Slide Cultivating Leadership A Beacon of Excellence. Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is one of the premier veterinary facilities in the country. Because we have specialists in almost every discipline, state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hour care and a large caseload, OSVS is an ideal facility for training veterinarians who want to gain extra experience and skills following veterinary school graduation pursue specialization.

Slide A Beacon of Excellence The internship Program at OSVS OSVS has a well-established internship program. Interns are graduates of veterinary school and are fully licensed veterinarians. Unlike in human medicine, internships are not required for veterinarians. Most veterinary graduates choose to go straight into practice, but some are interested in gaining more experience managing patients with serious acute and chronic illnesses. An internship allows them to work with these patients under the supervision of board-certified specialists and very experienced emergency doctors. Because of the excellent reputation of our internship program, OSVS receives applications from all across the country. Applicants enter into a competitive "match" system and are selected based on their academic achievements and clinical performance.
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Slide A Beacon of Excellence The internship Program at OSVS OSVS has a well-established internship program. Interns are graduates of veterinary school and are fully licensed veterinarians. Unlike in human medicine, internships are not required for veterinarians. Most veterinary graduates choose to go straight into practice, but some are interested in gaining more experience managing patients with serious acute and chronic illnesses. An internship allows them to work with these patients under the supervision of board-certified specialists and very experienced emergency doctors. Because of the excellent reputation of our internship program, OSVS receives applications from all across the country. Applicants enter into a competitive "match" system and are selected based on their academic achievements and clinical performance.
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A Beacon of Excellence

The Residency Programs at OSVS

In addition to our internship, OSVS is a training center for residents in both Emergency/Critical Care and Surgery. Our residents have already completed a high quality internship, and have been accepted into our highly competitive programs. The residencies consist of three years of high volume patient management, rigorous didactic training, teaching responsibilities, and publication of a research paper. At the end of the three years, the residents sit for a multi-day examination with a national specialty organization to achieve board-certification.

Veterinarians choosing to pursue specialty certification have not only completed four years of undergraduate college and four years of veterinary school, but an additional four years of advanced training during which they work many, many hours for compensation levels significantly below what they could earn if they went immediately into practice. Why do they do it? Because they have a true passion for veterinary medicine and what specialty medicine can offer to pets. You will recognize this from the moment you meet them.

Residents

JESSICA SUN

DVM

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MARIELLE LEFLOCH

DVM

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RUSSELL WHITE

DVM

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NATALIE ROSENSTEIN

DVM

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Interns

Emily Dunay

VMD

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JESSIKA LOUISSAINT

DVM

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LISA ROSENKRANS

DVM

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MARKO DRAZENOVIC

VMD

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MEREDITH GUMASH

DVM

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MICHAEL MERKHASSINE

DVM

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MIRANDA DE LA VEGA

DVM

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RACHEL LUCIA

DVM

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MOLLY LAWRY

DVM

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