Long Island Veterinary Specialists Ophthalmology Specialty Internship

A 12 month Ophthalmology Specialty Internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (July 10 to July 10 of the following year).

We are NY States largest private practice referral center. Check us out at: www.livs.org

Busy caseload. Excellent surgical exposure as well as case management. We have an excellent track record in previous intern placement to residency positions. Please send CV (including your class rank in veterinary school), a photograph, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent addressed to Dr. John Sapienza and Dr. kay Kim at jsapeye@gmail.com

The applicant must have completed a general rotating internship program prior to the start of this program. The goal of the program is to prepare a candidate for acceptance to an ophthalmology residency training program.

The intern will have primary case duties, and will scrub in on all surgeries. We have weekly educational and scientific journal rounds. Equine consultations and zoo visits are scheduled as needed.

You must be eligible for licensure in New York State and have already completed a general internship in small animal medicine and surgery prior to the start of this ophthalmology internship. Please refer to New York State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board for requirements.


Application deadline is January 30th, but early admission is encouraged to allow for interviews to be scheduled. Candidates will be requested to travel to Long Island, New York for a formal interview process in January. A decision will be made after the residency match program results are reported.