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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:

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The MSU Animal Health Center's faculty includes board certified clinicians in internal medicine, surgery, neurology, anesthesia, radiology, dermatology, dentistry, theriogenology, and clinical pharmacology. The residency is directly supported by three experienced ACVIM Diplomates (Small Animal Internal Medicine), and an ABVP Diplomate/criticalist. Each resident spends approximately eight months of each year in a service unit typically consisting of a faculty member, and intern, and 3 final year veterinary students, with an emphasis on hands-on clinical training. Medicine service faculty members on duty make a point of being actively on the clinic floor, and of being heavily involved in case management, house officer supervision, and clinical decision-making. Residents provide emergency duty coverage on a rotational basis with the interns during the first year of their residency. Second and third year residents provide back-up emergency coverage on a rotational basis with senior Medicine faculty. Residents also provide consultations for referring veterinarians and other hospital services, guidance and support for interns, and emergency service for endoscopic and ultrasonic procedures.
The residents will receive 14 days vacation yearly and will be allowed four months of professional development time each year. Professional development time may be used to pursue graduate studies, conduct research, prepare publications and presentations, study for specialty examinations, obtain training at other institutions and seek development of special interest in a sub-specialty. A proportion of this development time may also be utilized to provide additional ultrasonographic support services to the small animal clinic. Residents are expected to concurrently enroll in a Masters of Veterinary Science program. Participation in investigative research projects is strongly encouraged, and the resident will be expected to submit, as first author, a scientific manuscript for publication in a refereed journal. In-house funds are available to support resident projects on a competitive basis. The program provides clinical, classroom, laboratory and continuing education training opportunities. Financial support is available for travel to at least one national meeting.Continuation of the residency beyond the first and second years will be dependent upon successful completion of the previous year's requirements, and must be approved by a residency committee established at the commencement of the residency program. Upon successful completion of the program, a Residency Certificate will be awarded and the participate should be qualified to pursue a career in academic clinical medicine or in a specialty referral program.

Minimum Qualifications:

DVM or its equivalent. Applicants must have completed a one-year rotating internship or equivalent postgraduate clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other desired qualifications include good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential for working effectively and cooperatively with clients, faculty, staff, and students.

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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