Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
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Authorized Administrative Officials: Dr. Deborah Silverstein / Ms. Cheryl Arthur
Number of Positions Available: 3
Total Number Annual Cases: 30,125
Average Daily Number of Cases Presented to Hospital: 83
Average Daily Number of Cases Presented as Outpatients: 62
Average Number of Cases in Hospital Daily: 21
Average Number of Daily Surgeries Performed: 8
Number of faculty in direct support of program: 11
Prerequisites other than being a graduate of a college of veterinary medicine: One-year rotating internship or equivalent clinical experience.
Description of Program
This three-year training program in small-animal emergency and critical care medicine provides exposure to a large number of cases within a fully staffed Emergency Service and Intensive Care Unit. Instruction in the medical and surgical disciplines necessary for emergency and critical care training is provided through clinical rotations. In addition, training is provided through rotations in anesthesia, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, radiology and soft tissue surgery. Under the supervision of boarded faculty members, the residents manage cases and teach the interns and veterinary students. This program also maintains a strong emphasis on original research to advance the field of veterinary critical care; candidates will be expected to participate in relevant clinical or basic research during their program. The program will prepare the resident for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
The residents participate in daily rounds, weekly grand rounds, resident seminars, faculty lectures for residents, Journal Club, board review sessions and other rounds at Penn Vet. Residents work closely with two double-boarded ACVECC/ACVIM Diplomates, and seven ACVECC boarded faculty. Residents must be available to work any day of the week and during overnight hours throughout the year. Residents will be expected to prepare one first-author manuscript, will present morbidity and mortality rounds twice yearly and will present grand rounds twice during their residency.
There is no licensure requirement. Health and professional liability insurance and a two-week vacation annually are provided. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/femalesindividuals with disabilities/veterans are encouraged to apply. For further information about this specific program, please call Cheryl Arthur 215-573-8135.