The Ohio State University Ophthalmology Residency


College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 292-7105
Fax: (614-292-0895


The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a combined three-year clinical residency, with a Master’s Degree. This program will begin July 15, 2019 and has a primary objective of preparing the resident for the successful completion of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists board certification process. A second objective is to expose the candidate to all aspects of academic veterinary medicine, including teaching, research and service work. The resident will fulfill the residency requirements of the ACVO and the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science. The goals are to develop critical scientific thinking, research methods, and a broad clinical knowledge base in successful residents. Please refer to and for a more detailed description of the program. If accepted for a residency position, agreement to a non-compete clause may be required.

Program: 3-year combined Ophthalmology Residency and Graduate Studies Program (MSc Degree)

Dates: July 15, 2019 – July 14, 2022

Deadlines: Applications are due 8pm EST November 2, 2018 Residency Positions Offered 12pm EST January 14, 2019

Submission Requirements: all materials should be submitted electronically to

  1. Curriculum Vita (including class rank in veterinary school).

  2. Official transcripts and grade point average from all post-secondary institutions (veterinary schools) attended.

  3. Official transcripts and grade point average from ALL undergraduate institutions attended.

  4. Three Letters of Reference - These letters should address aptitude and attitude. Aptitude includes performance in intellectual and creative pursuits pertinent to scientific research, knowledge of veterinary medicine, clinical skills, ability to apply knowledge in a clinical situation, and ability to communicate and work with others. Attitude includes such things as interpersonal skills, behaviors and comportment. Letters should be submitted electronically to by the persons writing the letter; they should not be forwarded by the applicant.

  5. Letter of Intent - A personal statement describing background, reasons for applying to the residency and career goals must be submitted to

Graduate School: Must meet admission requirements to The Ohio State University Graduate School, including a required > 3.0 GPA from all undergraduate institutions attended (not including veterinary school), Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores and percentiles, and where applicable a TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer based, 79 internet based). See - Section G: CVM Graduate Program Handbook.

The Ohio Revised Code requires all veterinarians within the College to hold a current Ohio limited license to practice veterinary medicine. Information on requirements for limited licensure can be found at

Applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The Ohio State University cannot sponsor or process F, J, or H-1B visa applications for resident positions. We also cannot accept TN visas. Successful applicants must be available to report to The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences no later than the scheduled beginning of the program.

Program Description May Be Found At:

Please submit all application materials electronically to:


Dr. Eric Miller
Assistant Professor- Comparative Ophthalmology Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon Tharp St
The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-247-8367 Office
614-292-7667 Fax

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL DOCUMENTS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED: SUBMIT TO: (exceptions will be made for transcripts from institutions without electronic option)

Following review of applications, selected applicants MAY be invited for a personal or telephone interview.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Amanda Brown