Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is a state of the art, surgical and rehabilitation practice which features digital radiography, MRI, CT, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, ForceTriad, TATE Elbow, THR, underwater treadmill, cold laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and dry needling. Our staff consists of 8 board certified surgeons, 4 certified rehabilitation therapists with human certification or DVM degrees, 20 certified technicians as well as 18 other support staff. Our practice caseload is 50% orthopedics, 45% soft tissue, and 5% neurologic.
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is a practice within the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center and shares facilities with other specialty practices including: internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, radiology, dentistry and soon to join radiation oncology. Each location also has a 24 hour emergency clinic on site. We are located in Annapolis, Towson, and Columbia, Maryland; all of which are within a 30 mile distance from each other.
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists started our internship program in 2000 and have been very successful in training surgical interns for the past 19 years to become board certified surgeons. The majority (80%) of our interns wishing to proceed in residency training have been successful in meeting this goal. We began our surgical residency program in 2003 and have also had great success with 100% of our residents becoming board certified after completing the program, We presently admit up to three interns per year, each of which will be considered as a potential resident candidate at CVSS the following year.
The goal of the surgical internship at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is to prepare the intern to be a strong candidate for a surgical residency the following year. In order to meet this goal, our interns are challenged to develop strong clinical skills, surgical and medical knowledge to manage our surgical patients, develop adequate tissue handling in surgery, and increase their knowledge base of anatomy and physiology.
Our ideal candidate will: possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a highly interactive team environment, and be committed to providing excellent patient care. He or she must have successfully completed a small animal rotating internship and have a strong desire to advance into a surgical residency. The intern will be expected to participate in didactic rounds held each week, as well as daily patient rounds. All interns will work closely with the surgeons in patient examinations, patient pre-operative and post-operative care, surgical procedures, patient discharge and communications with owners. Interns and residents are on a rotating schedule to assist the boarded surgeons on call on weeknights and on weekends. The interns will have the option to present a formal presentation and pursue a simple project for publication in a referred journal.
We are located in the heart of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, with an abundance of fine dining and water sports. The cultural centers of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are within a short commute and regularly host major sporting events, concerts and exhibitions. Plenty of outdoor opportunities exist, with mountains and beaches within easy reach. Maryland is served by an excellent regional airport (BWI), which is within 30 minutes of all 3 hospitals.