The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is offering a three year residency in medical oncology, with opportunity for advanced study. The oncology service at the KSU VHC is supported by 2 board certified specialists. The residency is further supported by board certified faculty in large and small animal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, zoological medicine, ophthalmology and dermatology. The KSU VHC has digital radiography, CT, MRI and linear accelerator in use for diagnosing and treating veterinary patients. Supervised training with a boarded veterinary radiation oncologist will be available.
The resident will participate in all aspects of the services provided by the oncology section. Enrollment in the graduate school and completion of a program of study leading to a Master of Science or PhD degree is strongly encouraged. 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 local, state, and national continuing education programs. The resident will have increasing teaching and case management responsibilities with each year of residency. Responsibilities will include night and weekend emergency back-up duties on a rotating schedule.
Goals of the program are to prepare residents to take the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty board examination and begin a successful academic or referral practice career. Another goal is to provide research experience and additional scientific training. Ample opportunity exists for basic science and clinical research dependent upon the candidate’s interests. The resident will be required to have one manuscript from research conducted during their residency accepted for publication.
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.