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Internship – Veterinarian

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

Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) is seeking qualified applicants for a 12 month internship program. Interns will have access to didactic learning as well as primary case responsibility under direct supervision.

Employment information:

Salary: Competitive within market

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

Benefits: Payment for licensing and dues, PLIT, PTO, CE (up to $2,600/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:

Able to obtain a license in the State of Wisconsin

Requirements for application:

Personal statement

Curriculum Vitae


Clinical Experience and Responsibilities:

Interns will have primary case care with emergency cases, managing hospitalized patients, communicating with clients and writing records. They are under direct supervision on site with mentorship at all times, with an additional mentor who is a veterinarian in the practice. Interns will have the opportunity to train and rotate through the specialty service of their choice. Interns will be the primary surgeon on standard emergency procedures (thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, unblocking male cats, etc) and minor surgeries (laceration repairs, chest tube placement). They are able to be the primary surgeon with emergency surgeries (GDV, splenectomy, Foreign body removal, spay/pyometra, C-section) more as internship progresses. The expectation is that the intern is able to be the primary surgeon for emergency surgeries at the completion of internship. Interns are expected to write complete and concise records with lists of differentials. Board Certified Specialists or staff doctors to review and sign off on records until deemed satisfactory. Patient rounds are held twice daily.

The expectation of the program is that interns receive well rounded, thorough clinical and didactic training in emergency medicine as well as our core specialty services. Upon completion of the program, the intern should be proficient in medicine, diagnostics, surgery and the client communication aspects of veterinary medicine. Although this is an emergency and critical care focused internship, the program can be tailored to match an intern’s specific long term goals.

Didactic training:

Interns have weekly didactic rounds on a variety of topics. M & M rounds are held every other month with all ER doctors and specialists in attendance. Journal club is held every other month at MVS and includes all ER doctors and specialists. Annual cadaver lab facilitated by board certified surgeons for staff, DVM’s, and Interns, with focused time allotted for Interns.


Approximately 15-18 shifts / month, including weekends and holidays. This excludes didactic training time.


Interns will be under direct supervision by an attending doctor at all times. They will have a mentor who is a veterinarian in the practice, with quarterly review.

More about MVS:

Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) is a privately held emergency and multi-specialty hospital located in beautiful 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 state of the art 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, high-flow oxygen, 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.

Our caseload is diverse with our clinicians working closely together creating a supportive collegial environment. Our support staff is composed 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 in the country. 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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