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Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus Zoo andf Aquarium, The Wilds
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
1920 Coffey Road, Columbus OH 43210
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Application should include
Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and veterinary school transcripts
To be eligible for the program, a candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent professional degree and be eligible to receive a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio. Veterinarians with one or more years of experience working with zoological species will be preferentially considered.
Accept International Applicants
Length of Commitment/Start Date
3 yr program, starts
We are currently accepting applications for an ACZM-accredited residency in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. This is a unique cooperative program between the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds. This program will provide trainees with coursework, zoological medicine training and field experience emphasizing a One Health approach to the study of nondomestic animal health and leading to a Master’s degree at the completion of the residency, in addition to ACZM eligibility. This program is uniquely designed to prepare conservation medicine clinicians to advance the field through further research and training nationally and internationally. The proposed residency program is designed to provide trainees with experience in epidemiology, zoological medicine, semi-free ranging herd medicine, coursework and ecosystem-based field research, utilizing a 10,000-acre local field site. National and international opportunities for research and clinical experience will be available depending on the current partners and affiliations. This is a three-year, three-phase program. Each resident will spend the first year of the program in coursework in support of the resident’s chosen area of research at Ohio State, as well as in orientation at the Columbus Zoo, beginning to take on clinical work in cooperation with Zoo clinicians. The second year of the residency will be spent primarily focusing on zoological medicine at the Columbus Zoo. During this year, the resident will propose and begin planning for masters’ research. The third year of the residency will be spent primarily in residence in the Wilds, managing clinical medicine for the semi-free ranging collection and conducting research toward completion of the Master’s degree. To be eligible for the program, a candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent professional degree and be eligible to receive a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio. Veterinarians with one or more years of experience working with zoological species will be preferentially considered. The residency will begin approximately . Applications for this program should be submitted by and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and veterinary school transcripts. Questions and applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Casey Hofmann , or can be directed to: Ms. Casey Hofmann, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
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