The Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (Tufts CMS) has an opening for a one-year veterinary internship in laboratory animal medicine and surgery 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 laboratory animal medicine and surgery, 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. All participants in this internship program to date have gone on to a lab animal residency position and our last 3 interns have matched in their first-choice residency. The intern will primarily support our pre-clinical surgical and technical services. Preclinical surgical and technical services provide a full-service testing and training facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing. We specialize 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, 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 3 ACLAM diplomates, 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 (or pending licensure for new grads) to practice in one state within the US. The salary is based on NIH post-doc guidelines 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. We have accepted both new grads and veterinarians looking for a change in career. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Corinna Beale, DVM, SRS, DACLAM Assistant Director, Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) Staff Veterinarian, Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (CMS)
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2021-2022 internship. The start date is flexible, but no later than July 12th 2021.
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.
The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure (or pending licensure for new grads) to practice in one state within the US. Candidate must be legally allowed to work in the US.