Equine Veterinary Vision, Inc. is seeking applicants for a one-year Equine Ophthalmology Fellowship

This is a mostly ambulatory practice serving the Virginia and Maryland equine communities in the Washington, D.C. region. We work out of 4 equine clinics in the region, where patients have surgery and are hospitalized. 

Fellowship training will include performing complete ophthalmic examinations including slit lamp biomicroscopy and direct/indirect ophthalmoscopy.  Development of diagnostic, treatment and surgical skills such as tonometry, imaging, corneal cytology, SPL placement, enucleation, eyelid laceration repair and third eyelid resection will be expected.  Advanced surgical skills will not be the focus of the program but experience working under magnification for corneal, eyelid and intraocular surgeries is encouraged.  The applicant will be expected to participate in emergency and scheduled ophthalmology appointments under direct supervision.

The programs didactic teaching will be tailored to the goals of the fellow, but biweekly rounds will be expected, and clinical research opportunities are available and encouraged. This fellowship will provide the candidate with valuable skills for equine private practice or help a candidate prepare for a residency position.

Requirements include a DVM degree or equivalent and demonstrate a strong interest in equine ophthalmology.  This position is open to veterinarians that have completed a rotating internship or have 3 years of clinical practice experience. Applicants with small animal experience will be considered but a good equine background and handling skills are necessary for a successful fellowship. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and be eligible for licensure in Virginia and Maryland. Valid driver’s license and working vehicle are required.

The salary will be $35,000 per year.  The position will begin by July 1, 2019 or earlier.  Application deadline is March 1, 2019 or until the position is filled.  Ten days of vacation/CE/sick/interviews are allowed.  CE allowance is offered and attendance at the ACVO, IEOC or AAEP is encouraged.  State license fees, professional liability insurance and a health care stipend will be provided.

Interested veterinarians should submit a current resume, a copy of veterinary school transcript, two letters of recommendation and a personal letter of introduction and intent. Please send to Dr. Catherine Nunnery at equineveterinaryvision@gmail.com. Interviews will be conducted via skype. If possible, a practice visit is encouraged.

Questions concerning this position can be addressed to Dr. Catherine Nunnery by telephone (202-738-0686) or by email (equineveterinaryvision@gmail.com).


Sally Henry