The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center is offering a three year anesthesiology residency designed to meet ACVA residency requirements. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, and must have completed a one year internship or have had a practice experience acceptable to the faculty in Anesthesiology. The resident may elect to pursue a Master of Science degree simultaneously. Supervision of a MS degree program is by graduate faculty within the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. The resident is required to submit an original manuscript to a refereed journal prior to completion of the residency.
The anesthesiology section at the KSU VHC is supported by 4 board-certified specialists and 3 anesthesiology technicians. The anesthesiology residency is further supported by 26 board-certified faculty in large and small animal medicine and surgery, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, and exotic animal medicine. The resident will participate in the delivery of both large and small animal anesthesiology. The percent time commitment to training in clinical anesthesiology will be 70-80%, depending on whether the candidate is pursuing an advanced degree. The remaining time will be spent in rotations through other services, clinical research, and didactic teaching. Residents are required to prepare for and attend weekly resident conferences consisting of case presentations, journal reviews, and formal seminar presentations. Responsibilities include night and weekend anesthesia emergency duties on a rotating schedule.
Residents receive semi-annual written evaluations, which are discussed with the Resident Advisor and Hospital Director. Annual reappointment of the resident is contingent upon continued satisfactory performance in all aspects of the program.
The resident must be physically present for orientation on the first day of the program.
The Veterinary Health Center is a modern, spacious facility on the campus of Kansas State University. The University is in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas with numerous recreational activities available.
Intern and resident candidates are selected through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Veterinary Intern and Resident Matching Program (VIRMP). Information about position availability, program descriptions and forms needed to apply can be found at the VIRMP web site.