Cardiology Residency Position

Veterinary Cardiology Australia (VCA) is offering a three-year American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) - approved cardiology residency training program beginning on August 12th, 2019.

The residency program aims to facilitate successful specialist certification of the resident through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology subspecialty) and/or the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. This will be achieved through participation in all aspects of the cardiology service provided by VCA and training in noninvasive diagnostic skills (echocardiography, in-house and ambulatory electrocardiography), interventional cardiology (cardiac catheterization, diagnostic angiocardiography, balloon valvuloplasty, transvascular patent ductus arteriosus occlusion, temporary and permanent transvenous pacemaker implantation). Details regarding certification are outlined in the ACVIM Certification Manual, which can be accessed online at https://www.acvim.org/Certification/GIG

The cardiology resident will be under the supervision of two AVBC-registered specialist cardiologists (ACVIM and FANZCVS- qualified). VCA operates predominantly from a large, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary referral hospital group in South East Queensland (Veterinary Specialist Services) alongside services including Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Anaesthesia, Physiotherapy, Behaviour and Dentistry. VCA also provides a cardiology service at the Veterinary Hospital at the University of Queensland, Gatton. The resident will be expected to participate in clinical service at all locations and will have primary case responsibility including care for hospitalized patients and outpatients. 

Didactic rounds include cardiology and medicine journal club, physiology rounds, graphic/ cardiac pathology rounds, and topic-based presentations. The resident will present a lecture or tutorial to the hospital 2-4 times per year. The resident must also perform a retrospective or prospective research project within the timespan of the program for abstract presentation at the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week or ACVIM and prepare a manuscript for publication.

VCA seeks a candidate is who has a high maturity level, is hard-working, self-motivated and passionate about providing a high level of compassionate care to referral cardiology patients and their owners. 

The successful candidate must be eligible for General Veterinary Registration by the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Registration Board. Remuneration is from $55,000 p.a. 

Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and 3-4 letters of reference. Applications should be submitted to Fiona Meyers at fmeyers@vss.net.au. Applications close 31st May, 2019. Interviews will be held 7-9th June, 2019. In-person interviews are strongly preferred.

 

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