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Externship Opportunities - Missouri

 


 

 Institution
Dickerson Park Zoo
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Address
3043 N. Fort Ave
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City
Springfield
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State/Province
Missouri
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Country
USA
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Zip Code
65803
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Primary Contact
Rodney Schnellbacher, DVM
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Position (of Contact)
Staff Veterinarian
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Phone
417-833-4138
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Email Address
rschnellbacher@springfieldmo.gov
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Fax
417-833-4002
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Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
This is a program emphasizing clinical medicine and exposure to zoo operations and husbandry. The student will assist the veterinarian and staff with medical/surgical procedures, laboratory diagnostics, necropsies, records, etc. Students will be primarily supervised by Dr. Rodney Schnellbacher. Students will also shadow the veterinary technician, commissary, and various animal husbandry teams.
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Research
A research paper is required of students during the preceptorship, or a short oral/PowerPoint presentation to the keeper staff of the student’s choosing.
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Allied Institution
N/A
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Responsibilities
See Clinical Experience section
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Duration
Minimum two weeks to eight weeks at the maximum. Applications may be taken year round and scheduled appropriately.
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Application Requests
Students should submit an application packet containing the following – curriculum vitae, two references of recommendation, a cover letter stating their reasons why they wish to participate in the program, and preferred months to attend the program including the year
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If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Taken continuously
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Application Deadline
No deadline
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Class Standing
Any year
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Compensation
None
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Housing
Yes
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Transportation
Public
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Insurance
Provided by student
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Expenses
Students are responsible for all expenses and must provide their own health insurance. Housing is provided on zoo grounds which includes kitchen and shower access. Transportation is not provided, but easy access to shopping is available. There is also public transit.
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TB Tests/Vaccinations
Within six months of preceptorship, students will need to show proof of negative TB test, current tetanus and strongly recommend Hepatitis B vaccination and rabies titer.
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Does program accept International applicants?
Yes
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Misc. Information
Students will be subject to irregular work hours, but will be given two days off in a work week.
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Last Date Edited
4/2015


  

 

 Institution
Saint Louis Zoo
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Address
1 Government Drive
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City
Saint Louis
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State/Province
MO
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Country
USA
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Zip Code
63110
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Primary Contact
Michele Wallace
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Position (of Contact)
Animal Health Administrative Assistant
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Phone
3146464519
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Email Address
mwallace@stlzoo.org
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Fax
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Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Students will accompany veterinarians or technicians in all aspects of day to day zoological medicine practice at the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Research
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Allied Institution
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Responsibilities
Students will be expected to participate in all aspects of clinical operations, including case discussions, assist technicians as needed and participate in necropsy procedures.
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Duration
4-8 weeks. Longer periods can be arranged upon request
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Application Requests
Contact Michele Wallace as above.
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If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Continuous acceptance
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Application Deadline
N/A
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Class Standing
N/A
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Compensation
None available
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Housing
None available. Students must make their own arrangements
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Transportation
None available. Students must make their own arrangements
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Insurance
Not necessary
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Expenses
N/A
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TB Tests/Vaccinations
TB test within one year of scheduled start date
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Does program accept International applicants?
Yes
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Misc. Information
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Last Date Edited
06/2015

 

 

 

Institution:

Kansas City Zoo

Address:

6800 Zoo Drive

City:

Kansas City

State/Province:

Missouri

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

64132

Primary Contact:

Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, ACZM

Position (of Contact):

Director of Animal Health and Research

Phone:

(816) 513-4669

Email:

kirksuedmeyer@fotzkc.org

Fax:

(816) 513-4667

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Hands-on introduction to zoo animal medicine and surgery. Training in blow-darting, rounds, radiology, ultrasonography, routine exams, quarantine exams, thermography, phlebotomy techniques, catheterization, etc.

Research:

Participation in a few ongoing research programs at the zoo

Allied Institutions:

Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri- College of Veterinary Medicine, numerous specialists in veterinary and medical field

Responsibilities:

Responsible for clinical treatments at the hospital, rounds, records, fecal exams, laboratory preparations, rotations through various areas of the zoo, clinical competency tests, participation in radiology, ultrasonography, surgery, etc.

Duration:

6-8 weeks

Application Requests:

One page letter of intent-why you want the externship, what you hope to gain, and how you will use the information gained in your career

Application Deadline:

Rotational-1-2 years prior to anticipated date

Class Standing:

Junior or Senior

Compensation:

N/A

Housing:

Can be arranged with zoo keeper(s)

Transportation:

Only on grounds

Insurance:

Covered under zoo volunteer but advisable to have personal medical insurance

Expenses:

N/A

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Current Negative TB test

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Misc. Information:

Student receives orientation packet and copy of all AHC publications. Program provides college credit (arranged through student’s veterinary school).

Last date edited.:

1/2011

  


 

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