The small animal surgery residency is a three-year program designed to meet ACVS residency guidelines and simultaneously fill requirements for the Master of Science degree at Kansas State University. 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 MS degree program is by graduate faculty within the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.
The small animal surgery section at KSU is composed of 5 board-certified surgeons, and is divided into Orthopedic and Soft Tissue services. The small animal surgery residency is further supported by 13 board-certified faculty in the anesthesiology, radiology, ophthalmology, oncology and internal medicine. The resident will participate equally in the clinical surgery services during the three-year period, with 70% time commitment to training in clinical surgery and 30% in class work and research towards graduate degree requirements. Continuation into the second and third year of the program depends on acceptable progress of the resident. During a portion of the third year, the resident will operate a Chief Resident Service. Residents are required to prepare for and attend weekly resident conferences 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.
The annual reappointment of the resident is contingent upon continued satisfactory performance in all aspects 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.
It is an expectation that all residents be present for the orientation session occurring on the first day(s) of employment.
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.