Educational Opportunities

A listing of classified advertisements for positions in research and academia published in the December 15, 2012, issue of JAVMA.


Residency Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Tulane University Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Training Program has up to 3 residency training positions available to start July 1, 2013. The Tulane University Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program objectives are to provide a broad exposure to the field of laboratory animal medicine to veterinarians, to train them in the principles of biomedical research, to prepare them for board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and a career in laboratory animal medicine. Two options are available to residents, the first emphasizing nonhuman primates and the second being more species balanced. The program is accredited by ACLAM and focuses on detailed training in clinical medicine and surgery for laboratory animal species in the environment of a biomedical research program. Residents participate in didactic and hands on training components, rotating through a National Primate Research Center, School of Medicine, School of Science and Engineering, and the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine. Residents are required to design and act as the principal investigator for a research study focused on infectious disease, clinical medicine, surgery, laboratory animal management, or animal behavior. Additionally, training includes a weekly seminar, case presentation/grand rounds, instruction of veterinary students, facility management, and diagnostic pathology. Residents will participate in monthly virtual grand rounds with resident colleagues in similar programs and an annual meeting with fellow residents enrolled in similar training programs. Opportunities exist for subsequent doctoral level training at Tulane University. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and a license to practice in at least one state within the US. Starting salary is based on the NIH scale for post doctoral students. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of goals and interests, complete transcripts, GRE scores (if available), and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Rudolf P. Bohm, Jr, Division of Veterinary Medicine, Tulane National Primate Research Center, 18703 Three Rivers Rd, Covington, LA 70433; phone 985-871-6266, fax 985-971-6388, or e-mail More information is available at:    Tulane and LSU are EO/EAE. Individuals from under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Six-Month Equine Reproductive Internship (available March through August, 2013). Great opportunity is available at Equine Reproduction Concepts, LLC, a modern reproduction facility in northern Virginia. Exposure to general and advanced reproductive techniques. Position will involve palpation; ultrasonography; artificial insemination with fresh, cooled, and frozen semen; reproductive evaluations of the stallion and mare; collection and evaluation of semen; embryo recovery and transfer. Eighty-five (85%) percent in clinic setting/15% on-farm calls. Salary $1,950/month plus percentage of gross income shared, PLIT insurance included. Applicant must obtain a Virginia veterinary license. For inquiries, phone Dr. Dippert at 540-937-9832 or e-mail us at
Post-DVM Training: Animal Model Research for Veterinarians (AMRV). The Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) Graduate Program at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech invites applications for an NIH post-DVM training program entitled Animal Model Research for Veterinarians (AMRV, The program provides up to 3 years of research training in animal models of infectious diseases, immunology, toxicology, and nutrition. Trainees will be required to enter the BMVS PhD graduate program. The annual stipend starts at approximately $39,000, and is commensurate with experience, plus tuition waiver and travel allowance. The training program is available to US citizens or permanent residents with a DVM or VMD degree. Interested applicants may apply by submitting an online application, through the Virginia Tech Graduate School website at Please reference the T32 AMRV program. Applicants must also submit GRE scores (using the university code 005859), 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Duck Pond Dr, Phase II, Room 220A, Blacksburg, VA 24061. For more information, visit our website at or e-mail
Combined Residency/Human-Animal Bond MS Training Program or Residency, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), Canine/Feline Specialty. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech invites applications for a 3 year ABVP residency training program in the specialty of Canine/Feline Practice, combined with a Master's degree in Human-Animal Bond studies. Applications for only the 2 year ABVP residency without Master's degree will also be considered. This is a unique program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, preparing the resident for specialty certification in canine/feline clinical practice and providing training in the growing field of human-animal interactions, including animal assisted therapy. The Master's program is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration between the Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR), a variety of academic departments and multiple universities. Applicants must have completed a 1-year rotating internship or equivalent practice experience. Starting salary is $31,644. Interested applicants should submit a statement of intent, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and indicate desired training program to ABVP Residency Coordinator, Dept of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Duck Pond Dr, Phase II (0442), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Starting date is July 15, 2013. Review of applications will start on Feb 1, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information go to and and call Dr. Bess Pierce at 540-231-4621 or e-mail See for general information about ABVP residency programs.
The 2013-2014 AVMA Fellowship Program, in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Program, will run from the last week in August 2013 until August 2014. Serve for 1 year in Washington, DC as scientific advisors to members of Congress playing pivotal roles in shaping and influencing key legislation affecting the veterinary profession, and the health and safety of our nation. AVMA Fellows play a pivotal role in shaping and influencing key legislation affecting the veterinary profession, and the health and safety of our nation. Receive a stipend of approximately $75,000 to offset the cost of living and reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the Fellowship. To be considered for a fellowship, all successful applicants must: be a US citizen; be an AVMA member; fourth year veterinary students are eligible if they graduate prior to August 2013; have an interest in public policy and/or politics, and in applying scientific knowledge to address societal and public policy issues; possess strong persuasive writing skills and be able to identify and articulate core scientific issues to a variety of audiences; possess interpersonal skills. Apply: The deadline is Feb 8, 2013. Full details at
Distance-Learning Opportunity: Master of Public Health Program for Practicing Veterinarians. (Next cohort begins June 2013). Unique program offered by The University of Iowa College of Public Health (Iowa City, IA) in collaboration with Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Ames, IA). Two 2-week summer institutes, one on each campus in consecutive summers (travel scholarships available). Remainder of courses available entirely via distance learning, asynchronously. Enhance your ability to become board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Join a distinguished group of health professionals who have the knowledge and skills to cross the intersection of veterinary medicine and public health. Prepare yourself for new career opportunities and to respond to public health challenges such as zoonotic diseases, food security and foodborne illnesses, bioterrorism, and environmental health. Applications accepted until March 1, 2013. For more information, call The University of Iowa: Lexie Just at 319-384-1539 or e-mail Iowa State University: Danelle Bickett-Weddle, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM at 515-294-1492 or e-mail To apply now, visit our website at
Clinical Veterinarian (Postdoctoral Research Associate). The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) is seeking an experienced, service-oriented veterinarian interested in pursing an advanced degree or board certification for a postdoctoral research associate position. This is a 12-month, renewable, non-tenure-track appointment which will lead to a graduate degree and/or certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Responsibilities in addition to the selected course of study include providing veterinary care for the beef cattle, sheep, swine, and horses at the US Meat Animal Research Center and assisting GPVEC faculty in teaching veterinary students and conducting research. Minimum qualifications are a DVM or equivalent degree from an institution accredited by the AVMA and a license to practice in the United States. Minimum of 2 years of practice experience is preferred. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience. University of Nebraska-Lincoln employee benefits are included. For more information about this opportunity, e-mail Dr. Jeff Ondrak at or call 402-762-4505. Review of applications will begin on Jan 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled or closed. To be considered for this position go to, requisition number 120892 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and attach required application materials that include a cover letter indicating research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 professional references.    The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through AA/EO, work/life balance, and dual careers.
Postdoctoral Training/Residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology Washington State University. A 3-year combined residency/graduate degree position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology is available beginning Aug 19, 2013 in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking a MS or PhD degree and ACVP certification. Training includes participating in the hospital clinical pathology service, teaching applied clinical pathology to veterinary students, and attending courses and seminars. Individuals who choose to pursue further graduate studies leading to the PhD degree will be encouraged to do so through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs. The starting stipend for the position is currently $26,772 per year with benefits and a tuition waiver. All applicants must have a DVM degree or equivalent and be eligible for enrollment in the Graduate School at Washington State University ( Review of applications begins Jan 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter containing their career goals, names and contact information of 3 references, a curriculum vitae, and copies of their college transcripts to Dr. K. Jane Wardrop, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, WSU, Pullman, WA 99164-7060; phone 509-335-0820; or e-mail WSU is an AA/EOE.