All application materials are requested by March 1, 2013 (or until a suitable candidate is identified), and should be sent to: Dr. Vanessa Grunkemeyer, DVM, DABVP, at the address listed above
Application Should Include:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
DVM or equivalent degree. Must have some clinical experience in, and basic knowledge of exotic pet medicine. Prefer at least one year of post-DVM clinical training and experience.
Accept International Applicants:
$25,653 plus benefits
Length of Commitment/Start Date:
The position is one year in length from June 24, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Job Description Exotic Animal Medicine Intern Exotic Animal Medicine Service in the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center. This internship position will reside within the Exotic Animal Medicine Service (EAMS) in the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, which is a part of the larger Veterinary Health Complex at the CVM. The position is one year in length from June 24, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The EAMS provides primary and referral care for a wide variety of companion exotic animals, including birds, small mammals (i.e., rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, etc.), reptiles, amphibians, fishes and other aquatic and invertebrate species. Faculty mentors include Drs. Laurie Degernes (companion & wild avian species), Dr. Greg Lewbart (reptiles, amphibians, aquatic species, invertebrates), Dr. Vanessa Grunkemeyer (all exotic animals), and Dr. Lynsey Rosen (all exotic animals). Other faculty mentors may include Dr. Craig Harms (aquatic animals), Drs. Michael Stoskopf and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf (wild carnivores), and several of our adjunct faculty. Training and mentoring will primarily take place in the Exotic Animal Medicine Service, but may also include offsite training during field service visits (i.e., to NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, NC Zoo, local private collections, and other partner institutions). Supplementary training with our teaching animals and partner institutions will provide a wide variety of learning experiences for this intern. The intern will act as a clinician-in-training within the EAMS. The selected candidate will: 1. Provide high quality effective and efficient patient care for a variety of exotic animal species (birds, small mammals, reptiles, etc.). Clinical responsibilities will entail all the duties associated with case management: client and referring DVM communication, development and implementation of a diagnostic and treatment plan, interpretation of diagnostic findings, surgery, post-operative care, development of a home care plan, and fiscally responsible management – all with appropriate level of faculty guidance and mentorship. The individual will participate in the emergency roster and after hours patient care. 2. Provide high quality teaching for veterinary students in clinical rotations, and assist faculty with teaching selectives, electives, and core DVM course labs, as requested. Interns are required to give one 30 minute presentation during the House Officer Seminar series. 3. Assist faculty and staff with clinical service projects (may include writing SOPs for the clinical service, developing client education handouts, giving presentations to local avian and exotics organizations, etc.) Essential Job Duties: Responsible for assisting faculty with managing clinical cases and teaching avian, reptile, and exotic mammal medicine, and assisting with patient care in the Exotic Animal Medicine Service. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
Anneke Moresco spent the last year doing post doctoral work at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Anneke and colleagues participated in a conservation and reproduction project for the black-footed cat in South Africa. See the spotlight HERE. Photo credit Dr. Alex Sliwa (curator at the Cologne zoo)