Residency Program in Ruminant Theriogenology
The goal of this 2-year residency program is to provide clinical training that qualifies individuals to sit the certification examination of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT). It is possible for qualified candidates to receive additional training and complete a master’s level or Ph.D. degree . This residency will provide the training appropriate for a career in academia, government, industry or private specialty practice.
The majority of the residency will be working in the Ruminant Health and Reproduction Service (RHRS) to gain clinical experience with dairy and beef (cow/calf) cattle and small ruminants, including camelids. The resident will be expected to develop a working knowledge of clinical management of individual animal and herd level reproductive problems, ultrasonography, hormone management, embryo transfer and related techniques. Limited opportunities are also available for exposure to reproduction in other species including swine, equine, small animals and zoo animals, depending on the interests of the candidate. The resident will be expected to participate in all aspects of the ruminant health management program which includes clinical service, didactic lectures, seminars and continuing education. It is anticipated that formal teaching opportunities will increase with experience. The resident will also be responsible for night and weekend emergency duty for ruminants, on a rotating basis, both in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and for Field Services.
Residents must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate College of North Carolina State University and register, where applicable, in a graduate program after completing the first year of the residency. Opportunities exist for the pursuit of a Master of Science, Master of Veterinary Public Health, or a Doctor of Philosophy degree. There are diverse research opportunities available depending on the interest of the resident in reproduction and related areas.
Faculty members in direct support of the program include individuals board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists as well as the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
The resident will be encouraged to undertake a suitable research project and prepare at least one manuscript suitable for publication during the two-year program. A residency advisor and advisory committee are responsible for the resident’s program and progress. Residents will receive semi-annual written evaluations which will be discussed with the resident’s advisory committee. Re-appointment in a successive year is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program and funding availability.A North Carolina veterinary license is required. This can be obtained after arrival via the institutional employment licensing agreement. Professional liability insurance and health insurance are provided. The resident is entitled to two weeks vacation each year to be taken by arrangement through the advisory committee.
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