Comparative Ophthalmology Internship – Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science

Posted (11/27/2017)

The Ophthalmology Service at Colorado State University is offering a 1-year paid specialty ophthalmology internship beginning July 2nd, 2018. Please direct any questions regarding this application or the ophthalmology internship program at CSU CVMBS to:

The 90% to 95% clinical duty internship will provide extensive experience in clinical ophthalmology. The ophthalmology intern will be dedicated to the Ophthalmology Service and will be directly supervised by the faculty on clinics, and is supported by the 2 full-time faculty, 2 part-time faculty, as well as 3 ABVO-approved ophthalmology residents.

Expectations of the ophthalmology Intern include but are not limited to the following:

  • Primary responsibility for in house consults
  • Primary receiving of ophthalmology cases when assigned
  • Back-up ophthalmology emergency duty when scheduled
  • Assist with phone consultations as needed
  • Conduct case rounds with fourth year veterinary students when assigned
  • Supervise/teach fourth year veterinary students on clinics
  • Supervise/teach third year and fourth year student ophthalmology laboratories
  • Conduct fourth year veterinary student orientation when assigned
  • Attend Ophthalmology Journal Club and Histopathology Rounds

The ophthalmology intern will be strongly encouraged to complete a research project and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal prior to the end of their Intern year. Faculty mentorship will provided in grant writing (if applicable), study designs, statistics, and manuscript preparation. The intern will be encouraged to present their research at CSU CVMBS House Officer Research Seminar and/or an ACVO conference.


  • Application materials:
        1. Curriculum vitae- including applicant’s current email and address
        2. Letter of intent- statement of applicant’s specific interests and goals as they relate to Ophthalmology
        3. Copy of veterinary school transcript which should include cumulative veterinary school GPA and class rank
        4. Three letters of recommendation- letters should emailed directly from the writer to the faculty member of CSU Veterinary Ophthalmology Department: (

  • Application requirement:
        1. Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary School
        2. 1 year rotating internship or minimum of 3 years of veterinary practice

  • Interviews or Visits:
        1. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Ophthalmology Service at CSU CVMBS however, formal interviews are not required. A phone, or Skype, meeting can be arranged for applicants that are not able to visit CSU.

  • To receive full consideration, all materials including letters of reference and transcripts must be electronically submitted to Dr. Kathryn L. Wotman ( by Friday December 22nd, 2018 at 8am MST. Early applications are encouraged.

  • We will notify the successful candidate by Monday February 12th, 2018 (shortly following the VIRMP match results announced by 8am EST). If you are selected for an ophthalmology residency program please contact Dr. Wotman to withdraw your application.