||Dr. Catherine Loughin
||Long Island Veterinary Specialists
163 South Service Road
||Plainview, NY 11803
Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York is offering two competitive positions
for a period of one year. Qualified applicants will be considered on their scholastic background,
interpersonal skills, letters of recommendation and level of motivation.
The state-of-the-art referral facility has a staff of 150 dedicated caregivers. LIVS is the largest private
referral practice in New York State. Specialty services include Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery,
Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Oncology, Radiation Therapy,
Rehabilitation, and Cardiology. The intern coordinator is dedicated to arranging rotations at an
alternative institution if an intern is seriously considering pursuing a specialty service that is not
currently offered at LIVS. We have an on-site multi slice helical CT scanner, 2 digital radiology suites,
electrodiagnostics, endoscopy, laparoscopy, radioiodine therapy, 3 Tesla MRI, color thermography,
force plate/gait analysis, Cavitron ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA), arthroscopic equipment,
ultrasonography, intraocular ultrasonography, non-anesthetic mechanical ventilator, blood bank, full
bone-plating equipment (including total hips), diode ophthalmic laser, operating surgical
microscope and two phacoemulsification cataract units. Our hospital features a full service
rehabilitation center. The staff of the center includes certified canine rehabilitation practitioners.
Interns will play a crucial role in all aspects of the clinical setting. Rotations in each specialty will
involve close interaction with and/or supervision by the staff specialists and/or residents. Long Island
Veterinary Specialists’ large and diverse caseload which includes dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits,
rodents, reptiles, and pot belly pigs will provide progressive medical and surgical clinical skills. A
rotating schedule includes all specialty services, intensive care and emergency services. Continuing
education including daily rounds, weekly morbidity/mortality rounds, and weekly lectures. Our
Emergency and Critical Care Center is opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
Our experienced support staff is responsible for administering nursing care and performing technical
tasks such as obtaining radiographs, collecting lab samples and administering medications.
LIVS currently directs 1 surgical residency program, 2 surgical internship programs, one
ophthalmology internship and one neurology internship program. Majority of interns who sought
advanced training beyond the general internship have successfully secured residencies or
specialized internships of their choice.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange interviews with Dr. Catherine Loughin by
contacting her at email@example.com
Interns are required to have a New York State license.
||Companion Animal Practices North America
CAPNA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Program: Months 1-12
Overview of Program
The CAPNA Mentorship Program has been developed to assist young veterinarians with the transition to private practice veterinary medicine during their first year at a CAPNA hospital.
In an effort to take advantage of the unique design of CAPNA, and the many talented veterinarians spread across the country, the CAPNA Mentorship Program was designed to have 2 components:
• Local / On-site Mentor:  A more time-intensive, hands-on mentor adhering to a more structured program.  Designed to be a senior veterinarian present at the workplace alongside the mentee.
• Long-Distance / Offsite Mentor:  A more casual mentor, available by phone for advice / assistance without a structured curriculum.  The Long Distance mentors will be volunteers from other CAPNA hospitals, assigned by a “Long Distance Mentor Coordinator” at CAPNA from a pool of volunteers.  It is believed that this resource could provide new graduates with an opportunity to discuss situations in a confidential manner that may be uncomfortable to discuss with their local / on-site mentor
Although a hospital is more than welcome to use only one of the above mentoring services, the program has been developed with the use of BOTH local and long-distance mentorship for each mentee in mind.
We would like to direct interested parties to our website at www.capna.com and our Veterinary Mentorships can be found under our Opportunities tab.