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Internship - Rotating – Small Animal

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship

SAGE Veterinary Centers San Francisco

SAGE San Francisco is a close-knit team of doctors & support staff on a mission to provide the best care to the pets & people of our incredible city. Our hospital is also proud to house the Bay Area’s only cardiac catheterization surgery suite. We endeavor to help our Interns become the most well-rounded clinicians through primary case responsibility, strong mentorship, vast resources for didactic and hands-on learning, & ensure essential core competencies are accessible throughout the training period. Located in a vibrant & internationally acclaimed city, our hospital is thrilled to welcome the 2024 Intern class into our community.

  • Program Dates: 06/10/2024 - 06/20/2025
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • For-Profit Private Practice
  • San Francisco, California
  • 4 Positions
  • Salary: $85,000
  • Suitable for New Graduates
  • Program Website
  • Program Dates: 06/10/2024 - 06/20/2025
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Employment Information


Policies

Employment Requirements
  • Contract Required
  • Pre-Employment Background Check Required
  • State License Required
    Who pays State License Fee?
    Intern
    What are the details?
    Applicant will be required to register with the California Veterinary Medical Board through the Department of Consumer Affairs. Proof of licensure is required, prior to start date of Program. State licensing fees will be reimbursed with proof of receipts.
    State Licensing Board URL
    https://www.vmb.ca.gov/applicants/vet_forms.shtml
  • NAVLE Required for Licensure or to Start the Program
Who can this program hire?
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Canadian Permanent Residents
  • Mexican Citizens
  • Mexican Permanent Residents
  • Applicants who require Visa Sponsorship

Please note: Most visas require sponsorship from a program. If you are unsure about which work authorization is required or if you qualify, please contact the program before you apply.

Is the intern required to live a specific distance from the hospital?
No
Previous Experience Required
  • None - Suitable for New Graduates
Do you accept graduates of non-AVMA Accredited/Recognized Colleges/Schools?
No
A list of the AVMA-accredited/recognized colleges/schools can be found here.
Is a formal orientation program required?
Yes
6/10/2024 - 6/14/2023
Is attendance at orientation required?
Yes
Is an orientation manual provided?
Yes

Compensation and Leave

Position Classification for Purpose of Salary & Benefits
Staff
Annual Salary
Moonlighting Allowed?
Yes, with approval
Retirement Plan
Optional
SAGE Veterinary Centers makes matching contributions to all participating accounts on a bi-weekly basis.
Opportunity to earn additional cash compensation in this position?
No
Is this Position Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
No
Is the intern required to pay costs (e.g. tuition, fees, licenses, etc) upfront that will be reimbursed by the program?
Yes
California state veterinary license is required, which will be reimbursed with proof of receipts.
Required Tuition & Fees
No
Vacation Leave Days Per Year
10
Sick Leave Days Per Year
5
Professional Leave Days Per Year
4
Maximum number of paid days for family/medical leave
3
Maximum number of unpaid days for family/medical leave
84
Vacation Request Process
Direct emailed request must be made to and approved by the Internship Director.

Medical Benefits & Supportive Services

Detailed Benefits Information
View The program has provided a PDF document or link to detailed explanation of the provided benefits. You should consider the position classification listed in the section above as you review the benefit information.
Major medical insurance for intern
Intern Pays Some or All
Costs of medical insurance is dependent on the chosen health plan. Approximate cost ranges between $0.00 to $224.00 based on plan choice. Insurance options provided prior to Program Start.
Not Immediately
Insurance coverage begins 30 days after Program Start
Major medical insurance for dependents
Intern Pays Some or All
Costs of medical insurance is dependent on the chosen health plan. Approximate cost ranges between $30.00 to $320.00 based on plan choice. Insurance options provided prior to Program Start.
Major medical insurance for domestic partners
Intern Pays Some or All
Costs of medical insurance is dependent on the chosen health plan. Approximate cost ranges between $30.00 to $320.00 based on plan choice. Insurance options provided prior to Program Start.
Outpatient mental health insurance
Available
Inpatient mental health insurance
Available
Group life insurance
Available
Dental insurance
Available
Vision insurance
Available
Disability insurance
Available
Does the program provide an on-site mental health counselor?
No
Is suicide prevention training available?
Yes

Other Benefits

Onsite Child Care
No
Subsidized Child Care
No
Moving Allowance
No
Housing Stipend
No
Parking
No Charge
Uniform/Scrubs
Paid by intern (Fully or Partially)
Stipend provided, reimbursed with proof of receipts up to $150
Additional Benefits
- Free subscription to the Calm app is provided- Health Advocate services- Norton LifeLock Benefit plans- Commuter benefits

Program & Work Schedule


About this Internship

Type
Rotating – Small Animal
No
Average number of interns who started this program per year for the past 5 years
0
Average number of interns who completed this program per year for the past 5 years
0
Number of interns from this program who applied for a residency in the past 5 years
Not provided
Number of interns from this program who accepted a residency in the past 5 years
Not provided
Number of interns from this program who applied for a specialty internship in the past 5 years
Not provided
Number of interns from this program who accepted a specialty internship in the past 5 years
Not provided
Additional Information about this Program
SAGE San Francisco is located at the center of the five Bay Area SAGE Emergency and Specialty hospitals including locations in Redwood City, Campbell, Dublin, and Concord California. SAGE, now part of Ethos, has long been recognized for unparalleled quality in veterinary medicine. Our newest location, San Francisco, is excited to launch the first rotating internship at SAGE. We are a close-knit team of emergency doctors, specialists, technicians, and support staff on a mission to provide the best veterinary medicine to the pets and people of our incredible city. We are all excited to collaborate, educate, and learn alongside the 2024 class of rotating interns. Our state-of-the-art facility is one of only two 24/7/365 emergency hospitals in San Francisco. We have dedicated emergency and critical care teams, two in-house laboratories, digital x-ray, three surgery suites, the Bay Area’s only cardiac catheterization surgery suite with a robust minimally-invasive cardiovascular procedures caseload (pacemaker, PDA, pulmonary artery stenting, and balloon valvuloplasty), laparoscopy/thoracoscopy MIS capabilities, a 16-slice CT, 1.5T MRI, C-arm fluoroscopy, endoscopy, a dedicated chemotherapy suite, electrochemotherapy, and an animal ambulance. For those interested in specialties not currently covered at our facility, we have the benefit of 4 other sister-locations within an easily accessible radius to provide these additional training opportunities as elective out-rotations. No satellite hospital services are required.Our goals for the program center around helping our Interns become the most well-rounded clinicians by providing: primary case responsibility, strong mentorship from senior clinicians, a wide variety of resources for didactic as well as in-hospital learning, and ensure essential core competencies are accessible throughout the training period. We encourage our Interns to be deeply involved in each rotation, including blocks working within each of our Specialties and Emergency department. In doing so, we hope to provide a solid foundation on which to foster greater confidence in case management and develop crucial problem-solving skills. Throughout the year, supervision and guidance will always be available, even on overnight shifts. While we provide a support system we also value growth, and each Intern is encouraged to develop independence along every step of patient care. We believe teamwork allows for the best care practices for our patients and have built a strong culture to instill and reinforce these core values. Being a member of the larger Ethos community provides us access to an expansive number of resources (online modular training, teaching videos, journal subscriptions, topic rounds, access to specialists who may be located off site, etc). Additionally, clinician-led in-hospital learning is provided through CE lectures, regular rounds and chapter reviews, and emphasis on critical hands-on learning is built into the program.Lastly, the San Francisco Bay Area is in the heart of one of the most internationally acclaimed regions in the world, providing everything from a vibrant and diverse food scene, to a multitude of outdoor recreational activities with accessibility to both mountain sports and surf-friendly beaches. The hospital is located in the Mission District, a lively mix of residential, workplace, dining, and retail spaces. Our block features fascinating makers spaces including the world-famous Tartine bakery, and we are within walking distance from the beautiful and eclectic Mission Dolores Park, where residents and their pets amass every weekend to soak up the views and sunshine. We share the community and foster close ties with multiple pet boarding facilities, the city’s busiest primary care and animal shelter practice, a senior dog rescue, and the animal care and control department. Our central location enjoys multiple theater/Broadway performance stages, and historic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. The city is a recreation paradise, featuring easy access to biking, hiking, surfing, and countless other adventures, while the agricultural bounty of the state floods into multiple weekly farmer’s markets and restaurants. We are within driving distance to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, the Napa/Sonoma wine regions, and the breathtaking California coast, which encompasses the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, spanning hundreds of miles of shoreline and provides some of the most bio-diverse scuba diving opportunities in northern and central California. With three international airports in close proximity to our hospital (SFO, OAK, SJC) our practice is easily accessible for applicants from across the country. San Francisco is a dream destination for anyone around the world and we are thrilled to welcome the 2024 class of Interns to our hospital.

Caseload

Caseload in Direct Support of Program
Annual Hospital Caseload
20,000
Average Daily Number of Outpatients
60
Average Daily Number of Inpatients
10
Average Daily Number of Surgical Procedures Performed
3
Average Daily Number of Patients Presented to the Emergency Service
30

Personnel

Direct Support - Personnel are in the building and available to the intern.
Diplomates
Diplomates may be full-time or part-time/consultant
Diplomate
Full Time
Part Time
Diplomate
Full Time
Part Time
ACVAA
3
ACVECC
1
ACVIM/CARD
1
1
ACVIM/INTMED
1
ACVIM/ONC
1
ACVR
1
ACVS
4
Number of Clinicians in Direct Support
8
Number of Residents in Direct Support
0
Number of Veterinary Technicians in Direct Support
20
Number of Intern in this Program
4
Number of Interns at this Hospital (Primary Work Site)
4
Number of Residents at this Hospital (Primary Work Site)
0
Number of Veterinary Technicians at this Hospital
20
Number of Veterinary Technicians Assigned to the Emergency Service per Shift
3
Number of Veterinary Technicians Assigned to the Intensive Care Unit per Shift
3

Work Schedule

Average hours per week on duty
55
Maximum consecutive hours on duty
13
Number of days per month assigned to daytime primary emergency
12
Number of days per month assigned to overnight primary emergency
5
Number of days per month assigned to on-call
5
Number of days per month assigned to first opinion (primary care) clinics
0
Number of days per month required to work at a secondary (satellite) clinic
0
Average number of 24-hour off-duty periods per week
2
Yes

Rotations

Required Rotations
Rotation
Required
Weeks
Rotation
Required
Weeks
Ambulatory
0
Anesthesia
0
Avian/Exotics/Zoo
0
Cardiology
4
Clinical Pathology
0
Day Emergency
20
Dentistry
0
Dermatology
0
General Surgery
4
Intensive/Critical Care
4
Internal Medicine
4
Neurology
0
Oncology
4
Ophthalmology
0
Orthopedic
4
Overnight Emergency
7
Radiology
0
Soft Tissue
4
Urgent Care
0
Total Number of Elective Weeks Available per Year
4
Elective Rotations
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Day Emergency
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive/Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Overnight Emergency
  • Soft Tissue
Are elective rotations outside the hospital allowed?
Yes
Additional Information About Rotations
Elective rotations outside the hospital will be requested and approved through the Internship Director.

Educational Experience


Clinical Experience and Responsibilities

Does the intern have primary case care responsibility for first-opinion and emergency/critical care cases?
Yes
Is the intern the primary surgeon on a broad range of elective and entry-level procedures?
No
Does the intern have primary case care responsibility for complex cases with supervision by a boarded specialist?
Yes
Are patient rounds held daily with a boarded specialist in attendance?
Yes
What is the percentage of time the intern will be directly supervised by a veterinarian during regular office hours?
100%
What is the percentage of time the intern will be directly supervised by a veterinarian during after-hours?
90%

Didactic Training

Are teaching rounds held weekly?
Yes
Is the intern required to deliver a professional presentation or seminar to senior clinicians and peers?
Yes
Does the intern have an opportunity to attend a professional meeting?
Yes
Is financial support provided to attend a professional meeting?
Yes
Is the intern required to submit a manuscript for publication?
No

Educational Benefits

Are written performance evaluations provided?
Yes
Quarterly
Does the program have a formal mentoring program?
Yes
Will a mentor who is a veterinarian in the hospital be assigned?
Yes
Is a formal program to develop teaching skills provided?
No
Does the program have a formal program to foster interprofessional teamwork?
No
Does the program provide debt management/financial counseling?
No

Facility & Location


Facility

Does the intern have access to search engines for scientific literature and online journals?
Yes
Does the primary hospital have an intensive care unit?
Yes
Equipment/Technology
  • Arthroscopy
  • Basic clinical laboratory equipment
  • Blood Bank
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Bone Plating Equipment
  • CT Scan
  • Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Digital Radiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Equipment
  • MRI
  • Paperless Medical Record
  • PET/CT
  • Point of care clinical laboratory equipment
  • Ultrasonography
Other Equipment/Technology of Note
- Fluoroscopy- Animal Ambulance

Location

Primary Work Site

600 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Cost of Living Information

Total Monthly Expected Spending for San Francisco, CA Area
Household Type Monthly Spending National Average
Married Couple with Children Under 6 $11,400 $6,596
Married Couple with Children 6-17 $13,254 $7,749
Home Owner $12,930 $7,286
Renter $7,642 $4,146
Cost of Living Index
173.8
San Francisco, CA
What is this?
Average Prices for San Francisco, CA Area
Item Price National Average

Index and average prices are based on data gathered between Q22022 - Q22023. For more information on the methodology, please visit the C2ER Cost of Living Index website (www.coli.org).

Interviews


Is an interview required?
Yes
Who will be interviewed?
Invited Applicants
Interview dates and times will be scheduled between the Applicant and Internship Director.
Yes
Yes
Interviews will be by invitation only. Interview dates and times will be scheduled between the Applicant and Internship Director.

Application Details


Prerequisites

All prerequisites must be met by 06/10/2024 unless stated otherwise by the program.

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited/recognized college/school of veterinary medicine
  • State License Required
    Who pays State License Fee?
    Intern
    What are the details?
    Applicant will be required to register with the California Veterinary Medical Board through the Department of Consumer Affairs. Proof of licensure is required, prior to start date of Program. State licensing fees will be reimbursed with proof of receipts.
    State Licensing Board URL
    https://www.vmb.ca.gov/applicants/vet_forms.shtml
  • NAVLE Required
Work Authorization

This program will consider qualified applicants with the following work authorization

  • US Citizens

If you have questions regarding your eligibility for this program, contact [email protected] before you apply.

Contact Information


Program Director

Sierra A. Edelsohn, DVM
[email protected]

Contact Person for More Information

Sierra A. Edelsohn, DVM
[email protected]

SAGE Veterinary Centers San Francisco