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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Area of Specialization:

2nd Year Ophthalmology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will spend his/her time working on the ophthalmology service in the veterinary teaching hospital and at a satellite clinic that is 4 miles away, Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC). This location allows for a quick-paced private practice atmosphere while maintaining the benefits of working at a teaching institution. A state of the art 64 slice helical CT scanner and 3Tesla MRI, as well as radiation therapy are available at this location. The ophthalmology service, in general, spends about half of the week at VSC. All clinical duties of the intern (at VSC or the teaching hospital) will be conducted under direct supervision of the ophthalmologist and will include diagnosing and treating companion animals with ocular disease, managing inpatients, providing consultations for doctors from other hospital services and surrounding general practices, and contributing to the education of 3rd and 4th year veterinary students working in the teaching hospital and at VSC. It is anticipated that as the program progresses, the intern will require less supervision and ultimately be capable of independently delivering ophthalmic care. However, even this independent ophthalmic care will be conducted with consultation and input from the faculty ophthalmologist. Once the training has progressed to a level deemed to be adequate by the faculty ophthalmologist, the intern will participate in emergency duty to back up the small animal and equine rotating interns. While ophthalmology interns do not have primary emergency responsibilities, they are expected to see patients of the ophthalmology service presenting after-hours on emergency, as well as provide back-up on any other after-hours ophthalmology cases. This duty is supported and shared by the ophthalmology faculty member.
The ophthalmology intern will participate in patient rounds daily with the students and faculty ophthalmologist. As the internship progresses, the ophthalmology intern will have more responsibilities regarding patient rounds. Journal/literature club are held bimonthly. Ocular histopathology rounds are held monthly with board-certified pathologists. The ophthalmology intern is expected to attend and participate in these rounds to expand their knowledge base. The intern will also be strongly encouraged to attend the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist annual meeting, but financial assistance to attend this meeting will not be available. A presentation to peers, students, and faculty must be given at the conclusion of the internship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be highly motivated and have previously completed a on-year rotating internship or its equivalent in private practice (3 years). Candidates must have graduated from and AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and have passed the NAVLE prior to the start of the internship. Candidates musts be eligible for licensure in the state of Mississippi.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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