Apply now Job no: 496848
Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Neurology/Neurosurgery (NNS) Residency at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine consists of advanced clinical training in medical and surgical aspects of canine and feline neurology.

There will be opportunities for the residents to consult on neurologic cases in large animal and occasionally wildlife and exotic cases.

The resident will work closely with the faculty neurologist, post residency clinical instructor, and another neurology/neurosurgery resident, interns, and the students on the NNS rotation in order to provide the highest quality of patient care.

All NNS residents will attend weekly rounds, including resident case rounds, neurology journal club and NNS topic rounds.

To fulfill requirements of the ACVIM (Neurology), NNS residents will have specific rotations through both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery services in order to enhance their surgical training.

After-hours emergency neurosurgery duty will be shared among the NNS residents.

The NNS resident will be expected to contribute to didactic presentations within the college community, under faculty guidance, via student lectures, rounds presentations, and continuing education presentations.

A minimum of one presentation (oral or poster) at a major veterinary conference (e.g. ACVIM forum, ACVS forum, SEVEN, VNS) is a requirement of the residency program.

A residency project with subsequent acceptance of at least one manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal (e.g. JAVMA, JVIM, Vet Surg) is also a requirement of the program.

Pursuit of a master's degree is very strongly encouraged with a program designed to enhance the candidate's board preparation and strengthen their overall academic and professional development.

Opportunities for clinical and preclinical (bench) research abound at MSU-CVM.

Continuation in the program on a year-to-year basis will be contingent upon an acceptable level of performance by the NNS resident.

After successful completion of the program, the NNS resident will be awarded a "Certificate of Residency". The NNS resident will be expected to attain board-certification in the specialty of Neurology (ACVIM) at the end of the residency program and will have completed qualifications for pursuing the certificate of training in neurosurgery.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and have completed one-year internship or equivalent postgraduate clinical experience.

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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