Cardiology Internship And Residency Positions 2024

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Thank you for your interest in a position with Veterinary Cardiologists Australia.

Veterinary Cardiologists Australia (VCA) is offering two positions for three-year American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)-approved cardiology residency training programs beginning on August 5th, 2024. A 5-month internship position beginning on March 4th , 2024 is also being offered. The intention is that the successful internship applicant will transition to one of the residency positions in August.

About The Roles

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) and mitral valve transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER).

Details regarding certification are outlined in the ACVIM Certification Manual, which can be accessed online.

Trainee Opportunities

The cardiology trainee will work closely with three ABVC-registered specialist cardiologists (ACVIM and FANZCVS- qualified). VCA is the largest and most-experienced hospital-based, multi- cardiologist group in Australia and operates 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 is also involved in undergraduate teaching of veterinary students at the University of Queensland, Gatton. The trainee 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 College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week or ACVIM and prepare a manuscript for publication. Presentation of tutorials to the hospital by the intern will be encouraged.

About You

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 candidates must be eligible for General Veterinary Registration by the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Registration Board. Remuneration is from $AUD78,000 p.a (resident) $AUD59,000 p.a (intern).

How To Apply

Applications have now closed for this position. We thank you for your interest in a position with Veterinary Cardiologists Australia.


Application Closing Dates

1st January 2024 (Internship)
11th March 2024 (Residency)

Interviews will be held following closing dates. In-person interviews during a 2-4 day visit on service are strongly preferred.

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