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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/3/2017
Intern – Veterinary Medicine

This position is designed to provide a new graduate veterinarian experience in: performing spay/neuter and other procedures such as dentistry and amputation; preventive medicine in various shelter settings; as well as experience in teaching and overseeing current veterinary junior and senior students performing cadaveric surgery, anesthesia and basic spay/neuter techniques. Teaching environments will vary from OSU CVHS hospital to OSU-OKC Vet Tech program, Tulsa Animal Welfare and the local area Stillwater shelters. Inclusive Dates of Internship: June 2017 - June 2018. Working hours will be whatever is needed to accomplish targeted responsibilities. Travel to Oklahoma City, Tulsa and surrounding Stillwater area will be expected.

Minimum qualifications: D.V.M. Licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma. Experienced and competent at routine spay neuter surgical procedures, induction and maintenance of anesthesia, knowledge of common anesthetic drugs used in shelter programs. Responsible for overseeing patient recovery and assessing patients for discharge. Knowledge of basic preventive medicine vaccination protocols, parasitacides, and common medical techniques. Attention to detail and record keeping in drug logs, medical records, and surgical reports. Experience in safe handling and understanding the behavior of domestic or feral dogs and cats. Experience in animal welfare and shelter operations is a plus. Communication skills in one-on-one and small group activity.  Effective, empathetic verbal communication with understanding of constructive teaching and evaluation. Interpersonal skills must show professional, nonbiased teamwork.  Managing varied relationships with successful facilitation, collaboration and cooperation and able to work calmly under stressful situations. Understanding of the necessity of euthanasia in shelter decisions and the wisdom in choices shelters must make for financial, space and animal welfare.

Apply online at  For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)