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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 interns predominately rotate through internal medicine (at least 17 weeks), surgery (at least 17 weeks) and emergency/critical care (10 weeks), with smaller time periods allotted to primary access (2 weeks), diagnostic imaging (1 week), anesthesiology (1 week), and electives (up to 2 weeks). Interns work under the supervision of senior clinicians and are responsible for daily services of the clinic, with a high proportion of predominately referral-level primary case care responsibilities. The interns cover emergency duty during nights and weekends on a rotation basis, and are expected to remain within the teaching hospital while on duty. Each intern will present a formal seminar each year to faculty, staff and vet students. The topic is selected by the intern. Other less formal presentations, such as ICU topic rounds, are required throughout the year. Additional activities include weekly surgery and medicine journal clubs. Interns will be exposed to at least one hour of traditional formal student/clinician teaching rounds each day, frequently also receive extra 30-60 minutes daily house officer/faculty advanced case rounds exposure. Each intern is expected to submit at least 1 article for publication in a scientific journal of their choice. Opportunities for participation in special projects, classes, and laboratories are also available. Internal funding and elective time for small clinical research projects is also available, and internally funded intern projects frequently successfully leveraged to obtain external funding as well. The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a good track record for placing interns into highly competitive residency positions. Upon successful completion of the program, an Internship Certificate is awarded.

Minimum Qualifications:

Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary school.

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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