Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

10975 Guilford Road
Suite B
Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701
United States
240-295-4400 (V)
240-295-4401 (F)

1 Position
1 Position Open

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Authorized Administrative Official: Alyse Carter
Contact Email Address:

Inclusive Dates of Program: 7/8/2019 to 7/8/2022

Employment Information

Salary: $40,000.00

Benefits: Resident compensation includes a salary, health care coverage, limited liability insurance, AVMA dues and dues to the Maryland VMA. The resident will be provided with a dedicated workspace and computer. There is also an on-site gym for the resident to use

Attendance at continuing education meetings is encouraged and will be supported by providing a stipend of $2000 each year to help defray travel, lodging, and meal costs.

Vacation: The sports medicine and rehabilitation resident will receive two weeks (14 days) vacation per year.

Is a contract required? Yes

Is a non-compete clause required? Yes   If yes, what is the time and distance? Two years and 25 air mile radius

Is a State license required? Yes   If yes, what is the licensure fee? Covered by the hospital

Is a DEA license required? No

Is USDA accreditation required? No


The following information represents the average of cases in direct support of this program

Total No. Annual Cases Average Daily No. Cases Presented to Hospital Average No. Cases Treated Daily as Outpatients Average No. of Inpatients Each Day Average No. Daily Surgeries Performed Average No. of Emergency Cases Seen Daily
12000 32 24 8 8 0

Number of Faculty/Clinicians in Direct Support of Program: 4

Registered/Licensed/Certified Veterinary Technicians

In Direct Support of Program Assigned to the Emergency Service per shift Assigned to the Intensive Care Unit per shift
4 0 0

Other Personnel of Note

Our sports medicine staff includes seven certified canine rehabilitation therapists

Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine

The ideal candidate for this residency will have completed a small animal rotating internship (or equivalent practice experience). Certification in canine rehabilitation (CCRP or CCRT) preferred but not required.

Requirements for Application

  1. Standard VIRMP Application Packet
    • VIRMP Application
    • Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
    • Personal Statement
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 - 4 Standardized Letters of Reference

Additional information for graduates of universities outside of the United States and Canada

Foreign nationals must be legally present in the USA on application for the program, VOSM will not mediate or facilitate visa applications.

Visa Sponsorship

If you will require visa sponsoring or are unsure about your work status, please review the Information for Foreign Applicants page and contact this program prior to applying. Please be aware that some programs listed in the VIRMP accept applications ONLY from citizens of the United States (or Canada if a Canadian program) or from applicants who possess permanent residency status at the time of application.

Do residents have access to the following equipment/technology, either on-site or outsourced?

  •  Arthroscopy
  •  Basic clinical laboratory equipment
  •  Blood Gas Analysis
  •  Blood Pressure Monitoring
  •  Bone Plating Equipment
  •  CT Scan
  •  Diagnostic Laboratory
  •  Digital Radiography
  •  Echocardiography
  •  Electrocardiography
  •  Endoscopy
  •  Laparoscopy
  •  MRI
  •  Nuclear Medicine
  •  Physical Therapy Equipment
  •  Ultrasound

Additional Information about Program

Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) invites applicants for an ACVSMR Resident under the guidance of our ACVSMR diplomates with the support of our board-certified veterinary surgeons. This program is directed toward applicants who have successfully completed a small animal rotating internship and is designed to meet the requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

VOSM is proud to disclose that its residents have been granted many opportunities, and have excelled both clinically and in research. Our most recent ACVSMR resident successfully passed board on the first attempt. Our program also boasts a winner of the Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award as given by the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. Our residents have also been invited to speak at many regional and national meetings.

While the residency program places a strong emphasis on didactic training (rounds, journal club, book club, rehabilitation rounds), it also provides ample support for clinical research and publication. Our residency program has produced five peer-reviewed studies. Part of our requirements for the residency program include writing and publishing two peer reviewed articles on a self-chosen topic and writing an article for the VOSM newsletter on the topic of rehabilitation and/or sports medicine. The ACVSMR Residency program at VOSM also has strong support for out-rotations at local universities and a local human sports medicine and regenerative medicine center to fulfill the 20 weeks of immersion required in diagnostic imaging, surgery, internal medicine, neurology, and pain management.

VOSM was established in 2005 to provide the highest standards of care and service in veterinary orthopedics, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, and spine health. Our referral base spans the Mid-Atlantic region and we routinely receive referrals from across the country, and occasionally from international locations.

The majority of our caseload is derived from working and sporting dogs, along with companions, obedience and show dogs. VOSM has one the busiest case loads in the country for sports medicine and regenerative medicine.

The VOSM facility is equipped with state-of-the-art veterinary equipment, including a regenerative medicine laboratory and arthroscopy (including two dedicated HD arthroscopy suites, and three arthroscopy towers). Here at VOSM, we have on-site MRI services, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound machines, objective gait analysis (GAIT4Dog®), and access to local CT facilities.

The VOSM Center for Regenerative Medicine, along with several university collaborators, is actively engaged in clinical trials evaluating novel treatments for joint disease, soft tissue injuries, and neurological conditions.

The Spine Center at VOSM is dedicated to the most comprehensive neurological diagnosis, surgery, and treatment in the mid-Atlantic region. Our neurology department receives internal and external referrals for a variety of medical and surgical neurologic conditions.

Our sports medicine and rehabilitation departments frequently utilize custom stifle braces and orthotics in addition to rehabilitation and conditioning for companions and canine athletes. Our facility utilizes two underwater treadmills and a hydrotherapy conditioning pool. Our certified canine rehabilitation practitioners are well-versed in orthopedic rehabilitation modalities, including therapeutic ultrasound, class IIIb laser therapy, e-Stim, massage therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture.

Candidates interested in research and teaching are encouraged to consider VOSM; we are constantly engaged in clinical trials and journal reviews and are frequently called upon to lecture on sports medicine and canine rehabilitation across the country and abroad. We are a teaching hospital engaged in the continuing education of doctors interested in the orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialties, housing internship, externship, fellowship, and residency programs. We urge our ACVSMR residents to participate in our educational endeavors and require participation in clinical trials.

Here at VOSM, we believe in maintaining a healthy work-life balance for members of our team. We believe you can have a great professional career and a balanced quality of life. If you have a passion for sports medicine and rehabilitation, and are seeking an exciting and professionally stimulating working environment. VOSM is centrally located within a short drive of many great mid-Atlantic sites - including Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and Annapolis, Maryland. The Maryland area offers the benefits of city life, with an easy commute to boating, beaches, horseback riding, historical sites, museums, concert venues, nature trails, and top restaurants. The Maryland area is home to a host of professional sports teams that range from baseball, football, and basketball, to hockey and soccer. Maryland also has a temperate, comfortable climate that spans all four seasons.