The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center invites applications for a residency position in Field Service (Equine Emphasis). Requirements include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and a minimum of one year (12 months) of post-graduate experience acceptable to the residency committee with eligibility for licensure in PA, MD, and DE. Position starts July 1, 2019.
The objective of the two-year residency in Equine Field Service is to provide knowledge and clinical proficiency in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of equine medicine, field surgery, reproduction, advanced lameness, radiology, ultrasound, ophthalmology, and herd health. This program is in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners-Equine Practice.
During the first year, the resident will rotate between Equine Field Service providing clinical service to local equine farms, Sports Medicine, and Imaging; and, under the guidance of board certified faculty and staff members, will assist or be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. The second year, the resident has the option to spend rotations outside of Equine Field Service in additional in-house rotations such as, but not limited to, Ophthalmology, NICU, Reproduction, and Podiatry. The resident will rotate with Equine Field Service clinicians in the emergency schedule. The resident will assist in teaching veterinary students and attend and participate in scheduled rounds.
Continuation of the residency is contingent upon satisfactory performance, as determined on an annual basis, by the residency committee. The resident shall be expected to establish and maintain contact with the ABVP and to fulfill the guidelines outlined on the ABVP website for residency programs including, but not limited to, case logs, publication in a refereed journal, and a case report for the ABVP. A certificate of completion of the two-year residency program will be issued upon fulfillment of the program requirements and approval of the residency committee.
New Bolton Center is the large animal campus of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and is located 40 miles southwest of the Philadelphia main campus, in beautiful picturesque Chester County horse country. Our practice serves a diverse population of performance and pleasure horses. Daily practice obligations will include cases typical of ambulatory practice including but not limited to: lameness, field surgery, herd health, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, and reproduction. A fully stocked ambulatory truck, digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, dynamic endoscopy, and dental equipment (power/hand floats and scope) are available. This position will rotate with the other equine Field Service clinicians in the emergency schedule. Consultation with other specialists from the New Bolton Center Large Animal Hospital is readily available and welcomed.
The successful candidate is expected to participate in the academic program of the section, including didactic and laboratory teaching of students, and training of interns and residents, with a special emphasis on clinical teaching of veterinary students on the Field Service rotation. Although the focus of this position is on clinical service and teaching, the successful candidate will have the opportunity and is encouraged to participate in collaborative clinical research in areas of interest.
Applications will be accepted until the appropriate candidate is identified. The salary for this position is $34,500.00 for the first year. Interested candidates should submit a Veterinary School Transcript from University Registrar, Personal Statement, current Curriculum Vitae and a list of 3 references intent to:
Dr. Ashley Boyle, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1692.
Due to immigration restrictions, we can no longer accept applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico at this time.
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Liz Arbittier, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Ashley Boyle, (email@example.com).
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/ Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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