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Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Integrated Oncology Service at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an ACVS-approved Fellowship in Surgical Oncology. The training program is designed for veterinarians who have completed a 3-year ACVS approved residency in small animal surgery.  The 52 week appointment will consist of 42 weeks of clinic duties, with up to 8 weeks off to study for ACVS boards and 2 weeks for out rotations in areas of surgical oncology. 

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (OSU-VMC) is a beautiful, recently renovated state-of-the-art comprehensive referral center for veterinary practitioners. It is among the largest facilities of its kind in the world, with more than 35,000 animals examined each year. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of >70 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators in 14 recognized veterinary specialties including radiology, anesthesiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology for companion animals. The hospital houses 7 surgical suites (one dedicated to Surgical Oncology), dedicated anesthesia services, a 24-hour intensive care unit, on-site digital radiology, a 3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT and ultrasound imaging. The Integrated Oncology Service at the OSU-VMC is comprised of a team of board-certified veterinarians specialized in medical oncology (5 attending clinicians, 4 residents, 1 intern), surgical oncology (2 attending clinicians, 1 Fellow), radiation oncology (2 attending clinicians, 1 resident), and technical staff (5 registered veterinary technicians). The small animal hospital has a total of 10 small animal surgeons (2 soft tissue, 2 surgical oncology, 5 orthopedic, 1 instructor) and 8 residents. The Integrated Oncology Service sees over 5,000 cases per year.

The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is a member of the most comprehensive Health Sciences Center in America, which includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, Optometry, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences on a single campus. The Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office (BBVCTO) was established in 2007 and works extensively with the Integrated Oncology faculty. Oncologic research within the BBVCTO includes limb sparing, microwave ablation, tumor markers, preclinical drug testing, pharmacology, gene therapy, oncogenesis, radiation therapy, pathology and clinical oncology research.

The annual salary is $45,000. Additional non-salary support is provided by the Surgical Oncology Section to ensure trainee’s success including assistance with ACVS fellowship fees, conference travel, and or long-distance out-rotations.  The start date is July 23, 2018 and requires successful completion of a background check. Applications must be received by February 1st, 2018 to receive full consideration. To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. Vincent Wavreille, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (

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