The intern will work closely with credentialed faculty in the Surgery, Anesthesia, and Community Outreach (SAC) program, hospital specialists on required rotations, and small animal and/or shelter practitioners on out rotations. The intern will be involved in teaching and supervision of second and third year veterinary students during the surgical education courses. The intern will be responsible for supervising patient care, monitoring record keeping, conducting patient rounds, and participating in shelter consults. The surgery education program provides comprehensive care to approximately 500 pets associated with over 20 â 30 shelter and rescue partners. Â Additionally, the intern will have their own cases to manage in order to build their confidence and competence in elective surgery and dentistry as well as management of common primary care cases.
The intern will participate in the weekly house officer case and seminar presentations as well as the Primary Care Journal Club. Additional participation in Morbidity/Mortality and ECG Rounds is encouraged. The college hosts numerous rounds and lectures in which the intern can participate as time permits. Additionally, the intern would have opportunities to participate in Community Outreach events associated with shelter partners as well as veterinary student clubs and organizations.
The three primary areas of focus in the internship include:
1. Elective surgery and anesthesia training (approximately 30%).
This will include training in spay/neuter procedures including high volume, high quality spay/neuter (HVHQSN) techniques. Additionally, the training will also include common dental procedures including prophylaxis procedures, common extractions, and interpretation of radiographs. Experiences will include directly supervised mentorship to develop skills as well as participation as a mentor in the third and fourth year Surgical Education training programs.
2. Community Outreach/Shelter Medicine (approximately 35%).
This will include training in preventative medicine, diagnosis and management of diseases commonly seen in shelter pets on individual as well as population levels, evaluating and managing behavioral health and welfare issues, and addressing public health concerns. Experiences will be gained by working with shelter pets coming through the second and third year Surgical Education/Shelter rotations as well as through working with our shelter partners. The intern will receive direct supervision, as well as participate in supervising veterinary students, and working independently with faculty supervision as needed.
3. Specialty rotations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital or outside the university (approximately 28%).
One to two week required rotations include ICU/ECC, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Dentistry, and Dermatology. The intern will schedule 6 additional weeks of elective rotations.Â Four weeks of elective rotations could be pursued at approved welfare/shelter partners, general practice, independent research, or another specific experience with mentor approval.Â Two of the additional weeks of elective rotations can be scheduled within the teaching program.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
-DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college, or have successfully completed the
AVMA ECFVG Certification Program or the PAVE Certification Program upon employment start date.
- Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in compliance with the Controlled Substances Registration Act will be required prior to clinical practice.
-Licensure by the State of Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine upon employment start date.Â
Department/Program & College Description:
The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion and large animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work collaboratively to provide 24-hour, high-quality care to animal patients.Â As the nationâs first public veterinary school, Iowa State Universityâs College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research and service.
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