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Internship – Emergency Veterinarian

Find out more about our internship program on the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program Website.

Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) is seeking 2022 graduates for an emergency focused 12 month internship program. Interns will have access to didactic learning as well as primary case responsibility under direct supervision.

Employment information:

Salary: $53,000

Vacation: 80 hours PTO with an additional 20 hours for continuing education

Benefits: Payment for licensing and dues, PLIT, PTO, CE (up to $2,000/year), Medical, Dental, and vision insurance as well as available FSA/HSA plans. Base Life, AD&D.

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

Externship or other prior experience in emergency/critical care preferred but not required.

Requirements for application:

Personal statement

Curriculum Vitae


Clinical Experience and Responsibilities:

Interns will have primary case care with emergency cases, managing hospitalized patients and writing records. Under direct supervision for a minimum of 6 months of the internship. Interns will be the primary surgeon on emergency procedures (thoracocentesis, laceration repairs). Able to scrub into and assist with emergency and scheduled surgeries more as internship progresses. Interns are expected to write complete and concise records with lists of differentials. Specialists or staff doctors to review and sign off on records until no longer needed. Patient rounds are held twice daily. Approximately 4 weeks to rotate through specialty department of choice.

Didactic training:

Weekly teaching rounds on a variety of topics. Grand Rounds/ M & M rounds with all ER doctors and specialists. Journal club with Pieper Veterinary.


Approximately 13 shifts / month, including weekends and holidays. This excludes didactic training time.


Interns will have a mentor who is a veterinarian in the practice, with quarterly review. After the initial 6 months, performance evaluations may be performed every 1-2 months until the intern is able to function as an independent ER doctor.

More about MVS:

Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) is a privately held emergency and multi-specialty hospital located in Madison, Wisconsin. Our amazing team of talented caregivers thrive on collaborative teamwork creating a synergistic positive culture, allowing us to provide excellent care in a compassionate setting. Our new 17,000+ square foot hospital includes 16 exams rooms, 4 surgery suites, endoscopy suite with video endoscopy equipment, ligasure, large treatment and ICU areas, dedicated ultrasound suite with ultrasound equipment, digital radiology, CT, MRI, fully equipped laboratory, electronic medical records and conference/education center. In additional to our internship trained 24-hour emergency team, we have specialists in internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, surgery, oncology and radiology. Our caseload is diverse with our clinicians working closely together creating a supportive collegial environment. Our support staff is composed mainly of certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants with years of emergency experience. Madison, Wisconsin is a perennial favorite with Livability.com, continually rated in their Top 10 Best Places to live. Beautifully situated between two large lakes, its quality of life is considered to be one of the best. The greater Madison area has a population of about 800,000. As the capitol of Wisconsin, Madison has a very vibrant and trendy vibe offering universities, colleges, fabulous restaurants, lake and river recreation, 260 parks, hiking and biking trails, a large farmer’s market, outdoor concerts & theater, botanical gardens, a free zoo, a collegiate baseball team, performing arts center, symphony, museums, excellent schools, quality housing and a fast-growing business community.

Interested candidates send resume to Dr. Tiffany Patton, Internship Director at tpatton@mvsvets.com or apply below.

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