Announcing the LSU Internship in Small Animal Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation

The new Internship in Small Animal Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at Louisiana State University (LSU) is designed to provide 1 year of post internship training in the discipline of Integrative Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation in small animal. The clinical facilities of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) will be the primary training site for this program.

The objectives of the internship program are:

(1) to provide the opportunity to experience advanced training in Integrative Medicine, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation in small animals with opportunities to participate with other species;

(2) to prepare the intern for advanced or residency training of Small Animal Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation, or entry into a high quality small animal practice;

(3) to prepare the intern for an advanced training in Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine;

(4) to provide the intern an opportunity to interface with other specialties to advance patient care using evidence-based integrative medicine and rehabilitation;

(5) to provide experience in the review and evaluation of the scientific literature pertaining to the discipline of Integrative Medicine, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation through participation in the Department’s journal club;

(6) to provide experience in the preparation of scientific articles for publication through participation in the House Officer rounds and seminar series and through faculty mentorship;

(7) to provide training and experience in clinical teaching in academic settings.

Our service offers acupuncture, rehabilitation, TCVM, laser, massage, pain management, weight loss program, home exercise program, dietary supplement advice, and nutrition advice. Our facility includes underwater treadmill, land treadmill, class IIIb and class IV lasers, shockwave, therapeutic ultrasound, PEMF, TENS, NMES, force platform gait analysis, electric lift hoist, clinic quad cart, and all standard exercise equipment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and spinal manipulative therapy will be offered on-site soon. In addition, the department is actively conducting clinical trials related to acupuncture, rehabilitation, and dietary supplement.

Candidates should have completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery or its equivalent experience. However, new graduates are welcome to apply. Certification in acupuncture and/or rehabilitation is preferred and strongly recommended, ideally to be completed prior to or within the first 3 months of the program start.

Requirements for application:
  1. Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. 3 – 4 Standardized Letters of Reference
Faculty in direct support of the program include:

Dr. Ronald Koh DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CCRP, ACVSMR PE Resident, assistant professor.
Dr. Lorrie Hale DVM, CVA, CVTP, CVCH (pending), clinical instructor.

Indirect support of the program include:

Dr. Lauren Frank DVM, MS, CVA, CCRT, DACVSMR. Long Island Veterinary Specialists

Individuals interested in this position should contact Dr. Ronald Koh via e-mail at rkoh@lsu.edu for more details including salary, compensation, benefits, program description.

Application deadline is May 31, 2017.