Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center offers a rotating small animal internship with emphasis on internal medicine, surgery, critical care and emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, dentistry and oral surgery. Our internship program is supported by specialists in internal medicine, emergency/critical care, surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry/oral surgery and six emergency doctors. The program entails participation in daily rounds with specialists, primary case management with specialist supervision, emergency case management and stabilization and direct interaction with each specialist on referral cases. Interns participate in weekly journal club, radiology rounds and morbidity and mortality conferences. Interns will construct and present a one hour continuing education lecture on a topic of their choosing for local referring veterinarians. Publication is encouraged but not required.
Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center is a 26 year old, well established 24 hour critical care and referral hospital located in the central Kansas City metropolitan area. Our state of the art facility is fully equipped with in house laboratory diagnostics ( e.g. blood gas, chemistry, electrolyte analyzers, coagulation evaluation, hematology, cytology), imaging equipment (digital radiology, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, color-flow Doppler, endoscopy, and monitoring tools (direct and indirect blood pressure, CVP, capnography, pulse oximetry, diagnostic and continuous EKG. We offer a wide range of referral services including advanced imaging and radiographic procedures (on site CT scanner, referral MRI facility nearby, nuclear medicine (on-site I- 131 ) and advanced orthopedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery. Intensive 24 hour monitoring, respiratory assistance (including multiple oxygen supplementation modalities) and nutritional support such as total and partial parenteral nutrition are available to our patients. We are an emergency and specialty care facility, therefore we do not provide routine preventative health care.
Intern candidates should possess excellent work ethic and enthusiasm. Motivated individuals who enjoy learning, interacting with clients, and practicing quality medicine with the support of specialists are encouraged to apply. DVM/VMD or equivalent is required along with the ability to obtain Kansas veterinary medical licensure. Selection is based on professional recommendations, academic performance, curriculum vitae and letter of intent. The position offers a competitive inter-level salary and we provide our interns with a comprehensive benefits package including:
VIN membership at no charge
Continuing education allowance
Eligibility for Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Eligibility for Life Insurance
Eligibility to participate in 401K retirement savings plan
Professional Liability Coverage
A hospital visit and/or personal interview are encouraged but not required.
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Kansas City Living
A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living.
Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty is within easy reach of the city’s best destinations, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Country Club Plaza, as shopping district celebrated for its architecture and pedestrian-oriented design. The hospital is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, MO, which has been enhanced in recent years by the addition of an 18,000 seat arena, an entertainment district, and a $326 million performing arts center. In 2013 Travel and Leisure magazine identified Kansas City as the No. 1 city for an affordable getaway.
Known national for bebop and barbecue. Kansas City is also a haven for visual artists, fashion designers, and theater companies. The Kansas City Royals baseball team, Kansas City Chiefs football team, and Sporting Kansas City soccer club compete in new and modernized stadiums. The city is within easy reach of numerous lakes, public lands and hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Parents find they have a number of attractive public and private school options for their children. Traffic moves freely on the metropolitan area’s extensive network of highways.
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Applicants should send any questions along with their curriculum vitae, a statement of goals and interests, copies of transcripts, and email and phone contact information of 3 references to Dr. Kurt Hazenfield, Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty. Please send electronic copies of all materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.