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Internship Program

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: WE ARE COMMITTED TO ADVANCING THE VETERINARY PROFESSION BY PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND EXPERIENCE TO NEW VETERINARIANS WISHING TO BE EXPOSED TO AND PRACTICE THE HIGHEST QUALITY MEDICINE.

Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral & Emergency is offering qualified candidates a 53-week rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Our program is designed to prepare the motivated intern for residency training or high quality general practice. Our doctors have a passion for teaching and we are committed to graduating outstanding veterinarians from our internship program.

Each intern will rotate through two week blocks on the following specialties: Surgery, Internal Medicine/Oncology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and Radiology. Interns also rotate through overnight emergency duty, weekend emergency daytime shifts and holidays. There are three out-of-hospital rotations, each one week in duration. These will include and not be limited to opthomology, local general practice and advanced anesthesia training.

The staff doctors are highly trained professionals who are enthusiastic about their work, and as a result offer an exceptional support system. Our family atmosphere and personal mentoring provide the foundation upon which to build confidence, versatility, and expertise. We match a specialist with each intern for individual mentorship, and the intern coordinators also offer mentorship.

Our practice is housed in a newly-renovated 12,000 square foot, state of the art facility with the most technologically advanced equipment, including digital radiography, a multislice CT, fluoroscopy, 2 ultrasound machines, ECG telemetry system, a full in-house laboratory, ability to monitor COP, 3 surgery suites.

We receive a steady volume of cases 24 hours a day. Interns on emergency duty have primary case responsibility and have direct support by a senior doctor until at least 11 pm on weekdays and during the day on weekends and holidays. Interns also have constant access to phone consultation with senior clinicians and specialists 24 hours a day and specialists may be called in to perform advanced emergent procedures when deemed appropriate.

Interns will be expected to participate in bi-weekly rounds conducted by the staff doctors. This will include lectures from specialists, journal club, radiology rounds, topic rounds, morbidity/mortality rounds, case reports, etc. There are also weekly in depth case discussion rounds with an internal medicine specialist. The cases discussed during these rounds will be chosen by the interns. Each intern will also be required to develop an in-house research project to be formally presented at the end of the internship year.

Benefits include health insurance and optional disability insurance, Maryland licensing fees, online access, a work email account, and 5 vacation days.

Bowie, Maryland is conveniently located between Washington, DC, Annapolis and Baltimore. Access to metro service to DC and Baltimore is within 2 miles of the practice.