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  • Internship Opportunity at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

    Job Locations US-AZ-Tucson
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  • Overview

    The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, a state-of-the-art and award winning facility, seeks newly-graduated veterinarians or those veterinarians seeking advanced training for a 12-month rotating internship.

    You will train under the guidance of our specialists in Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound/CT/MRI), Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Radioactive Iodine 131 Therapy for Feline Hyperthyroidism, Radiology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Surgery and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence.


    Finally, there is a specialty veterinary hospital that truly deserves to be called “special.” Our 32,000 square foot hospital is setting a new standard for veterinary care. Every element of VSCT, from the light-filled spacious lobbies and outdoor garden space to our technologically advanced MRI, spiral CT scanner, and digital radiography suites was designed with comfort and care in mind. A large 125 seat auditorium provides space to foster an environment of education and development to the veterinary professional and pet-owning community. Two warmly designed comfort rooms, one with an attached memorial garden provide a peaceful, home-like environment for visitations or saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Below are some fun and interesting facts about our state-of-the-art facility:

    • VSCT opened to serve southern Arizona’s pets, pet owners and primary care veterinarians on July 19, 2004 with 10,000 square feet offering multi-specialty medical, surgical and 24/7 emergency services. Our building expansion, completed in November of 2010 brought our total hospital square footage to just over 32,000 square feet making us the largest multi-specialty veterinary hospital under one roof in the state of Arizona.
    • VSCT is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – we never shut down. VSCT’s doctors are here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year because we reside locally, are not outside consultants, and do not work in multiple hospitals or locations. As such, we offer a greater variety of board-certified specialty veterinarians compared to any other specialty hospital in southern Arizona.

    Our 32,000 square foot, two-level hospital has:

    • 16 patient examination/consultation rooms all equipped with computers for retrieval of patient information and presentation of digital diagnostic images (x-rays, ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans)
    • 4 surgical suites with viewing windows
    • A separate dental/oral surgical suite
    • Two digital radiology suites, two ultrasound suites and dedicated rooms for our in-house MRI (the first and only one for pets outside of Phoenix) and in-house helical CT scanner.
    • A large central ICU with in-house laboratory, oxygen cages, and a respiratory ventilator for pets.
    • Dedicated patient wards for cats only, small dogs, and large runs for large dogs, along with an isolation ward to quarantine pets with contagious illnesses.
    • I-131 (radioactive iodine) suite for treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats complete with observation cameras.

    What We Offer: We offer excellent mentorship and training to prepare you for a career or for a future residency program. As a successful intern, you will be able to thoroughly work up, diagnose, and treat difficult and complicated emergency and critical care cases.


    Salary: $32,320 + benefits

    $150 CE allowance

    One week paid vacation

    Premium for professional liability insurance; DEA and AZ licensure fees; VIN membership and scrub allowance are also included.


    Apply Now. To apply for this internship, you must:

    1. Be an American citizen or hold a valid visa for the entire internship program period.
    2. Have a DVM or equivalent degree.
    3. For foreign graduates, have successfully completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program or the PAVE program. Have successfully completed the NAVLE.    
    4. Must obtain Arizona State license prior to start of internship.




    Judith Gonzalez

    Hospital Administrator



    NOTES: 4 openings


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