This is a one year training program in small animal emergency and critical care medicine that provides exposure to a large number of cases within a fully-staffed emergency service and intensive care unit. The training occurs at our main referral hospital at University of Florida and our satellite emergency practice in Ocala, Florida. Our satellite clinic provides a practice style experience including first opinion soft tissue surgery. In addition, training is provided through elective rotations in areas of interest to the applicant. ECC interns have primary case responsibility and are involved in teaching of our veterinary students under the supervision of boarded faculty members. This program also maintains a strong emphasis on original research to advance the field of veterinary critical care. Interns are required to prepare one first author manuscript, and will present Grand Rounds once during their internship.
Intern Selection Procedure
Residents are recruited from internship programs or private practices. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent is a prerequisite. Small Animal Medicine faculty and residents evaluate the application pool and final selection of the resident is done via the Veterinary Intern/Resident Matching Program (VIRMP).
Selection will be based on:
- VIRMP Application
- Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- 3 – 4 Standardized Letters of Reference
- When possible, at least two of the standardized letters of reference should be from Small Animal Clinicians.