University of Wisconsin - Madison Ophthalmology Residency


The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a three or four year clinical ABVO approved residency, with a Master’s as a possibility in the four-year program. This program will begin July 1, 2019 and has a primary objective of training the resident in comprehensive, evidence based medical and surgical management of ophthalmology cases. 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 ABVO and the Department of Surgical Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including research, public speaking and publication in peer reviewed journals. The goals are to develop critical scientific thinking, research methods, and a wide clinical knowledge base in successful residents, and to prepare residents for ABVO board certification. Please refer to for a more detailed description of the program.

The following material is required for application:

  1. A personal statement describing background, reasons for applying to the residency and career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae (including GPA class rank in veterinary school)
  3. At least 3 letters of recommendation from teachers, researchers or practitioners. These letters should address aptitude and 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. These letters should be emailed or mailed to the address below by the letter writer; they should not be forwarded by the applicant.
  4. Transcripts and grade point average from all post secondary institutions (veterinary schools) attended. If official transcripts cannot be provided digitally, then official paper copies may be requested if the applicant is invited for an interview. An unofficial transcript can be sent digitally.

Additionally, applicants must have the following:

  1.  DVM degree or its equivalent
  2. 12 months of clinical veterinary experience
  3. United States citizen or have suitable visa status (see below)
  4. Additional requirements specified by both the Graduate school and the department in which the degree is to be granted, if a degree is pursued

Applications must be received by November 2, 2018, and applicants will be contacted no later than January 14, 2019.

Materials should be emailed to:

Ms. Maggie Hutchison

Please note that all attachments should be in a PDF format and the file size cannot be larger than 30MB. Please use the subject in your email: “Ophthalmology residency application NAME” (insert your last name). Request a return receipt to verify delivery.

The mailing address if needed is:

Ms. Maggie Hutchinson
Department of Surgical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI, 53706-1102
Fax (608) 263-7930

Following review of applications, selected applicants may be invited for an interview. Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation for travel expenses. Those desiring additional information may contact Dr. Ellison Bentley at

Due to unpredictable outcomes regarding visa applications, we will not review applications from individuals requiring an H1-B visa. Individuals who do not have a permit to work in the United States, or who require an H1-B visa, will not be considered eligible for this residency.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Amanda Brown