Internship and Residency Programs

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Residency Programs

  • Cardiology
    • The University of Florida offers a 3-year residency program in cardiology to prepare talented veterinarians for a career in academic veterinary medicine or specialty practice. Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Cardiology is the primary goal of the program. Emphasis is placed on clinical medicine, teaching, and clinical research.
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
    • This 4 year, American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)accredited residency program is designed to prepare the successful candidate for a career in academic radiology.  Four board-certified radiologists, a complement of highly skilled technicians and technologists, and state-of-the-art imaging equipment along with a large and varied caseload make this a challenging and rewarding program for residents desiring experience in all aspects of diagnostic imaging.
  • Neurology
    • Our program is designed to prepare residents for medical and surgical neurology in an academic or specialty practice environment. We have an excellent caseload and evaluated over 1000 small animal neurological cases in 2005-2006. The major focus of the program is small animals, but experience is gained with large and exotic species.
  • Oncology
    • This American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine(ACVIM) residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in medical oncology and related basic and applied sciences. The program has been developed to provide the resident with a comprehensive knowledge base of various oncologic conditions of small animals. Our program strives to prepare oncology residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice.
  • Ophthalmology
    • The Ophthalmology Residency of the Section of Comparative Ophthalmology at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Florida is a 3 year program designed to prepare the resident for certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
    • The Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Florida is aimed at training veterinary ophthalmologists interested in careers in academic veterinary ophthalmology. Extensive teaching, clinical and research training is an important component of this program. The clinical service is comparative, rather than small animal oriented, with strong caseloads in equine, wildlife of the State of Florida (this means gators!), marine animals, laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, birds, as well as the traditional small animals such as dogs and cats. We provide the highest quality service to our patients with the latest in anterior segment and retinal lasers, phacoemulsification, and ophthalmic diagnostic technologies.
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
    • This American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine(ACVIM) residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in small animal internal medicine and related basic and applied sciences. The program has been developed to provide the resident with a comprehensive knowledge base of internal medical conditions of small animals. Our program strives to prepare medicine residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice; however, our caseload provides excellent and broad medical experience over the three year residency allowing ventures in to other careers in the health-related professions.
  • Small Animal Surgery
    • Our four year program is a combined Masters of Veterinary Science/clinical training program designed to prepare the resident for a career in academic veterinary medicine while providing a broad foundation in the clinical practice of veterinary surgery necessary for a successful future career in either academic surgery or private referral specialty practice.The program is also designed to fulfill the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and prepare the resident to successfully navigate that College’s certification process.
  • Zoological Medicine
    • The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers a 4 year non-degree residency in Zoological Medicine. The starting date is July 15 of each year. The program is supervised by a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine(ACZM). All of the 3 faculty members involved in the first 2 years of the program are Diplomates of the ACZM. The individual completing this program will have attained a broad clinical base for future involvement in a variety of nondomestic animal practices including zoos, wildlife parks, primate centers, research institutions, universities, or privately owned hospitals.

Internship Programs

  • Acupuncture and Rehabilitation
    • The University of Florida offers a one year internship in Acupuncture and Rehabilitation. This internship is aimed at providing veterinarians advanced didactic and clinical training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) diagnosis, acupuncture therapy and physical rehabilitation. The intern will learn to integrate TCVM diagnosis, acupuncture and physical rehabilitation along with conventional medical diagnostic tests, diagnoses and therapies. Emphasis is placed on clinical medicine, teaching and clinical research.
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    • The UF Small Animal Hospital offers a rotating internship designed to provide well-balanced exposure to small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine/triage. In addition, opportunities exist for training and experience in other specialty disciplines such as neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, clinical pathology, zoo/exotic/wildlife medicine, acupuncture/physical therapy, and shelter medicine, among others. Interns have primary case responsibility on most services, but will work under the direct supervision of board certified faculty and residents in training. This program is designed to prepare interns for residency training in a clinical specialty, admission to a graduate program, or entrance into a high quality private practice. Overall, we have an excellent record in preparing our interns for acceptance into these very competitive advanced training programs.