An internship provides the opportunity to gain the equivalent of up to 5 years of experience in one year with quality mentorship. OSVS offers an exceptionally strong training program. An internship helps a young clinician define their practice style, gain and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue any path in veterinary medicine. Students completing their fourth year training, who may be feeling inadequately prepared for practice due to the shortening of their clinical experience this year, might especially benefit from pursuing an internship. OSVS is offering additional intern positions this year starting in November and February. If interested, please email Justine Johnson DVM, DACVECC for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 12 1/2 month internship has an emphasis on emergency medicine and critical care. The intern will spend approximately 60% of his/her time on emergency or inpatient shifts. During these shifts the intern will have access to specialists and experienced emergency doctors for consultation. Extensive daily case rounds ensure that the intern has the opportunity to learn from each case he/she sees as well as cases being managed by other doctors. The remaining time includes rotations in surgery and internal medicine, and elective rotations which the intern can choose (to include any or all of the other specialties). In addition to case rounds, there are weekly didactic rounds for the interns presented by the various specialists. The intern is expected to participate in the teaching of technicians and visiting student externs. The internship is designed to expose the participant to the various specialties, allowing the intern to develop a special interest to pursue in a residency, but also providing a broad education in high quality medicine and surgery which will be valuable in any type of future practice. Previous interns have routinely expressed that they felt very well prepared for their jobs or residencies because of their OSVS experience. OSVS has a strong reputation for preparing excellent doctors, and interns are highly sought after for employment after internship. The OSVS internship is one of only a handful in the east that is certified as a quality educational program by the American Animal Hospital Association.
Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary school.
Additional Salary Information: Additional shifts available for added compensation.
Full health insurance, all licensing and dues paid.
About Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (OSVS) is located in Rhode Island, the beautiful Ocean State - and close to all of New England's recreational offerings. OSVS is a 26,000sf building, with a very busy emergency service and specialists in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, critical care, neurology, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, and avian/exotics. The hospital has a broad referral base of over 100 hospitals, including those in RI, southern MA and eastern CT. '
There are over twenty experienced emergency doctors who work a combination of day, swing and night shifts, and play an important role in training interns. There is a well established internship program, surgery and emergency/critical care residency programs as well. The support staff is highly trained and capable of working with critical patients.
Equipment in the hospital includes digital radiography, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, fluoroscopy, laparoscopy, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, and extensive monitoring equipment including telemetric EKG. There are continuing education programs in place for referring veterinarians and technicians, as well as in house CE for doctors and technicians and an in-house tech tra...ining program.
Our sister hospital, Bay State Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Services is located in Swansea, Massachusetts. This is a well-equipped 24/7 emergency hospital with full time surgery and internal medicine specialty services. Some of our emergency clinicians split their time between the two hospitals.
Signing bonus or relocation expenses negotiable.
Continued Education package.
All licenses including DEA, and professional liability insurance covered.
Membership in specialty organization, AVMA, RIVMA, and VECCS covered.