Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
Internships & Residencies

VMCLI Residency & Intership Programs

The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island is proud to offer NYS Department of Education accredited postgraduate training programs in a varied number of specialties. Our programs consist of; 4th year veterinary externships, 12-month rotating internships in veterinary small animal clinical sciences, designed for veterinarians who have graduated recently and 3-year residencies in Internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, dentistry and surgery. These are intended for veterinarians who have completed a formal rotating internship and a specialized veterinary internship in the corresponding specialty or its equivalent.

In order to be considered for an internship or residency at our facility, our state examining board requires that your veterinary school be AVMA accredited or that you have passed either the ECFVG or PAVE exams. If this is the case, then your application will be welcomed.

All of these positions are filled on a competitive basis, through the national computer matching program administered by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians with the exception of our 4th year externships. Fourth year externs are accepted based on availability and academic achievement. All program information will be available to potential applicants through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program VIRMP website. The AAVC will provide a written document of applicant instructions, list of program titles and their respective institutions to individuals who request information about the VIRMP. You may contact the AAVC at 37 West Broad Street, Suite 480, Columbus, OH 43215, phone number (614) 228-6599, Fax number (614) 228-1216. A web site about the matching program is found as follows: http://www.virmp.org all successful applicants must provide documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Successfully matched non-US applicants must be a permanent resident or must obtain a J1 or H1 visa in order to work in the United States. Please contact Gregory Carastro, LVT, Hospital Administrator, and Director of Human Resources at (631) 587-0800 or by e-mail address: gcarastro@vmcli.com with the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island at least 90-180 days prior to arrival in order to allow time to process your documents. Further information can be obtained by visiting or website at vmcli.com.

Veterinary licensure in the State of New York is required of interns and residents. Interns and residents are required to join the American Veterinary Medical Association in order for the Hospital to obtain liability insurance for them.

When applying for internship it is required that the individuals submit an application which can be obtained at the following PDF link (Intern Applicant Evaluation). To view this document Abode Acrobat 7.0.8 Reader is require to be downloaded. This is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Residences positions are currently being held and offered for:

Internal Medicine – For specific information about the qualifications and details of this program: please visit this link on the ACVIM website.

Neurology - For specific information about the qualifications and details of this program please visit this link on the ACVIM website.

Dentistry - For specific information about the qualifications and details of this program please visit the AVDC website.

Ophthalmology - For specific information about the qualifications and details of this program please visit the ACVO website.

Surgery - For specific information about the qualifications and details of this program please visit the ACVS website.

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