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Feb. 22, 2017
Jun. 15, 2017

Residency Anesthesiology

Michigan State University

College of Veterinary Medicine

Michigan State University offers a three-year clinical residency program in Veterinary Anesthesiology. The residency program at Michigan State University is designed to prepare candidates to meet the requirements of the ACVAA for achieving board certification. The program allows the resident to develop expertise in anesthesia and pain management, experience in teaching, and training in research techniques. Successful evaluation of annual performance is required for the candidate to proceed in the program.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has board-certified faculty members in most specialties, and the Veterinary Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility with a large and varied case load. This position will involve training in both Small and Large Animal Anesthesiology. The resident will spend 75% of his/her time performing clinical work under the supervision of board certified veterinary anesthesiologists. The resident will participate in after hour emergency duty for the anesthesia service. Time will be allocated for gaining experience in zoo and wildlife anesthesia, cardiology, SA and LA critical care, internal medicine, radiology and chronic pain management The remaining 25% will be spent on research, manuscript preparation, seminar preparation, and independent study in preparation for specialty certification.

The resident will be expected to present at least one seminar to the department per year, with an emphasis on anesthesia and analgesia. There are also weekly critical care rounds and anesthesia journal club meetings that the resident is required to attend. Hospital wide morbidity and mortality rounds are held once a month. The resident will also be expected to attend the anesthesia lectures given by the faculty members of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The resident will participate in the instruction of junior and senior students including case management and informal rounds, be assigned to give lectures in the didactic anesthesia course, and be given the opportunity to develop and refine their clinical and didactic teaching skills.

Each resident will be required to perform at least one research project, either in the clinical or basic science areas, leading to publication of a high quality manuscript in a refereed journal. The resident is required to present the results of their project at a national meeting.

Full faculty benefits, which include medical and dental, as well as professional liability coverage are provided. There is also an optional base retirement plan available after completing 24 FTE (full-time equivalent) service months of continuous employment if you work 50% time or more and for 9 months or longer. Residents will also receive 22 days paid vacation per year.

Practice in the MSU Veterinary Medical Center requires Michigan Veterinary Licensure. A clinical academic license is available and acceptable, and requires no additional testing beyond NAVLE. The Michigan Veterinary License application fee will be paid for the selected resident; however, additional fees, including but not limited to, transcript requests, criminal background check/finger printing, verification of licensure in another state, etc., may be the responsibility of the selected resident. The selected resident will be provided with additional details to assist in obtaining Michigan licensure.

Foreign applicants may be considered; however, the feasibility of placement of foreign applicants requiring H-1B status depends on the application year’s prevailing wage rate as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Note that the visa application processing fee can be $1000 USD or more. Visa application processing fees are the responsibility of the candidate. Application to our program implies your consent for payment of such fees as necessary.

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Debbie Wilson ,
Dr. Andrew Claude ,

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: Please visit our website at: or contact Dr. Andrew Claude at or Dr. Debbie Wilson at wilsondv@cvm.msu.eduMichigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations from women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.