Jul. 07, 2017
Dec. 07, 2017
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a three-year residency program in comparative veterinary anesthesiology, concurrent with a master's degree in veterinary science. This program is offered in accordance with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia's (ACVAA) residency training standards, which may be accessed online at www.acvaa.org. Residents are expected to fulfill the credentials for their master's degree and for ACVAA board certification prior to completion of the residency. Residents will be evaluated semi-annually and, upon completion of the program, are expected to pursue ACVAA diplomate status.
This program is under the supervision of two ACVAA diplomates and is supported by one clinical instructor, and five certified anesthesia technicians (one VTS anesthesia). Residents will be exposed to a diverse case load during their clinical training, including equine, farm animal, small animal, and zoo animal species (via partnerships with the Jackson Zoo, the Marine Mammal Institute, and Cedar Hill Cat Sanctuary). Augmentation of clinical experiences via intramural and extramural out-rotations is also encouraged, and residents will be provided ample time for these activities. Didactic courses will be offered in accordance with the requirements for completion of the master's degree, and some of these courses will include residency training activities, including journal club and textbook rounds.
Residents will have the opportunity to participate in several teaching roles, including clinical and didactic rounds with rotation students, lab instruction, and lectures for second year veterinary students. In addition, the resident will participate in college-wide seminar and morbidity and mortality rounds. As required by the ACVAA training standards and the graduate program, the resident will be required to complete at least one research project during their residency. It is expected that the resident will present these findings at a scientific meeting and that a manuscript be accepted prior to completion of the program. Professional development is also strongly encouraged throughout the residency, and provisions will be made to allow resident participation in relevant conferences and training courses, in accordance with their interests.
Applicants must preferably be graduates from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (see http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/colleges_accredited/allcolleges.asp) and pass the NAVLE licensure examination, or completed the entire ECFVG or PACE qualification process (see http://www.avma.org/education/ecfvg/default.asp) prior to beginning the residency.
Non-US residents are welcome and encouraged to apply. Matched foreign applicants must plan to enter the US at least 2-3 weeks before the official start date in order to ensure that a valid social security number is obtained prior to commencement. Mississippi State University employs only citizens of the US, Canada, and Mexico, nationals of the US, and aliens authorized to work in the US by the time of commencement of the residency.
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, and any other status protected by state or federal law.
Please address all relevant application materials to:
Robert Meyer, DVM, DACVAA
Department of Clinical Sciences
Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
240 Wise Center Drive
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
Where & How to Apply
Instructions: Applicants are requested to submit veterinary school official transcript from their university registrar, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a statement of personal goals to be obtained from participation in the program. Please address all relevant application materials to: Robert Meyer, DVM, DACVAA Department of Clinical Sciences Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine 240 Wise Center Drive P.O. Box 6100 Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100 Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Meyer, DVM, DACVAA
College of Veterinary Medicine 240 Wise Center Drive
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State , MS 39762-6100