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Internship Available at University of Florida
University of Florida (Internship)

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
Gainesville, FL 32610

Primary Contact
Dr. Amy Alexander

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available

Matching Program?

On what date will this position next be available?
June 2020

Application Deadline

Application should include

Experience Required

Accept International Applicants


Length of Commitment/Start Date
1 year

Program Description
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 1-year joint Internship in Zoological, Small, and Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. This program is designed to prepare first-year interns for residency training in Zoological Medicine or practice in a zoological institution or private practice. It is supervised by both a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the chair of the Small Animal Rotating Internship. The intern will receive broad based training in Small and Large Animal Medicine and Surgery as well as Zoological Medicine. The schedule may be adapted to help meet the specific goals of individuals. Approximately 50% of the program primarily involves participation in the Zoological Medicine Clinical Service within the UF Veterinary Hospitals (UFVH) and in field activities at a variety of Florida zoological collections including Lubee Bat Conservancy, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. Clinical cases within the UFVH include client-owned exotic pets, native Florida wildlife, and animals from zoological institutions. Approximately 2,000 cases are seen within the UFVH and another 1000 cases are evaluated/treated in the field at zoological facilities. The intern will share primary case responsibility and emergency duty with two Zoological Medicine Residents that rotate every two weeks. The three faculty members involved in this part of the program are Diplomates of the ACZM and one is also a Diplomate of the ACVM (Virology, Bacteriology/Mycology). There will also be opportunity to attend an annual conference and elective time that can be spent as an out-rotation. The other 50% of the program will be coordinated similarly to the Medicine and Surgery Rotating Interns. The intern will rotate through Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Small Animal Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Radiology, Anesthesia, and Large Animal Medicine. Submission of a peer-reviewed publication applicable to the ACZM exam requirement is expected. Examples include a retrospective or prospective study or a case report or series. Presentation and participation in journal club and teaching rounds of the service, along with presentation in the hospital Resident and Intern Seminar Series is required. We are very proud of our program and believe the broad exposure to a wide variety of veterinary disciplines along with the support of well respected, enthusiastic faculty members make our program very competitive. The facilities at the UF Small Animal Hospital are state of the art with our 100,000 sq ft purpose built small animal hospital. In addition to direct supervision and mentorship on the clinical floor, we also offer a structured weekly didactic seminar series to consolidate the academic nurturing of interns. The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is located in the city of Gainesville in North Central Florida. This area enjoys a warm climate and there are abundant opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreational activities nearby. Although the work schedule for the internship is demanding, there is time available to explore the area and enjoy the benefits of being in Florida. More information about the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the Small Animal Hospital can be found on our website at

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