Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
July 5, 2018
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Type & Experience Level:
Internship - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The Small Animal Surgical Internship at Louisiana State University is a 1 year program designed to provide advanced training in the specialty of surgery.
Provide clinical care in the role of a veterinarian, i.e. examine patients, order tests, make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, and communicate with clients and referring veterinarians, for patients presented to their Specialty Service.
Participate in the clinical and tutorial instruction of Phase II students, including daily student rounds; and other duties as assigned
Participate in their Specialty Service Journal club, attend all HO Rounds/Seminar (VMED 7001) sessions and other seminars which are requirements of the Intern’s home Specialty Service.
Provide clinical care in the role of a veterinarian in the emergency duty schedule (evening, weekend and holiday duty on a rotating schedule) with other members of their Specialty Service.
LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land-, sea-, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of more than 36,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crape myrtle, camellia, and azalea.
DVM or equivalent and successful completion of a one-year internship or equivalent related veterinary experience.
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, holidays, and "on-call"/relief shifts. Per PS 18- This position is a part of the Emergency Response Personnel - these personnel are linked with the hospital during any emergency response event and are expected to report in and perform as outlined in the emergency response plan. Required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting. Due to the nature of this position and/or responsibilities, this position is subject to random drug & alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
Additional Position Information
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.
Additional Salary Information: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!