ECVSMR Residency position (equine) Ghent

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University is an academic teaching institution with
facilities for research and animal care. The hospital has an impressive and varied case load,
board-certified specialists in various disciplines, state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality
supporting services. The residency position is a standard 3-year programme designed to provide
advanced clinical training in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, which should permit the
resident to achieve the requirements for board certification established by the ECVSMR.
A major portion of the residency will be spent in equine sports medicine/orthopaedics
/rehabilitation, with additional rotations in equine surgery, diagnostic imaging and internal
medicine, as well as a rotation in small animals. Daily rounds, regular journal clubs and
participation in emergency duties including nights and weekends are part of the programme.
The position requires involvement in practical education of veterinary students and interns. The
resident is expected to perform clinical work and research in order to comply with the
presentation and publication requirements of the College; publications should be submitted to a
refereed journal prior to completion of the residency.
Applicants are expected to have substantial experience in clinical veterinary medicine. Only
applicants who are a veterinary graduate of an EAEVE-approved veterinary school and are
licensed or eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Belgium can be accepted for the
programme; moreover, they should have successfully completed a one-year rotating internship
or have spent at least two years in practice gaining clinical experience and skills equivalent to
an internship in accordance with EBVS guidelines. Candidates are expected to function well in
a team, be organized, flexible, and forward-thinking. Applicants should have a good level of
English language; knowledge of Dutch or French is not essential but would be advantageous to
effectively communicate with clients, students and referring veterinarians. Basic written and
spoken command of Dutch and French would be expected after the first year of residency
training. More general information regarding an ECVSMR residency training programme can be
found online (https://www.ecvsmr.org/certification/residency-programs/) and in the ECVSMR
Policies and Procedures (https://www.ecvsmr.org/documents-forms/).
Appointments will be made for 12 months, with annual renewal based on satisfactory completion
of the previous year. Applications should be submitted to Maarten Oosterlinck
(maarten.oosterlinck@UGent.be) and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, documentation
of veterinary licensing, certificates (internship, language tests) and contact information of two
references. There is no reimbursement of expenses generated by the interview of the candidate.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
With kind regards,
Maarten Oosterlinck
European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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