The Veterinary Population Medicine Department will have one sports medicine internship position available beginning June 14, 2021 and ending June 12, 2022. The position will have an equine lameness emphasis, and will be particularly suitable for individuals wishing to prepare for admission to a surgery, sports medicine or ABVP residency. The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in lameness, surgery, rehabilitation, and imaging. The intern will rotate through specialty rotations related to sports medicine and may also choose elective rotation(s) based upon personal goals, clinical coverage needs and advisor approval. The successful intern will work under the supervision of board-certified faculty members and will be responsible for:
1) Participating in the daily activities of the equine lameness and emergency services of the hospital; this includes surgical cases on food and fiber species (particularly camelids, dairy cattle and small ruminants).
2) Assisting in the instruction and supervision of senior veterinary students on clinical service.
3) Assisting in the instruction and supervision of veterinary students in laboratory courses.
4) Interns and residents share after-hours emergency care for the large animal hospital. The intern will have approximately 50% on-call duty and will always have resident and senior clinician backup. Staff members are available for consultations and assistance. Large Animal interns are expected to be available by pager and to live close to the Veterinary Medical Center.
Interns are eligible for 10 days of personal leave time during the course of the internship program. If this personal leave time is not utilized prior to completion of the internship program, all unused time is forfeited. The annual salary is $28,000 and benefits include full health insurance coverage. Interns will have FICA, state and federal income taxes withheld. All costs related to obtaining a visa will be the responsibility of any successful foreign candidate.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is consistently rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus is one of the most vibrant urban campuses in the country, filled with trees and green spaces, and with all of the amenities and cultural resources a big city has to offer. The state of Minnesota is home to a great recreational and competitive equine community that is now supported by the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center, a 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art equine medical, educational, and research facility.
Applicants must apply online through the U of MN employment website https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/338489 (job ID 338489) and include a curriculum vitae that contains a synopsis of educational background, employment, experience, and class standing with grade point average and a letter summarizing their reasons for selecting an internship program. Applicants must also request a university-certified transcript of grades and three letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable of their academic performance to be sent to: Ms. Anna Jones, Veterinary Population Medicine Department, 225 Veterinary Medical Center, 1365 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 or emailed to [email protected].
The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to recruit qualified clinicians who will benefit from interactions with peers of different backgrounds and who have different life experiences, perspectives, and goals in order to prepare professionals for dealing effectively in an increasingly diverse and global workforce. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community and support the College's efforts to embrace principles of inclusion, equity, justice, and diversity.
Applicants with demonstrated participation in diversity and inclusion issues are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the University: http://diversity.umn.edu and at the College: https://vetmed.umn.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion
To be considered for this position, applicants are to submit a separate written statement on why diversity and inclusion are important to you and offer specific examples of how you have demonstrated this commitment. Please send this separately to Anna Jones at [email protected]
Application Deadline: Open until filled
**Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment..**
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer
Applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1) AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the start date, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates and have passed the NAVLE by the start date. Applicants without these credentials will not be considered. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all interns to become licensed and accredited in the state of Minnesota. The open book exam will occur after you begin your appointment and a self-study book will be provided before the start date.
Additional Salary Information: Interns are eligible for 10 days of personal leave time during the course of the internship program. If this personal leave time is not utilized prior to completion of the internship program, all unused time is forfeited. All costs related to obtaining a visa will be the responsibility of any successful foreign candidate.
Internal Number: 338489
About University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
The Veterinary Population Medicine Department specializes in large animal health and production, biomedical science, and public health.