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Residency Opportunity The Raptor Center - U of Minn


University of Minnesota - The Raptor Center

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)

1920 Fitch Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

Primary Contact

Michelle Willette

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available


Matching Program?


On what date will this position next be available?

Summer/Fall 2016

Application Deadline


Application should include

Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover letter/Letter of Intent, References

Experience Required

Candidates must possess a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree and be accepted to the Master of Public Health/Executive Program in Public Health Practice at the University of Minnesota within the first year. Applicants should be graduates of AVMA-accredited colleges and passed the NAVLE test to be eligible to secure a Minnesota veterinary license. An acceptable TOEFFL score is required for applicants for whom English is not a first language. Applicants should have good oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in ecosystem health, conservation biology, wildlife management, or related disciplines, and a career interest in avian conservation, wildlife epidemiology, or toxicology. Applicants must be eligible to secure a Minnesota veterinary license. 

Accept International Applicants



Receives benefits as defined for the Veterinary Resident and in keeping with meeting any specified eligibility requirements

Length of Commitment/Start Date

3 years

Program Description

The first year will focus primarily on clinical training. Concurrent with an avian medicine and surgery training program, residents manage cases under the supervision of faculty and assist with all aspects of clinical medicine and surgery including on-call duty. In addition, residents will: • assist in teaching and supervising interns and senior veterinary students; • participate in research projects, public education programs, sponsored events, and field work on endangered species; and, • interact with other faculty and graduate students in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and other allied University of Minnesota units. Upon successful completion/review of the first year, the second year focus will be on a combination of clinical/teaching responsibilities and academic classes. All required classes for the MPH Executive Program are offered online; electives are generally offered in a traditional format. In addition, residents will: • Identify possible Master’s Projects; • investigate collaborative opportunities for Field Experience; and, • apply for appropriate grants for additional support. Upon successful completion/review of the second year, the third year focus will be on a combination of the resident’s Master’s Project and Field Experience, academic classes, academics and clinical/teaching responsibilities. 

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