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Internship - Rotating – Small Animal

Rotating General Internship

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

LIVS is a 30,000 sq/ft 24-hour AAHA-accredited, state of the art specialty hospital and emergency- critical care facility. Each intern will rotate through our specialty services and ER service every 3 weeks in order to gain a well rounded experience in small animal medical and surgical conditions. We provide a 5 day work week to allow for personal time. We also offer a mentor for each intern to help them reach their goals. This hands on experience will enable each doctor to reach their professional goals should they be specialty or general practice.

  • Program Dates: 06/17/2024 - 06/22/2025
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • For-Profit Private Practice
  • Plainview, New York
  • 2 Positions
  • Salary: $80,000
  • Suitable for New Graduates
  • Program Website
  • Program Dates: 06/17/2024 - 06/22/2025
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Employment Information


Policies

Employment Requirements
  • Contract Required
  • State License Required
    Who pays State License Fee?
    Institution
    What are the details?
    Intern pays for license and submits receipt for reimbursement
    State Licensing Board URL
    https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/veterinarian/license-requirements
  • NAVLE Required for Licensure or to Start the Program
  • DEA License Required
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?
Yes
A list of the AVMA-accredited/recognized colleges/schools can be found here.
Interns must be able to obtain a NY state veterinary license. That requires 6 years of college experience if non-AVMA school, ECFVG or PAVE completion.
Is a formal orientation program required?
Yes
June 17-21, 2024
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
Additional Salary Details
Benefits: AVMA; NY state license; DEA 1 year; PLIT insurance; medical, dental, vision insurance; personal pet discount.We provide access to journals, Plumb's and VIN.
Sample Contract or Offer Letter
Moonlighting Allowed?
No
Retirement Plan
Optional
company 401k with matching
Opportunity to earn additional cash compensation in this position?
Yes
Per diem emergency shifts.
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
Intern to pay for NY state vet license and DEA license and we will reimburse.
Required Tuition & Fees
No
Vacation Leave Days Per Year
10
Sick Leave Days Per Year
7
Professional Leave Days Per Year
12
Maximum number of paid days for family/medical leave
0
Maximum number of unpaid days for family/medical leave
60
Vacation Request Process
Vacation days must be requested 30 days in advance to the program director.

Medical Benefits & Supportive Services

Major medical insurance for intern
Intern Pays Some or All
$80/mo
Not Immediately
1st of the month following 60 days of employment
Major medical insurance for dependents
Intern Pays Some or All
$768/mo intern and spouse$500/mo intern and child
Major medical insurance for domestic partners
Intern Pays Some or All
$768/mo intern and domestic partner
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?
No
Other Support Services Available
Talk space mental health

Other Benefits

Onsite Child Care
No
Subsidized Child Care
No
Moving Allowance
No
Housing Stipend
No
Parking
No Charge
Uniform/Scrubs
Free/Complimentary

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
15
Average number of interns who completed this program per year for the past 5 years
15
Number of interns from this program who applied for a residency in the past 5 years
8
Number of interns from this program who accepted a residency in the past 5 years
5
Number of interns from this program who applied for a specialty internship in the past 5 years
8
Number of interns from this program who accepted a specialty internship in the past 5 years
6
Additional Information about this Program
LIVS is home to the Canine Chiari Institute and hosts many specialty services including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Oncology, Rehabilitation, Integrative Medicine and Cardiology. Our hospital features a full-service rehabilitation center that is run by certified canine rehabilitation practitioners. Modalities include water and land treadmills, cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. Interns will play a crucial role in all aspects of the clinical setting. Rotations in each specialty will involve close interaction with and supervision by the staff specialists and/or residents. Long Island Veterinary Specialists’ large and diverse caseload, which includes dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, and pot-bellied pigs will provide progressive medical and surgical clinical skills. A rotating schedule includes all specialty services as well as emergency services. Intern duties include primary care for emergency cases, evaluation, and formulation of plans for hospitalized cases, and assisting specialists with procedures and communications as they rotate though each service. Didactic training includes daily service rounds, weekly journal review, and monthly lectures for continuing education credit for staff and local referral veterinarians. LIVS has earned a reputation for providing the highest level of emergency and critical care for pets in the region. We provide direct supervision on emergency cases by experienced emergency clinicians and 24-hour on-call, board certified critical care consultations. Additionally, specialists and hospitalists are on staff to further augment your training and ensure the highest patient care standards. Interns at LIVS will have a 5-day work week, with 2 days off per week. Additionally, you have no on-call time when you are off schedule. This structure creates an outstanding learning experience, preserves work-life balance, and provides the highest level of care to our patients. LIVS currently has 4 surgical residents, 1 surgical intern, 1 exotic resident, and one ophthalmology intern. Most interns who sought advanced training beyond the internship have successfully secured residencies or other specialized internships of their choice. Our team of Boarded Specialists:Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, DACCTCatherine A. Loughin, DVM, DACVS, DACCTRobert Waddell, DVM, DACVS-SAJoshua W. Tumulty, DVM, DACVIMNicole Leibman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology)Neil Mittelman, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM and neurology)Jonathon C. Goodwin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (cardiology)John S. Sapienza, DVM, DACVOKay Kim, VMD, DACVOMichael Selmer, DVM, MS, CTCVMPLIVS boasts a 100-seat amphitheater and a separate conference room in its education center. It has been a recognized center for research since its inception in 1998. Our staff have authored over 128 manuscripts, 56 textbook chapters and 4 textbooks and have been invited speakers nationally and internationally. We maintain dozens of research studies and work collaboratively with local human medical centers, as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine at Long Island University, where we serve as the primary veterinary teaching hospital. Interns are encouraged to participate in any of the ongoing clinical studies already underway and can be mentored by our Director of Research. We are seeking individuals who are self-motivated, eager to learn and are willing to dedicate themselves to a year of intensive training. You will graduate from our program with a foundation of experience well beyond other new graduates and will be prepared to practice the highest quality medicine having had rich experiences resulting in lifelong relationships. Should you have questions about our program please contact Dr. Catherine Loughin, Program Director. To learn more about our hospital please visit our web site www.LIVS.org. Externships are encouraged and you are welcome to visit the hospital at any time. Plainview is centrally located in Long Island, and the hospital is located off interstate-495. It is approximately 45–60-minute drive from New York airports. An interview either in person or by phone is strongly recommended. Please do so as early as possible to ensure availability. To schedule an interview, please email Laura Bhola at [email protected]

Caseload

Caseload in Direct Support of Program
Annual Hospital Caseload
32,000
Average Daily Number of Outpatients
65
Average Daily Number of Inpatients
45
Average Daily Number of Surgical Procedures Performed
12
Average Daily Number of Patients Presented to the Emergency Service
20
Additional Details about Caseload
Surgical caseload average is surgery dept day and after-hours emergency as well as ophthalmology.

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
1
ACVD
1
ACVIM/CARD
1
ACVIM/INTMED
1
ACVIM/NEUR
1
ACVIM/ONC
1
ACVO
2
ACVS
3
Number of Clinicians in Direct Support
15
Number of Residents in Direct Support
4
Number of Veterinary Technicians in Direct Support
28
Number of Intern in this Program
6
Number of Interns at this Hospital (Primary Work Site)
9
Number of Residents at this Hospital (Primary Work Site)
5
Number of Veterinary Technicians at this Hospital
28
Number of Veterinary Technicians Assigned to the Emergency Service per Shift
1
Number of Veterinary Technicians Assigned to the Intensive Care Unit per Shift
2
Other Personnel of Note
Michel Selmer, DVM, MS, CTCVMPJaclyn Holdsworth, DVM, surgery clinicianChristian Blauvelt, DVM, dermatology clinicianKaren Altamonth, LVT, VTS ER and CCPerri Wiggin, BVetMed, MRCVS, exotic clinicianLisa Caliguiri, DVM, surgery residentAlana Czajkowski, DVM surgery residentTIffiany Irizarry, DVM criticalist will be coming Oct 2024

Work Schedule

Average hours per week on duty
50
Maximum consecutive hours on duty
15
Number of days per month assigned to daytime primary emergency
4
Number of days per month assigned to overnight primary emergency
4
Number of days per month assigned to on-call
0
Number of days per month assigned to first opinion (primary care) clinics
20
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
Additional Information About Work Schedule
The interns have a 5 day work week. Four days are on a specialty service, one of those days will have an ER swing shift (6pm-11pm, that is the 15 hour day) added, and then one 12-hour ER shift on day 5.

Rotations

Required Rotations
Rotation
Required
Weeks
Rotation
Required
Weeks
Ambulatory
0
Anesthesia
0
Avian/Exotics/Zoo
0
Cardiology
2
Clinical Pathology
0
Day Emergency
7
Dentistry
0
Dermatology
6
General Surgery
6
Intensive/Critical Care
6
Internal Medicine
6
Neurology
6
Oncology
2
Ophthalmology
6
Orthopedic
0
Overnight Emergency
2
Radiology
0
Soft Tissue
0
Urgent Care
0
Integrative
6
Total Number of Elective Weeks Available per Year
3
Elective Rotations
  • Anesthesia
  • Avian/Exotics/Zoo
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Oncology
  • Radiology
Are elective rotations outside the hospital allowed?
Yes
Additional Information About Rotations
Any elective rotation will be discussed in advance with the program 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?
Yes
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?
No
Does the intern have an opportunity to attend a professional meeting?
Yes
Is financial support provided to attend a professional meeting?
No
Is the intern required to submit a manuscript for publication?
No

Educational Benefits

Are written performance evaluations provided?
Yes
twice a year
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
  • Dental Radiography
  • Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Digital Radiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Equipment
  • MRI
  • Paperless Medical Record
  • PET/CT
  • Physical Therapy
  • Point of care clinical laboratory equipment
  • Ultrasonography
Other Equipment/Technology of Note
4 ultrasound machines; 2 digital radiology suites, fluoroscopy, videoscopy instrumentation for endoscopy, bronchoscopy, tracheoscopy, otoscopy, and rhinoscopy; on-site 64 slice CT scanner, electrodiagnostic (EMG, ERG, BAER), radioiodine therapy suite, brachytherapy, 3 Tesla MRI, medical infrared imaging, force plate/gait analysis, in-house laboratory testing including coagulation tests and arterial blood gas; and a critical care/non-anesthetic ventilator. Our ophthalmology suite is equipped with diode ophthalmic laser, intraocular ultrasonography, operating surgical microscope and two phacoemulsification cataract units. Our surgical suites are equipped with a cavitron ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA), arthroscopic and laparoscopy equipment, surgical ultrasonography, full bone-plating equipment, Brainsight system for brain tumor removal, tracheal and urethral stents, and cemented/cementless total hip implants.

Location

Primary Work Site

163 S Service Rd, Plainview, NY 11803, USA

About the Area
LIVS is located in Nassau County, Long Island; which offers both the big city and small town feeling. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and miles of rugged coastline on the tranquil Long Island Sound. Discover charming villages and downtowns, fascinating museums, world-class shopping, top-notch hotels and restaurants, scenic hiking trails, picturesque public gardens, bike paths, swimming, surfing, boating and fishing. All this is and Manhattan is just a quick 30 minute trip away.

Cost of Living Information

Total Monthly Expected Spending for Nassau County, NY Area
Household Type Monthly Spending National Average
Married Couple with Children Under 6 $9,037 $6,596
Married Couple with Children 6-17 $10,453 $7,749
Home Owner $9,573 $7,286
Renter $6,747 $4,146
Cost of Living Index
136.1
Nassau County, NY
What is this?
Average Prices for Nassau County, NY 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
Dates will be made available for January and early February.
Yes
Yes
Applicants will be notified by Laura Bhola via email that they are invited for an interview. She will provide dates for the applicant.

Application Details


Prerequisites

All prerequisites must be met by 06/17/2024 unless stated otherwise by the program.

  • Graduate of a college/school of veterinary medicine
    More Information
  • State License Required
    Who pays State License Fee?
    Institution
    What are the details?
    Intern pays for license and submits receipt for reimbursement
    State Licensing Board URL
    https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/veterinarian/license-requirements
  • NAVLE Required
  • DEA Required
Work Authorization

This program will consider qualified applicants with the following work authorization

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Canadian Permanent Residents
  • Mexican Citizens
  • Mexican Permanent Residents

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

Contact Information


Program Director

Catherine A Loughin, DVM, DACVS, DACCT
[email protected]

Contact Person for More Information

Catherine A Loughin, DVM, DACVS, DACCT
[email protected]

Contact a Current Intern in this Program

Please email [email protected] to arrange contact with a current or previous intern.

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

163 South Service Road
Plainview, New York 11803
Phone: 516-501-1700
http://www.livs.org