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Externship Opportunities - Colorado

 


 

 Institution

Denver Zoological Gardens

Address
2300 Steele Street

City
Denver

State/Province
CO

Country
USA

Zip Code
80205

Primary Contact
Contact Betsy Stringer, DVM, DACZM for externship questions; Contact Linda Hines for application submissions.

Position (of Contact)

Phone
720-337-1590

Email Address
Dr. Stringer: bstringer@denverzoo.org; Ms. Hines: lhines@denverzoo.org

Fax
720-337-1591

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Students will attend rounds, procedures in hospital, and on zoo grounds. Students will gain knowledge and experience in diagnosis and treatment of a diverse zoological collection. This will include hematology / cytology, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, internal medicine and surgery.

Research
Opportunities may be available based on student interest and initiative, funding sources, and length of externship

Allied Institution

Responsibilities
Students will have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of veterinary care at the Denver Zoo. This may include physical examination and triage, diagnostics, treatments, pathology, medical records, and animal care of the animal collection.

Duration
4-6 weeks.

Application Requests
Yes

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

Application Deadline
Jan 1 prior to the school year of interest

Class Standing
3rd year and 4th year veterinary students

Compensation
None

Housing
None

Transportation
None

Insurance
Externs must have their own personal insurance

Expenses
Student responsibility

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Yes

Does program accept International applicants?
No

Misc. Information
Please submit the following 1) Cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and pertinent experience, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Two letters of recommendation. If selected, student will need to provide documentation of a negative TB test within 6 months of start date, Tetanus vaccination within 7 yrs, current Rabies vaccination/titer. They will also need to pass a background check and drug screen. We are unable to provide stipend, housing, or transportation at this time.

Last Date Edited
12/2013


 

 

Institution:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Address:

4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd

City:

Colorado Springs

State/Province:

CO- COLORADO

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

80906

Primary Contact:

Liza Dadone

Position (of Contact):

Head veterinarian

Phone:

 

Email:

ldadone@cmzoo.org

Fax:

7196332254

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Zoological medicine

Research:

N/A

Allied Institutions:

Colorado State University

Responsibilities:

Assist staff vets & vet techs with all aspects of zoo medicine including preventative medicine, medical work-ups, and potentially surgeries

Duration:

1 month

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, resume, and 2 letters of reference

Application Deadline:

First come, first serve. Recommend applying 1 year in advance

Class Standing:

4th year veterinary students

Compensation:

None

Housing:

On-site housing available

Transportation:

None

Insurance:

Required but not provided by zoo

Expenses:

Student responsibility

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Negative TB test, current protective rabies titer, current tetanus vaccine recommended, criminal background check

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

 

Last date edited:

11/ 2011


 

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