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Externships Available in Georgia

Externship Opportunities - Georgia

 

 


 

Institution

Zoo Atlanta


 

Address

800 Cherokee Ave


 

City

Atlanta


 

State/Province

Georgia


 

Country

USA


 

Zip Code

30315


 

Primary Contact

Dr. Kate Leach


 

Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian


 

Phone


 

Email Address

kleach@zooatlanta.org


 

Fax


 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Preventative medicine, clinical judgment, proficiency with specialized equipment and husbandry of zoo animals


 

Research


 

Allied Institution


 

Responsibilities

Will observe and participate with clinical procedures and quarantine


 

Duration

6-8 weeks


 

Application Requests

Submitted application requirements include curriculum vitae/resume, letter of intent/purpose, time period requested (please include three available blocks of time in order of preference), and two letters of recommendation by faculty members. It is the student’s responsibility to check that their application packet is complete.


 

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


 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is rolling so early submission is recommended, as soon as possible in the sophomore or junior year.


 

Class Standing

Senior veterinary students. This program is designed for veterinary students who have completed their third year (or equivalent in international programs) and is intended for them to become more familiar with the practice of zoo veterinary medicine. 


 

Compensation

None provided


 

Housing

None provided, but help can be provided in locating housing


 

Transportation

None provided


 

Insurance

None provided


 

Expenses

Cost of living and transportation are the responsibility of the student


 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

TB current within the year. Rabies recommended. All other vaccines required for general health are recommended. 


 

Does program accept International applicants?

No


 

Misc. Information

The minimum externship period required is 6 weeks. Students may be required to complete a project of their choosing during the 6 week period. Please refer to the following website for additional information: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=6395


 

Last Date Edited

10/2015

 

 

 

Institution

Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine, University of Georgia



Address

501 DW Brooks Drive, College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA



City

Athens



State/Province

GA



Country

USA



Zip Code

30602



Primary Contact

Academic Affairs Office



Position (of Contact)

Associate Dean's Office for Academic Affairs



Phone



Email Address

kchase@uga.edu



Fax



Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

80% exotic pets, 20% zoo and wildlife



Research

Clinical and applied research on-going with variable opportunities



Allied Institution

Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, Sandy Creek Nature Research



Responsibilities

Will observe and participate with medical and surgical procedures



Duration

3-6 weeks, set block dates



Application Requests

Apply in the junior year for the senior rotation.



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



Application Deadline

Open



Class Standing

Senior veterinary students



Compensation

None



Housing

None, but help can be provided in locating housing.



Transportation

None



Insurance

Provided to veterinary students



Expenses

Cost of living and transportation



TB Tests/Vaccinations

TB current within the year. Rabies vaccination (or titer) within 2 years. All other vaccines required for general health.



Misc. Information

Official course credit can be provided for visiting veterinary students



Last Date Edited

8/2014

 

 

 

Institution:

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Vet Med, University of Georgia

Address:

589 D. W. Brooks Dr

City:

Athens

State/Province:

GA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

30602

Primary Contact:

Dr. Sonia M. Hernandez

Position (of Contact):

Assistant Professor

Phone:

706 296-3909

Email:

shernandez@warnell.uga.edu

Research:

The primary purpose of the externship is to expose the veterinary student to the many aspects of wildlife population health. Major health objectives are to acquaint the veterinary student with (1) the role of veterinarians in the maintenance of healthy wildlife populations, (2) the interaction of wildlife management and wildlife health, and (3) examples of major diseases of free-ranging wildlife. Treatment of individual wild animals for those illnesses or injuries is NOT an aspect of this externship.

Allied Institutions:

SCWDS is a unit within the Department of Population Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine. There might be an opportunity to interact with other services at the College. In addition, SCWDS has collaborative, on-going research and teaching activities at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Odum School of Ecology, the School of Public Health etc within the University of Georgia and there might be times when the extern participates in activities in those departments.

Responsibilities:

Prior to your arrival, Dr. Hernandez will circulate your CV and contact information so the Diagnosticians, graduate students and faculty can contact you when an opportunity for your participation arises. The extern’s activities will greatly depend upon work in progress at SCWDS during the time period. An effort will be made to expose the student to a broad variety of experiences. Students will participate in wildlife mortality investigations and ongoing wildlife disease research. When field trips are available, participation will be required. The student will be expected to respond to questions pertaining to assigned readings, lectures, and field experiences. Informal lectures and review of gross lesions of wildlife diseases are presented as time permits. The Diagnosticians meet once weekly to discuss the cases presented to the Service. The extern is expected to attend this meeting. The externship program is a team teaching effort, and the extern will be assigned to various SCWDS personnel during the program. In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities (field work, necropsy duty, etc), you will be assigned a project that will need to be completed by the last day of your externship. The project may be: 1) a literature review requested by a SCWDS supporter or for publication in the SCWDS quarterly newsletter, 2) a write-up of a particular case (which may lead to publication or presentation), 3) an oral presentation during the Diagnostician’s rounds or 4) another assignment as suggested by the faculty or staff. This assignment will be determined the first week of the externship. The extern is expected to be working on this assignment when no other activity is planned.

Duration:

The length of externship is flexible but must be at least 3 weeks and should not exceed 12 weeks.

Application Requests:

Students should apply by sending: 1) a 1-page letter of intent to Dr. Sonia Hernandez at shernandez@warnell.uga.edu, 2) a general resume, 3) the time period(s) preferred for the externship and 4) a letter sent from the academic dean at his/her college indicating approval of the externship.

Application Deadline:

No deadline-ongoing enrollment but externship programs should be arranged at least 3 months in advance of the starting date.

Class Standing:

Students are accepted based on their letter of intent, CV and demonstrating that they understand the activities in which SCWDS engages and their motivation and enthusiasm for a career in wildlife disease investigation and management

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Housing and other living costs are not provided for externs during their stay in Athens, Georgia. If work assignments are made at other locations, the extern’s travel costs for housing, transportation, and food will be reimbursed as it is for other SCWDS personnel. Ms. Jenny Pate is a good person to contact concerning housing in Athens.

Transportation:

A car is preferable, but if flying in, students can typically arrange housing close enough to walk in or arrange other rides with other SCWDS employees or students

Insurance:

Once an invitation for an externship is extended, the student must make arrangements to be enrolled in an appropriate fashion in his/her college. Students cannot participate in the SCWDS externship program during their between-term break or "free time” without special permission of Dr. Hernandez. A faculty member from the veterinary college of origin should be designated as responsible for the conduct of the extern. Each participant should have his/her own health insurance.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Rabies vaccination is highly recommended. Please contact Ms. Jenny pate jpage@uga.edu to discuss health insurance and vaccination requirements.

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Formal tests will not be given. Dr. Hernandez, in consultation with other SCWDS staff members, will evaluate the extern in the format provided by the veterinary college of origin. Strong consideration will be given to work participation, demonstration of academic capability, and on the ability of the student to project a professional image.

Last date edited.:

July 2010

 

Institution:

Georgia Aquarium

Address:

225 Baker St NW

City:

Atlanta

State/Province:

GA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

30313

Primary Contact:

Cara Field, DVM, Ph.D

Position (of Contact):

Associate Veterinarian

Phone:

404-581-4158

Email:

clinical@georgiaaquarium.org

Fax:

N/A

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

The Georgia Aquarium provides veterinary students the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine at one of the largest aquariums in the world. We are fortunate to have a nutritionist, full commissary staff, a water chemist, and team of veterinary and laboratory technicians. There are three full time clinical veterinarians, a veterinary resident, and a veterinary intern. The Georgia Aquarium has a state of the art veterinary hospital with equipment comparable to that found at a teaching hospital or specialty practice.

Research:

Individuals are expected to give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the externship and will also complete a research or special project.

Allied Institutions:

Through a partnership with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, we have an established aquatic veterinary pathology program as well as a growing clinical partnership with the zoological medicine service.

Responsibilities:

Work hours are typically 7:30 – 5:00 but may vary depending on the medical needs of the collection. The work week will be Tuesday-Saturday and two half days on a Sunday or Monday. Students should be flexible if asked to work on their weekend days. Students will spend time working in the commissary, water quality laboratory, diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and help perform necropsies as well as work on clinical cases. Individuals are expected to give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the externship and will also complete a research or special project. We will provide both required and recommended reading lists intended to broaden the student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal husbandry and clinical care.

Duration:

4-6 weeks; Externships are not available November 20 - January 10, May 1-20 or June 16- August 31. Dates may be subject to change.

Application Requests:

Please email a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae or resume, an electronic veterinary school transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), 3 letters of recommendation and 3 sets of available times in order of preference to clinical@georgiaaquarium.org with the subject line "Vet Extern Program.” Our externship program is September through June. All materials must be submitted by October 1st of the preceding year, and a decision will be made by October 31st. It is the student’s responsibility to check that their application packet is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, please e-mail: clinical@georgiaaquarium.org. Your application will be reviewed by Dr. Tonya Clauss and Dr. Cara Field.

Application Deadline:

October 1

Class Standing:

Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year students, but all students may apply.

Compensation:

none

Housing:

Low cost housing may be available but should not be expected.

Transportation:

Students should provide their own transportation to and from the aquarium. There is limited public transportation.

Insurance:

primary health care required

Expenses:

N/A

TB Test/Vaccinations:

A current tetanus vaccination and health insurance are required.

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

N/A

Last date edited:

8/2012


 

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