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This residency is a three-year program approved by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)​. The objectives of this program are to train specialists in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management and to prepare them for board certification by the ACVAA. The program emphasizes clinical training, clinical and didactic teaching, and research experience. Residents are mentored by four ACVAA diplomates. The clinical training will be accomplished in the Veterinary Medical Center of the University of Tennessee. The Anesthesiology Service cares for a diverse caseload, including small and large companion animals, food animals, caged birds and exotic pets, and zoo species and wildlife. The resident must complete a research project and have at least one manuscript accepted for publication by the end of the residency program.

This program is offered every year through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.

Visit VIRMP for an Online-Application.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Christopher Smith, Anesthesia Residency Program coordinator
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • C247
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
  • cegger@utk.edu

Note:   Next position available in July 2022.

This residency is a three year program, fully accredited by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (www.ACVD.org). The objectives of the program are to provide in-depth clinical training and basic science information as related to veterinary medicine, and to prepare the candidate for certification in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). The resident is mentored by two ACVD diplomates. The resident must complete a research project that results in a publication. 

The program is offered every two (2) years through:

  • Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Programs
  • The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • 125 N. Main St., Suite 500-403
  • Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Phone: (614) 358-0417
  • FAX (540) 242-338

Visit VIRMP for an Online-Application.

Contact Information

  • The Residency Committee
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • C247 Veterinary Medical Center
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

or contact Elizabeth Drake, DVM, DACVD;  elizabethdrake@tennessee.edu

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announces a 3-year residency in Comparative Ophthalmology to begin July 15. The deadline for application materials to arrive at the University of Tennessee is 5PM EST, November 7. Following review of all applications, a select number of applicants will be invited by November 18 for interview.  An offer will be extended January 12.  A 12 month internship is prerequisite.

Interested individuals should submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. A personal statement describing background, qualifications, reasons for applying for the residency, and career goals.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. These letters should be e-mailed directly to the University of Tennessee by the letter writer or administrative assistant.  Letters should address knowledge of veterinary medicine, general clinical skills, ability to apply knowledge in a clinical situation, communication skills, and ability to work with others.
  4. Official transcripts (including grade point average) from all post secondary institutions attended, and class rank from veterinary school.

Applications and letters of reference must be sent electronically to: uteyevets@utk.edu.  Transcripts, if hard copy, should be sent to Dr. Diane Hendrix, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, 2407 River Dr., C247 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Application questions can be sent to uteyevets@utk.edu.

Program Description

The primary objective of this three-year program is to train the resident as a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology and to prepare the candidate for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.  Retention in the program is contingent upon continued satisfactory performance.

The ophthalmology service provides veterinary ophthalmic services for the Departments of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (dogs, cats, birds, small exotics, laboratory animals, wildlife), Large Animal Clinical Sciences (horses, farm animals), and the Knoxville Zoo and Ripley’s Aquarium.  Annual ophthalmology caseload is approximately 2500 cases. Facilities for extensive diagnostic work-up and the medical/surgical treatment of all species are provided within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The resident will spend approximately 75% of their time in clinical service, with 25% of their time allowed for other activities, such as clinical or basic research, manuscript preparation, and study for board examination.  Didactic training is available in the form of resident/intern seminars, college conferences and seminars, journal club, and ocular histopathology rounds.  Time away from clinics will be provided to attend the Magrane Ophthalmology Basic Science Course.  Travel will be supported based on available funding.

Residents will be expected to participate in the ophthalmology course offered to second year veterinary students, to assist in laboratory exercises for both second and fourth year students, and to participate in house-officer seminars and faculty rounds.  Residents will assume responsibility for the majority of ophthalmology emergencies while on clinic duty; backup from faculty ophthalmologists will always be available. 

Residents will be expected to report results of a research project at the ACVO Annual Meeting and to have a manuscript accepted to a refereed journal by the completion of the residency program.  Residents will receive 10 days vacation time annually.

Statement of purpose and objectives

The purpose of the ophthalmology residency training program at the University of Tennessee is to train the resident as a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology and to prepare the candidate for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

The objectives of the program are summarized below:

  1. To train the resident to be proficient both medically and surgically in clinical ophthalmology for multiple species including companion animals, equine, food animal, laboratory and exotic animals.
  2. To give the resident exposure to and experience in the research and scientific publication process.
  3. To allow for the development of teaching skills both didactically and more informally in student and faculty rounds.
  4. To prepare the resident for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Contact Information

uteyevets@utk.edu.

The Radiology Section of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) consists of 5 radiologists (4 ACVR, 1 ECVDI), 4 diagnostic radiology technicians (one acting as nuclear medicine technician as well) and an MRI technician. Clerical staff consists of a section clerk and section secretary. The UTCVM offers a four year structured program designed to prepare the resident to qualify for and pass the certifying examination in diagnostic radiology of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. An advanced degree program is not offered in conjunction with the residency.

Next Position Available: 2021 

Radiology Residency Program application​

Contact Information

  • Residency Program Director: Dr. Silke Hecht
  • Radiology Section
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2407 River Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Tel: 865-974-5806
  • Fax: 865-974-5554

This residency is a three (3) year program approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). The objectives of the program are to train specialists in veterinary internal medicine and to prepare them for board certification in the ACVIM. Clinical training, clinical and didactic teaching, and research are emphasized to prepare the resident for a career in either academic or specialty practice careers. The residents work closely with ACVIM diplomates in internal medicine, oncology, cardiology and neurology. There is an ample supply of excellent referral cases in internal medicine to challenge the resident and to promote learning. There are also rotations in ophthalmology, dermatology and radiology. Residents are expected to do presentations at residency seminars and grand rounds. Opportunities are provided to participate in classroom teaching and speaking at continuing education meetings. The resident must complete a research project that results in publication. 

For an Online-Application form for VIRMP go to http://www.virmp.org. The new VIRMP web-based system now replaces the Match Directory. 

The program is offered yearly through:

  • The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Residency Matching Program
  • 37 West Broad Street, Suite 480
  • Columbus, OH, 43215
  • Phone: (614) 358-0417
  • FAX (614) 241-2215
  • Email: tking@craiggroup.com

Contact Information

  • The Residency Committee
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • C238
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
  • or contact Dr. Jennifer Stokes (jstokes4@utk.edu)