The Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (Tufts CMS, formerly Tufts DLAM) has an opening for a one-year veterinary internship in laboratory animal surgery and medicine at the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus/Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary graduate with a strong interest in surgery, an interest in laboratory animal medicine, and excellent interpersonal skills. The internship will provide a solid foundation in laboratory animal medicine that will assist the candidate with obtaining a residency position or employment in the field. The intern will primarily support our Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) facility. SIRL is a full-service surgical testing and training facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing, specializing in prototype studies, new surgical techniques, product evaluation, comparative testing and physician training and demonstration.
The intern will also participate in other Tufts CMS services, including Veterinary Services, Technical Services, Comparative Pathology Services, and Animal Husbandry Service. The intern will have significant training and supervision initially and then will be expected to function autonomously with a senior veterinarian available for consultation. In addition, the intern will be required to present and attend seminars during the course of the year.
Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center is an AAALAC-accredited program with 4 veterinarians (including 2 ACLAM diplomates, 1 SRS veterinary surgeon, and 1 ACVP diplomate) who provide care for diverse species in a wide range of research fields. The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US. The expected salary will be ~ $48,000 with full benefits and financial support to attend a national or regional conference. The term of the internship is 1-year.
The internship is an excellent opportunity for a veterinarian who has an interest in a career in laboratory animal medicine and surgery. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Corinna Beale, DVM, SRS Assistant Director, Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) Staff Veterinarian, Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (CMS) (formerly DLAM) Tufts Medical Center / Tufts University
Completed applications will be reviewed February 22nd 2019. The start date will be no later than July 8th 2019 and can be as early as May 1st. The anticipated end date will be the end of June 2019, regardless of the start date.
For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Beale at (617) 636-4148 or via e-mail at .
***Please note—we are unable to offer any assistance with housing in the Boston area.