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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

For all veterinary referrals, please email

Small Animal Surgery Residency

The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is offering a three year small animal surgery residency designed to meet American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) requirements and simultaneously meet the requirements for the Master of Science degree at Kansas State University.  We are proud of the track record of the small animal surgery residency program and residents at KSU. 

The small animal surgery section at KSU is composed of four board certified surgeons and is divided into Orthopedic and Soft Tissue services. The small animal surgery residency is further supported by board certified faculty in the anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, cardiology, pathology, ophthalmology, oncology, and internal medicine.

Successful completion of the residency depends on completion of both the clinical residency and Master of Science degree requirements. The resident is required to submit an original manuscript to a refereed journal prior to completion of the residency. Supervision of the M.S. degree program is by graduate faculty within the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

The resident will participate equally in the clinical surgery services during the three year period. During a portion of the third year, the resident may be responsible for a Chief Resident Service depending on ability. There are four focused rounds sessions required weekly or residents: case rounds, journal review rounds, Phase 1 exam rounds, and formal seminar presentations. Residents are required to participate in the emergency service of the KSU-VHC. Responsibilities will include night and weekend emergency duties on a rotating schedule.

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.