JAVMA Educational Opportunities

from the May 15, 2012 issue
Maddie's Post-DVM Fellowship in Shelter Medicine

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is now accepting applications for the Maddie's Post-DVM Fellowship. The successful candidate will have a passion for shelter medicine and this position would be ideal for a veterinarian with at least 2 years postdoctoral experience who is looking for training to facilitate a career in shelter medicine. This is a 12-month position based at the state-of-the-art, PAWS Chicago Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic facilities. The program will provide a DVM graduate with advanced clinical training in shelter medicine, specifically in areas of population medicine, infectious disease, animal welfare, preventative medicine, and high-volume high-quality spay/neuter. The Maddie's Post-DVM Fellow will also attend a major national shelter medicine meeting, such as NAVC or Midwest Veterinary Conference and will also participate in a comprehensive shelter assessment trip, working with other shelter medicine trainees. During the fellowship, an independent, shelter-based research project will also be undertaken with support from a faculty mentor from the Purdue University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. The research project will culminate in a paper submitted to a peer-reviewed journal at the conclusion of the fellowship and support is available for the Fellow to present the work at a national veterinary meeting. A 45-minute seminar at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine on the chosen topic of research is required for completion of the 12-month fellowship. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be currently licensed to practice in Illinois or eligible to apply for an Illinois license. Preference will be given to veterinarians with at least 2 years postdoctoral experience. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. Benefits include 22 days of vacation, health insurance, and professional liability insurance provided by Purdue University. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter stating professional interests and goals, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 referees by e-mail to Dr. Annette Litster, Purdue University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at catvet@purdue.edu. Please don't hesitate to send any inquiries regarding the position to Dr. Litster by e-mail or phone 765-418-3186. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Purdue University is an AA/EO/Equal Access Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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