Specialty Internship in Small Animal Practice combined with Emergency/Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, or Other Specialty
The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center (MU VHC) in conjunction with the Webster Groves Animal Hospital & Urgent Care Center (WGAH) of St. Louis, MO is soliciting applications for a one-year internship in small animal general practice, combined with small animal emergency/critical care, small animal surgery, small animal internal medicine, radiology, small animal nutrition, or other specialty, to begin July 15, 2021. A research/teaching option in small animal surgery, small animal emergency and/critical care, or other available specialty for the university portion of the internship is also possible for the interested candidate. This internship is designed to prepare the intern for application to a residency in the candidate’s intended specialty while practicing high quality small animal medicine at a large multi-doctor private practice and rotating in the specialty of choice at the MU VHC.
At the WGAH, the intern will work three consecutive 12-hour full-service shifts (typically, Friday-Saturday-Sunday) every other week, and these shifts could be overnight. When not in St. Louis, structured exposure to the intern’s specialty of choice (Emergency/Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Nutrition, or other available specialty) will be provided at the MU VHC. The ideal applicant is one who has at least one year of private practice experience or has completed a small animal rotating internship and who desires to pursue residency training upon completion of this specialty internship. Eligibility for a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri is mandatory. Maintaining a valid driver’s license for the duration of the program is required. Annual salary is $27,500.00, with full university benefits plus a $600 professional development fund assuming continual financial health of the VHC and a mileage reimbursement to offset travel costs between St. Louis and Columbia, MO. Ten days paid annual leave may be taken during the University component of the program.
The program is restricted to United States Citizens, United States Permanent Residents (i.e. those holding a “Green Card”), or non-residents who have Employment Authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service valid for the duration of the program. The School provides neither assistance for nor support for obtaining such Employment Authorization. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please e-mail a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to F. A. (Tony) Mann, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVECC: MannF@missouri.edu. The deadline for applications is expected to be noon Monday 15 March 2021, or until the position is filled. For additional information applicants may contact Dr. Mann via e-mail or at 573-882-7821. Applicants are also invited to contact Dr. Patrick Tate at WGAH at 314-968-4310 ext. 205.
Note: Applicants must specify that they are applying for the Webster Groves program as there are other similar programs available at the University of Missouri. Applications to other programs require separate applications.
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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About Webster Groves Animal Hospital & Urgent Care Center
Webster Groves Animal Hospital is a large 18+ doctor AAHA accredited small animal practice located in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1984, the hospital was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and joined an elite group of hospital dedicated to providing pets with quality medical care. In 2010, the hospital also received AAHA Referral accreditation for Feline and Canine Specialty and Internal Medicine in 2013. By meeting AAHA standards for comprehensive professional services, WGAH confirms the high standards that have always been paramount in this practice.
Dr. Andrew Love founded WGAH, P.C. on May 31, 1965. Initially Dr. & Mrs. Love ran the practice themselves in a small, two-story building. In December of 1981, the expanding number of patients and employees necessitated Dr. Love moving his practice to an adjacent site where it remained until August of 2003.
On August 18, 2003 the hospital made it's final move. The new facility, at more than sixteen thousand square feet, has two floors large enough to house the ever-growing veterinary staff that includes Board Certified Veterinary Practitioners and a Board Certified Internist. The new building, wit...h two parking lots, a large waiting room and a community room for public meetings, offers more convenience for our clients and patients.
Services Offered: Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery & Dentistry, Internal Medicine, Urgent & Emergency Care, Laser Surgery, Digital Radiology, Ultrasound & Endoscopy, In-House Lab, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Boarding, Emergency Power Generator, On-Line Pharmacy and Obedience Training.
July of 2018 marked another milestone for WGAH with the opening of the Webster Groves Animal Wellness Center. Our Wellness Center is located one block east of our main location and was formed with one goal in mind – providing exceptional wellness care in a relaxing and quiet environment. Services include Puppy & Kitten initial exams and vaccination packages, Annual health care packages and overall routine wellness care.