Veterinary Toxicology Residency Program, University of California, Davis
California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
August 1, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, is offering a 3-year residency program in veterinary toxicology. The program provides interested veterinarians with a solid, broad base in toxicology through diagnostic casework, seminars, and research. The goals of the program are to produce well-trained, board eligible toxicologists who function effectively in a variety of capacities that ensure human, animal and environmental safety and who are qualified to pursue careers in academia, industry or government. The program will contribute to preparation for certification by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and/or the American Board of Toxicology.
While separate from the residency program, there is the possibility of pursuing a PhD program in toxicology through the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group (http://ptx.ucdavis.edu/). This would require a separate application to the Graduate Group after consultation with the resident mentor.
Continuation of the program into the second and third year is contingent upon mutual satisfaction of both the resident and CAHFS.
Qualifications and requirements include: DVM or equivalent degree, demonstrated desire for a career in veterinary toxicology and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of 1 year of practice or research experience is desirable, but not required. Selection of trainees will be based on prior academic performance and experience, career goals, and letters of recommendation.
Applicants must submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of intent, (3) transcripts from veterinary school(s), and (4) three letters of recommendation to: Sharon Hein, CAHFS Administration, P.O. Box 1770, University of California, Davis, CA 95617, (530) 752-8709, firstname.lastname@example.org. Program inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Poppenga, email@example.com. Deadline for materials is October 31, 2018.
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
About California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
The California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) serves the people of California by safeguarding the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases including those affecting humans. CAHFS operates in partnership with the California Department of Food & Agriculture, UC Davis, veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers.