The Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University
is offering three internship positions in food animal medicine,
surgery, and field practice. The internship is designed to provide
a broadly based clinical experience that will prepare the intern
for food animal practice, residency in a large animal clinical program,
or further graduate studies. Training in both referral level ruminant
clinical case management and ambulatory field practice are provided
in this program. The clinical caseload incorporates approximately
40% dairy, 40% beef cattle, and 20% small ruminants including camelids.
Fieldwork incorporates large dairies, range beef cattle, range and
feedlot sheep, and camelid herd health and reproduction management.
The intern will work closely with faculty clinicians who will provide
supervision and training in ruminant medicine, surgery, herd health,
and production medicine. The intern will assist in the instruction
and supervision of veterinary students in clinical rotations. The
program is divided into approximately 60% in-hospital case management
and 40% ambulatory field service. Clinical duties will include night
and weekend emergency duty for both equine and food animal cases.
As part of the overall training, the intern will be expected to
participate in case rounds, graduate seminars, and teaching laboratories.
In addition, the intern will develop and complete an investigational
project, the results of which will be presented to the food animal
section at the end of the internship. This internship training provides
the first phase of the Integrated Livestock Management program,
a multidisciplinary graduate training program at Colorado State
University that may be pursued by some interns.
Inclusive dates of program: July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inquiries about the Integrated Livestock Management
program should be directed to Dr. Robert Callan at 907-297-0323.
Requirements for Application:
* Application form: Use form S-6, provided in VIRMP directory
* Transcript of University performance
* Letter indicating your reasons for seeking this program and how
you would propose to use this training
* Minimum of 3 letters of reference from clinical faculty members
or other veterinarians possessing knowledge of applicant's skill
Submit applications to:
Colorado State University
Department of Clinical Sciences
Attn: Dr. R. P. Lunn, Dept. Head
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678