Ecvdi Residency Personal Statement

Residency in Diagnostic Imaging

NC State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
United States
919-513-6020 (V)
919-513-6222 (F)


1 Position
0 Positions Open

Program Categories
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOLOGY

Authorized Administrative Official: Sue Chiappone (email)
Inclusive Dates of Program: 7/16/2018 to 7/15/2021

Employment Information

Salary: $35,000

Opportunity to earn additional cash compensation: If the required criteria are met, interns and residents can be additionally compensated for the following items after normal business hours.
Formal consultations
Participation in Continuing Education Programs at NCSU

Benefits: Interns/residents are provided with medical insurance at no cost to them.
Interns/residents may participate in a voluntary retirement program through the UNC System.
http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/pdoc_health.php

Vacation: Full-time interns/residents earn one day of paid time off for annual leave and one day of sick leave on a monthly basis for a total of 12 days each per year. Leave is pro-rated the 1st year of employment.

Is a contract required? No

Is a non-compete clause required? No

Is a State license required? Yes   If yes, what is the licensure fee? $150.00 - $250.00

Is a DEA license required? No

Is USDA accreditation required? No

Caseload

The following information represents the average of cases in direct support of this program

Total No. Annual CasesAverage Daily No. Cases Presented to HospitalAverage No. Cases Treated Daily as OutpatientsAverage No. of Inpatients Each DayAverage No. Daily Surgeries PerformedAverage No. of Emergency Cases Seen Daily
33,500833152610

Number of Faculty/Clinicians in Direct Support of Program: 7

Registered/Licensed/Certified Veterinary Technicians

In Direct Support of ProgramAssigned to the Emergency Service per shiftAssigned to the Intensive Care Unit per shift
511

Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine

One year rotating internship or equivalent practice

Requirements for Application

  1. Standard VIRMP Application Packet
    • VIRMP Application
    • Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
    • Personal Statement
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 - 4 Standardized Letters of Reference
  2. Additional Requirements from the Program
    At least one reference from an ACVR Diplomate is recommended

Additional information for graduates of universities outside of the United States and Canada

Please note foreign nationals must be appointed on H-1B visas. To ensure that a foreign national candidate has an H-1B visa at the start of their program the candidate may be asked to pay for the premium processing filing fee of $1,225 USD. Premium processing guarantees a 2-week process with US Citizenship and Immigration instead of the typical 4-7 month wait.
Foreign transcripts and credentials require official translation by a credential evaluation service.

Visa Sponsorship

If you will require visa sponsoring or are unsure about your work status, please review the Information for Foreign Applicants page and contact this program prior to applying. Please be aware that some programs listed in the VIRMP accept applications ONLY from citizens of the United States (or Canada if a Canadian program) or from applicants who possess permanent residency status at the time of application.

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Additional Information about Program

This position is an Antech Imaging Services (AIS) residency at North Carolina State University. AIS sponsored residency requirements must meet all residency requirements established by the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. For this position, there is a requirement for a 5-year commitment to work for AIS as a teleradiologist upon successfully becoming an ACVR board certified radiologist. AIS believes that achieving greater work-life balance starts with having the right environment to pursue what you love doing most – improve the quality of patient care. AIS offers the opportunity and flexibility to work remotely full-time via telemedicine.
For questions about AIS please contact Wendy Edralin:
Email: wendy.edralin@antechmail.com
Phone: 657 304 2678

The application process for this position will entirely go through NC State University. The AIS sponsored NCSU Diagnostic Imaging residency consists of a three-year residency program. The residency program consists of course work, clinical experience, investigation and teaching. The program is designed to prepare the resident to take and pass the ACVR board certification examination. The program is structured such that the ACVR requirements for approved residency training programs are met upon completion of the third year of the program. Residents are eligible to sit the preliminary component of the radiology board examination in their third year. Residents participate in six practice written examinations in preparation for the preliminary exam. Oral examinations are given weekly; these activities are designed to prepare residents to successfully complete the certification examination of the ACVR. The incoming resident may have the opportunity to enroll in a dual ACVR/ECVDI (European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging) program if interested; it will not require any additional time to complete the program.
Formal instruction in radiation biology and the physics of diagnostic imaging is provided at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. An investigational experience that culminates in a manuscript being submitted to a refereed journal is expected. Results of the resident project will be presented at the annual American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) national meeting during the resident’s third year. Support for travel to the Annual Meeting of the ACVR is provided during the resident's third year.

During the residency, clinical experience will be gained in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Opportunity is provided for interaction with board certified specialists in other disciplines. Close supervision by and interaction with board certified radiologists is maintained throughout the program. The residents will have a minimum of thirty months of clinical experience within the first three years of the program as prescribed by the ACVR residency guidelines. The allocation of time spent in each area is based on the guidelines of the ACVR.

Each resident has an advisory committee that is responsible for the program and for monitoring the resident's progress. Residents are evaluated formally twice each year, and opportunity is provided for input and program critique from the resident. Continuation into the second and third year as well admission into the clinical instructor position is dependent on performance. The advisory committee reports to the Faculty Committee on House Officer Programs and Resources. There will be 12 working days vacation per calendar year exclusive of statutory holidays. All vacation must be taken prior to completion of the program. Vacation may not be taken during the last month of the program. Vacation is scheduled by arrangement with the resident director.
Additional information about the residency program and facilities is available at https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/residencies/radiology. For further questions about this program please contact the residency program director (Gabriela Seiler 919-513-6217; gsseiler@ncsu.edu).
Candidates interested in this program are strongly encouraged to visit for an interview in person. Interview days are available October –December, please contact Dr. Gabriela Seiler (gsseiler@ncsu.edu) for details and to set up interviews. Skype interviews will be arranged by invitation only.

A North Carolina Veterinary license must be obtained after arrival through our institutional employment licensing agreement. Upon admission to the program, the resident must take and pass the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act Examination. Study material is provided and fees paid by the program. The examination is administered to all incoming House Officers within the first 3 months of the program. Professional liability insurance is supplied with our program.

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

For additional information on NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine House Officer Programs, please refer to our website at: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/residencies/radiology

Residency and Internship Programs

Matching Program

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers post-DVM students the opportunity to further their veterinary skills through internship and residency programs.

Residencies, designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists, are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS). Successful completion of an internship or equivalent practice experience is required prior to admission in a residency program. A residency consists of three years of clinical study, research, teaching, and formal coursework. It is designed to provide the resident with an intensive clinical experience under the guidance of the clinical faculty. In conjunction with the residency program, a graduate degree or clinical investigator program must be pursued. Refer to each specialty for specific requirements and opportunities.

VCS maintains residencies in the following: anesthesiology, cardiology, comparative oncology, comparative ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, neurology, radiation oncology, small animal internal medicine, and small animal surgery.

Internships are offered by the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and are a 12 1/2-month clinical program providing advanced training in medicine and surgery. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

Applications for these programs are only accepted online through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) sponsored Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).  All program information and agreement, application, and rank forms are available through the VIRMP web-based system.  Learn more>>

Applications should not be sent directly to Purdue University unless the program of interest is not listed with the VIRMP.  In this case, all documents should be submitted to the contact listed on the program description.  Please make sure transcripts are sent directly to the VCS Department with the program contact's name listed.

Successful residency applicants are required to sign a non-compete clause, wherein the resident agrees to not practice within the state of Indiana and four counties in Eastern Illinois (Edgar, Iroqouis, Kankakee and Vermilion counties) for two years following the completion of his/her residency program.


2018-2021 Programs


Small Animal Residencies

Cardiology

The comparative cardiovascular medicine residency at Purdue University is a three-year program with continuation contingent upon successful completion of each previous year.  Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the Graduate Student Committee. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program.  The caseload at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is diverse with a large number of congenital cases.  Cardiac cases are presented through the cardiovascular medicine clinic and in-house consultations including large animals (approximately 5% of caseload).

The non-invasive cardiovascular medicine service will emphasize diagnostic modalities including electrocardiography, echocardiography, radiography, ambulatory ECG, and pacemaker programming.  The service is well equipped including independent echocardiography (2-D, Doppler, tissue velocity imaging) and pacemaker programming and stimulator capabilities (St. Jude and Medtronic).

The invasive cardiovascular medicine service is housed within a modern, 340 square foot stand-alone facility and equipped with digital C-arm fluoroscopy, motorized C-arm table, power injector, 16-channel digital biological analytical system and cardiac output computers.  Procedures are performed on a frequent basis and include angiocardiography, congenital disease procedures, vascular anomalies, peripheral vascular work, and multiple research projects.  Our residents log an average of 40-50 interventional procedures per year during their program.

The Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is well equipped to support the cardiovascular medicine service including in-house MRI, CT-angiography, nuclear imaging, and critical care support.

The resident will be expected to actively participate in teaching of fourth-year veterinary students, interns and residents.  Residents may be assigned other teaching duties in the professional and veterinary technician programs, dependent upon departmental needs and interest of the resident.  Participation in daily rounds, journal club, departmental seminar program and rounds with the Indiana University School of Medicine are also required. 

The resident is required to complete a research project with anticipation of presenting the results at the ACVIM forum and manuscript preparation during the residency program.  Currently, there are active research programs involving management of congestive heart failure, myxomatous mitral valve disease, feline cardiomyopathy, thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy, pacemaker therapy, and correction of congenital cardiac disease.  There is a standing relationship with the Indiana University Riley Hospital for Children in both pediatric interventional cardiology and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery that provides a unique ability for clinical training as well as research opportunities.

  • Number of Faculty in Direct Support of Program = 3
  • Total # Residents Trained = 9
  • # Current Residents = 1
  • # Residents Board Certified = 8

Applicants should furnish a completed AAVC application form, complete curriculum vitae, a brief letter of intent, veterinary college transcript and three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the candidate’s clinical knowledge and skills. 

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.  Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Comparative Oncology

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University invites applications for a Comparative Oncology Residency Program. The three-year residency program will begin July 16, 2018, and will end July 15, 2021. Applicants are required to have a DVM degree and either a rotating internship or equivalent internship or practice experience. Applicants must be citizens of the United States to be eligible for this position. The program is designed to provide advanced training in clinical veterinary medical oncology and to satisfy the ACVIM requirements for board certification in the specialty of oncology. 

The residency program is conducted by the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP). The PCOP, which was established in 1979, has the goals of: clinical investigation, education, and compassionate patient care. Residents fill a key role in providing compassionate clinical patient care under the supervision of a faculty member, and the medical care of patients in clinical trials. In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or basic scientific research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the Department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students, and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. 

Financial support for this residency position will be provided by the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) in Buffalo Grove, IL. The VSC is a vibrant multi-specialty referral practice located approximately 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, IL. Both VSC and PCOP will participate in the evaluation of candidates applying for the residency position. Although the majority of the training completed during this residency will occur at Purdue, approximately 3-6 weeks per year of the residency training will be completed at VSC. The candidate selected for this residency position will be expected to sign a binding written agreement guaranteeing 5 years of professional employment with VSC following completion of the residency. 

Residents are required to enroll in the Department’s Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless non-enrollment is approved by the Department Head. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program. Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the agreement of the faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical and / or basic scientific research. The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with PhD research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond the three year clinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the Department, College, University and affiliated research centers. 

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Employment is on an annual basis with continuation in the program dependent upon satisfactory periodic evaluations. 

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Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging Residency at Purdue University is a four-year program (out of VIRMP) that is designed to provide advanced training in Diagnostic Imaging and to satisfy the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) residency requirements. Successful resident applicant may also register for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) residency training concurrently. Individuals interested in pursuing an academic career are encouraged to apply.

The applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. A veterinary degree and interest in advanced training in diagnostic imaging is required. A completed rotating internship in small or large animal medicine/surgery or equivalent experience is required. Please email your application to Dr. Chee Kin Lim at cklim@purdue.edu. The closing date for submitting the application is October 31, 2017. The faculty will review your completed application and will then determine whether an interview will be arranged. On-site interviews are mandatory for shortlisted candidates.

Residents rotate between the radiology, ultrasound and advanced imaging services in accordance with ACVR/ECVDI requirements.  Residents evaluate images under the direct supervision of senior faculty.  Daily faculty backup will be present during these times and dictated reports will be evaluated by these faculties. The residents will be compensated for after-hours emergency cases.  Periods of off-clinic time will be assigned according to residency program. Applicant is required to pursue a Master’s degree graduate program as well as study for the qualifying examination of the ACVR/ECVDI. Diagnostic Imaging residents will participate in known case conference rounds, diagnostic imaging journal club, and daily diagnostic imaging rounds. Diagnostic Imaging residents will have opportunities to attend conferences related to the field of diagnostic imaging. A full description of the residency program and a more specific breakdown of clinical duties is located on the ACVR website or ECVDI website. Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program dependent upon favorable periodic evaluations.

The diagnostic imaging section at Purdue University currently employs three full time board-certified radiologists and a residency-trained radiologist. All radiologists have training in all modalities and diverse research interests. The section also employs four veterinary technicians with training in diagnostic imaging and one certified MRI/CT technician. The section currently has three small animal DR rooms, large animal DR room, a 64 slice CT scanner, a digital fluoroscope, 1 ultrasound machine, a gamma camera for nuclear imaging and a 1.5T MRI scanner.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills.  Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required.  Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be accepted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted.  Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected.

For additional information, contact Dr. Chee Kin Lim, Diagnostic Imaging Section.  Telephone (765)-494-0116, E-Mail: cklim@purdue.edu

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty and staff and inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. Al individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Emergency Critical Care

The Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Residency at Purdue University has become an established and successful three-year program providing advanced training in emergency and critical care medicine that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the ACVECC for board certification.  The majority of the three-year program is spent on the small animal emergency and critical care service with hands-on management of clinical cases while being directly supervised by board certified and board eligible diplomats in emergency and critical care.  The current emergency and critical care medicine faculty and their areas of interest are:

The ECC residency is sustained by a broad caseload that is made up of a combination of local emergency, critical care and trauma cases as well as a diverse population of referral cases from the entire Midwest/Great Lakes region. The clinical aspects of the residency are supported by other hospital services such as anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology (including interventional), neurology, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, ophthalmology, radiation and medical oncology.  Each service offers a wide array of expertise in both diagnostic and treatment modalities.  Emergency and critical care residents participate in biweekly morbidity and mortality rounds, biweekly small animal emergency and critical care journal club, and daily emergency and critical care rounds.

The resident also spends a portion of his/her time at North Central Veterinary Emergency Center (NCVEC).  NCVEC is a well-established, well equipped, 24 hour emergency and critical care veterinary hospital located on Purdue University’s North Central Campus in Westville, Indiana.  Time spent at NCVEC will satisfy the independent study time requirement.  It also provides an opportunity to further increase the resident’s exposure to a broad variety of emergent and ICU cases and allows the resident to have increased primary case responsibility including performing surgical procedures. NCVEC is well integrated in to the local veterinary community and has AAHA certification and state-of-the-art capabilities. 

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop proficiency in clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected prior to completion of the residency.  Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and will also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students. The resident will be required to complete a non-thesis or thesis Master of Science degree during residency training.  Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the endorsement of the faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical and/or fundamental research. The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond a three year clinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and is contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, school, university and affiliated research centers.

Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program being dependent upon favorable periodic evaluations.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

For additional information contact Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Telephone: (765) 494-1107, e-mail: ethomovs@purdue.edu

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Neurology/Neurosurgery

The Neurology Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program that is designed to provide advanced training in neurology and neurosurgery, and to satisfy the ACVIM residency requirements for board-certification in neurology.

The resident will participate in clinical rotations and assume primary responsibility for small animal patients.  Large animal patients are examined on a consultation basis.  The resident will participate in the neurological/neurosurgical emergency duty on a rotating basis among the neurology and small animal surgery residents.  The majority of time will be spent on clinical neurology/neurosurgery rotations, with additional rotations in related areas required for competency and board-certification.  Additional out-rotations at regional medical schools or hospitals may be arranged as available to observe additional neurology, neurosurgical, and/or electrophysiology procedures.  Residents are encouraged to pursue the ACVIM Neurosurgery Certificate of Training during their residency. 

The current small animal neurology faculty consists of three permanent faculty members.  Current small animal neurology faculty with respective clinical areas and research/special interests include:

  • R. Timothy Bentley, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
    • Clinical Area: medical neurology and neurosurgery
    • Research: brain tumors and neuroradiology
  • Melissa Lewis, VMD, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
    • Clinical Area: medical neurology and neurosurgery
    • Research: spinal cord injury, electrophysiology and neuroradiology
  • Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRP
    • Clinical Area: medical neurology, neurosurgery, and physical rehabilitation
    • Research: Rehabilitation of the post-operative neurologic patient, paroxysmal dyskinesias, seizure management

The neurology service is part of the small animal surgery section and is strongly supported by the surgery faculty.  Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a well-equipped, multi-disciplinary veterinary referral hospital.  Clinical facilities include fully-equipped surgical suites for spinal and intracranial procedures, minimally-invasive surgical equipment, electrodiagnostic capabilities, fully-equipped rehabilitation suite including underwater treadmill, and gait analysis.  Advanced diagnostic imaging facilities on-site include 1.5T MRI, 64-slice CT scanner, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine.  An in-house linear accelerator is available for radiation therapy.  Off-site diagnostic modalities include:  3.0 T MRI.  The canine brain tumor clinical, surgical and radiotherapy caseload is ample, owing to brain tumor clinical trials and related research.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills.  Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a faculty member is required.  Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted.  Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department. The resident in this position will serve as the Teaching Assistant in the freshmen Neuroscience & Neuroanatomy course, delivering 1 – 3 lectures per year and assisting in laboratories. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of junior residents, interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students.  A commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected.  Residents are required to enroll in the department’s Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program. Candidates may alternatively, with the agreement of the faculty mentor(s), enroll in a combined residency/PhD program.

Performance reviews will be conducted every 6 months, with annual renewal of employment contingent on satisfactory review of clinical performance, academic knowledge, and professional/ethical conduct.  A residency certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Applicants should submit a completed AAVC application form, curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, veterinary college transcript and three to four letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the candidate’s clinical knowledge and skills.

Interviews are strongly encouraged and considered upon request from qualified candidates.  To request an interview, please email your interview request to Dr. Stephanie Thomovsky at sthomovs@purdue.edu before December 4.  The faculty will review your completed AAVC application and will then determine whether an interview will be arranged.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Ophthalmology

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Radiation Oncology

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Small Animal Internal Medicine

The Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program providing advanced training in internal medicine that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the ACVIM for board certification. The majority of the three-year program is spent on the small animal internal medicine service directly supervised by board-certified diplomates in internal medicine. The caseload consists primarily of referrals from clinics throughout Indiana and surrounding states and referrals from our after hours emergency service. The current small animal internal medicine faculty and their areas of interest are:

  • Larry Adams, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; nephrology/urology
  • Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; infectious disease, infection control
  • Nolie Parnell, DVM, DACVIM; gastroenterology/nutrition
  • Sarah Steinbach, Dr. Med. Vet., DACVIM, DECVIM; nephrology/hemodialysis
  • Andrew Woolcock, DVM, DACVIM; endocrinology, respiratory
  • Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, Vet MB, MS, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine); DECVIM (companion animal); endocrinology, immune-mediated disease, also regularly participates in the training of small animal internal medicine residents.

This three-year program provides advanced clinical training that prepares the candidate for academia or private specialty practice. Clinical training and board preparation are supported through daily resident-faculty rounds and a weekly Small Animal Internal Medicine journal club. Additionally, faculty-led board preparation didactic sessions assist our residents in successfully achieving ACVIM certification. The case load at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is diverse with particular emphasis in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, urology, and immune-mediated diseases. Internal medicine residents will become proficient in advanced medicine diagnostic techniques including but not limited to bronchoscopy, GI endoscopy, cystoscopy, and rhinoscopy. Residents will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in interventional endoscopy, interpretation of CT and MRI, and diagnostic ultrasound. Interaction with ancillary laboratories and services, including clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging (which offers digital radiography, ultrasonography, MRI, CT, and nuclear medicine) are a daily part of resident training. Advanced techniques available at Purdue include laser and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, intermittent hemodialysis for managing AKI and intoxications, molecular diagnosis of infectious disease, and minimally invasive interventional urology. Specialty rotations included in the training of all small animal medicine residents include but are not limited to diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, cardiology, oncology, neurology, and emergency/critical care. Optional rotations include ophthalmology, dermatology, behavior, and radiation oncology, or alternatively, with approval of the resident’s mentor and department head, this time may be used for supervised training at other institutions or specialty practices which provide additional opportunities not available at Purdue.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will develop clinical research techniques, writing skills and lecture preparation/delivery skills. Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member is required. Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted. Residents develop skills necessary for presenting research-based material on a national level through participation in a college-wide seminar series once per year. Residents also actively participate in pre-clinical didactic lectures in Internal Medicine based elective classes, problem based learning curriculum, and clinical rotation student rounds to develop their instructional abilities. Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research.

Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. may, with the agreement of faculty mentor(s), enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program.  The Clinical Investigator Program strives to integrate residency training with research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond a three yearclinical residency. This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and is contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, college, university and affiliated research centers.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Lynn Guptill, Residency Program Director, Small Animal Internal Medicine. Telephone: (765) 494-9900, e-mail: guptillc@purdue.edu.

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Small Animal Surgery

The Small Animal Surgery Residency at Purdue University is a three-year program that provides advanced training in small animal surgery and satisfies the ACVS residency requirements. 

Residents rotate between the orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery services, as well as the neurology/neurosurgery service.  Residents manage patients under the direct supervision of faculty.  For a portion of the third year, the chief resident, with faculty support, may be in charge of the orthopedic and soft tissue surgery services.  Residents participate in the surgical emergency duty rotation for soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical cases on a rotating basis and are financially compensated for after-hours emergency cases.  The Surgery services see a busy and diverse referral surgical caseload and is extremely well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.  The Surgery services interact closely with other hospital Services such as anesthesia, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, urology, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and medical oncology; each offering a wide array of expertise in diagnostic and treatment capabilities.  Surgery residents participate in several didactic activities including daily Service rounds, weekly journal club, surgical M&M conferences, pathology rounds, house officer seminars, and multi-annual mock exams. 

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation and delivery skills.  Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a faculty member is required.  Publication of the research findings in a refereed scientific journal is expected, and the manuscript must be submitted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted.  Residents are expected to give at least two presentations each year as part of the ACVS residency seminar requirements. Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of junior residents, interns, veterinary students and veterinary technician students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected. Residents are required to enroll in the department Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head. Employment is on an annual basis, with continuation in the program dependent upon favorable biannual evaluations.

Applicants should follow the AAVC application instructions to submit: 1) a completed AAVC application form, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) brief letter of intent, 4) veterinary college transcript and 5) three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or employers familiar with the candidate’s background, clinical knowledge and skills.  Only candidates graduated from AVMA-accredited programs or those from non-accredited programs that have fulfilled the ECFVG or PAVE requirements will be considered.

Interviews, on-site or videoconference, are strongly encouraged and are by invitation only. In order to be considered for an interview, the complete AAVC application, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on time.  The surgery faculty will review completed applications and extend interview invitations by mid-December and most interviews will be conducted during the second and third weeks of January 2018.

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Large Animal Residencies

Large Animal Internal Medicine

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Large Animal Surgery

The large animal surgical residency at Purdue University is a three-year clinical program providing advanced training in surgery that meets or exceeds the training requirements outlined by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). The majority of the three-year program will be spent in the large animal surgical service working with four board certified specialists in large animal surgery.  The case load is diverse with a variety of large animal species being treated.  We have experienced no problems in reaching the minimum case requirements set forth by the ACVS.  Horses make up approximately 75% of the case load and include horses involved in racing (Thoroughbred and Standardbred), western performance, dressage, and jumping.  Food animals constitute roughly 20% of the case load and camelids and other species (pigs and exotics) making up the final 5% of cases admitted to the large animal hospital.  The large animal surgical faculty have special interests in orthopedic, gastrointestinal, upper respiratory, lasers, and food animal/camelid surgery.  Surgical residents will become proficient in advanced diagnostic techniques including: lameness evaluation, diagnostic imaging (digital radiography, computed tomography, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy), and laparoscopy.  Daily exposure to ancillary laboratories and services including large animal internal medicine (5 ACVIM diplomats), diagnostic imaging, and clinical pathology.  The following equipment is available for diagnostic and therapeutic use: video endoscopy, fluoroscopy, shock wave lithotripsy, carbon dioxide and diode lasers, laparoscopy, high speed treadmill, and locking plate application capability.  It is the intent of the three year program to provide advanced clinical training that will enable the candidate to be qualified for either academic or private specialty practice.  Specialty rotations include radiology, pathology, anesthesia, and internal medicine.  Large animal surgical residents function as a team consisting of senior faculty, fellow residents, technicians, and senior veterinary students.  Residents are expected to share emergency responsibilities with fellow house officers (large animal surgical and internal medicine residents).  Third year surgical residents, pending satisfactory completion of the first two years of their program, function as primary emergency surgeons and have primary case responsibility.

In addition to clinical training and responsibilities, residents will have ample opportunity to develop clinical research techniques, writing skills, and lecture preparation/delivery skills.  Involvement in a clinical, translational, or fundamental research project under the supervision of a senior faculty member (resident advisor) is required.  The resident advisor must be chosen within the first month of the residency program.  Publication of the research findings in a referred scientific journal (on the approved journal list of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons) is expected, and the manuscript must be accepted for publication before a residency certificate will be granted.  Residents are expected to present one seminar each year to the department and may also be required to present a small number of didactic lectures.  Residents are expected to participate in the clinical teaching of senior students, and veterinary technician students and a commitment to further development of their teaching skills is expected.  Residents are required to enroll in the Department’s Clinical and Translational Research Master of Science degree program unless they already have a post-graduate degree and non-enrollment is approved by the department head.  The M.S. graduate program (thesis or non-thesis option) is designed to develop the resident's ability to conduct clinical and translational research and augments the residency program.  Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD may, with the agreement of the resident advisor, enroll in the Clinical Investigator Program, which is designed to develop the capability to conduct clinical or basic research, often in collaboration with researchers in non-clinical departments within the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The program strives to integrate residency training with research, and requires graduate study and laboratory experience beyond the first three years.  This program is a flexible, individualized course of study tailored to the career objective of the candidate and contingent upon available funded research capabilities of the department, college, university, and affiliated research centers.

Dr. Jan F. Hawkins, Large Animal Surgery.  Telephone:  765-494-8563, email: hawkinsj@purdue.edu.

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Internships

Small Animal Rotating Internship

The small animal rotating internship at Purdue University is a 12.5-month clinical program (0.5 month orientation and 12 months clinical training) providing advanced clinical training in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialties on an elective basis. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.

Under the direct guidance and supervision of senior faculty members each intern will work a minimum of 12 weeks in internal medicine and surgery respectively, and 6 - 9 weeks of electives. Elective options allow for clinical experience in other specialties within the hospital as well as further experience in the core rotations (internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine). Elective options include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical pathology, community practice (wellness clinic and exotics), dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency critical care, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, and radiation oncology. Approximately 9 weeks will be spent on emergency duty – time is spent on day or night time services. Interns are required to remain in the hospital overnight when on night emergency duty during which time each intern will be responsible for both referral and walk-in emergency cases with the support of the emergency and critical care residents, emergency doctors on duty as well as the support from other specialty service residents and faculty clinicians on-call.  The intern will also be expected to help with critical cases in the small animal intensive care unit. Presentation of one 50-minute seminar to an audience of faculty, house officers, and students is required. Submission of article manuscript for publication in a scientific journal is strongly recommended but not required. Interns are expected to attend weekly one hour lectures specifically tailored for interns and participate in journal and book club activities on a regular basis.

Each intern is assigned a mentor who provides guidance and serves as a liaison throughout the program. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. Benefits include 22 days of vacation, health insurance, and professional liability insurance. Additional financial compensation is provided for night emergency cases. Indiana licensure is not required for participation in this program; however, due to length of time to obtain international visas, you must be a citizen of the United States to qualify for this position.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Chair, Intern Committee. Telephone: (765) 494-8562 or (765) 494-1107, email: johns357@purdue.edu

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. . 

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Small Animal Rotating Internship, Diversity

The small animal rotating internship at Purdue University is a 12.5-month clinical program (0.5 month orientation and 12 months clinical training) providing advanced clinical training in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialties on an elective basis. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty. Applicants applying for this position should include a statement in their cover letter addressing how they would provide diversity to veterinary medicine and why they should be considered for the diversity position. Alternatively, this can be provided in a separate letter and sent to the email address given below.

Under the direct guidance and supervision of senior faculty members each intern will work a minimum of 12 weeks in internal medicine and surgery respectively, and 6 - 9 weeks of electives. Elective options allow for clinical experience in other specialties within the hospital as well as further experience in the core rotations (internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine). Elective options include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical pathology, community practice (wellness clinic and exotics), dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency critical care, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, and radiation oncology. Approximately 9 weeks will be spent on emergency duty – time is spent on day or night time services. Interns are required to remain in the hospital overnight when on night emergency duty during which time each intern will be responsible for both referral and walk-in emergency cases with the support of the emergency and critical care residents, emergency doctors on duty as well as the support from other specialty service residents and faculty clinicians on-call.  The intern will also be expected to help with critical cases in the small animal intensive care unit. Presentation of one 50-minute seminar to an audience of faculty, house officers, and students is required. Submission of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal is strongly recommended but not required. Interns are expected to attend a weekly one hour lecture specifically tailored for interns and participate in journal and book club activities on a regular basis.

Each intern is assigned a mentor who provides guidance and serves as a liaison throughout the program. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. Benefits include 22 days of vacation, health insurance, and professional liability insurance. Additional financial compensation is provided for night emergency cases. Indiana licensure is not required for participation in this program, however you must be a citizen of the United States or its territories to qualify for this position.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Chair, Intern Committee. Telephone: (765) 494-8562 or (765) 494-1107, email: johns357@purdue.edu. Address: 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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