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Externship Opportunities - Rhode Island

 


 

 

Institution

Roger Williams Park Zoo


 

Address

1000 Elmwood Ave


 

City

Providence


 

State/Province

Rhode Island


 

Country

USA


 

Zip Code

02907


 

Primary Contact

Dr. Kimberlee Wojick


 

Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian


 

Phone

401-785-3510 ext 344


 

Email Address

kwojick@rwpzoo.org


 

Fax

401-680-8669


 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students will gain experience in clinical zoological medicine including preventative medicine, diagnostics, surgery, and nutrition


 

Research

Research interests should be discussed during the application process


 

Allied Institution

Brown University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


 

Responsibilities

Students will participate in the daily activities of the veterinary staff during their externship by assisting the veterinary staff in preventative medical procedures, emergency medicine, nutrition, and in maintaining medical records. Students will use ZIMS to maintain medical records. During their externship, students will prepare an in depth presentation or project to be given to veterinary and/or keeper staff on a subject of their choice. Students are also responsible for completing assignments given during the externship. 


 

Duration

3-5 weeks


 

Application Requests

Students interested in applying for an externship should submit a current CV and a short letter detailing why you are applying for the externship.  Applications should be made a soon as the student knows their availability


 

If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?

Taken continuously


 

Application Deadline

Positions are filled on a first come, first serve basis


 

Class Standing

Juniors and Seniors during their clinical rotations.  Students are encouraged to schedule the externship late in their clinical year.


 

Compensation

No compensation provided


 

Housing

Housing is not provided


 

Transportation

Most students will need an automobile.  Public transportation is possible depending on where housing is found


 

Insurance

Students need to maintain full insurance coverage throughout the program


 

Expenses

Personal expenses only


 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

We require a negative TB test within the past 12 months, and proof of rabies vaccination or protective titer within the past 24 months. 


 

Misc. Information

We do not accept international applicants at this time


 

Last Date Edited

12/2016

 

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