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Externship Opportunities - California

 


Institution:

California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis

Address:

One Shields Ave.

City:

Davis

State/Province:

CA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

95616

Primary Contact:

Dr. Kari Christe

Position (of Contact):

Senior Veterinarian, Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone:

(530) 752-2514

Email:

klchriste@ucdavis.edu

Fax:

(530) 752- 5356

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

The following is a list of some of the procedures in which externs may participate: Physical exams and animal round-ups Bandaging techniques Catheter placement Fluid therapy Suturing Venipuncture Orogastric intubation TB testing Cystocentesis Digit/tail amputation Ultrasound Intensive and Emergency Care

Research:

N/A

Allied Institutions:

University of California, Davis Center for Comparative Medicine

Responsibilities:

This rotation involves a significant amount of hands on training, depending on the level of experience. Student will be expected to give a short topic presentation to our staff at the end of the externship.

Duration:

2 - 4 weeks

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, two letters of reference, and veterinary school transcripts.

Application Deadline:

Ongoing

Class Standing:

Final year of veterinary school

Compensation:

N/A

Housing:

N/A

Transportation:

N/A

Insurance:

N/A

Expenses:

Must provide for own expenses.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Medical clearance is required to enter the facility. This consists of a negative TB test taken within the last 12 months and proof of measles vaccination or measles titer. All medical clearance must be received four weeks prior to arrival date.

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Good communication skills. Fluent in speaking and writing English. Must have finished all except the last year of veterinary school before externship begins. Ability to use S.O.A.P. format. Early inquiries are best, as openings fill quickly.

Last date edited:

5/2011

 

 

Institution: Los Angeles Zoo
Address: 5333 Zoo Drive
City: Los Angeles
State: California
State Abb: CA
Zip: 90027
Contact: Anne LaRose
Position (of contact): Clerical
Phone: (323)-644-6018: FAX: (323)-644-6070
Email:
anne.larose@lacity.org
Clinical Experience - Medical management of Zoo species/
Research - Clinical/literature research project presented in power point required during rotation.
Responsibilities - this rotation involves mostly observational and some hands-on opportunities depending on their level of experience. Students will become familiar with capture and restraint, medical techniques and other clinical skills associated with a wide variety of species. Students will participate in daily rounds, monitoring anesthesia, performing necropsies, writing medical records, performing research as needed, administering treatments and assisting with general procedures. The student is expected to complete a project and/or case report and present their findings to the hospital and/or husbandry staff. Lastly, students are expected to attend various administrative meetings to provide a well rounded sense of the job responsibilities associated with being a zoo veterinarian. The student must work well with others. This program is designed to be self-directed - the more the student puts intoit, the more they will get out of it.
Duration: Four to Six weeks
Application Requests: Cover Letter or Letter of Introduction, resume and 2 letters of recommendation required to start process. Additional Los Angeles Zoo paperwork will be emailed after student interest has been initiated.
Application Deadline: All year acceptance, with first come, first reserved. Strongly recommend applying at least one year in advance.
Housing: We highly recommend that you find your own housing (we cansuggest some motels that have provided us discounted rates). A free, small studio apartment with very limited conveniences is available uponrequest and pending availability.
Expenses: Students are responsible for all of their own expenses.
Transportation: Highly recommend that student have their own accessto a vehicle.
TB test/Vaccinations: TB negative test within the last 12 months.
Recommend tetanus vaccine within the last 5 years and rabiesvaccine/protective titer within last 2 years.

Last updated: 03/2008


 

 

Institution

The Marine Mammal Center

Address
2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite

City
Sausalito

State/Province
California

Country
USA

Zip Code
94965

Primary Contact
Dr. Cara Field

Position (of Contact)
Staff Veterinarian

Phone
Email Address
vetsciadmin@tmmc.org

Fax
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Opportunity for vet students in their final/clinical year of school to gain exposure to marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation, animal husbandry, stranding response, clinical rounds, record keeping, veterinary diagnostics, surgical and anesthetic procedures and necropsy.

Research
A small research project will be completed and presented to staff and volunteers

Allied Institution
Responsibilities
see experience to be gained

Duration
4 weeks

Application Requests
Applications for rotations between March 15- Sept 15 of 2016 are due by Friday Jan 2

If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
March 15- September 15, 2016 (4-week rotations)

Application Deadline
January 2, 2015

Class Standing
final/clinical year of veterinary school

Compensation
none

Housing
Shared housing is available with advanced request at $100/week

Transportation
none

Insurance
none

Expenses
Food, transportation

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Rabies vaccination required

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information
Last Date Edited
10/2014

 

 

Institution:

San Diego Zoo

Address:

1354 Old Globe Way

City:

San Diego

State/Province:

California

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

92101

Primary Contact:

Donna Vader or Dr. Tracy Clippinger

Position (of Contact):

Administrative Assistant, SDZ Veterinary Services

Phone:

619-557-3932

Email:

DVader@sandiegozoo.org

Fax:

619-230-1256

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

-Students will have the opportunity to observe clinical zoo practice through rounds in a hospital and exhibit/grounds setting. Students will accompany clinical veterinarians and will assist registered veterinary technicians. -Students will have the opportunity to perform physical examinations on a wide variety of zoo animal species and to participate in procedures on a supervised basis to a variable degree dependent upon the medical situation, as well as, extern knowledge and competency. -Students will be gain exposure to the Dan-inject and Telinject remote delivery immobilization systems, as well as, safety procedures associated with such

Research:

Students will be responsible for a project that investigates a clinical problem or evaluates past medical cases. A presentation of the topic with its findings to the veterinary and/or husbandry staff is expected.

Allied Institutions:

San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, Institute for Conservation Research

Responsibilities:

(1) recording information about observed cases in medical records utilizing the S.O.A.P. format, (2) monitoring restraint episodes and recording pertinent information anesthetic and physiologic parameters, (3) assisting registered veterinary technicians with routine treatments on hospitalized patients and other assigned tasks, (4) preparing for upcoming procedures by familiarizing oneself with patients and techniques in advance, (5) completing applicable reading assigned by clinicians, (6) completing a project and/or case report and making a presentation of the findings to the hospital and/or husbandry staff, and (7) regular attendance M-F 6:30AM - 5:30PM with possible weekends.

Duration:

4-8 weeks. 6 weeks preferred. Note January – July only.

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, 3 References with full contact information (letters preferred), and available dates listed by preference. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Students will only be accepted for externships that occur during the months of January-July.

Application Deadline:

September 15th of your third year in veterinary school. Students will be notified of acceptance on or about October 5th of the application year. Incomplete or post-deadline applications receive lower priority.

Class Standing:

Senior (clinical year) veterinary students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for captive wildlife animal medicine.

Compensation:

None.

Housing:

Students must make their own housing arrangements while in San Diego.

Transportation:

Students must provide their own transportation.

Insurance:

Students must have their own health insurance and must be covered for liability under the umbrella of their veterinary school.

Expenses:

Students are responsible for all of their own expenses.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Students must have a negative tuberculin skin test or negative chest radiograph within 12 months of starting the externship.

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Students must sign a Release of Liability, Voluntary Assumption of Risk Indemnification and Waiver of claim agreement prior to the start of the externship. Overlap may occur for individual student externships

Last date edited.:

3/2011

 

Institution:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Harter Veterinary Medical Center

Address:

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road

City:

Escondido

State/Province:

CA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

92027

Primary Contact:

Externship Program Administrator

Position (of Contact):

 

Phone:

760 291 5400

Email:

hvmc@sandiegozoo.org

Fax:

760 747 3168

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

The Safari Park Clinical Medicine rotation will be an observational experience. Students will have the opportunity to participate in procedures on a limited basis but the degree of participation will vary. - Students will gain experience in conducting physical examinations on a variety of non-domestic species particularly hoofstock. - Students will be able to observe anesthesia of captive wildlife under various conditions, as well as a variety of capture and restraint methods. - Students will be exposed to the Daninject and Telinject remote delivery systems including dart and field procedure safety. - Students will gain experience with monitoring anesthesia. - Students might have the opportunity to collect blood samples and perform minor procedures such as endotracheal intubation and catheter placement. - Students are encouraged to take notes, keep a daily activity log, and ask questions.

Research:

N/A

Allied Institutions:

San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Institute of Conservation Research, Desert Tortoise Conservation Center

Responsibilities:

(1) Recording information about observed cases in medical records utilizing the S.O.A.P. format, (2) monitoring restraint episodes and recording pertinent information anesthetic and physiologic parameters, (3) assisting registered veterinary technicians with routine treatments on hospitalized patients and other assigned tasks, (4) preparing for upcoming procedures by familiarizing oneself with patients and techniques in advance, (5) completing applicable reading assigned by clinicians, (6) completing a project and/or case report and making a presentation of the findings to the hospital and/or husbandry staff, and (7) regular attendance M-F 6:30AM - 5:30PM with possible weekends.

Duration:

Four (4) weeks

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, 3 References with full contact information (letters preferred), and available dates listed by preference. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Contact by e-mail or postal mail is preferred, and should be addressed to: Veterinary Clinical Medicine Externship Program Administrator Harter Veterinary Medical Center San Diego Zoo Safari Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, CA 92027-7017 hvmc@sandiegozoo.org

Application Deadline:

September 1st, 2012 for 2014 rotations

Class Standing:

Senior or fourth year veterinary students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for non-domestic animal medicine.

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Students must make their own housing arrangements while in the San Diego area. A resource list is provided as a courtesy on acceptance.

Transportation:

Students are responsible for their own transportation needs.

Insurance:

Proof of health insurance and liability insurance must be provided prior to first day of rotation.

Expenses:

Students are responsible for their own expenses.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Students must provide a negative tuberculin skin test or negative chest radiograph result within 12 months of the first day of rotation. This information should be sent to the Program Administrator prior to the first day of rotation.

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

International students should contact the Program Administrator at hvmc@sandiegozoo.org for details regarding visa requirements.

Last date edited:

8/2012

 


Institution:

Wildlife Disease Laboratories, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

Address:

PO Box 120551

City:

San Diego

State/Province:

CA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

92112-0551

Primary Contact:

Dr. Allan Pessier

Position (of Contact):

Scientist/Associate Pathologist

Phone:

619-231-1515, Ext 4510

Email:

pathology@sandiegozoo.org

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

The Wildlife Disease Laboratories in the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research offers student externship opportunities for self-motivated 3rd and 4th year veterinary students. The Department runs a high volume diagnostic service with a caseload of approximately 1800 necropsies, 360 surgical biopsies and 700 cytologies per year. The Department operates on a full-time basis 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday) and provides emergency on-call service during hours which fall outside the regular work days. The externship program offers an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the study of diseases of exotic animals utilizing material from 2 collections of exotic animals (San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park) and referral material. Externships are for a minimum time period of 3 weeks. Externships are similar to 4th year rotations. Students will spend the majority of their time performing necropsies and developing gross descriptive skills. There are also opportunities for study of histologic sections, examination of clinical laboratory specimens(including cytology), and research projects. Students are expected to participate in Department activities during standard work hours, Monday through Saturday, and are encouraged to utilize facilities during extended hours when staff are present. Students will participate in daily pathology rounds which focus on current case material. Other meetings include weekly rounds where we discuss interesting and difficult cases with other pathologists from the area. Monthly meetings between pathologists, clinical veterinarians and animal care staff cover collection health within the context of animal management.The externships focus exclusively on pathology; there is no contact time with the clinical veterinary staff.

Research:

Research opportunities are available by prior arrangement and are usually in conjunction with longer (6 weeks or greater) externships.

Duration:

Minimum 3 weeks

Application Requests:

Applicants should submit a current CV, a "Letter of Intent" that outlines career goals and an indication of blocks of time that the student will be available for the externship. Students are not usually accepted in the summer months (June-August). Applications by email are encouraged

Application Deadline:

None; However, positions tend to fill up approximately 1 year in advance of the externship date.

Class Standing:

3rd or 4th year

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Not provided.

Transportation:

Not provided.

Insurance:

Proof of health insurance must be provided prior to first day of rotation.

Expenses:

Students are responsible for all their own expenses.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Proof of negative TB test or chest radiographs are required prior to first day of rotation.

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Last date edited.:

12/2010

 

 

Institution:

SeaWorld San Diego

Address:

500 Sea World Drive

City:

San Diego

State/Province:

CA

Country:

USA

Email:

VetExternship@SeaWorld.com

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Find all details on the website below: http://www.seaworld.org/career-resources/externship/index.htm

Duration:

3-4 weeks

Application Deadline:

November 15th

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Foreign graduate veterinarians participating in the program must bring with them an appropriate Passport/Visa. In addition, they must present proof of medical/health insurance coverage in their own country, including a written statement indicating that their policy will cover them while they are in the United States.

Last date edited:

8/2012

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