College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Residency/Graduate Study in Veterinary Toxicology

Closing Date: February 15, 2012

Veterinary Residency /Graduate Training in Toxicology

Responding to demand for broadly trained toxicologists in industry, government, and academia, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine offers a residency in veterinary toxicology (( in collaboration with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center ( The program provides comprehensive knowledge in toxicology through course work, research, and rotations in the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, a summer industry externship providing experience in pharmaceutical discovery and development will be arranged. Components include key aspects of clinical and diagnostic veterinary toxicology, as well as analytical, regulatory, environmental and ecological toxicology, nutritional toxicology, pharmaceutical safety assessment, pharmacokinetics, toxicokinetics, risk analysis and preventive medicine. The program facilitates preparation for certification by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and/or the American Board of Toxicology. Residents who do not already possess a relevant MS or PhD will undertake a concurrent graduate degree program in toxicology. Candidates with at least one year of veterinary practice experience will be preferred.

The open toxicology residency position offers a stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance. A DVM or equivalent degree and excellent communication skills are required. The deadline for applications to ensure consideration is February 15, 2012. Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent stating interests and career goals, a current resume or curriculum vitae, official undergraduate, veterinary, and graduate (if applicable) transcripts, and letters of recommendation from three professional references to:

Ms. Mona Nordbrock
Department of Comparative Biosciences
3516 VMBSB, MC-002
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2001 S. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61802-6178, USA
Phone 217-333-2506 FAX 217-244-1652

Veterinarians who do not already possess a graduate degree in toxicology or a closely related field will submit a completed application to the Graduate College of the University of Illinois ( GRE scores are required of such applicants, and individuals for whom English is a second language must also submit scores from the TOEFL. Certain individuals must also take the TSE. Details regarding the GRE, TOEFL and TSE are available at

Questions about the program can be answered by Dr. Safdar Khan 217-337-9716 or, Dr. Tina Wismer 217-337-9705 or of the APCC , or Dr. Michael Biehl 217-244-4649 or