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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:

Position Function:

The Community Veterinary Services internship at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Is a 12-month clinical program providing advanced training in medicine and surgery. The program is designed to qualify the Individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

Community Veterinary Services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Community Veterinary Services (CVS) intern will predominantly rotate through CVS (at least 33 weeks). The remaining 17 weeks can be scheduled in other services including (but not limited to) ophthalmology, anesthesia, small animal internal medicine, radiology, small animal surgery, and pathology.
The intern will work under the supervision of senior clinicians and will be responsible for daily services of the clinic, with a high proportion of primary case responsibilities. The intern will participate in the CVS on-call schedule approximately one out of every 5 weekends. Occasional weeknight shifts may also be required. A senior clinician will be available for phone back-up at all times. The CVS intern will also share weekend and holiday emergency duties with the rotating small animal interns and the specialty medicine/oncology intern.
The CVS intern will present a formal seminar each year to faculty, staff and veterinary students. The topic is selected by the intern. Other less formal presentations, such as CVS topic rounds and Fireside chats, are required throughout the year. Additional activities include weekly journal clubs. Interns will be exposed to at least one hour of traditional formal clinical teaching rounds each day, and will frequently also receive extra mentoring by CVS faculty. The intern will be allowed time to attend other service’s rounds in order to build on his/her knowledge base. The intern will be expected to submit at least one 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 are frequently successfully leveraged to obtain external funding as well. 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:

Applicants must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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