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SA Emergency and Critical Care Residency Position

Job Description

The Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH) of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a three-year residency training program in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care that fulfills the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). The Department currently has an opening for a new resident to start no later than January 15, 2014.  The SATH is an approved ACVECC Residency Training Program Center and has 32 board certified faculty supporting 13 clinical specialty services. The SATH is a well-equipped referral hospital and maintains state of the art cardiovascular and anesthetic monitoring equipment, mechanical ventilators, continuous renal replacement therapy, thromboelastography, on-site CT, MRI and linear accelerator, and cage-side blood gas, coagulation, and biochemical analysis as well as a complete clinical pathology laboratory.

The resident will be assigned primarily to the Critical Care Service.  The service is currently staffed by 2 ACVECC Diplomate, 2 ACVECC residents, 5 rotating small animal interns, 1 Critical Care specialty intern, 1 Critical Care Nursing Supervisor (VTS-ECC), and 17 dedicated intensive and intermediate care unit technicians.  The Auburn University Emergency and Critical Care Service is a 24 hour same-day referral center designed to serve the needs of veterinarians in the Southeast.  The Intensive Care Unit is fully staffed 24/7 by a staff of full-time veterinary technicians and a Critical Care Nursing Supervisor.  A STAT lab is available for hematology, chemistries, blood gases, electrolytes, blood lactate, coagulation profiles, and cytology.  The service is supported by a full-service radiology section with capabilities that include radiology, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI.  Monitoring capabilities include telemetry, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, direct and indirect blood pressure, colloid osmotic pressure, urine output, and central venous pressure monitoring. Recent acquisitions include an updated continuous renal replacement therapy hemodialysis unit.   

The ACVECC resident will receive instruction in clinical areas of interest and will work under the close supervision of one ACVECC Diplomate faculty member. Residents must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program and will participate in an active research program under the supervision of a member of the Department of Clinical Sciences; this research may culminate in a Master of Science degree.  Up to five credit hours of academic course work per semester is expected. Residents are assigned to other specialty areas as needed to reinforce their medical foundation. Residents also participate in a seminar series, morbidity & mortality rounds, and critical care journal club weekly. A resident will be expected to assist in teaching senior veterinary students through lectures, seminars, and during clinic rotations.

Residencies at AU-CVM require applicants to be a graduate of a college of veterinary medicine and to have completed an internship (or equivalent experience). Residents must be able to meet entrance requirements for the AU Graduate School and must be enrolled in the graduate program throughout their residency program. Residents are considered GTAs (Graduate Teaching Assistants) and receive a tuition waiver for graduate courses and partially subsidized health insurance. However, it should be noted that graduate school fees and insurance costs amounting to approximately $3,000 per year are the responsibility of the resident and are subject to change. Residents are expected to take graduate courses each semester and to participate in research activities under the guidance of a faculty member. The combination of graduate courses and research activities should culminate in the successful resident achieving a Master of Science degree.

All residencies will be no more than three years in length and are not tenure track positions. Membership in the AVMA is required to begin the residency in order to obtain professional liability insurance paid by the department. Faculty state licensure by examination is required and paid for by the Department of Clinical Sciences. Any required work permits or visas are the responsibility of the applicant.


For general information contact Renee Huston (rah0022@auburn.edu ), Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 235 Overton Educational Wing, Auburn, AL  36849-5540 (phone 334-844-6003). More information about Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine and the community can be found at the University web sites: www.auburn.edu  or www.vetmed.auburn.edu .  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be considered immediately until a quality candidate is found.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The candidate(s) selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointments are scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Date Posted 10/28/2013 11:29 am 
Location Auburn, Alabama 
Compensation TBD 
Views 1106 

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