a local shelter. The goal is for the intern to complete at least 1000 surgeries over the course of the program. These will be primarily spay and neuter but also will include special procedures commonly seen in a shelter setting such as enucleations, cherry eye repairs, dental extractions, amputations, abscess, laceration repair etc.
An important component of this training opportunity will involve community engagement through outreach. The intern will participate and lead service oriented shelter outreach. This will include regular targeted, topic specific assistance at various shelters and a more immersive long term presence within a single shelter partner (Project Shelter). Direct supervision will be provided by KSU faculty and complete documentation with the intent to publish will be expected of the intern.
DVM or equivalent
Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas Veterinary Institutional License
Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/503488/medical-intern-shelter-medicine-clinical-sciences.
Internal Number: 503488
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