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Zoological Medicine Residency Program (3-Years)
Next Available: July 15, 2016

The Avian and Zoological Medicine Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee offers a three-year residency position in Zoological Medicine beginning July 15, 2016

  • The resident will work with 4 faculty members (2 Diplomates of the American College of Zoological Medicine and 2 Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - Avian Speciality) during his/her training program.
  • The program emphasizes clinical training in captive wildlife medicine, in addition to teaching and research responsibilities.
  • Residents are required to complete a clinical research project and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The residency program is designed to meet the certification requirements of the American College of Zoological Medicine (A.C.Z.M.).

The resident will assist clinical faculty in providing health care for the animal collection of the Knoxville Zoological Garden. A portion of each year will also be spent in the Avian and Zoological Medical Service, providing medical care for privately-owned exotic animals, including avian, small mammal and reptile species. The Avian and Zoological Medicine Service also provides health care for wildlife patients presented to the Veterinary Medical Center, the raptor collection of the American Eagle Foundation and consults regularly with Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. A formal rotation at the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga is part of the residency program. The resident will have the opportunity to interact on veterinary aspects with regional wildlife projects.

The first year of the program is designed for the resident to gain additional and in-depth training in small animal medicine and surgery. During the first year, the resident will spend app. 50% of his/her clinic time on in-house rotations through these and other services while the remainder of the time is spent both in the Avian and Zoological Medicine Service and on Zoo Service.

During the second and third year of the program the resident will spend 6 months on Zoo Service and 3 months in the Avian and Zoological Medicine Service. Off clinic time is provided for research, manuscript preparation and study for board examination. Additional opportunities exist for the resident to spend time at off-campus facilities, especially zoological institutions.

Qualifications necessary for the position include:

  • a DVM or equivalent degree
  • good academic record, and evidence of commitment to a career in zoological medicine
  • A previous internship or practice experience is desirable but not required.
  • Applications should include:
    • a letter of interest
    • official transcript of grades
    • three letters of recommendation
    • a curriculum vitae.

General Information:

  • Title: Residency in Zoological Medicine
  • Program Dates: July 15, 2016 - June 30, 2019
  • Salary: $25,000 per year
  • Phone: (865) 974-5502 (Eastern Time)
  • Fax: (865) 974-5554

  • Average number of cases in direct support of this program
  • Total No. Annual Cases - 3,062
  • Average Daily No. Cases Presented to Hospital - 12
  • Average No. Cases Treated Daily as Outpatients - 8
  • Average No. Cases in Hospital Daily - 4
  • Average No. Daily Surgeries Performed - 1

Address
The University of Tennessee
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C238 College of Veterinary Medicine
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

 

The University of Tennessee is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504/ADA employer.

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Avian Specialty Residency Program (3 Years)
Next Available: July 2014

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee offers a three-year residency position beginning July 1, 2014 The program concentrates on clinical training in basic and advanced principles of avian medicine, surgery, diagnostics, and aviculture. In addition, the program is designed to provide training in reptile, exotic mammal, and zoological medicine. There will be teaching and research responsibilities along with the clinical duties. The aviary collection at the Knoxville Zoological Gardens and clients, including rehabilitation facilities will provide in depth training in preventive medicine and management of colony health. The Avian and Zoological Medicine Service provides care to privately-owned avian, exotic animals, aviaries, and wildlife patients seen at the Veterinary Medical Center as well as the Knoxville Zoological Gardens. The residency is designed to fulfill training requirements for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners-Avian Practice.

Ample opportunities are available for the resident to rotate with other specialty services at the Veterinary Medical Center and at off-campus facilities.

Qualifications necessary for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, good academic record, and evidence of commitment to a career in avian and exotic animal medicine. Previous internship or practice experience is required. Applications should include a letter of interest, official transcript of grades, and three letters of reference.

The University of Tennessee is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504/ADA employer


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