The University of Missouri has an approved residency training program in Large Animal Internal Medicine (equine emphasis) through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The residency emphasizes broad-based equine clinical practice skills, advanced training and expertise in equine internal medicine, and scholarly productivity.
The 3-year residency will consist principally of clinical training under the supervision of ACVIM certified specialists and is designed to achieve specialty certification by the ACVIM-LAIM specialty. Remaining time will be spent on scholarly activities such as research, coursework (where applicable), and 10 days of annual leave which may be taken as vacation. Clinical areas that may be selected for additional electives include ambulatory practice, lameness/surgery, theriogenology, food animal medicine and surgery, cardiology, neurology, radiology, anesthesia, ophthalmology, and approved externships.
The Veterinary Health Center is a well-equipped state-of-the-art facility. Ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic modalities include a full range of standard digital radiographic equipment, ultrasonography, endoscopy, computed tomography, MRI, nuclear medicine and a linear accelerator. The Equine Medicine faculty consists of two board-certified equine internists. Support is also provided by board-certified faculty in food animal internal medicine, equine surgery, neurology, oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, theriogenology, radiology, anesthesiology, dermatology, and equine veterinary practice. Collaboration/interaction with the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and other departments within the University as well as specialists at Columbia's other human hospitals is encouraged.
Beyond participation in hospital service, the resident will also be assigned time devoted to research and/or clinical investigations, preparation of manuscripts, graduate degree studies, attendance at approved scientific meetings or short-courses, special rotations at human medical hospitals or veterinary medical facilities, and other endeavors approved by the program director and the resident's advisor. The resident is expected to schedule vacations during the off-service time. While on service, the resident is expected to participate in daily ward rounds and weekly grand rounds. Attendance at equine medicine and surgery house officer rounds, journal clubs, and intern/resident seminars is mandatory. Attendance at other rounds, conferences, and journal clubs is encouraged. All residents present at least one seminar per year to the College faculty. In addition, presentation of the results of research and clinical investigations at scientific meetings is expected.
Residents will be assigned to after-hours emergency duty in rotation with other house officers and faculty. In order to minimize emergency response time, the resident is expected to obtain housing within a 20-minute radius of the Veterinary Health Center.
Candidates with internship or equivalent private practice experience are encouraged to apply. The resident is reviewed every 6 months and the residency is annually renewed based on satisfactory performance throughout the preceding year.
Residents are required to complete a research project and submit manuscripts for peer-review and publication prior to completion of the residency per ACVIM program requirements. Pursuit of a graduate degree is not required but is available and encouraged (MS, MPH). It is easily possible to complete this degree concurrently within 3 years. Clinical rotations are structured to allow participation in research and selected graduate courses. For interested candidates, pursuit of a PhD Degree may be arranged. Completion of a PhD degree will require an additional years of coursework and research. Active faculty research supporting graduate studies includes equine endocrinology, laminitis, microbiome studies, inflammation, and ophthalmology.
The in-house caseload consists of 100% equids. The training program is supported by 11 clinical faculty including 6 ACVIM-LAIM diplomates (2 equine; 4 food animal), 2 ABVP Equine diplomates, 3 ACVS-LA diplomates, and 2 ACT diplomates.
The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of approximately 110,000 people that is consistently rated among America’s most livable small cities. Columbia is noteworthy due its relatively low cost of living and numerous recreational opportunities.
For more information please contact Dr. Philip Johnson or Dr. Lynn Martin, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 900 East Campus Drive, Columbia, Missouri, 65211; phone 573-882-3513, or e-mail JohnsonPJ@missouri.edu or Lynn.Martin@missouri.edu.
Inclusive Dates of Program: 7/15/2021 to 7/12/2024; Vacation: 10 days per year
1) You must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri on or before September 1, 2021. For details regarding licensing, requirements, applications, and preparatory materials see Missouri Veterinary Medical Board: http://pr.mo.gov/veterinarian.asp
2) Any offer of employment is contingent upon:
a) Successful background screening which may include, but not be limited to, criminal history, verification of employment and education, and driving records.
b) Verification of identity, residency status and eligibility for employment. See documents eligible for use as verification: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf
c) Obtaining a Missouri Controlled Substance Registration (if necessary for your position). For the purpose of university practice, your federal DEA registration will utilize our VHC DEA registration. BNDD certificate must be obtained by October 1, 2021.
d) Obtaining USDA accreditation.
3) Minimum of 1-year Internship or 1-year Practice Experience.
4) Maintaining a valid driver’s license for the duration of the program.
5) The program is restricted to United States Citizens, United States Permanent Residents (i.e. those holding a “Green Card”), or non-residents who have Employment Authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service valid for the duration of the program. The School provides neither assistance for nor support for obtaining such Employment Authorization. Our office does not sponsor H-1B, E-3, O-1 or J-1 visas or permanent residency applications for residents and interns. If you have questions regarding your immigration status and eligibility please contact the MU International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of Interest,
Veterinary School Official Transcript,
3-4 Standardized Letters of Reference (at least one letter of reference should be from a board-certified large animal veterinary internist)
Additional Salary Information: Annual salary increases $500 per year. Competitive benefits packages. Stipend for every after-hours emergency goes directly to resident. University development fund monies available to resident for use. Tuition waiver for graduate courses.
As a benefit eligible employee at the university, you will be eligible to participate in a broad array of benefit programs that the University makes available. Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits become effective on your first day of full-time employment. For details: http://www.umsystem.edu/benefits or contact the UM System Office of Human Resources at 573-882-2146.
You will be enrolled in the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and are automatically enrolled to make a contribution of 8% of eligible compensation. The university will then match 100% of your contribution, up to 8%. You can adjust your contribution election at any time. For details: http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/retirement/ or contact the UM System Office of Human Resources at 573-882-2146.
On or before your first day of employment, you must make a decision regarding participation in the irrevocable 401(a) Supplemental Retirement Plan and/or irrevocable 403(b) plan.
About University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center
The University of Missouri Equine Hospital provides all aspects of patient care from on-farm preventive medicine to complex referral care. A team of specialty veterinarians, residents, interns, veterinary students, veterinary technicians and assistants provide horses with the best veterinary medical care.