Residency and Internship Programs

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The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers post-DVM students the opportunity to further their veterinary skills through internship and residency programs.

Residencies, designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists, are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS). Successful completion of an internship or equivalent practice experience is required prior to admission in a residency program. A residency consists of three years of clinical study, research, teaching, and formal coursework. It is designed to provide the resident with an intensive clinical experience under the guidance of the clinical faculty. In conjunction with the residency program, a graduate degree or clinical investigator program must be pursued. Refer to each specialty for specific requirements and opportunities.

VCS maintains residencies in the following: anesthesiology, cardiology, comparative oncology, comparative ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, neurology, radiation oncology, small animal internal medicine, and small animal surgery.

Internships are offered by the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and are a 12 1/2-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.

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2020-2023 Programs


Small Animal Residencies

Anesthesiology

The anesthesiology residency is a three year program that conforms to the guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Upon successful completion of the residency (including the ACVAA publication requirement), a residency certificate will be awarded. *A Master of Science degree (can be either thesis or non-thesis) or Doctor of Philosophy program must be pursued concurrently.

The resident will participate in both large and small animal anesthesia. The time commitment to clinical training will be 70-80%, depending on the needs of the section. The remaining time will be spent in rotations in cardiology, critical care, zoo anesthesiology, rotation at a human hospital, conducting research and writing manuscripts, and studying. The resident will participate in didactic teaching, seminar presentations, journal club, book club, and rounds presentations. Journal club and book club will be held every week with anesthesiology faculty members. Teaching responsibilities will also include junior surgery laboratory. Clinical responsibilities will include night, holiday and weekend emergency duties on a rotational basis. The first year of the residency will focus on personal case management of the common companion and livestock species, as dictated by the ACVAA residency guidelines. The second and subsequent years will focus more heavily on supervision of cases and clinical research. The resident will participate in ongoing research projects or create research projects according to their own interests under the supervision of the anesthesiology faculty members in order to fulfill the ACVAA publication requirement. Most Purdue anesthesia residents will have several completed manuscripts by the end of their residency. The resident will attend at least one external conference during the residency program such as annual ACVAA meeting and present his/her research abstract at one or more conference(s). The resident will be expected to maintain a case log in order to fulfill ACVAA certification requirements. Good standing in the MS or PhD program is required for continuation in the residency program at Purdue University, and completion of the MS or PhD program is required for successful completion of the residency program. The resident will receive semi-annual written evaluations, and quarterly evaluation meetings will be conducted when needed. Employment is on an annual basis with continuation in the program being dependent upon satisfactory performance.

The resident is expected to demonstrate a consistently high level of care for his/her patients. The resident is expected to independently read and increase his/her knowledge base on matters pertaining to anesthesiology, physiology, pharmacology and related basic sciences. The resident will participate in teaching of the veterinary students, interns, and technicians. The resident is expected to attend all seminars in the departmental seminar series and to participate at the level required of all residents in the department. He or she is expected to attend all classes for which they are registered and to plan ahead with the attending anesthesiologist so that service responsibilities are covered. The resident is expected to be punctual to meetings, rounds and class assignments such as junior surgery.

The resident will work under the supervision of the attending anesthesiology faculty. The level of faculty interaction will vary from person to person, depending on the faculty member and the resident’s growth in the program. In general, the initial focus is on individual patient care under the supervision of the anesthesiologist on duty. As skills and clinical judgment develop, the resident will gradually move towards supervising multiple cases simultaneously. Most residents eventually develop the clinical skills to run the anesthesia service independently with the faculty member taking a “backup” role. Throughout this process, the resident should strive to learn as much as possible from all cases presented to the anesthesia service during clinical rotations. This will involve actively participating in rounds with fourth year students, reviewing case records, evaluating clinical pathology, electrocardiography and diagnostic imaging results as often as possible, and interacting with other faculty and house officers involved in the cases.

Duty Hours:
Regular duty hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Rarely will a work day remain within these limits. A normal day, without call duty or non-clinical projects, will often run from 7:00-7:30 a.m. to 6:30-7:00 p.m. Attendance at anesthesia rounds and house officer seminars is mandatory unless specifically released from the same by your faculty supervisor.

ACVAA pre-resident requirement:
The ACVAA Bylaws requires that a resident has completed one year of general clinical practice of veterinary medicine or a rotating internship prior to the start of an anesthesia residency. A rotating small animal, food animal, zoological species, or equine internship fulfills this criterion. Rotating internships or private practice experience should include < 30% anesthesia, critical care and/or pain management-specific duties. Anesthesia internships are not “practice equivalent” nor do they provide rotating experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine (e.g., surgery, internal medicine) and do not meet the intended goal of the Residency Training Standards requirement that the veterinarian have patient and client care responsibilities and be exposed to general veterinary practice.
The candidate should be able to clearly document one of the following if required:
1. Continuous and full-time rotating internship or practice-equivalent experience for a period of 1 year.
2. Fifty-two weeks of rotating internship or practice-equivalent experience within a 5-year period of time. Weeks must represent full-time employment (=40 hours/week) and may be either continuous or discontinuous.
3. Four thousand three hundred sixty-eight (4,368) hours of rotating internship or practice-equivalent experience within a 5-year period of time. Hours worked may occur on continuous or discontinuous days.

PROGRAM GUIDANCE
1. Dr. Tokiko Kushiro-Banker is the residency program leader for this institution. It is her responsibility to see that your program meets the guidelines for a residency program as defined by the ACVAA and Purdue University VTH-VCS. The anesthesia residency committee consists of all three anesthesiology faculty members who will oversee your residency program and meet with you for periodic evaluations.
2. Dr. Ann Weil will also serve as advisor for your residency program. Dr. Weil will also be responsible for assuring that you have active guidance and assistance throughout your program.
3. Dr. Jeff Ko will also serve as advisor for your residency program. Dr. Ko will more specifically supervise and guide your research projects and publications. Dr. Ko will also be responsible for assuring that you have active guidance and assistance throughout your program.
4. Further information is available at the ACVAA’s web site (www.acvaa.org).

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Comparative Oncology

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University invites applications for a Comparative Oncology Residency Program. The three-year residency program will begin July 15, 2020, and will end July 14, 2023.  Applicants are required to have a DVM degree and have completed either a rotating internship or equivalent internship or practice experience.  The program is designed to provide advanced training in veterinary medical oncology and to satisfy the ACVIM requirements for board certification in the specialty of oncology.  

The residency program is conducted by the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP). The PCOP, which was established in 1979, has the goals of: clinical investigation, education, and compassionate patient care. Residents fill a key role in providing compassionate clinical patient care under the supervision of a faculty member, and the medical care of patients in clinical trials. In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or basic scientific research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the Department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary nursing students, and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. 


Residents are required to enroll in the Department’s Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless non-enrollment is approved by the Department Head. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program. Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the agreement of the faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical and / or basic scientific research. The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with PhD research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond the three year clinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the Department, College, University and affiliated research centers. 

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  The College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Emergency Critical Care

The Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Residency at Purdue University provides advanced training in emergency and critical care medicine that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the ACVECC for board certification. The majority of the three-year program is spent on the small animal emergency and critical care service with hands-on management of clinical cases while being directly supervised by board certified and board eligible diplomats in emergency and critical care. The current emergency and critical care medicine faculty are:

The ECC residency is sustained by a broad caseload that is made up of a combination of local emergency, critical care and trauma cases as well as a diverse population of referral cases from the entire Midwest/Great Lakes region. The clinical aspects of the residency are supported by other hospital services such as anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine (including extracorporeal therapies), cardiology (including interventional procedures), neurology, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, ophthalmology, radiation and medical oncology. Each service offers a wide array of expertise in both diagnostic and treatment modalities. Emergency and critical care residents participate in biweekly resident review, biweekly small animal emergency and critical care journal club, and daily emergency and critical care rounds.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop proficiency in clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected prior to completion of the residency. Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and will also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary nursing students. The resident will be required to complete a non-thesis or thesis Master of Science degree during his/her residency training. Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the endorsement of the faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical and/or fundamental research. The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with research and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond a three year clinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and is contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, school, university and affiliated research centers.

Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program being dependent upon favorable periodic evaluations.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For additional information contact Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Telephone: (765) 494-1107, e-mail: ethomovs@purdue.edu

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Small Animal Internal Medicine

The Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program providing advanced training in internal medicine that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the ACVIM for board certification. The majority of the three-year program is spent on the small animal internal medicine service directly supervised by board-certified diplomates in internal medicine. The caseload consists primarily of referrals from clinics throughout Indiana and surrounding states and referrals from our after-hours emergency service. The current small animal internal medicine faculty and their areas of interest are:

This three-year program provides advanced clinical training that prepares the candidate for academia or private specialty practice. Clinical training and board preparation are supported through daily resident-faculty rounds and a weekly Small Animal Internal Medicine journal club. Additionally, faculty-led board preparation didactic sessions assist our residents in successfully achieving ACVIM certification. The case load at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is diverse with particular emphasis in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, urology, and immune-mediated diseases. Internal medicine residents will become proficient in advanced medicine diagnostic techniques including but not limited to bronchoscopy, GI endoscopy, cystoscopy, and rhinoscopy. Residents will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in interventional endoscopy, interpretation of CT and MRI, and diagnostic ultrasound. Interaction with ancillary laboratories and services, including clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging (which offers digital radiography, ultrasonography, MRI, CT, and nuclear medicine) are a daily part of resident training. Advanced techniques available at Purdue include use of the Alicam®, I-131 treatment for feline hyperthyroidism, continuous glucose monitoring, nasopharyngeal and tracheal stent placement, laser and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, intermittent hemodialysis for managing AKI and intoxications, molecular diagnosis of infectious disease, and minimally invasive interventional urology. Specialty rotations included in the training of all small animal medicine residents include, but are not limited to, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, cardiology, oncology, neurology, and emergency/critical care. Optional rotations include ophthalmology, dermatology, behavior, and radiation oncology, or alternatively, with approval of the resident’s mentor and department head, this time may be used for supervised training at other institutions or specialty practices which provide additional opportunities not available at Purdue.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will develop clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or laboratory research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents develop skills necessary for presenting research-based material on a national level through annual participation in a college-wide seminar series. Residents also actively participate in Internal Medicine-based pre-clinical lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary nursing curriculum. Residents also serve as facilitators in Purdue’s problem-based learning curriculum, and lead clinical rotation student rounds to develop their instructional abilities. Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science (thesis or non-thesis) degree program (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/vcsgradprogram/index.php). This program is designed to develop residents’ ability to conduct clinical and translational research.
Some residents may bypass this requirement if they already have a Ph.D. degree and bypass is approved by the department head. Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. may, with the agreement of faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program. The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with research and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond a three-year clinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and is contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, college, university and affiliated research centers.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and engagement. The College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Andrew Woolcock, Residency Program Director, Small Animal Internal Medicine. Telephone: (765) 496-1355, e-mail: awoolcoc@purdue.edu.

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Small Animal Surgery

The Small Animal Surgery Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program that provides advanced training in small animal surgery and satisfies the ACVS residency requirements.

Residents rotate between the orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery services, as well as periodic rotations through the neurology/neurosurgery service. Residents manage patients under the direct supervision of faculty. For a portion of the third year, the chief resident, with faculty support, may be in charge of the orthopedic and soft tissue surgery services. Residents participate in the surgical emergency duty rotation for soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical cases on a rotating basis and are financially compensated for after-hours emergency cases. The surgery services see a busy and diverse referral surgical caseload and are extremely well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The surgery services interact closely with other hospital services such as anesthesia, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, urology, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and medical oncology; each offering a wide array of expertise in diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Surgery residents participate in several didactic activities including: daily service rounds, weekly journal clubs, surgical M&M rounds, pathology rounds, oncology rounds, house officer seminars, hands on skills labs (at least 9/year on various surgical areas) and quarterly mock exams. Scheduling will allow attendance of outside courses (MIS, AO). ACVS attendance during the third year is highly encouraged. Each resident receives a set amount of financial support that can be used to purchase loupes, attend courses or conferences.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, lecture preparation and delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to give at least two presentations each year as part of the ACVS residency seminar requirements. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of junior residents, interns, veterinary students and veterinary nursing students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/vcsgradprogram/index.php) unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program dependent upon favorable biannual evaluations.

Applicants should follow the AAVC application instructions to submit: 1) a completed AAVC application form, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) brief letter of intent, 4) veterinary college transcript and 5) three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or employers familiar with the candidate’s background, clinical knowledge and skills. Candidates who have graduated from AVMA-accredited programs or those from non-accredited programs that have fulfilled the ECFVG or PAVE requirements will be given preference but all are encouraged to apply.

Interviews, on-site or videoconference, are required and by invitation only. In order to be considered for an interview, the completed AAVC application, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on time. The surgery faculty will review completed applications and extend interview invitations in December. Interviews will be completed by the third week of January 2020 at the latest.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Small Animal Surgery (externally funded)

The Small Animal Surgery Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program that is designed to provide broad advanced training in small animal surgery and to satisfy the ACVS residency requirements.

Residents rotate between the orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery services as well as the neurology/neurosurgery service. Residents manage patients under the direct supervision of faculty. For a portion of the third year, the chief resident, with faculty backup, will be in charge of the orthopedic and general surgery services. The resident will participate in the surgical emergency duty rotation for soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical cases throughout the program, and will be compensated for seeing after-hours emergency cases. The clinical aspect of the residency is supported by a diverse referral surgical caseload and other hospital services such as anesthesia, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, imaging, radiation oncology and medical oncology; each offering a wide array of expertise in diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Surgery residents participate in several didactic activities including: daily service rounds, weekly journal clubs, surgical M&M rounds, pathology rounds, oncology rounds, house officer seminars, hands on skills labs (at least 9/year on various surgical areas) and quarterly mock exams. Scheduling will allow attendance of outside courses (MIS, AO). ACVS attendance during the third year is highly encouraged.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to give at least two presentations each year as part of the ACVS residency seminar requirements. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of junior residents, interns, veterinary students and veterinary nursing students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/vcsgradprogram/index.php) unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. The MS graduate program is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program. Continuation of the residency training program is evaluated on an annual basis and is dependent upon favorable periodic evaluations.

Basic costs associated with this position, which are the responsibility of the resident's funding organization, include: department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program tuition and fees (estimated $28,804 per year for domestic students; $30,084 for international students), student insurance (estimated $1,200 per year), and living expenses (estimated $13,800). Funding organization should support all other fees associated with the ACVS residency training program including, but not limited to: external training courses, surgical loupes, attendance at the ACVS meeting during 3rd year of the program, and ACVS matriculation fees.

Applicants should follow the AAVC application instructions to produce a: 1) completed AAVC application form, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) brief letter of intent, 4) veterinary college transcript and 5) request for three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or employers familiar with the candidate’s background, clinical knowledge and skills. Only candidates graduated from AVMA-accredited programs or those from non-accredited programs that have fulfilled the ECFVG or PAVE requirements will be considered.

Interviews, on-site or videoconference, are required and by invitation only. In order to be considered for an interview, the AAVC application, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on time. The surgery faculty will review your completed application and determine whether an interview will be arranged. Interview notification will be emailed by mid-December and most interviews will be conducted during the second and third week of January, 2020.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Large Animal Residencies

Large Animal Internal Medicine

The overall goal of the residency program is to provide training and experience to qualify the candidate for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). This program is approved by ACVIM, follows the Certification Manual (CM) and General Information Guide (GIG) from ACVIM for training residents (www.ACVIM.org), and is directed by four LAIM Diplomats of ACVIM. There are a total of three LAIM medicine residents and three Large Animal Surgery residents in the Large Animal Hospital.

The annual total “in house” large animal caseload is over 2300 animals/year, and is comprised of approximately 60% horses, 39% “food and fiber” including camelids, and 1% exotic hoof stock. Of the total “in house” hospital caseload, approximately 33% of the cases are assigned exclusively to the LAIM service.

The majority of this three-year program will be spent in the internal medicine service working with four board-certified specialists and two other LAIM residents. Residents will be expected to participate in the after-hours emergency schedule along with the other medical and surgical residents, and will receive additional compensation for time spent seeing emergency cases. The majority of the caseload seen by the resident will be referrals with the remainder comprising primary care visits from local clients.

Residents will be expected to become proficient in advanced diagnostics including endoscopy, ultrasound, lung function testing, equine sports medicine, and biopsy techniques. Daily exposure to ancillary laboratories and services including clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging (radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy, CT, MRI) and interaction with board-certified Diplomats of many different disciplines will help round out the training of the resident. Time off clinics to allow for preparation for board certification in LAIM is provided. In the past five years, four candidates have completed the residency program. To date, three have received ACVIM certification.

While most of the time will be spent in the medicine service, options for specialty rotations include: clinical pathology, radiology, ophthalmology, herd health, diagnostic pathology, and neurology, among others. Depending upon the residents' interests, out-rotations to other academic institutions or specialist practices which provide additional opportunities not available at Purdue may be arranged with approval of the resident’s mentor and Department Head.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research expertise, scientific writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures and/or laboratories. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary students and veterinary technician students, and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected.

Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science (M.S.) degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the Department Head. To meet this end, applicants must also enroll in the Graduate School and tuition fees will be assessed.

The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augment the residency program. The primary goal of the advanced degree program is to prepare residents for a successful career in academia, research, specialty clinical practice, government, or industry. By the end of the program, residents will be able to: (1) understand the scientific method; 2) effectively communicate in their field of study; (3) think critically and creatively about problems in their field of study; and (4) conduct their activities in an ethical and responsible manner. Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. may, with the agreement of their faculty mentor(s), enroll in a combined post-DVM residency/Ph.D. program. For additional information, please visit the VCS Graduate Program web site: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/vcsgradprogram/.

The three-year residency program will begin July 15, 2020 and will end July 14, 2023. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an AVMA listed College of Veterinary Medicine, and one year spent in a rotating internship or equivalent practice experience. International candidates are invited to apply. Non-English speakers should submit TOEFL scores or other evidence of English written and verbal ability.

Salary is $31,500 per year. Compensation for emergency cases seen provides additional revenue, and ranges from $500 to $4,000 per year. Additionally, departmental and Large Animal Internal Medicine section funds are available to support travel to scientific meetings.

Out-of-pocket fees required of residents include Graduate School fees, health insurance, and parking. Health insurance and parking can be paid as payroll deduction. Health insurance through Purdue University is not required if the resident can provide proof of insurance elsewhere. Residents receive 11 days of vacation and 11 days of sick leave per year.

For more information about the Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency, contact Dr. Janice Kritchevsky, 765-494-8548 or sojkaje@purdue.edu. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit Purdue University. Please contact Dr. Kritchevsky to schedule a visit.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and engagement. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

More information about Purdue’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Teaching Hospital can be found at: https://vet.purdue.edu/vcs/index.php and http://vet.purdue.edu/vth/index.php

For all candidates, it is important to note that the program described herein has been approved by the ACVIM, however the ACVIM only has jurisdiction over the assurance of the institution’s ability to attain minimal standards as set by the ACVIM for board certification. The sponsoring institution provides funding for the position and therefore residency training programs approved by the ACVIM are not transferrable to other institutions. Further details on the ACVIM approved programs can be obtained at: http://www.acvim.org/BoardCertification/ResidencyTraining/LAIM/ResidencyTrainingPrograms-LAIM.aspx.

Additional fees for board certification are required by the ACVIM and for 2020-2021 include: Candidate registration: $295; General Exam: $925 new and $635 retake; Credentials: $545; Specialty Examination: $1340 new and $995 retake.

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Large Animal Surgery

The large animal surgical residency at Purdue University is a three-year clinical program providing advanced training in surgery that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). To review the ACVS residency requirements visit http://www.acvs.org. The majority of the three-year program will be spent in the large animal surgical service working with four board certified specialists in large animal surgery. The case load is diverse with a variety of large animal species being treated. We have experienced no problems in reaching the minimum case requirements set forth by the ACVS. Horses make up approximately 75% of the case load and include horses involved in racing (Thoroughbred and Standardbred), western performance, dressage, and jumping. Food animals constitute roughly 20% of the case load and camelids and other species (pigs and exotics) making up the final 5% of cases admitted to the large animal hospital. The large animal surgical faculty have special interests in orthopedic, gastrointestinal, upper respiratory, lasers, and food animal/camelid surgery. Surgical residents will become proficient in advanced diagnostic techniques including: lameness evaluation, diagnostic imaging (digital radiography, computed tomography, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy), and laparoscopy. Daily exposure to ancillary laboratories and services including large animal internal medicine (4 ACVIM diplomats), diagnostic imaging, and clinical pathology. The following equipment is available for diagnostic and therapeutic use: video endoscopy, fluoroscopy, shock wave lithotripsy, carbon dioxide and diode lasers, laparoscopy, high speed treadmill, and locking plate application capability. It is the intent of the three year program to provide advanced clinical training that will enable the candidate to be qualified for either academic or private specialty practice. Specialty rotations include radiology, pathology, anesthesia, and internal medicine. Large animal surgical residents function as a team consisting of senior faculty, fellow residents, technicians, and senior veterinary students. Residents are expected to share emergency responsibilities with fellow house officers (large animal surgical and internal medicine residents). Third year surgical residents, pending satisfactory completion of the first two years of their program, function as primary emergency surgeons and have primary case responsibility.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have ample opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member (resident advisor) is required. The resident advisor must be chosen within the first month of the residency program. Publication of the research findings in a referred scientific journal (on the approved journal list of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons) is expected, and the manuscript must be accepted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of senior students, and veterinary nursing students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. Residents are required to enroll in the Department’s Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/vcsgradprogram/index.php) unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program. Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the agreement of the resident advisor, enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical or basic research, often in collaboration with researchers in non-clinical departments within the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program strives to integrate residency training with research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond the first three years. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, college, university, and affiliated research centers.

A VISIT TO THE LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR RESIDENT CANDIDATES PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO THE VIRMP. If an in person visit is not possible, video conferencing could be done. Please contact Dr. Jan Hawkins to arrange a visit or video conference. Telephone:  765-494-8563, email: hawkinsj@purdue.edu.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Internships

Small Animal Rotating Internship

The small animal rotating internship at Purdue University is a 12.5-month clinical program (0.5 month orientation and 12 months clinical training) providing advanced clinical training in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialties on an elective basis. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.
Under the direct guidance and supervision of senior faculty members each intern will work a minimum of 12 weeks in internal medicine and surgery respectively, and 9-12 weeks of electives. Elective options allow for clinical experience in other specialties within the hospital as well as further experience in the core rotations (internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine). Elective options include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical pathology, community practice (wellness clinic and exotics), dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency critical care, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, physical therapy/rehabilitation, and radiation oncology. Approximately 12 weeks will be spent on emergency duty – time is spent on day or night time services. Interns are required to remain in the hospital overnight when on night emergency duty during which time each intern will be responsible for both referral and walk-in emergency cases with the support of the emergency and critical care residents, emergency doctors on duty as well as the support from other specialty service residents and faculty clinicians on-call. The intern will also be expected to help with critical cases in the small animal intensive care unit. Presentation of one 50-minute seminar to an audience of faculty, house officers, and students is required. Submission of article manuscript for publication in a scientific journal is strongly recommended but not required. Interns are expected to attend weekly one hour lectures specifically tailored for interns and participate in journal and book club activities on a regular basis.
Each intern is assigned a mentor who provides guidance and serves as a liaison throughout the program. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. Benefits include 22 days of vacation, health insurance, and professional liability insurance. Indiana licensure is not required for participation in this program; however, due to length of time to obtain international visas, you must be a citizen of the United States to qualify for this position.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Chair, Intern Committee. Telephone: (765) 494-8562 or (765) 494-1107, email: johns357@purdue.edu

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and engagement. The College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Small Animal Rotating Internship, Diversity

The small animal rotating internship at Purdue University is a 12.5-month clinical program (0.5 month orientation and 12 months clinical training) providing advanced clinical training in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialties on an elective basis. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty. Applicants applying for this position are required to provide a statement in their cover letter addressing how they would provide diversity to veterinary medicine and why they should be considered for the diversity position. Alternatively, this can be provided in a separate letter and sent to the email address given below.
Under the direct guidance and supervision of senior faculty members each intern will work a minimum of 12 weeks in internal medicine and surgery respectively, and 9-12 weeks of electives. Elective options allow for clinical experience in other specialties within the hospital as well as further experience in the core rotations (internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine). Elective options include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical pathology, community practice (wellness clinic and exotics), dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency critical care, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, physical therapy/rehabilitation, and radiation oncology. Approximately 12 weeks will be spent on emergency duty – time is spent on day or night time services. Interns are required to remain in the hospital overnight when on night emergency duty during which time each intern will be responsible for both referral and walk-in emergency cases with the support of the emergency and critical care residents, emergency doctors on duty as well as the support from other specialty service residents and faculty clinicians on-call. The intern will also be expected to help with critical cases in the small animal intensive care unit. Presentation of one 50-minute seminar to an audience of faculty, house officers, and students is required. Submission of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal is strongly recommended but not required. Interns are expected to attend a weekly one hour lecture specifically tailored for interns and participate in journal and book club activities on a regular basis.
Each intern is assigned a mentor who provides guidance and serves as a liaison throughout the program. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. Benefits include 22 days of vacation, health insurance, and professional liability insurance.. Indiana licensure is not required for participation in this program; however, due to the length of time to obtain international visas, you must be a citizen of the United States to qualify for this position.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Chair, Intern Committee. Telephone: (765) 494-8562 or (765) 494-1107, email: johns357@purdue.edu. Address: 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and engagement. The College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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