Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers an internship in Large Animal Surgery. The Hospital for Large Animals is a full service hospital, of which the caseload is predominantly competition and pleasure horses (80-85%). The remaining caseload is distributed evenly between food animal and exotic species. Sophisticated diagnostic facilities include High Field MRI, nuclear imaging, ultrasonography, computed tomography, dual energy x-ray densitometry, force plate gait analysis, high speed treadmill evaluation (including videoendoscopy), a pulmonary function laboratory, and a comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratory. The Hospital for Large Animals has 2 surgical suites, standing surgical facilities, and a full array of state-of-the-art equipment including a fluoroscopic image intensifier, arthroscopic and laparoscopic instrumentation, and a surgical laser.
The primary responsibility of the surgical intern will be to assist faculty surgeons and residents receive and evaluate outpatients and prospective surgical patients, and make a diagnosis. The intern will assist in all aspects of the management of these patients under supervision of the residents and faculty surgeons. The intern will share after-hours emergency duty on a rotating schedule with the large animal medicine and surgery residents. An emergency fee is paid for all after-hours emergencies. The intern is required to teach students on clinical rotations, assess student performance through student grades and clinical competency tracking, and instruct students in clinical skills laboratories, and will participate in rounds, seminars and didactic training as provided.
The Hospital for Large Animals is located on 594 acres in a rural setting and within easy reach of Worcester (13 miles) and Boston (47 miles). The hospital has a dress code.
The applicant should submit his or her application through AAVC's Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.
Tufts University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.