Veterinary Residency in Zoological Medicine and Pathology
The Copenhagen Zoo, in conjunction with Copenhagen University is offering an ACZM- and ECZM-approved postgraduate residency program designed to produce specialists in the field of zoological medicine. The program begins in August 2013, and will run for 3 years. Reappointment for the second and third year is contingent upon the successful completion of the preceding year.
The individual completing this program will have attained a broad clinical base for future involvement in a variety of nondomestic animal practices including zoos, wildlife parks, research institutions, universities, or exotic pet referral practices.
Copenhagen Zoo is a city zoo with a diverse animal collection. Clinic facilities include a basic hospital, laboratories, quarantines, necropsy room, radiology, ultrasonography and endoscopy. The resident will work with the zoo’s veterinarians, animal health and curatorial staff, animal keepers and veterinary students. The resident will be based at the Zoo, but will have the opportunity to work with the faculty at the Veterinary College at Copenhagen University.
Qualifications for the program include a DVM degree, a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience by the start of the program. Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English, and a willingness to learn some Danish is expected. Priority is given to those candidates that fulfill the following;1) 2-3 years of practice experience in mixed practice/exotic or zoo animal medicine, or completion of a 1-year internship in veterinary practice including zoo animal, mixed animal, large or small animal practice. General clinical competency is essential.
2) Excellent academic record with previous research experience and scientific publications.
Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent with a statement of career goals, official transcript of veterinary coursework and 3 letters of recommendation. Danish veterinary licensure will be required of the successful applicant. Applications must be received by June 20th. Requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Dr. Mads Bertelsen, Copenhagen Zoo, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark, firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please visit www.zoo.dk.
The program is funded by Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs' Foundation.