Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency

This position is posted on the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program at:

Our ACVIM Residency Program information, containing details of the program, can be accessed at the following URL:

The Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year program designed to prepare the candidate for board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) specialty of small animal internal medicine. At the end of the first and second year, continuation of the residency must be approved by the residency committee.

The first year of the residency program will provide general exposure to all aspects of small animal internal medicine. During the second year, the resident will be encouraged to specify and develop his/her special interests in a subspecialty. During all three years of the program, there will be opportunities to work with specialists in other fields of veterinary medicine, including specialists in oncology, neurology, cardiology, and emergency and critical care medicine. The resident is expected to participate in clinical investigations with resultant publication. Presentation of research findings at a scientific meeting is also required. Clinical rotations in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital are scheduled throughout all three years. Pursuit of a Master’s of Science or Ph.D. degree is very strongly encouraged.

Interns provide primary emergency duty. However, all residents participate in emergency duty on a rotational basis by providing consultation and/or guidance for interns that are involved in primary emergency care. Residents will also be required to provide specialized procedures on an emergency basis (e.g., endoscopy). In order to minimize emergency response time, the resident is expected to obtain housing within a 20-minute radius of the Veterinary Health Center.

In addition to the resident’s training in clinics, rounds, and seminars, opportunities exist to enroll in selected graduate courses, attend programs at the UMC School of Medicine and the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and participate in elective rotations at other veterinary medical institutions.

Residents completing our program have an excellent record of success in timely attainment of board certification. Former residents are employed in academia, private practice, and industry positions.

Further information can be obtained by contacting

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity / Access / Affirmative Action / Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

* Our office does not sponsor H-1B, E-3, O-1 or J-1 visas or permanent residency applications for residents and interns. If you have questions regarding your immigration status and eligibility please contact the MU International Center at