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Program Coordinator

Dr. Barbara Sherman

Phone: 919-513-6141


Clinical Animal Behavior Resident Position

3 year Residency Program at NC State

This residency is designed to provide clinical experiences, research opportunities, and didactic learning leading to qualification for board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), while contributing to the teaching program at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM).

Requirements are DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an accredited veterinary institution and completion of a one-year internship or general veterinary medicine practice equivalent. A good academic record will be favorably considered (GPA>3.0/4.0). Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from board-certified veterinarians.

This program will provide intensive training in behavioral therapy including major responsibility for patient care. The resident will spend the majority of his/her time seeing small animal clinical cases in the Animal Behavior Clinic of the NCSU-CVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Diagnosis and treatment of behavior issues in dogs and cats will be emphasized. Training will also include evaluation and management of the behavior of laboratory animals, horses, food animals, pet birds and other exotics.

In addition to clinical service, the resident will participate in clinical rounds, teaching, and relevant seminars, and will complete at least one research project. Depending on the educational needs of the individual resident, opportunity will be provided to attend didactic graduate-level courses on topics relevant to veterinary behavior.

NC State University is in close proximity to two other major universities (Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) and the Research Triangle Park, which includes multiple government agencies, and non-profit institutes. The quality of life in the Triangle communities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is among the highest in the country with a rich variety of cultural activities, sporting events, and outdoor recreational opportunities.