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Kansas State University

Small Animal Surgery Resident


The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center is offering a three year small animal surgery residency designed to meet American College of Veterinary Surgeons requirements and simultaneously meet the requirements for the Master of Science degree at Kansas State University.  The small animal surgery section at KSU is composed of four board certified surgeons and is divided into Orthopedic and Soft Tissue services.  The small animal surgery residency is further supported by 18 board certified faculty in the anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, theriogenology, ophthalmology, oncology, and internal medicine.

Successful completion of the residency depends on completion of both the clinical residency and Master of Science degree requirements.  The resident is required to submit an original manuscript to a refereed journal prior to completion of the residency.  Supervision of the M.S. degree program is by graduate faculty within the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The resident will participate equally in the clinical surgery services during the three year period.  During a portion of the third year, the resident may be responsible for a Chief Resident Service depending on ability.  Residents are required to prepare for and attend weekly resident conference consisting of case presentations, journal reviews, radiology rounds and formal seminar presentations.  Residents are required to participate in the emergency service of the KSU-VHC.  Responsibilities will include night and weekend emergency duties on a rotating schedule.

Residents receive semi-annual written evaluations which are discussed with the Resident Advisor and Program Director.  Annual reappointment 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 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.