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Externship Opportunities - Maryland

 


 

Institution

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


 

Address

Druid Hill Park


 

City

Baltimore


 

State/Province

Maryland


 

Country

USA


 

Zip Code

21217


 

Primary Contact

Samantha Sander, DVM


 

Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian


 

Phone

443-552-3993


 

Email Address

samantha.sander@marylandzoo.org


 

Fax

443-320-0009


 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students will gain clinical experience with veterinary aspects of maintaining captive and free-ranging wildlife in a zoological setting. Emphasis will be placed on preventative health programs, quarantine, clinical pathology, pathology, nutrition, behavioral enrichment, husbandry, and management of a variety of species, including mega vertebrates, hoofstock, large carnivores, non-human primates, small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.


 

Research

All students must complete a project during their externship. Projects may be related to ongoing clinical research or a clinical topic, based on current cases and needs.


 

Allied Institution


 

Responsibilities

Students will participate in all facets of zoological medicine, including medical and surgical treatment, preventative medicine, quarantine procedures, animal restraint, pathology, clinical pathology, and daily case rounds. Students are expected to review medical records, develop anesthetic protocols, monitor anesthesia, complete physical examinations, collect and interpret diagnostics, and develop treatment plans for each case in which they participate. Students will assist the veterinarians and veterinary technicians with all medical procedures during their rotation. Students may be responsible for routine medications of certain hospitalized animals. Students will also be expected to define and complete their project, as well as other assignments as assigned, in a timely fashion.


 

Duration

6-8 weeks preferred; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis


 

Application Requests

Letter of intent, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, veterinary college transcript, available dates


 

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


 

Application Deadline

Ongoing; applications are encouraged 1 year in advance of proposed rotation period


 

Class Standing

Fourth year veterinary students (US vet schools) or last year of veterinary school (non-US schools) at the time of their externship


 

Compensation

None provided


 

Housing

None provided; assistance in finding inexpensive housing options is available upon request


 

Transportation

Student responsibility; free parking available. It is recommended that students have their own vehicle if possible, but limited public transportation is available


 

Insurance

Students must provide their own insurance.


 

Expenses

Student responsibility (housing, travel, etc.)


 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Negative TB test within 12 months prior to starting rotation. Current vaccination for Rabies, MMR, polio & tetanus required. Influenza vaccination is recommended, especially in the autumn and winter months.


 

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


 

Misc. Information


 

Last Date Edited

9/2015


 

 

 

 

Institution
National Aquarium
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Address
501 East Pratt Street
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City
Baltimore
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State/Province
MD
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Country
USA
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Zip Code
21146
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Primary Contact
Ben Rossi
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Position (of Contact)
Animal Registrar
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Phone
410-576-3853
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Email Address
brossi@aqua.org
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Fax
410-576-1080
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Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
This veterinary preceptorship/externship opportunity is specifically designed for students with an interest in aquatic and zoo animal medicine. Students spend six to eight weeks working in the Animal Health Department and are exposed to the multi-faceted nature of veterinary practice in a large public aquarium with over 15,000 animals. Preceptors gain experience with preventative and clinical medicine life support systems, and communication with husbandry staff. The majority of the case load consists of reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. The aquarium also manages bottlenose dolphins and small populations of tamarins, fruit bats, and sloths. Hands-on experience is provided wherever possible but is dependent on the experience or speed of learning of the student and comfort level of the staff. Preceptors are also asked to attend clinical rounds, present at informal journal rounds, and work on a quiz and presentation. Preceptors are shown routine clinical laboratory tests and necropsy protocols and are expected to then carry out these as necessary. They are expected to help maintain timely and accurate medical records. Applicants should be in their clinical training years (generally 4th year, occasionally 3rd year)
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Research
No formal research but students will be given a small retrospective project or review topic to research and present to staff.
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Allied Institution
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, John's Hopkins University
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Responsibilities
Maintain medical records, produce a talk, assist in setting up and cleaning up after procedures, assist in procedures, complete necropsies including ancillary testing (such as cytology), complete a quiz, participate in zoo-board based journal rounds, and demonstrate independent learning ability,
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Duration
6-8 weeks
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Application Requests
Interested students should contact us for the application packet. Information requested includes but may not be limited to cover letter, CV, references, veterinary school transcript, proof of negative TB status and rabies vaccination.
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If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
NA
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Application Deadline
Continual
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Class Standing
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Compensation
None available
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Housing
None available
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Transportation
Discounted parking available through our volunteer program
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Insurance
Students are covered under Aquarium volunteer program policy.
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Expenses
None covered
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TB Tests/Vaccinations
Proof of negative TB and rabies vaccination
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Does program accept International applicants?
Yes
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Misc. Information
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Last Date Edited
11/2015

 


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