Animal Eye Guys proudly offers a recognized 3 year residency program under the guidelines established by the ABVO (American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology.)
Our residency program provides in depth clinical exposure in a thriving fast paced private practice with a large team dedicated to successful completion of the requirements established by the ABVO and successful achievement of board certification.
Residency Program Details
The Residency program provides candidates with medical and surgical training on a variety of species. While the bulk of our caseload consists of dogs and cats, the resident also has the opportunity to see equine cases. South Florida is also home to many exotic species and additional exposure to marine animals and avian wildlife is guaranteed through partnership with several organizations dedicated to rehabilitation and education.
Additional educational requirements are fulfilled through formal rounds consisting of two journal clubs per month along with topic and image recognition rounds prior to the start of clinics. Histopathology rounds occur once monthly via Zoom. Informal rounds regarding cases occur daily with respective mentors.
The resident is expected to complete a research study during their training and submit a paper to a peer reviewed journal prior to the completion of their residency. Funding is available to cover cost of that study.
In addition to clinical duties, the resident will attend the ACVO basic sciences course ideally in the first or second year of the program and approximately 20% of time is dedicated to professional development. Resident reviews are held every 6 months in accordance with ABVO timelines.
Ideal candidates are self-motivated with a strong work ethic and dedication to exceptional patient and client care.
Vacation time consists of 7 days annually and a stipend is provided to offset educational materials.
Animal Eye Guys has a specialty internship program with 1-3 interns accepted each year and is well recognized for successful placement of those interns into residency programs following completion of the internship.
Internship Program Details
Clinical duties will be conducted under supervision of board certified ophthalmologists and will include diagnosing and treating companion animals with ocular disease, primary patient care and managing inpatients.
Our interns work closely with many rescue organizations and perform rounds at the South Florida Wildlife Center. Interns will be expected to assist technicians with patient care and surgical preparation. When scheduled, responsibilities may also include emergency and weekend duties. Interns are expected to provide consultations and contribute to the education of referring doctors and our surrounding general practices.
Candidates must be highly motivated and have previously completed a one-year rotating internship or its equivalent in practice experience.
What We Offer
- 7 days for personal time off and continuing education
- 10 days for clinic visits for COPLOW or similar externship
- Medical benefits
- Professional liability & continuing education allowance
Submit Your Interest
Interested in our residency or internship program? Submit the form below to let us know and we will follow-up with you.