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Kansas State University
Posted: 04/18/2022
Clinical Nutrition Intern

Clinical Nutrition Intern


Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center

Job no: 512831

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition

Pay Grade: 001


About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is offering a 12-month post-DVM internship with a primary training emphasis on small animal veterinary clinical nutrition combined with a moderate emphasis on small animal primary care. An important component of the internship involves contributing to student training in the field of veterinary clinical nutrition. In addition, successful completion of the internship will help to prepare the individual for advancement into the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Nutrition (ACVIM-ACVN) residency program or nutrition-related industry, as well as provide additional training for those desiring transition into a primary care practice.


The majority of the time will be dedicated to working in the Hill's Pet Health Nutrition Center (PHNC) with VHC primary care clinicians. Additionally, the intern will work alongside board certified ACVN specialists from Hill's Pet Nutrition and also serve as adjunct faculty members in K-State CVM on nutrition related cases, including patients enrolled in the Healthy Weight Clinic. The Healthy Weight Clinic is a unique program at the PHNC that addresses the pet obesity epidemic through tailored weight loss plans and frequent veterinary monitoring. Specialty services offered by the VHC include small animal internal medicine, small animal surgery, cardiology, radiology, zoological medicine, oncology, ophthalmology and dermatology. A small percentage of time may be spent at the Hill's facilities in Topeka, KS and attending various Hill's activities as well.


The PHNC faculty includes a full-time diplomate of the ABVP (Canine-Feline), general practitioners and other part-time clinicians with divided time between the PHNC and dentistry. The current PHNC clinicians boast 70 years combined experience in primary care. Cases include routine wellness exams, behavioral and nutritional consultation, minor surgery, sick patient exams and urgent care cases. The intern will have access to a full diagnostic laboratory as well as imaging services that include radiology ultrasound, CT, and MRI.


The successful intern will participate in all aspects of services provided in the Hill's Pet Health and Nutrition Center. They will also have the opportunity to spend time in select specialty services and will provide nutrition consults for the other services as needed. The intern will provide clinical, didactic/rounds, and laboratory instruction for veterinary students. The intern will attend and provide nutrition presentations for house officer seminars. The successful intern will also be involved in preparing a nutrition-focused case study as well as sharing responsibility with management of the K-State Healthy Weight Clinic. Interactions with other colleges on campus that involve nutrition-related topics are available.


Interns employed by the VHC receive written evaluations 3 times per year, which are discussed with the intern advisor.


The Veterinary Health Center is a modern, spacious facility on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The University is in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas with numerous recreational opportunities available.


Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. A background check will be required of all successful applicants prior to employment at Kansas State University. The selected applicant must apply for an Institutional Veterinary License (paid for by KSU VHC). Parking is not paid by the university and is the financial responsibility of the intern.


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:


• DVM or equivalent. Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine

• Kansas Veterinary Institutional License


Other Requirements:


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment


How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:


• Cover Letter

• Resume

• Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:



Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: Apr 15, 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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