Residency Program in Large Animal Medicine: Equine Emphasis The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, is offering a residency program in Large Animal Medicine. This residency program provides three years of advanced clinical training in the medical diseases of large domestic animals primarily with equine cases, less numbers of camelids, and a shorter rotation in in-house livestock medicine. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and a one-year internship or equivalent practice experience. The selection of residents is made on the basis of academic achievement, career objectives, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills, clinical skills and pertinent experience.
The resident in Large Animal Medicine is a participant in our practice, and under faculty supervision has clinical responsibility for cases assigned to the medical section of the Large Animal Clinic and to the Equine Medicine Field Service. Under the direction of the senior faculty of the Large Animal Medicine Service and appropriate clinical specialty units, he/she examines, conducts diagnostic procedures, and prescribes treatment for outpatients and for patients admitted to the Large Animal Clinic, including horses, camelids, and livestock species. The resident will participate in all phases of the operation of the equine medical and livestock medical/surgical outpatient and inpatient clinic and the equine medicine field service. He/she provides medical consultation service for hospitalized patients assigned to the equine surgical section. He/she assists faculty members in the clinical instruction of fourth-year veterinary students, including laboratories. He/she organizes and schedules patients for daily programs of the Large Animal Clinic including the weekly Large Animal Grand Rounds. Residents share out-of-hours emergency duty on a rotational basis and are on call approximately 1 night and 1 weekend out of every 2 or 3. Residents must be able to arrive at the Hospital within 15 minutes of an emergency call, therefore, residents must plan to live within 15 miles of the Hospital. Out-of-clinic time for development of a clinical research project and creative writing is scheduled.
The resident works with several faculty members who are diplomates in the ACVIM. The residency program is designed to provide broad medical experience and to fulfill requirements for taking the internal medicine boards. Lectures are provided to develop clinical expertise and to assist in preparation for the ACVIM examinations. Participation in the Annual House Officer Seminar Day is mandatory.
Objectives To provide post-graduate advanced training in Large Animal Medicine of the broadest scope involving all large animal species, with an emphasis on equine internal medicine.
To develop practical clinical expertise in large animal internal medicine. To provide clinical teaching experience in internal medicine. To provide an opportunity for limited experience in the design and conduct of investigative projects in a clinically related area. To qualify the resident for eventual board certification in internal medicine. Justification Internal medicine in large animal species has developed into a recognized clinical specialty. The clinical training program to be described is essential to provide the nucleus of veterinary internists trained in the wide scope of large animal medicine, and to the level of sophistication the specialty requires.
The large animal internal medicine residency program provides intensive post-doctoral training in large animal internal medicine with an equine emphasis of three years' duration. The completed residency will fulfill one of the major requirements for qualification to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and its subspecialty groups.
The facilities and clinical case load of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provide an ideal environment for this residency program.
The residency also provides broad clinical exposure in Equine Field Service Medicine which includes lameness, basic dentistry, minor surgical procedures and some reproduction and In-House Medicine (Equine) which includes referred internal medicine cases, medical emergencies, medical critical care, neonatology, dentistry cases and some primary care cases, with lesser exposure in In-House Livestock Medicine and Surgery. Persons thus trained should be well prepared for positions as clinical academic faculty or to enter progressive and specialized practices requiring advanced training. Faculty from the School of Veterinary Medicine will provide clinical instruction to the resident with collaborative assistance of other schools and departments.
Duration The residency program shall be of two and a half up to 3 year duration subject to renewal on the basis of evaluation and satisfactory performance.
Qualifications Candidates for a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine must have a D.V.M. from an accredited School or College of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree and must have completed one year of a clinical internship or comparable postgraduate training or practice experience.
Additional Salary Information: residency salary, increases annually up to 3 years of the position
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