The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, offers a 3-year clinical training program in Veterinary Ophthalmology designed to prepare residents for board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology. A concurrent Master of Science program is also available but is not required. This Ophthalmology residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in comparative ophthalmology and related basic and applied sciences and to provide residents with comprehensive knowledge of ocular conditions affecting animals. Our program strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice, and the caseload provides an excellent and broad experience over the duration of the residency.

The ophthalmology service at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa consists of 3 faculty members, 3 residents, and one technician (with an additional technician expected to join our team in the near future).

Program dates: 7/17/2017 through 7/14/2020 (3-year program).

Title: Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Salary $29,000 annually (paid in monthly increments) plus benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, and annuity plan. Incremental annual raises may be awarded in the second and third year.

Deadline: Applications are due November 11, 2016, 7:00pm CST (8pm EST).

Following the review of applications, selected candidates will be invited for a personal or telephone interview.
The residency position will be offered January 16, 2017 at 11:00 am CST (12:00 pm EST).

Deadlines and offering dates will be in accordance with the Ophthalmology Residency Choosing Association [ORCA] guidelines.


- DVM or equivalent degree.
- Candidates must have successfully completed the National Board examination or its equivalent in the certifying country; must be approved to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
- Satisfactory completion of at least a one year rotating internship or equivalent post graduate veterinary clinical experience.
- State of Iowa veterinary license on or before first day of employment. Applicant may apply for a temporary license facilitated by the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

Application Details:

To apply for this position, please send the following to Dr. Rachel Allbaugh c/o Sandy Popelka at while referencing “Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology” in the subject line.
(1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
(2) Official Veterinary School Transcript including Grade Point Average and Class Rank.
(3) Letter of Application/Cover Letter (personal statement describing background, objectives for the residency and career goals).
(4) 3-4 letters of reference (submitted by the person authoring the letter, not forwarded by the candidate).

See for a link to the complete ISU posting (posting number 600202). Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa.

For Questions Regarding the Application Process Please Contact:

Ms. Sandy Popelka at 515-294-5231 or

For Specific Questions Regarding the Program You May Contact Any of the Following:

Dr. Rachel Allbaugh, DVM, MS, DACVO ( – Ophthalmology Faculty Member
Dr. Gil Ben-Shlomo, DVM, PhD, DACVO, DECVO ( – Ophthalmology Faculty Member
Dr. Lionel Sebbag, Dr Med Vet ( – Ophthalmology Faculty Member
Dr. Travis Strong, DVM, MS ( – Ophthalmology Resident 2014-2017
Dr. Rachel Strauss, VMD ( – Ophthalmology Resident 2015-2018
Dr. Rita Wehrman, DVM ( – Ophthalmology Resident 2016-2019

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email