The small animal internship at the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center is a 12-month post-DVM clinical program. Interns rotate between medicine and surgery services with additional time spent in radiology, ophthalmology, and anesthesia. Other elective rotations may be available, including dentistry, exotics, dermatology and oncology. Interns work closely with board certified clinicians in many specialties. All interns will participate in after-hours emergency duty on a rotating basis and will remain in the hospital overnight when required for care of intensive care cases. The medical and surgical senior faculty are committed to providing consultation and back-up support for the house officers taking emergency duty.
Participation in daily clinical rounds and scheduled house officer rounds is mandatory. From these experiences, the intern will gain knowledge and proficiency in presenting clinical case material. All interns will be required to prepare and present one seminar.
Interns focus on providing clinical service under the supervision of senior clinicians, and on learning through consultation with radiologists, clinical and anatomic pathologists, and other clinical and basic science specialists. Interns are encouraged to interact with their clinical mentors to set additional personal goals, such as case studies, case reports, and participation in ongoing research. Interns will not be enrolled in graduate programs nor do they take graduate courses.
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 interns be present for the orientation session occurring on the first day(s) of employment.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer. 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.