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Residency in Poultry Welfare

The Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania is offering a 3-year residency in animal welfare with a focus on poultry health and welfare. This clinical training program is based in the Section of Population Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine.  The resident will also work closely with the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Lab system (PADLS). Program guidance will be provided by boarded specialists in the American College of Animal Welfare, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

This unique program will provide post-graduate training with three areas of focus. First, the chosen candidate will undertake advanced training in animal welfare and behavior through the Penn Vet Animal Welfare and Behavior online certificate program. The courses are online such that the fellow may pursue other endeavors while completing the program. The certificate provides the broad foundation necessary for the student to undertake board specialization. Second, the fellow will participate in ongoing disease investigations thereby learning poultry disease diagnostics, as well as mechanisms for disease control and prevention. Finally, the fellowship will be structured to engage the participant in a variety of scheduled experiences with poultry industry collaborators in order to obtain a more diverse and multifaceted understanding of current practices and challenges.

To gain research experience, with faculty guidance, the resident will participate in hypothesis-driven studies which aid in our understanding of poultry welfare and enhance poultry well-being. Support is provided to publish 2 peer reviewed articles to meet the requirements for certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW).

This program will provide mentorship and guidance in crafting an alternate training route for submission and approval by ACAW. The program extends three years from a proposed starting date of August 1, 2020.  The annual starting salary is $40,560.00 and includes a generous benefits package, with salary increases during the program based upon a successful annual review with appointment continuation.  Qualifying applicants must have a VMD/DVM or equivalent degree, with a demonstrated interest in poultry health and animal welfare. 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.  Applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America, Canada or Mexico or have permanent residency status in the USA.  Application review will commence June 15, 2020.  Submit application materials and/or inquiries to: Ms. Patty Antes, Assistant to the Chair, New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square PA 19348; 610-925-6320; antes@vet.upenn.edu.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.