University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

WCVM Graduate Programs

Current Opportunities: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Ophthalmology Internship

Position from: May 16, 2016 to May 15, 2017. 

Description: WCVM is currently accepting applications for a 1 year veterinary ophthalmology internship.  Intern applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent).  Experience in ophthalmology is desirable.  This individual is expected to be highly motivated and have an interest in pursuing a veterinary ophthalmology residency position.  The goals of this internship are to develop advanced skills in clinical ophthalmology through the involvement in the day-to-day running of an ophthalmology specialty service.  They will gain experience in clinical examination and basic ophthalmic surgery in small and large animals.  The intern will have the opportunity to participate in faculty research projects as well as perform clinical research and publication.  This internship is designed to provide the candidate with an advantage in the veterinary ophthalmology residency application process, allowing them to excel in their education. A salary of $26,000.00 is offered and the intern receives student benefits.

The Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine has a growing ophthalmology caseload in small, large and exotic/wildlife patients.  We offer a variety of diagnostic capabilities utilizing electroretinography, ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography, indocyanine green and fluorescein angiography as well as advanced surgical technologies including endoscopic laser and posterior segment surgical capabilities. The college offers specialty services in medical imaging, oncology, radiation oncology, small and large animal surgery, small and large animal internal medicine, dentistry, critical care, and exotics.

Applications accepted until February 1, 2016 or until a suitable person is identified.


Interested individuals should send a letter of intent, current CV, transcripts, and a list of 3 references to:

Lynne Sandmeyer, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVO

Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4

Phone (306)966-7086 Fax (306)966-7174 Email: