Veterinary Internship (Large Animal Medicine)

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Veterinary Internship (Large Animal Medicine)

Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre

Temporary full-time from July 13, 2020 to July 16, 2021

Hiring #: 2019-0572

The University of Guelph is currently accepting applications for a one-year rotating internship program commencing July 13, 2020. To be considered for this program, applicants meeting the below minimum requirements must submit their application by November 17, 2019. See application instructions at the bottom of the posting.

The Large Animal Hospital of the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) is a large referral centre located in Southern Ontario. The caseload consists of approximately 90% horses (thoroughbred & standardbred racehorses, warmbloods, others) & 10% other (bovine, pigs, caprine, etc). This 1-year rotating program commences in mid-July. By late August, the LA Medicine Intern must select a faculty advisor, who is responsible for supervision & clinical performance evaluation. Approximately 85% of the LA Medical Intern's time is spent with the large animal medicine service. However, the LA Medical Intern will have the ability to consult with specialists from a large number of ancillary services.

The LA Medical Intern will be responsible for the management of cases admitted to the hospital, as part of a team consisting of one-two faculty members, a DVSc (resident/graduate student), the LA Medical Intern, two additional interns, & up to four final-year veterinary students. Within the service team concept, the LA Medical Intern is given increased responsibility as he/she progresses through the program with the goal that the LA Medical Intern is functioning at a first-year resident level fairly early in their appointment. The LA Medical Intern will participate in the clinical training of final-year veterinary students & will participate in daily case rounds, weekly journal club(s), weekly Grand Rounds, & an Intern rounds presentation. The LA Medical Intern will participate in the DVSc (resident/graduate student) pool equally sharing out-of-hours emergency duty across both the medicine & surgery services (with faculty supervision) on a rotating basis. Interns always maintain the ability to consult with specialists from the various services.

Interns are allotted working days for elective time (10 days) and for vacation (10 days). Elective time may be used for internal electives, continuing education or job interviews. Scheduling of electives and vacation must be approved by the Large Animal Clinic Head, the Large Animal Medicine Service Chief and their faculty advisor.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Successful completion of a veterinary degree
  • Minimum of 75% or 3.0/4.0 over the duration of DVM program.
  • Meet all requirements for Licensure by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. For more information on CVO requirements please see CVO PGR License requirements.
  • Protective rabies titre is required
  • Previous practice experience is advantageous
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. For details on English proficiency requirements please see CVO English Proficiency Policies.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Annual Salary:  $27,500.00 CAD annum plus remuneration per eligible out-of-hours case.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact

How to Apply:

Application packages including the below information must be submitted to: by midnight on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Proof of English proficiency (if required)

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2019 10 21
Closing Date: 2019 11 17