The Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is located on the main campus of the university, in West Philadelphia. Because of its location in a major urban area, there is a large case load. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns 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 Ryan Hospital consists of approximately 120 veterinarians (including 13 interns and approximately 50 residents). Ryan Hospital and the School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a very large biomedical complex that includes the oldest medical school in the nation. The Veterinary School library is within the building, and the Medical School and Dental School libraries are located within two blocks.
The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Service (includes overnight supervision), Anesthesia, Radiology, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology, as well as rotations in which the intern can select among Dentistry, Medical Genetics/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology,Special Species/Exotics, Clinical Pathology, and Pathology. Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.
Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled so as to be free for either the Christmas or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at Ryan Hospital.
Rental housing is readily available within walking distance of Ryan Hospital. Parking for interns is provided in an adjacent multi-story parking garage. In addition to the rich cultural life available on campus (including professional theater, concert hall, and many restaurants), Philadelphia (metropolitan area population of four million) has much to offer with its cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, night clubs and sports events. Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.
For More Information
- Please contact Victoria Cramer at email@example.com
- Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the internship matching program.
At this time we are unable to accept applicants that are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico.