(March 17, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the senior veterinary students and recent graduates that were matched by the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).
“To have this many of our seniors and/or recent graduates matched is wonderful,” says Dr. Charles MacAllister, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department head at OSU’s veterinary center. “It speaks volumes to the education and skill level these veterinarians have achieved. Our faculty does an excellent job of preparing our graduates. OSU prides itself in graduating competent, confident, practice-ready veterinarians.”
Congratulations to the following on their appointments:
• Jennifer Campanicki (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Ambulatory Internship at Cornell University
• Jennifer Chang (’07) of Baton Rouge, La., Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Oklahoma State University
• Lauren Cunningham (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Small Animal Rotating Internship at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
• Julie Hempstead (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Ohio State University
• Amy Kubier (’08) of Urbana, Ill., Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois
• Erin McConachie (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Equine Medicine/Surgery Internship at the University of Illinois
• Jennifer Mead (’09) of Vancouver, Wash., Internship Program in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency at Michigan Veterinary Specialists
• Kelly Might (’08) of Santa Rosa, Calif., Surgical Internship at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
• Jonathan Pucket (’08) of Stillwater, Okla., Ophthalmology Residency at Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
• Amy Reck (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Small Animal Rotating Internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, Calif.
• Mary Swartz (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Equine Field Service Internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
• Kristen Tapp (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at Louisiana State University
• Sabrina Vobornik (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Small Animal Rotating Internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists
• Kevin Wahl (’08) of Nampa, Idaho, Large Animal Surgery Residency at Purdue University
• Jackson Walker (’04) of Newcastle, Okla., Small Animal Rotating Internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
• Dawn Webber (’09) of Glencoe, Okla., Small Animal Internship at Cornell University
• Todd Yeagley (’09) of Stillwater, Okla., Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Oklahoma State University
VIRMP is sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. Using a computerized system, senior students and recent veterinary graduates complete the application requirements for positions they are interested in. Because it is highly competitive, applicants are advised to apply to more than one institution. Institutions then rank the applicants through its selection process. A central computer facility then matches prospective interns and residents with the various hospital programs. All information remains confidential until the matches are announced.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.