Applicants should be Diplomates of the European (ECVIM-CA) or the American (ACVIM) College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of small animal internal medicine or have completed a residency in thisspecialty. They should have at least basic knowledge of the German and French languages, and be willing toimprove these language skills as needed to efficiently communicate with referring veterinarians and the owners ofour patients.
The sucessful applicant will dedicate 50% of their time to clinical and teaching activities and 50% to researchand personal development. During the clinical rotations, the successful applicant will lead the medicine service; teach residents, interns, and last year veterinary students; perform administrative work; and communicate withreferring veterinarians. The formal teaching consists of classroom, small group work, and laboratory teaching.Participation in the after-hour backup system for internal medicine cases is expected.
The internal medicine specialty group consists of 4 board-certified internists, 3 residents, and 1-2 rotating interns and 2 specialty interns. We have the pleasure to work in a state-of- the-art veterinary hospital, with a very goodequipment for most medical procedures, including endoscopy (gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary) andhemodialysis. Other specialties include cardiology, surgery, emergency/critical care, neurology, dermatology,radiology, anesthesia, and ophthalmology, all supervised by board-certified specialists.
The University of Bern is one of the two sites of the Vetsuisse Faculty. We collaborate closely with our sister university (Zurich) in other complementary areas, such as oncology.