Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Clinical Intern Emergency & Critical Care

Position Type:


Position Number:

AF8218, AF8217

OSU Campus:



Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Location Address:

Stillwater, OK

Hiring Supervisor:

Dr. Andreza Conti-Patara

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

27,008.00 - 27,008.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

Variable depending on clinical and emergency duties

Faculty Appt Period:

12 month

Job Summary:

The objective of this small animal internship program is to provide extensive clinical training in preparation for a subsequent residency in emergency and critical care. This internship includes rotating assignments primarily in emergency and critical care medicine. In addition, elective rotations are available in medicine, surgery and anesthesiology. The intern will be under the supervision of Dr. Andreza Conti Patara, DVM, MS, PhD. Duties of the intern will include provision of primary and secondary care of patients in the intensive care unit; provision of emergency services outside of normal hospital hours including swing, overnight, weekend and holiday shifts; involvement in daily case rounds, weekly house officer rounds, and weekly seminars; preparing and giving a hospital wide seminar twice during the internship; and instruction of third and fourth year veterinary students. Interns are encouraged to prepare a manuscript for publication in a clinical or scientific journal.

Exposure to animal diseases that may be transmitted to humans.  Subject to animal scratches or bites.  Exposure to chemicals and pharmaceuticals used in treatment of animals, medical waste, animal feces, urine, blood, and vomitus.  Exposure to hazardous materials such as chemotherapeutic drugs.  Loud noised related to small animals are routine.  Must comply with mandatory rabies pre-exposure vaccine program.

Must be physically capable of lifting animals weighing 50 pounds or greater onto exam tables and into elevated cages.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide the following for full consideration: Updated CV, letter of intent, statement of career goals and a list of 3 references along with their address and phone number

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

A DVM degree or equivalent and eligibility for faculty licensure in Oklahoma are required.

Experience in private practice or a prior internship experience is preferable.

ER/Critical Care Oklahoma license

The ideal candidate should make collegiality, cooperation, team work and willingness to assist and collaborate with specialists in other disciplines a priority.  The ability to build meaningful professional relationships and to contribute to a friendly, welcoming and enjoyable working environment is highly regarded at OSU-CVM.

Private practice or prior internship preferred

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