Small Animal Rotating Internship

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This internship program is designed to provide experience in all areas of clinical case workup and management with faculty guidance.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering nine 12.5-month post-DVM internships in the small animal rotating position for June 2023 – June 2024.

Interns will work under the supervision of faculty members and have primary case responsibility in emergency and internal medicine services, but may have other opportunities for responsibility in other services.

Clinical duty is supplemented with daily rounds, journal club discussions, and medicine/surgery seminars.

Interns will have required rotations throughout the internship, which include:

  • Emergency service
  • Internal Medicine
  • Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesia
  • Zoological Medicine

Interns will also have exposure to clinical pathology

Additional rotations will be available over the duration of the internship


For more information about the program or to apply,


or contact Drs. Kari Foss and Will Sander | 

We’re Investing in Our Programs

A $12 million hospital-wide renovation and expansion project wrapped up in 2021. Over the past six years we’ve added:

  • A 9,000 sq ft small animal surgery wing with 8 ORs, including an interventional radiology suite
  • A state-of-the-art linear accelerator and a new 128-slice CT to support its use
  • A 3T MRI
  • A new facility for small animal primary care, zoological medicine specialty service, and our Wildlife Medical Clinic

We Want You!

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine values work-life balance and collegiality. We are a friendly and interactive hospital, and we seek new colleagues who excel clinically and academically while having fun at work and building strong relationships with coworkers.


Together we create a workplace culture that fosters respect, inclusion, trust, and support for personal and professional growth. The more diverse our community, the stronger we are. We practice compassion and selfcare. We celebrate successes, knowing that our most valuable assest is our people.

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More About US

  • Boarded clinicians in 16 areas of specialization
  • Innovative approaches to integrated veterinary education, post-graduate veterinary education, and online learning
  • Collegewide research strengths in comparative and diagnostic medicine, conservation medicine and ecosystem health, environmental health and toxicology, infectious diseases, and reproductive biology
  • Part of a top-ranked public, land-grant university
  • Located in a vibrant, diverse and international community that still offers Midwestern friendliness and affordability
  • You will become a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine which is currently 94 faculty strong
  • ~ 50 residents and interns
  • > 500 veterinary students

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.