The Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is accepting applications for a specialty internship in ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Internship

Authorized Administrative Official: Daniel Burba, DVM, DACVS, Professor and Dept. Head

Inclusive Dates of Program: 7/15/2019 to 7/12/2020

The Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is accepting applications for a specialty internship in ophthalmology. This is a 12-month clinical program designed to provide advanced clinical training in ophthalmology and prepare the individual to be highly qualified and competitive for advancement into an ophthalmology residency. The ophthalmology service is a busy service that provides training in comparative ophthalmology. The ophthalmology service has an active small and large animal caseload; therefore a strong interest in equine ophthalmology is expected by all applicants. The candidate will work under the supervision of two board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists, Drs. Emily Sharpe and Katelyn Fentiman. The ophthalmology service is also supported by two full time ophthalmology technicians.

Program Expectations

- Participate in clinical and laboratory instruction of veterinary students.
- Participate in clinical service, including shared back-up (to the primary emergency clinician) of the small animal and large animal emergency service at the Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital.

House officer rounds (journal club, histopathology rounds, and textbook review) and House Officer Seminars are a part of the didactic training. Participation in a retrospective or prospective research project related to small animal surgery is strongly encouraged.

Emergency service responsibilities after hours, weekends, and holidays will be shared among all small animal interns/residents. In general, the ophthalmology intern will provide back-up (not primary care) to the small animal emergency service. The ophthalmology intern will also provide care for ophthalmology-related large animal emergencies, in cooperation with a large animal resident/intern.

Employment Information

Salary: $26,508

Benefits: Benefits include sick leave and medical insurance. Medical insurance begins the first day of the month following your employment date. Depending on the coverage you select, you may be charged a monthly fee for your medical insurance. For more information about OSU insurance benefits, go to

Professional liability is covered by the Tort Claims Act.

As part of the OSU Employee Wellness Program, interns have access to a wide range of programs including a university-paid fitness membership to the Colvin Center and the Seretean Wellness Center. Both facilities offer equipment, classes and recreational activities. For more information, visit the OSU Department of Wellness website at

Vacation: In addition to the benefits listed above, you will be allowed two weeks (10 weekdays) of annual leave and one week during the Christmas/New Year holidays. Leave dates must be approved by Section Chief.

Interview Days: The ophthalmology intern will be allotted 5 interview days in order to travel and interview for ophthalmology residency positions.

Is a contract required? Yes

Is a non-compete clause required? Yes   

If yes, what is the time and distance? Conflict of interest policies prohibit you from practicing veterinary medicine outside your officially assigned duties during your internship. Exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved and signed by your department head.

Is a State license required? Yes   

If yes, what is the licensure fee? $125.00 for Oklahoma Faculty License

Is a DEA license required? No

Is USDA accreditation required? No

Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine

One year internship or equivalent experience

Requirements for Application

1.    Application Packet to be emailed to

·        Personal Statement

·        Curriculum Vitae

·        Official transcript from veterinary school attended

Please mail to: Dr. Emily Sharpe
2065 W. Farm Rd.
Stillwater, OK 74078

·        3 Letters of Reference to be e-mailed by the letter writer

2.    Due Date

All application material must be received by January 3, 2019 by 5pm CST.

Additional Information about Program

You will be required to pay for a faculty license through the state of Oklahoma. Parking permits are required to park near the teaching hospital. Approximate cost of permit is $136.00 per academic year. There are also minimal uniform expenses. Successful candidate must also provide proof of current rabies vaccination (adequate titer within the last 2 years) or proof of rabies booster.

Successful candidate must pass a criminal and educational background check through Application prior to employment.

Stillwater is a town of approximately 50,000 located in North Central Oklahoma, approximately 65 miles from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Numerous extracurricular activities and facilities are available including camping, hiking, golf, tennis, racquetball, state parks and lakes, theater productions, rodeos, the excitement of Big XII sporting events and more. For more information on Stillwater you can visit


Foreign applicants will only be considered if eligible for OPT or if from Canada or Mexico and are eligible to obtain the TN Visa.

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Sally Henry