We currently have an open position for our emergency and critical care specialty internship. We are seeking an individual who has either completed a rotating internship or has extensive experience in emergency medicine. This individual should also have a strong clinical knowledge base and the aptitude to work within a collaborative team of specialists while providing exemplary veterinary care to our patients. We expect our ECC specialty intern to be enthusiastic in their drive to continue their education while also serving in a leadership role to our current rotating internship class.
Our emergency/critical care internship program is new this year, but we have had a small animal rotating internship for the last 10 years and we have done an excellent job of preparing interns for residencies and specialty internships. We have a 100% placement rate of interns into specialty internships and residencies in the last 5 years.
The Regional Veterinary Referral Center (RVRC) is one of the oldest and most well respected veterinary specialty centers in Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. Our motto ‘We Love Them like You Do’ is where it begins and ends with us, remembering that each patient we care for is loved and is special to someone. Our goal is to offer outstanding, compassionate, empathetic and professional veterinary specialty care. Simply stated, we offer the very best care to our patients while understanding the client’s needs and tailoring the care offered to meet these needs.
RVRC is centrally located near Washington DC and receives referrals from across the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer specialty care in: cardiology, emergency/critical care, internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and rehabilitative medicine with a licensed veterinary physical therapist. In addition to our specialties, our center houses an I-131 treatment center (Radiocat), in house cytopathology, ultrasound, digital radiography, linear accelerator, 3D Spiral CT and a MRI unit. Our in house diagnostic center allows you to get rapid and accurate patient analytic data from a clinical pathologist to make informed patient decisions. As an emergency/critical care intern, you will work closely with our dedicated staff of emergency clinicians, two of which are residency trained in emergency and critical care. Our interns perform surgical procedures under the guidance of our staff doctors while on emergency. This is an advantage to you as an intern and not commonly offered in other programs. As an intern you will perform all emergency procedures and will be involved in case decisions from start to finish.
As an emergency intern, you will be expected to participate in weekly topic rounds, monthly journal club, monthly M&M rounds and present two grand rounds presentations. You will also be involved in teaching the rotating interns and will be presenting some topic rounds. Additionally, you will be required to submit a publication during your year with us.
We are located near Washington DC which offers a thriving metropolitan environment full of cultural, historical, musical and entertainment opportunities along with an active night life.