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Kansas State University

Residency Program

 

The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center is offering a three year residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology.  The Diagnostic Imagining and Radiology service is supported by two board certified specialists.  The residency is further supported by 28 board certified faculty in large and small animal medicine and surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology, zoological medicine and theriogenology.  Responsibilities of the resident include participation in the operation of the clinical radiology service, assisting in instruction of the fourth year veterinary students and participation in the didactic courses offered to first and second year veterinary students.  Responsibilities will include night and weekend emergency duties on a rotating schedule. 


Objectives:

  1. Advanced training in diagnostic imaging.  Develop skills in diagnostic imaging to include diagnostic radiology, special radiographic procedures, ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear imaging.
  2. Training in clinical investigation.
  3. Training in scientific writing and literature evaluation.
  4. Training in didactic teaching and scientific presentations.
  5. Preparation for Certification Examination by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
  6. Develop communication skills.

Thirty six months of supervised post-doctoral training in veterinary diagnostic imaging will be offered.  
Case presentations to the radiology department by species include approximately 800 large animals, 4200 small animals, 100 avian and other small animals per year.  One or two rotations at other Colleges of Veterinary Medicine may be allowed depending on the interests of the resident.  This would be designed to provide additional experience in alternative imaging or exposure to other animal species not seen in sufficient numbers at Kansas State University. 

The facilities and equipment available in the VHC for support of this program include  AgfaCR, a Phillips Digital flouoroscopy equipped special procedures room, one large animal radiology suite with Eklin DR unit, state-of-the-art Acuson ultrasound machine, Equistand (Diagnostic Imaging Inc.) nuclear medicine gamma camera with mirage software, GE 16 slice CT, a Hitachi 7000 permanent magnet MRI and a radioactive isolation unit for housing animals treated with radioactive iodine.

Residents receive semi-annual written evaluations which are discussed with the Resident Advisor and Hospital 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 website.