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Kansas State University

Equine Medicine Residency


The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center offers a three year Equine Internal Medicine Residency.  The equine service at the KSU VHC is supported by 6 board certified specialists and one emergency clinician. 

The program is designed to provide clinical and academic training to fulfill American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine requirements and prepare the resident for ACVIM board certification and a career in academic or private referral practice.  Enrollment in the graduate school and completion of a program leading to the Master of Science degree is required.  The clinical responsibilities include management of referral internal medicine, in-house emergency cases, and emergency field service calls.  Of 2,400 equine hospital accessions per year, approximately 500 cases are managed by the internal medicine service. 

In addition to management of the hospitalized patients, the resident will provide clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction for veterinary students and participate in continuing education programs.  The resident will be required to submit a minimum of one publication to a refereed journal during the program which should be developed from the resident’s Master’s research project.  The resident will attend and participate in conferences, rounds, journal clubs and other academic activities.

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 in Manhattan, Kansas.  The University is in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas with numerous recreational opportunities available.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer.  A background check will be required of all successful applicants prior to employment at Kansas State University.  KSU actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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.