Tufts University Comparative Ophthalmology Residency


We are accepting applications for a 3-year residency position (7/15/2019 to 7/14/2022). The primary objective of the program is to train individuals to perform at a high level as a clinical veterinary ophthalmologist. Our diverse caseload is one of our greatest strengths. The Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts is a busy facility with a high emergency caseload and a tradition of collaboration, and the Hospital for Large Animals at Tufts sees a steady volume of patients throughout the year (primarily horses and camelids). Tufts also has a high-volume wildlife clinic and a growing ZCAM/exotics service. The ophthalmology service provides patient care in all of these venues.

Approximately 6 months of the total residency time is allotted for nonclinical activities such as research, extramural training courses, and boards study. Residents participate in teaching and research activities and are expected to prepare and submit two manuscripts for publication, one of which will originate from a clinical study to be designed and performed by the resident.

Salary is $36,118 per year with benefits available. An annual stipend is provided for travel to conferences. Two weeks of vacation are given per year. Requirements:

  1. DVM or equivalent degree

  2. Completion of a small or large animal rotating internship or clinical equivalent (usually considered to be 5 years in practice)

  3. Ability to work in the United States (US citizen or eligible for TN-1, E-3, or H-1B visas)

  4. Consent to background check of personal information

  5. Residents are eligible to work under the Tufts institutional license and do not need to obtain Massachusetts licensure

Application materials must be submitted by November 2, 2018 at 8 pm EST. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Stephanie Pumphrey (stephanie.pumphrey@tufts.edu) with the exception of veterinary school transcripts. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The following materials are required:

  1. Personal statement

  2. Curriculum vitae including contact information (cell or home phone number; non-academic email address)

  3. Three letters of reference (additional letters will not be reviewed)

  4. Official veterinary school transcript (sent electronically or to Dr. Pumphrey c/o TCSVM, 55 Willard Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536)

Selected candidates will be invited to interview by Skype or in person. We unfortunately cannot accommodate requests for visits prior to interviews. The ORCA selection process will be followed, with successful candidates notified on January 14, 2019 at noon EST. Any questions regarding the program or the application process can be directed to Dr. Pumphrey at the above email address.

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