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Mar. 21, 2013
May. 01, 2013

Internship in Small Animal Anesthesiology

School of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Clinical Studies, Ryan Veterinary Hospital

Department of Clinical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a one-year internship in small animal veterinary anesthesia and analgesia beginning July 1, 2013 or as negotiated. The internship is designed to provide 12 months of advanced post-DVM clinical training in the discipline of anesthesiology and perioperative pain management in small animal and exotic species. The Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania has a large and varied caseload, including a large emergency and critical care caseload. It is located in Philadelphia at the heart of the main campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
This program may partially satisfy requirements for application to a Residency Program approved by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) ( or the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) ( In addition, this experience may prepare a candidate for graduate study or employment requiring advanced training in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.
Training will include all pertinent aspects of the delivery of anesthesia to small animal patients including individual case management, problem solving and peri-operative pain management strategies. All interns will be closely supervised until he/she have demonstrated the competence and confidence to work independently. It is an objective of this program to provide training and experience in clinical teaching of veterinary students and in the review and evaluation of the scientific literature. The intern is expected to complete independent study with the goal of expanding and improving his/her knowledge and competence in anesthesia and peri-operative pain management and patient care. The intern will participate in evening, weekend and holiday after-hours anesthesia duty schedule with other members of the anesthesia service.

Requirements: A DVM or comparable degree from a school of veterinary medicine recognized by the national veterinary organization. A comprehensive knowledge of basic clinical veterinary medicine. Capability of working well with veterinary students, technicians, and clinicians. Good written and verbal English skills. Sound ethical and moral character, and a strong work ethic

Employment and benefits: Salary is $22,500 to $28,000 depending upon the individual’s background and experience. Interns receive health benefits, 2 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of professional development/scholarly activity time. Variations are negotiable. For foreign veterinarians, a visa will be required to work in the United States. The University of Pennsylvania will help with the paperwork and fees.

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: Contact: Sandra Perkowski VMD, PhD, DACVAA ( with: 1) letter of intent/interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) contact information (telephone; email) for three references.

Dr. Sandra Perkowski
Mathew Ryan Veterinary Hospital
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street
Philadlephia , PA 19104