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Externships Available in Massachusetts

 

 

Externship Opportunities - Massachusetts

 


 

Institution

Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo)


Address

One Franklin Park Road


City

Boston


State/Province

MA


Country

USA


Zip Code

02121


Primary Contact

ebaitchman@zoonewengland.com


Position (of Contact)

Director of Veterinary Services


Phone

617-989-2049


Email Address

ebaitchman@zoonewengland.com


Fax

617-989-2080


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Zoo medicine


Research

N/A


Allied Institution

N/A


Responsibilities

Accompany staff veterinarians.  Self-directed learning skills important.


Duration

4-6 weeks; 4 week minimum


Application Requests

Please submit a letter of intent, current resume, and letter of recommendation from a veterinarian that is familiar with your abilities and your motivation to enter the zoo field.


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

Externship is CLOSED from mid-November through early January. 


Application Deadline

Applications due October 1st prior to the following academic year. 


Class Standing

Clinical year


Compensation

None


Housing

Student’s responsibility


Transportation

Student’s responsibility


Insurance

Student proof of insurance required


Expenses

We provide nothing but experience!


TB Tests/Vaccinations

TB test neg within 1 year of rotation.  Rabies vaccination preferred


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

Externship is CLOSED from mid-November through early January. 


Last Date Edited

10/2015

  

 

Institution:

New England Aquarium

Address:

Central Wharf

City:

Boston

State/Province:

MA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

02110

Primary Contact:

Mona Chang

Position (of Contact):

Manager, Volunteer Programs and Internships

Phone:

(617) 973-5235

Email:

vols@neaq.org

Fax:

 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Rotations are a comprehensive introduction into aquatic animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. Students are rotated through all areas of the aquarium, which includes working with fish, invertebrates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals, environmental quality and marine animal rescue/rehabilitation.

Research:

Students are expected to produce a case report, research paper, and 30 minute PowerPoint presentation to staff.

Allied Institutions:

 

Responsibilities:

Perform animal husbandry duties, participate in rounds, and provide supportive assistance with cases

Duration:

6-8 weeks between September 1 to June 30 (no summer rotations)

Application Requests:

two (2) copies of a letter of intent, two (2) copies of a curriculum vitae, two (2) copies of veterinary school transcript, two (2) copies of 2 letters of recommendation, and 3 proposed dates of the externship in one package to: Attn: Veterinary Externship Volunteer Programs & Internships New England Aquarium Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110-3399

Application Deadline:

Priority deadline November 1 (early or late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis as space permits)

Class Standing:

3rd or 4th year students only

Compensation:

None provided

Housing:

None provided

Transportation:

None provided (car recommended), public transportation accessible

Insurance:

None provided (*general workers compensation available*)

Expenses:

No program fees other than room and board expenses, which students have to provide on their own.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

None required, but tetanus shots strongly encouraged

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Please visit our website for more information at www.neaq.org Go to: Home > Get involved > Internships > Internship positions > Veterinary Student Externship

Last date edited.:

December 2010

 

 

Institution:

Marine Biological Laboratory

Address:

7 MBL Street

City:

Woods Hole

State/Province:

MA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

02543

Primary Contact:

Dr. Amy Hancock

Position (of Contact):

Campus Veterinarian

Phone:

(508) 289-7522

Email:

ahancock@mbl.edu

Fax:

 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

This is a joint program between the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. It is a unique opportunity for the student who is interested in both laboratory animal medicine and aquatic animal medicine. The student will have the opportunity to shadow the veterinarian during rounds, participate in staff meetings, and perform treatments and necropsies on a variety of species including marine fish and invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. There is ample opportunity to learn husbandry and the basics of life support systems as well.

Research:

Students are expected to complete a research project during their externship.

Allied Institutions:

Woods Hole Science Aquarium; Roger Williams University.

Responsibilities:

See Clinical Experience section above

Duration:

6 weeks preferred

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, resume or C.V., transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline:

Applications received until slots are filled.

Class Standing:

Students in their fourth (clinical) year only

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Not provided, see Expenses below.

Transportation:

Students must provide own transportation

Insurance:

Students must have own health insurance

Expenses:

Students are responsible for securing their own housing, though we can provide resources to assist your search. Some funding is available to help pay for the cost of housing. Students are responsible for their own meals and transportation.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Current tetanus vaccination required.

Does program accept International applicants?:

No

Misc. Information:

None

Last date edited.:

2/2011

 

  

 

Institution:

Cape Wildlife Center of the Humane Society

Address:

4011 Main Street

City:

Barnstable

State/Province:

Massachusetts

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

02630

Primary Contact:

Roberto Aguilar

Position (of Contact):

Veterinarian

Phone:

508 362 0111

Email:

raguilar@humanesociety.org

Fax:

508 362 0268

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

• Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species: Such species may include: o Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums o Songbirds o Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds o Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc) o Raptors o Turtles • Basic physical exam of admitted patients • Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles o  Determining fluid§Determining health status o Developing treatment plan   Determining nutritional requirements§ Determining drug dosages §requirement  for admitted patients (kcal requirements) o Instituting treatment plan • Venipuncture • In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles) • Wildlife digital radiography • Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult & juvenile mammals, birds, reptiles • Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and orphans

Research:

Detection of avian malaria in pelagic seabirds; lead toxicity and exposure of wildlife, and detection of zoonotic disease in wildlife are current areas of research. Also humane control of reproduction in gulls and resolution of human-wildlife conflict are important emerging areas of interest.

Allied Institutions:

Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University. Humane Society of the United States. Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

Responsibilities:

• Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species: Such species may include: o Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums o Songbirds o Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds o Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc) o Raptors o Turtles • Physical exam of admitted patients • Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of infant and young mammals and birds • Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult mammals, birds, and reptiles • Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and raised young • Determining nutritional requirements for admitted patients (kcal requirements) The following is a list of secondary activities that given time and proper training externs may have the chance to be involved in: • Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles • Determining fluid requirement for admitted patients • Determining drug dosages • Venipuncture • In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles) • Wildlife digital radiography

Duration:

4 to 8 weeks

Application Requests:

Please contact Dr. Aguilar.

Application Deadline:

Open all year. Recommend early application for Spring/Summer.

Class Standing:

No preference

Compensation:

None offered

Housing:

Dorm style apartment to share

Transportation:

None offered

Insurance:

None offered - extern to have coverage on own

Expenses:

Travel and food. Lodging is offered.

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Pre-exposure rabies is mandatory - work with rabies vector species.

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Spring and Summer are busiest and recommended for maximum experience.

Last date edited:

11/2011

 

 

 

Institution:

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Clinic

Address:

200 Westboro Road

City:

North Grafton

State/Province:

MA

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

01536

Primary Contact:

Dr. Flo Tseng

Position (of Contact):

Director

Phone:

508-839-7918

Email:

flo.tseng@tufts.edu

Fax:

N/A

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Externs are involved in every aspect of wildlife medicine from emergency on call duty, patient admissions, diagnostics and therapeutics, and anesthesia and surgery.

Research:

N/A

Allied Institutions:

N/A

Responsibilities:

See above

Duration:

2-4 weeks April-November

Application Requests:

Required Forms: • a letter of interest • current CV • two letters of recommendation • some suggested blocks of specific times that you'll be available.  Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. 

Application Deadline:

rolling

Class Standing:

4th year

Compensation:

none

Housing:

none

Transportation:

none

Insurance:

none

Expenses:

N/A

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Rabies or adequate titer, Tdap, MMR, chicken pox,polio, hepatitus B, influenza, meningoccal or waiver

Does program accept International applicants:

Yes. Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools.

Misc. Information:

Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Students usually stay here for 2-4 week blocks between April-November

Last date edited:

8/2012

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