ASPCA Animal Hospital Access to Vet Care Fellowship
The AAH Fellowship Program offers quality practical experience with a unique and varied caseload and strong mentorship. AAH fellows train for a year in the hospital in specialty and general surgery, emergency medicine, treatment room procedures, and dentistry. The community veterinary clinics provide training in high-quality medicine that meets owners and animals where they are financially and situationally. This program was created to provide enhanced training for new professionals or those looking for a career change, so they can feel comfortable providing high-quality medicine that meets owners and animals where they are financially and situationally. After completing the fellowship, veterinary fellows will feel comfortable providing a variety of treatment options and the skill set to perform these treatments.
Applications for this program are anticipated to open in January, 2024.
- The veterinary fellow has primary and secondary case responsibility depending on the rotation. The current rotational offering is emergency/urgent care appointments, surgery, dentistry, and treatment room. In the beginning of the fellowship, other than on appointments, the fellow has secondary case responsibility. Once the fellow is more comfortable and has been reviewed, they will take on primary case responsibility in the other rotations.
- The fellow will SOAP cases in the morning on their respective services then join the staff doctor in seeing cases for the day.
- There is on-call responsibility by phone for any patients admitted but no overnight shifts.
The ASPCA is dedicated to providing a voice for the voiceless. We are a progressive people-forward organization and understand that to care for animals, we need to care for the people. This includes a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Particularly in veterinary medicine, we understand that learning takes place best in a safe space, and we are committed to this.
This program is designed for a veterinary professional who has either completed a rotating internship or has been in practice and is looking to help owners access veterinary care. The veterinary fellow could be a new professional who wants to experience different career paths, a person interested in working with a municipal shelter that provides low-cost veterinary care, or someone who wants to work in general practice and offer a spectrum of care to owners.