UW Shelter Medicine Program Now Seeking Resident

February 22, 2022

Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Shelter Medicine Program seeks qualified applicants for a three-year Shelter Medicine Residency for graduate veterinarians. This shelter medicine residency program is approved through American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. There is one residency position available.

Dates of Residency: Expected start date in July 2022, to run 3 years from start date.

Salary: $32,500 to 34,500, plus professional development allowance

Benefits: 5 professional days, 10 days of vacation, 5 days of sick annually, non-cumulative. For health insurance and other benefits, see http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-emp/grad.aspx.

Scope of Position:

The position is designed to provides a well-rounded experience in the practice of shelter medicine that includes consultations, infectious disease outbreak management, and clinical practice in medicine and surgery. Residents are responsible for providing program and research support for the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program and will complete required clinical rotations in the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. The resident will be expected to gain experience in shelter animal research and presentations and develop clinical and didactic teaching skills. Receipt of Certificate of Residency will depend on successful completion of all the requirements of the clinical program. It is the responsibility of the resident to fulfill all of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) residency requirements. Learn more about ABVP residency requirements here.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist with consultations including interactions with animal welfare organizations throughout the United States and internationally.

2. Respond to email and phone requests for help from shelter staff and volunteers.

3. Lead and assist in disease outbreak interventions including conducting on-site sample collection from shelter disease outbreaks.

4. Coordinate with the Shelter Medicine Program team on outreach activities.

5. Assist with development of shelter medicine and community outreach educational materials.

6. Prepare presentations.

a. National rounds

b. Online seminars

c. Shelter Medicine Elective Course

d. Others as assigned

7. Assist with research projects as directed.

a. Conduct data collection

8. Complete data analysis Assist with mentoring/training students, fellows, and interns.

9. Complete clinical rotations required to meet ABVP residency requirements for Shelter Medicine.

10. Other duties as assigned by the Director and other staff of the Shelter Medicine Program.

Minimum Requirements:

· Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine.

· Ability to obtain Wisconsin veterinary license prior to residency start date. For more information and licensure fee, refer to: http://datcp.wi.gov/

· It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if there are immigration, visa, or state licensing requirements that would preclude participation in a residency program at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Please check with the United States Embassy in the location nearest your home for details. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

· A strong interest in shelter medicine, and knowledge and experience working with a wide variety of animal species.

· Ability to provide compassionate patient care with a high degree of emotional resilience.

· Ability to accommodate various work assignments and schedules to meet shelter needs.

· Willingness and ability to travel, sometimes with minimal notice

· Entry-level patient care, surgery, and medical diagnostic abilities.

· Excellent teamwork skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, CV, and 3 reference letters to:

Dr. Sandra Newbury

Director, Shelter Medicine Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Email: uwsheltermedicine@vetmed.wisc.edu

Applications accepted until position has been filled by a qualified applicant. Questions can be directed to Assistant Director, Stephanie Koester at smkoester@wisc.edu

This residency is made possible by a grant from Maddie’s Fund®