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Surgical Scissors


Compass Veterinary Neurology and Imaging (CVNI) is an independently owned and operated neurology/neurosurgery practice. This practice was previously operating, and had neurology specialty interns, as the Annapolis office of Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake. We are a member of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC).


CVRC Annapolis includes a 24-hour emergency service, as well as board-certified specialists in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, rehabilitation therapy, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, and radiology all within our spacious 28,000 sq. ft. facility. 

About Us

We are seeking a motivated neurology/neurosurgery specialty intern to join our team of two board-certified neurologists. We provide world class diagnostics, treatment, and care for over 1,200 patients a year. We are equipped with an onsite 1.5T MRI, a 16-slice Helical CT, digital radiography, a mobile fluoroscopy and C-arm unit, electrophysiology equipment, a SonoCure unit, and two dedicated neurosurgical suites. We have dedicated veterinarians on our imaging team who oversee anesthesia on all MRI and CT cases. Our support staff includes licensed veterinary technicians, a licensed veterinary rehabilitation technician, and a 24-hour emergency service.

The Program

This 12-month neurology specialty internship will begin July 17, 2023, and end July 5, 2024. Approximately 90% of the intern’s time will be spent with the neurology team. The intern willspend time training in anesthesia with our imaging team and may be required to assist in imaging and/or anesthesia periodically.


Additional clinical rotations can include:

  • Internal Medicine (1 week)

  • Surgery (2 weeks)

  • Elective Time (2 weeks).


Weekly teaching rounds include neurology rounds (journal club, topic rounds, textbook chapters), as well as evening rounds with the emergency and internal medicine services. A small research project and/or case study will be presented at the end of the internship.


The goals of this internship include proficiency in:

  • Cisternal cerebrospinal fluid collection

  • Management of acute and chronic neurological diseases

  • Evaluation of hospitalized patients

  • Basic MRI and CT interpretation

  • Advancement of neurosurgical skills and knowledge.

The successful candidate will have completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship and have a strong desire to pursue a neurology/neurosurgery residency. The intern will be responsible for no more than 2 weekends per month for emergency and in-clinic patient care. The intern will be eligible for up to 8 days of PTO, with additional time available for internship and/or residency interviews.

For Initial Inquiries
Dr Laura Harvey, DVM Dipl ACVIM-N at

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