The Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (NIVES) is offering a mentored, small animal rotating internship from June 24, 2019 through June 30, 2020. NIVES is a busy 24-hour multi-specialty and emergency referral hospital located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our referral base covers a large region of northeastern Indiana, northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan.
Our NIVES professional staff includes board certified specialists in Surgery (2), Cardiology (1), Internal Medicine (1), and Feline practice (1), and two doctors certified in Canine Rehabilitation. In addition to our specialty services, we have 8 experienced doctors whose practice is dedicated to emergency & critical care. We also partner with a local boarded veterinary radiologist for consultation. Wellness care is provided by our adjacent small animal general practice.
We are a progressive, team-oriented, family friendly practice that emphasizes high quality medicine and compassionate patient care. Our specialty teams are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, oncologic and thoracic surgery. We also offer minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. Our advanced internal medicine service offers modalities such as cardiac & thoracic ultrasound, endoscopic techniques, chemotherapy and CT imaging to treat prolonged and acute conditions. Our highly equipped hospital (CT scan, digital radiology, echocardiogram, ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) is the largest AAHA hospital in Northern Indiana and the only Level II Certified Critical Care facility in the state.
The goal of our internship program is to prepare our intern for a clinical residency in any specialty, or provide a solid base for a career in general practice or emergency medicine. Our interns get the chance to work with a large and diverse caseload. The program is broken down as follows: 30% surgery, 30% internal medicine & cardiology, and 40% emergency medicine. All interns participate in twice daily didactic medical rounds, as well as monthly grand rounds discussions. We require two seminar presentations on a chosen topic before year’s end. Candidates will be given increased responsibilities as they demonstrate their clinical abilities. In-house support by an experienced clinician will always be available.
In order to prepare our interns for both academic and private practice residencies, an emphasis will be placed on pre/post-operative and general case management. Interns will be given primary case responsibilities and, depending on their development of technique & case preparedness, the opportunity to perform elective and emergency surgical procedures. Upon completion of this rotating internship, graduates will have significantly improved their clinical knowledge and practical skills.
Our compensation package includes a salary of $35,000/year, incentive pay for emergency surgeries, comprehensive health insurance, pet discounts, uniforms and AVMA/regional association dues. Furthermore we provide 5 days for continuing education outside of the hospital and 5 days of paid vacation during the year. Interns are provided with a dedicated workspace equipped with computer and digital veterinary resources. Onsite housing is also available for interested candidates.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate, seeking mentorship in a collaborative, team focused hospital. Ideal applicants must be detail oriented with strong multi-tasking skills, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, an interest in managing complex cases and the drive to provide “world famous” patient care. Cover letters, resumes and references can be submitted via email to: