The Internship in Large Animal Surgery in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, New York consists of advanced clinical and didactic training in large animal surgery and associated disciplines. The Intern will work closely with the 9 board certified large animal surgeons and two surgical residents to provide the highest quality patient care possible. Our caseload is predominantly equine but the surgical services are responsible also for a substantial farm animal caseload. The Intern will share emergency duties with other house officers in our program, with backup from residents and surgical faculty. Appropriate hospital protocols will be followed. Excellent client and peer communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a clinical team are essential.
Learning occurs by example, by hands-on experience, by case discussion, by instruction of students, and by attendance at teaching rounds. The Intern is required to attend and participate in rounds and seminars. Preparation of a manuscript for publication is encouraged.
Continuation in the program will be based on an acceptable level of performance by the Intern. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, a “Certificate of Internship” will be awarded.
Cornell University is a major research institution located in central New York, an area with wonderful cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
Salary will be $34,900/yr. A summary of the NYS Contract College benefits can be found at: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits/
The term of this appointment will be approximately 7/17/17 – 7/1/18.
Further information about this position can be obtained from Dr. Richard Hackett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A DVM or equivalent degree is required. The ideal candidate will have previously completed a rotating general internship in equine or large animal medicine and surgery.
Please provide an academic transcript, resume with letter of intent and 3 letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to Rosemary Adessa at email@example.com.
An active New York state license is not necessary but active veterinary licensure in at least one state or country is recommended.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits as per NYS contract College
About Cornell University Equine & Nemo Farm Animal Hospital
The Cornell University Equine Hospital - part of the Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine - offers state-of-the-art patient care for horses in a resourceful setting. Our board-certified specialists, dedicated and skilled residents, licensed veterinarian technicians, and supervised students work together to provide the best available emergency care, diagnostic procedures, treatment, ...and hospitalization for equine patients. We are open around-the-clock every day of the year for emergency and critical care cases, including neonatal intensive care and high-risk pregnancies. Routine and specialized health care services are also available including internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, customized farrier services, ophthalmology, dentistry, reproduction medicine, cardiology, dermatology, and nutrition consultation. Our program also includes the Equine Performance Clinic equipped with a treadmill. Services are supported by up-to-date diagnostic procedures, including body ultrasound; endoscopy of the respiratory system, stomach and bladder; and high resolution radiography, CT scan and MRI techniques.