The Large Animal Hospital of the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) is a large referral centre located in Southern Ontario. The caseload consists of approximately 90% horses (thoroughbred & standardbred racehorses, warmbloods, others) & 10% ruminants. This 1-year rotating program commences in late June from June 14, 2021 to June 24, 2022. By late August, the Intern must select a faculty advisor, who is responsible for supervision & clinical performance evaluation. Approximately 85% of the Intern's time is spent equally between the large animal medicine & the large animal surgery services. However, the Intern will have the ability to consult with specialists from a large number of ancillary services.
The Intern will be responsible for the management of cases admitted to the hospital, as part of a team consisting of a faculty member, a DVSc (resident/graduate student), the Intern, & up to four final-year veterinary students. Within the service team concept, the Intern is given increased responsibility as he/she progresses through the program. The Intern will participate in the clinical training of final-year veterinary students & will participate in daily case rounds, weekly journal club(s), weekly Grand Rounds, & an Intern rounds presentation. All Interns will be scheduled for out-of-hours emergency duty (with faculty supervision) on a rotating basis. The Intern always maintains the ability to consult with specialists from the various services.
Interns are allotted working days for elective time (10 days) and for vacation (10 days). Elective time may be used for internal electives, continuing education or job interviews. Scheduling of electives and vacation must be approved by the Large-Animal Clinic Head and their faculty advisor.
Requirements of the position include:
Successful completion of a veterinary degree
Minimum of 75% or 3.0/4.0 over the duration of DVM program.
Meet all requirements for Licensure by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. For more information on CVO requirements please see CVO PGR License requirements
Protective rabies titre is required
Previous practice experience is advantageous
Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. For details on English proficiency please see CVO English Proficiency Policies
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Please include the following with your application packet;
Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
3 Letters of Reference
Additional Salary Information: remuneration per eligible out-of-hours case
About Ontario Veterinary College
Some of the dairy industry’s best breeding stock, prize racehorses and pet ponies have been treated at our Large Animal Clinic. Our team treats about 2,400 patients annually, providing the following services;
- 24/7 emergency service including neo-natal intensive care
- Specialized facilities for infectious patients in our isolation unit
- Equine Cardiology
- Poor-performance evaluations including cardiac, respiratory and neurological analyses
- Team-based medicine involving collaboration with OVC specialty services as needed
- Elective and emergency (day and night) surgery service
- Detailed lameness and poor performance evaluation and treatment:
- Pre-purchase examination
- Treadmill endoscopy
- IRAP, PRP and stem-cell therapies
- Shock-wave (focused and unfocussed) therapy
- Arthroscopy and tenoscopy
- Longbone and racing fracture repair