American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)- Equine Emphasis
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
The Department of Clinical Sciences and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University offer a two-year Equine Specialty Residency with an emphasis on equine field medicine and inclusive of other in-house services at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The intention of this residency is to provide a broad base of clinical experience through many aspects of equine practice with emphasis on equine ambulatory service with optional rotation through the equine medicine and critical care services, equine surgery, equine sports medicine, anesthesia, radiology, and livestock medicine. This residency will provide preparation for completion of board certification through ABVP.
The successful candidate will assist the existing equine field service faculty with clinical case and practice management and will participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary students. After hours emergency duty will be expected and will be shared with the existing field service intern and faculty. Primary case responsibility will initiate once the resident and faculty are comfortable. The caseload is diverse with a strong focus on lameness, dentistry, infectious disease, preventative health and emergency medicine. The successful candidate will join an established ambulatory team consisting of two board certified veterinarians and one veterinary intern. The candidate will have access to fully stocked trucks with ultrasound, digital radiography, 3 meter and 1 meter endoscopy, and power dental equipment.
The candidate will have 12 weeks each year to rotate through the in-house services within the hospital or to perform externships. The equine field service sees approximately 1800 horses a year and the equine hospital serves a wide variety of different types of cases with approximately 2200-2500 horses seen yearly.
In accordance with college policy, residents and interns are not permitted to practice veterinary medicine in private/specialty veterinary practices in Colorado during the course of their program.
*Graduate of an approved veterinary college.
*Completion of an equine internship or equivalent experience
*A valid Driver’s license
* Completion of an application form, curriculum vitae, college transcript (only graduate school needed) and three letters of recommendation.
* Approval of the applicant’s credentials by the Hospital Resident Committee (including NAVLE or TOEFL and ECFVG/PAVE results).
* Compliance with Colorado State University rules of employment. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the expected start date. Note: The department does not sponsor H1-B or E-3 visas at this time.
* Residents are required to become accredited in the State of Colorado.
* The successful candidate will require licensure as stated below:
An assignment as a veterinary resident with the Department of Clinical Sciences will require you to serve in the capacity of a veterinarian. In 2007, the State of Colorado amended the “Colorado Veterinary Practice Act” (12-64-103(9)) to require: “A veterinarian who is employed at a school of Veterinary Medicine in Colorado and who practices veterinary medicine in the course of his or her employment responsibilities shall either make written application to the board for an academic license in accordance with this section or shall otherwise become licensed pursuant to Sections 12-64-107 and 12-64-108.” The Office of the Dean will pay for the initial application, and individuals will be responsible for renewing their academic licenses every two (even) years. More information on this process is available at the following link: http://www.dora.state.co.us/veterinarians/academic.html
Postdoctoral Fellows (Veterinary Residents) and Veterinary Interns with appointments of half-time or greater are eligible for a suite of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance, Life and Voluntary Accidental Death Insurance, participation in Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts, Sick Leave accrual and Employee Study Privilege. Enrollment in a retirement plan is required and is effective upon the date of employment, and includes an employer match starting in year 2 of at least half-time employment.
Program Dates: July 15, 2019 – July 15, 2021 (includes 1-week orientation period). These are mandatory dates; there are no allowances for a delayed start date.
Clinical Rotations (50 weeks – with two weeks vacation/CE). The schedule is variable according to the interest of the resident. The approximate distribution of time spent in the various disciplines is as follows:
SERVICE / WEEKS
Equine Field Service - 36
In-house rotations/externships – 12
Case report or publication preparation- 2
Vacation/CE - 2
* Case management (including patient care and medical records) under the supervision of faculty on the assigned rotations.
* Participation in clinical rounds and training of veterinary students.
* Participation in equine field emergency duty: primary duty approximately 26 weeks
Course Work: No formal course work is required but residents are welcome to participate in resident graduate courses and seminars.
Research: Publication will meet requirement for ABVP certification and resident interest will be supported to pursue a research project with a faculty member.
Journal Club: Resident will participate in bi-weekly journal club with equine field service faculty and local practitioners. The resident may also attend other services’ weekly journal clubs pending the individual’s interests (example radiology, internal medicine, sports medicine or surgery).
Seminar presentation: Resident will be encouraged to present client continuing education seminars or veterinary CE.
Wet laboratory instruction: Resident will assist the equine clinical faculty in teaching of second and third year veterinary student laboratories.
A residency certificate is granted to residents with successful completion of their program.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.