Anesthesiology Residency

The Anesthesiology Residency Program (for large and small animals) is a three-year program designed to provide advanced clinical training in anesthesiology, pain medicine and related fields leading to ACVAA certification. Residents are required to participate in patient care, daily rounds and seminars, and receive support to attend outside clinical conferences. They are encouraged to develop research projects and must prepare one or more manuscripts for publication, consistent with the requirements for ACVAA certification. Time is provided for professional development and residents are encouraged to develop areas of personal interest. As part of the training program, the residents will participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary students. 

Training will occur in the Hospital for Large Animals and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA, which is approximately 40 miles west of Boston. A major portion of the residency will be spent with anesthesiologists on clinical rotation. Four to six weeks each year will be spent on small animal ICU/emergency medicine service. Specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, critical care/emergency medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, exotic, zoo and wildlife medicine will be available to provide advanced training as needed during the residency period. Faculty in support of this residency have particular interest in treatment and prevention of pain including the use of local anesthetic techniques. We also value student teaching and advocate for safe anesthetic practices.

Appointments will be made for 12 months with annual renewal based on satisfactory completion of the previous year. A certificate of residency is awarded to the candidate upon successful completion of the training program.

Residents participate in the University benefits programs, including health and life insurance. Annual vacation, a modest travel allotment and professional liability insurance is provided.

For further information, please contact Dr. Lois Wetmore, Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program.

The applicant should submit their application through AAVC‘s Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.

Tufts University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.