The interns will rotate through medicine, surgery, and emergency services and can choose elective rotations in ophthalmology, radiology, and oncology. There is also the potential for exposure to behavior medicine with our board-certified behaviorist. Our interns will work closely with specialists on referral cases as well as have primary case care. Our internship prides itself on being "hands on" for the interns. Our interns leave this intense year of training proficient in abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis, placement of central lines, arthrocentesis, and advanced wound care with drain placement, among many other skills. Our interns may learn to place chest tubes, perform surgical approaches, complete a thorough exploration of the abdomen and chest, and develop excellent tissue handling skills. In addition, our interns may learn to operate endoscopes, collect biopsies and place feeding tubes. We reward our interns who show us clinical aptitude and desire to learn with more and more responsibility and freedom. While on the emergency rotation, the interns will be under the direct supervision of an experienced senior clinician. The emergency rotation is a rotation enjoyed by our interns. Many of our interns have gone on to become excellent emergency veterinarians, with a number of them working within our hospitals. The emergency rotation allows the intern to be the primary surgeon (with close supervision from the primary emergency clinician) for a number of surgeries including C-section, gastrotomy, GDV/gastropexy, cystotomy, and splenectomy. A senior clinician will be in the hospital for consultations for most of the emergency hours. If needed, the clinician will be available for consultation or come back to the hospital for the few hours not present.
Interns will participate in daily case management discussions and weekly education rounds which rotate between journal club, radiology rounds, morbidity and mortality rounds, case presentations and seminars presented by the specialists. We also add in extra labs or special presentations based on need identified during rounds. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to prepare a case report or review articles suitable for publication during the course of the internship. The interns are also encouraged to attend the continuing education meetings sponsored by Carolina Veterinary Specialists that are offered to our clients, general veterinarians, 4 times a year and at no cost. Interns may also have the opportunity to attend national meetings offered by specialty colleges of interest.
Greensboro is a vibrant city with a lot to offer. There is a low cost of living compared to many surrounding cities with an excellent quality of life. Traffic is low, so the drive to work will not include a long commute. Greensboro is within driving distance of the mountains and the ocean. There are a variety of cultural attractions, entertainment and sports events, outdoor activities, restaurants, and shopping within the city and surrounding area. Our city is proud of its parks and greenways, offering many outdoor activities for residents and plenty of beautiful places to walk your dog! To learn more about this wonderful city, please visit http://visitgreensboronc.com/.
Interns will receive an annual salary of $29,000, professional liability insurance and 5 days paid vacation. Insurance benefits include $15,000 life insurance, over a 50% discount on health insurance, and group pricing on dental, vision, short and long term disability, and additional life insurance. CVS also provides a CE allowance, apparel allowance, and reimbursement of licensing fees. A license to practice in North Carolina is required.
Please note that the five Carolina Veterinary Specialists hospitals have separate internship programs and require separate applications.
The Carolina Veterinary Specialists Referral Animal Hospital is a 24-hour, full service referral hospital located in Greensboro, North Carolina. In addition to referral services in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, behavior, radiology, and oncology, services are also provided in emergency medicine and critical care. The Greensboro practice occupies a 13,000 square foot hospital that inclu...des three surgical suites, an intensive care unit, helical computed tomography, and a special procedures room. The hospital is fully equipped with indirect blood pressure monitors, capnograph, ventilators, in-house blood gas, in-house coagulation testing, hematology and chemistry analyzers, and operating microscope. Specialized capabilities include video endoscopy, cystoscopy, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, ultrasonography, and echocardiography with Doppler. We also work in cooperation with our radiation oncologist in a separate location to provide radiation oncology and transport our patients via shuttle for this therapy; and a neurologist. Surgical services include soft tissue, orthopedic, neurosurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, ophthalmic surgery and vacuum-assisted wound management.