The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University offers a three year residency in comparative cardiology. The cardiology service at the KSU VHC is supported by 1 board certified cardiologist. The resident will participate in all aspects of the services provided by the cardiology service. Enrollment in the graduate school and completion of a program of study leading to a Master of Science is required.
Goals of the program are to prepare residents to successfully complete the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) specialty board examination and begin a successful career in academics or in a private referral practice. The program is designed to train residents in both medical and interventional cardiology. The program includes four (4) one-month externships at a secondary site. The externships will be under the supervision of a board certified cardiologist. Techniques that will be emphasized include acquisition and interpretation of electrocardiograms, thoracic radiographs, echocardiograms and angiocardiograms. Interventional procedures include PDA occlusion, balloon valvuloplasty and transvenous pacemaker implantation.
In addition to management of the hospitalized patients, the resident will provide clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction for veterinary students and interns, and participate in continuing education programs. The resident will have increasing teaching and case management responsibilities with each year of the residency. Responsibilities will include night and weekend emergency back-up duties on a rotating schedule.
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.
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A background check will be required of all successful applicants prior to employment at Kansas State University.
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.