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|Residency Available at UW/Milwaukee Zoo/ICF|
University of Wisconsin-Madison/Milwaukee County Zoological Park/International Crane Foundation
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Kurt Sladky MS, DVM, DACZM, DECZM; Vickie Clyde DVM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Please follow VIRMP guidelines
Application should include
Please follow the VIRMP guidelines; a current CV; University transcripts; veterinary school GPA and class rank; letter of intent; and 3-4 letters of reference
Minimum of 1 year post-graduate experience (preferably an internship)
Accept International Applicants
Minimum of $29,000 plus benefits
Length of Commitment/Start Date
Program description The Zoological Medicine program of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM), in conjunction with the Milwaukee County Zoo (MCZ) and International Crane Foundation (ICF), offers a post-graduate residency training program in zoological medicine, which is currently compliant by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). The objective of the program is to provide clinical training, research, and teaching experience in all aspects Zoological Medicine, including zoological companion species, captive zoo species, and free-ranging wildlife species. The primary goal of the residency program is to fulfill the residency training requirements of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and to prepare the candidate for the specialty board certification examination administered by the ACZM. The resident starting this program will join 3 other Zoological Medicine Residents and will receive training across a wide range of species through a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to Zoological Medicine. The resident will be supervised and trained by five senior clinicians amongst the three participating institutions. Previous graduates of the University of Wisconsin Zoological Medicine residency program are currently employed at a variety of AZA-accredited zoological institutions worldwide, as well as academia. Clinical Responsibilities The resident is the primary clinician (under supervision of one faculty member) for the Special Species Health Service (SSHS) at the UW-SVM for minimum period of 5 months per year and will be assigned to all cases presented to the SSHS during his/her period of rotation. The SSHS caseload consists predominately of zoological companion animals (“exotic pets”), including a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, as well as amphibians and fish species. The caseload averages greater than 100 cases per month. In addition, there are regular opportunities to manage injured free-ranging wildlife species at a local wildlife center, including a large caseload of native reptiles and raptors. The UW-SVM is also responsible for the health care program at the International Crane Foundation (ICF) where 15 species of cranes are maintained. The resident will spend a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks per year at the ICF. The ICF averages over 800 medical entries per year; in addition, the resident will be involved in various aspects of the Whooping Crane reintroduction program. The Milwaukee County Zoo (MCZ) has an extensive collection of zoological species including non-human primates, hoofstock, megavertebrates, small mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The resident is responsible (under supervision by one of the staff veterinarians) for the daily primary care of clinical cases at the MCZ for a minimum period of 5 months per year. The MCZ averages over 3,000 medical entries per year, which provides the resident with a minimum of 100 cases per month. Teaching The resident will be expected to participate in didactic teaching at UW-SVM within the core curriculum course in Zoological Medicine. In addition, the resident will supervise fourth year veterinary students during their elective Special Species Health rotation, as well as periodic 4th year externs at the MCZ and ICF. The resident is expected to lead daily clinical rounds and prepare formal topical rounds discussions with the students and assist in their rotation evaluation. Additionally, the resident is encouraged to participate in the instruction of veterinary students, interns and the local veterinary community through extracurricular lectures and laboratories. Research The resident is required to develop a minimum of one independent research project, which is to be completed within the three-year resident training program. Results from these independent research projects are expected to be presented at scientific meetings and to yield at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Training in writing effective grant applications and animal care and use protocols will be available and is encouraged. Professional Development The resident is expected to fulfill the ACZM publication requirements, which includes 5 first-authored, peer-reviewed manuscripts, including one on original research. A minimum of 8 weeks per year are allotted for independent study time, to complete an externship in an area of special interest, for attending scientific meetings, including ACZM Board Exam preparation workshops, and for manuscript preparation. The resident is required to attend and participate in weekly Zoological Medicine topical rounds. Applicant Qualifications Qualified applicants must have a DVM degree from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or an equivalent degree. Application should be made through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Veterinary Intern/Resident Matching Program, and should include a resume or Curriculum Vitae, University transcripts, Veterinary School GPA and class rank, letter of career goals, and three letters of reference. Inquiries about the program can be sent to Dr. Kurt Sladky (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Christoph Mans (email@example.com), or Dr. Vickie Clyde (Victoria.Clyde@milwaukeecount
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At this past year’s Annual Conference, Vickie Clyde shared some special news during a business lunch.
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