The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) has an opening for a one-year veterinary internship in laboratory animal surgery and medicine at the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus/Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary graduate with an interest in laboratory animal medicine, a very strong interest in surgery, and excellent interpersonal skills. The internship will provide a solid foundation in laboratory animal medicine that will assist the candidate with obtaining a residency position or employment in the field. The intern will be heavily involved in our Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) facility. SIRL is a full-service surgical testing and training facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing, specializing in prototype studies, new surgical techniques, product evaluation, comparative testing and physician training and demonstration.
The intern will also participate in other DLAM services, including the Animal Health Service, Comparative Pathology Services, and Animal Husbandry Service. The intern will have significant training and supervision initially and then will be expected to function autonomously with a senior veterinarian available for consultation. In addition, the intern will be required to present and attend seminars during the course of the year.
Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center is an AAALAC-accredited program with 4 veterinarians (including 2 ACLAM diplomates, 1 SRS veterinary surgeon, and 1 ACVP diplomate) who provide care for diverse species in a wide range of research fields. The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US. The expected salary will be ~$47,500 with full benefits and financial support to attend a national conference. The term of the internship is 1-year.
The internship is an excellent opportunity for a veterinarian who has an interest in a career in laboratory animal medicine and surgery. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Completed applications will be reviewed April 5th 2017. The start date will be no later than July 5th 2017 and can be as early as May 1st. The anticipated end date will be the end of June 2018, regardless of the start date.
For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Perkins at (617) 636-5615 or via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
***Please note—we are unable to offer any assistance with housing in the Boston area.
The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US.