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Veterinary Health Center
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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For appointments call:
Small Animal Desk
785-532-4309 fax

Large Animal Desk
785-532-4989 fax

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Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Residency

The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is offering a three year Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Residency. The Livestock clinical service is supported by 3 board certified faculty clinicians (3 ACVIM).  An additional 2 food animal production medicine faculty provide consultation support. The residency is further supported by board certified faculty in anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, etc.

Supervised experience with a variety of food animal species will be obtained in the VHC and on-farm. The Livestock Services Section treats approximately 1,500 patients in the VHC and 10,000 on-farm which includes patients treated on a herd basis. Experience is gained in both individual animal medicine and surgery, as well as in reproduction, nutrition and in herd/flock production medicine.

This program is designed to prepare the resident for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. In addition to management of the hospitalized patients, the resident will provide clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction for veterinary students and participate in continuing education programs. Teaching responsibilities will increase with experience. Enrollment in the graduate school and completion of a program leading to the Master of Science degree is desired and requires prior approval. The clinical assignment for persons in the combined residency/Master’s program will be 75% clinical and 25% scholarship and research. Emergency duty will be shared equally with other residents and graduate students within the agricultural practices section. Residents are required to complete at least one publishable manuscript within the first two years.

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 of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  A background check will be required of all successful applicants prior to employment at Kansas State University.  Matched applicants must apply for a Kansas Veterinary Institutional License.

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.

See Veterinary Intern and Resident Matching Program (VIRMP) for program descriptions, availability and application forms.