Programs
Internships and Residency Programs

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine offers programs in a variety of specialties. Unless otherwise specified, applications should be made through the Veterinary Intern/Resident Matching Program.

Residency Programs

Anatomic Pathology Residency Program

Program Contact: Dr. Robert Ossiboff & Dr. Ian Hawkins

The University of Florida offers a three year residency program in Anatomic Pathology. The objective of this program is to prepare veterinarians to be qualified diagnostic pathologists, to provide a base set of knowledge to enable residents to prepare for the anatomic pathology board certification examination given the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and to introduce them to concepts of research in experimental pathology. Trainees completing the program will be skilled diagnostic pathologists capable of participating in service-oriented pathology laboratories, as well as in interdisciplinary research and testing programs commonly encountered in governmental and industrial situations. They will also be prepared to undertake advanced degree training in experimental pathology, if they choose to do so.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management Residency Programs

Program Contact: Dr. Lane Johnson

The University of Florida offers a three year and a four year clinical residency program in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management (primarily perioperative pain management). The program has been developed to provide clinical in-depth resident training and a comprehensive knowledge base of veterinary anesthesia and pain management in a wide variety of animal species (canine, feline, equine, caprine, ovine, bovine, exotic animals, etc.). This American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) residency strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice.

Aquatic Medicine Residency Program

Program Contact: Dr. Michael Walsh

The Aquatic Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Florida is a three year training program accredited by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). This residency is only able to accommodate one residency at a time, and is therefore offered every few years.

Clinical Pathology Residency Program

Program Contact: Dr. Chris Lanier

The University of Florida offers a three year residency in Clinical Pathology through the department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine. Preparation for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists Clinical Pathology certifying examination is the primary focus of this residency program, which is comprised of 75% clinical and teaching duties and 25% independent research and study.

Integrative Medicine Residency Program

Program Contact: Dr. Justin Shmalberg

The Integrative Medicine Residency at the University of Florida is a three year training program designed to fulfill the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and should prepare practitioners for careers in progressive private referral practices or in academic veterinary medicine.

Zoological Medicine Residency Program

Program Contact: Dr. Amy Alexander

The Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine offers a 4 year non-degree residency in Zoological Medicine. The starting date is July 15 of each year. The program is supervised by a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). All of the 3 faculty members involved in the first 2 years of the program are Diplomates of the ACZM. 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, primate centers, research institutions, universities, or privately owned hospitals.

Internship Programs

Integrative Medicine Internship

Program Contact: Dr. Justin Shmalberg

The University of Florida offers a one year internship in Integrative Medicine. This internship is aimed at providing veterinarians advanced didactic and clinical training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine (TCVM) diagnosis, acupuncture therapy and physical rehabilitation. The intern will learn to integrate TCVM diagnosis, acupuncture and physical rehabilitation along with conventional medical diagnostic tests, diagnoses and therapies. Emphasis is placed on clinical medicine, teaching and clinical research.

Zoological Medicine Internship

Program Contact: Dr. Amy Alexander

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 1-year joint Internship in Zoological, Small, and Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. This program is designed to prepare first-year interns for residency training in Zoological Medicine or practice in a zoological institution or private practice. It is supervised by both a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. The intern will receive broad based training in Small and Large Animal Medicine and Surgery as well as Zoological Medicine. The schedule may be adapted to help meet the specific goals of individuals.