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Externship Opportunities - Arizona
Institution Name: Arizona Bird Clinic
455 North Galvin Parkway
Kristen Phair, DVM, DACZM
Position (of Contact)
Director of Veterinary Services
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Phoenix Zoo is offering a 4 week externship program in zoological medicine for senior veterinary students in their final clinical year. The extern will participate in all aspects of veterinary care at Phoenix Zoo. This will include daily rounds, preventative medicine examinations, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, surgery, emergency medicine, necropsies, laboratory diagnostics, and clinical pharmacology. The extern will also be expected to assist with daily care and maintenance of animals and the hospital, including medical treatments, laboratory submissions, and medical record keeping. Phoenix Zoo is an AZA-accredited institution situated on 125 acres of land, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the United States, caring for more than 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened or endangered species. The full service veterinary hospital is staffed by two full-time veterinarians, one full-time veterinary intern, two full-time certified veterinary technicians, one full-time hospital keeper, one part-time hospital keeper, and an administrative assistant.
Student applicants should have a strong interest in zoological medicine and conservation. Proof of rabies vaccination and a negative tuberculin skin test http://www.phoenixzoo.org/
If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Final year of veterinary school (4th year)
Externs are expected to find their own housing accommodations during their stay.
Externs are expected to find their own transportation during their stay.
Proof of rabies vaccination and a negative tuberculin skin test of the start date area required.
Does program accept International applicants?
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