The Exotics, Wildlife and Zoological medicine residency at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is a 2-year post-DVM clinical training program. Exposure to a variety of clinical case material and primary management of routine cases, emergency cases and referrals will enable the resident to become proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic methods in exotic pet clinical medicine. There will also be exposure to wildlife patients; the VHC provides veterinary services for a local AZA-accredited zoo https://www.sunsetzoo.com/ .
The residency will fulfill training requirements for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) – Exotic Companion Mammal Practices (ECM). Residents can apply for the ABVP ECM Board Examination in their second year, to sit for the examination after the completion of their residency. The exact timelines and expectations can be found at: https://abvp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/01-Residency-Handbook-April-2019.pdf
The VHC EWZM service has two ABVP-ECM board certified faculty and one registered (licensed) veterinary technician. There is also one EWZM dedicated intern, annually.
Responsibilities include clinical service, teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to meet all required ABVP credentials by January 15 of the second of year of the residency.
Program start is mid-July 2021. The resident will be expected to attend in person orientation on the first day of the program.