Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Residency

This position is posted on the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program at: Position is posted every 3 years.  This position is posted for one opening in 2014.  The next opening(s) will be available in July 2017.

The 3-year residency will consist of a minimum of 104 weeks of clinical training designed to achieve specialty certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Large Animal Internal Medicine specialty. Approximately 78 weeks will be assigned to in-house medicine and surgery case management with the remaining 26 weeks of clinical training being derived from electives chosen by the candidate. The remaining time will be spent on scholarly activities such as research, coursework, and vacation (10 days/year). Clinical areas that can be selected for electives include ambulatory practice, production medicine, theriogenology, equine medicine and surgery, and approved externships. The residency is currently approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). The residency emphasizes broad-based food animal practice skills, advanced training and expertise in food animal internal medicine, competence in quantitative concepts related to population medicine, and scholarly productivity. Residents will be assigned to after-hours emergency duty in rotation with other house officers. The residency requires enrolment in a graduate degree program leading to either a MS or PhD degree. An MS degree likely will be completed during the course of the 3-year residency, but completion of a PhD degree likely will require an additional 1-2 years of coursework and research. The graduate degree requirement may be waived for a candidate who has completed an MS or PhD in a related field. Active faculty research supporting graduate studies includes bovine mastitis, animal welfare, neonatal immunology, respiratory disease, food safety, and infectious disease epidemiology. Candidates with internship or equivalent private practice experience are encouraged to apply. The resident is reviewed semi-annually and the residency is annually renewed based on satisfactory performance.

The in-house caseload consists of approximately 65% cattle, including beef and dairy, 20% goats and sheep, 10% camelids, and 5% swine. The training program is supported by 7 clinical faculty, 2 public health faculty, and 2 extension faculty including 4 ACVIM large animal internal medicine diplomates (3 food animal; 1 equine), 1 ABVP diplomate, 2 ACVPM diplomate, and 2 ACT diplomates.

The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of approximately 100,000 people that is consistently rated among America’s most livable small cities. Columbia is noteworthy due to its relatively low cost of living and numerous recreational opportunities.

For more information please contact the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 900 East Campus Drive, Columbia, Missouri, 65211; phone 573-882-6857.

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