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Externships Available in Kentucky

Externship Opportunities - Kentucky

 


Institution

Louisville Zoo

 


Address

1100 Trevilian Way

 


City

Louiseville

 


State/Province

KY

 


Country

USA

 


Zip Code

40213

 


Primary Contact

Julie Ter Beest

 


Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian

 


Phone

(502) 238-5308

 


Email Address

Julie.TerBeest@louisvilleky.gov

 


Fax

(502) 459-2196

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students are expected to participate as a team member in all veterinary department activities: routine medical care, preventative and emergency medicine, necropsies, animal restraint, nutrition, medical records, lab work, animal management, surgery, etc. 

 


Research

No specific research project is assigned

 


Allied Institution

N/A

 


Responsibilities

Externs spend 40+ hours per week at the Zoo, typically Monday through Friday

 


Duration

Negotiable, but 4 weeks minimum

 


Application Requests

Letter of intent, CV, (unofficial) veterinary school transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation.

 


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

Taken continuously

 


Application Deadline

None, applications accepted year-round

 


Class Standing

N/A

 


Compensation

None

 


Housing

None provided (responsibility of the student)

 


Transportation

None provided (responsibility of the student)

 


Insurance

Covered while volunteering at the Zoo but best if student has own medical insurance.

 


Expenses

N/A

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Proof of negative TB test within 6 months of externship, Rabies prophylaxis and seasonal influenza vaccination (depending on time of year) desirable. 

 


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

 


Misc. Information

Completion of necropsy / pathology rotation as well as medicine and surgery clinical rotations desirable but not required.

 


Last Date Edited

9/2017

 

 

 

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