University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
October 20, 2017
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Starting at 34000.00
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania is offering a 2-year residency in large animal theriogenology. This clinical training program is in the Section of Reproduction and Behavior at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, the Section has nine faculty/professional staff, and the resident has the opportunity to train under the direction of five Diplomates of the American College of Theriogenologists and one Applied Animal Behaviorist.
This program emphasizes a balance of individual patient and herd reproductive health care, clinical teaching, and research. The caseload is predominantly equine; however, the residency also involves clinical work with cattle, small ruminants, camelids, and swine. Along with an active in-patient and out-patient clinic, the hospital also houses a reference andrology laboratory and endometrial biopsy service. Our caseload provides an excellent opportunity to become proficient in breeding soundness evaluation of male and female animals; semen collection and analysis; alternative techniques for semen collection; transported semen; semen freezing; pregnancy diagnosis; reproductive ultrasonography; and assisted reproductive technologies such as embryo/oocyte collection and transfer in a variety of large animal species. Our group is also active in stallion and mare behavior evaluation and therapy. The resident works closely with both the normal mare foaling program and the high risk pregnancy program in New Bolton Center’s Hospital for Large Animals and is an integral member of the team that provides management and care for the reproductive component of medical and surgical cases at the hospital. The position requires after-hours and emergency on-call duty under the available guidance of a boarded specialist.
Along with instructional responsibilities during clinical service rotations, the resident contributes to the professional teaching program through core and elective lectures and laboratories pertaining to horses, cattle, small ruminants, camelids and swine. To gain research experience, with faculty guidance, the resident is encouraged to participate in a research project of their choice. Support is provided to publish a peer reviewed article to meet the requirements for certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).
This program fulfills the supervised training requirements for candidacy in the ACT. The program extends two years from the starting date of July 5, 2018 and the annual starting salary is $34,000 and includes a generous benefits package. Qualifying applicants must have a VMD/DVM or equivalent degree, with a demonstrated interest in theriogenology. A one-year internship or at least one year of general practice or equivalent experience is a prerequisite. The application should include a letter of intent indicating the reasons for seeking admission to this program and professional career goals, current resume, transcript of university performance, and three letters of reference. Foreign nationals are welcome to apply, with acceptance contingent on approval of a visa to work in the United States. Application deadline is November 10, 2017. Submit application materials and/or inquiries to: Ms. Susan Merrill, Section of Reproduction and Behavior, New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square PA 19348; 610-925-6220; firstname.lastname@example.org. The successful applicant will be required to sign a nondisclosure and noncompetition agreement prior to acceptance into the program.
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES/WOMEN/INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES/PROTECTED VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
VMD/DVM or equivalent degree, with a demonstrated interest in theriogenology. A one-year internship or at least one year of general practice or equivalent experience is a prerequisite
About University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is located in rural Southern Chester County. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows our clinicians, interns, residents, and resident fellows to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of New Bolton Center consists of approximately 93 veterinarians.