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Iowa State University Intern- Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Intern- Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

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 – 30 shelter and rescue partners. 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. Four weeks of elective rotations could be pursued at approved welfare/shelter partners, general practice, independent research, or another specific experience with mentor approval. 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.

    • R egistration 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.

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. As the nation’s first public veterinary school, Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research and service.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community (http://www.diversity.iastate.edu/principles-of-community) .

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns (http://www.thinkames.com/) in the nation. For more information on the college and Ames, please go to our Employment Opportunity Profile (https://vetmed.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/About/20_3218-CVM-Recruitment-Brochure_General_Book.pdf) .

Department Unit/Website:

https://vetmed.iastate.edu/vcs ;

https://vetmed.iastate.edu/vmc/employment/internships-residencies

Proposed Start Date:June 21, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: March 12, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R4398

Iowa State University (http://www.iastate.edu/) is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community (http://www.diversity.iastate.edu/principles-of-community) .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found here:https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation

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