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Externships Available in Oregon

 

Externships - Oregon


Institution

Wildlife Safari


Address

1790 Safari Rd


City

Winston


State/Province

Oregon


Country

USA


Zip Code

97496


Primary Contact

Benjamin E. Alcantar, MVZ


Position (of Contact)

Head Veterinarian


Phone

541-679-6761 EXT 222


Email Address

balcantar@wildlifesafari.net


Fax

541-679-4365


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

This is a hands on rotation, the extern will gain experience on technical and clinical skills


Research

Possible (funding not provided)


Allied Institution


Responsibilities

The extern will observe and assist in the procedure preparation, catheter placement, blood collection, physical examinations, anesthesia monitoring, case analysis/diagnosis/treatment, etc. 


Duration

Minimum 2-6 week commitment required (6-12 weeks for international students) 


Application Requests

Letter of intent, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendations (Electronic application and recommendations will be accepted). First and second year of DVM or equivalent degree must be completed in order to be eligible for the externship (3rd and 4th year veterinary students only). Experience in exotics, zoo and/or wildlife recommended, but not required. International students will be considered.


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

Taken continuously


Application Deadline

At least 6 months before desired start date


Class Standing

N/A


Compensation

None


Housing

Housing available for a fee ($200/month + $75 refundable deposit)


Transportation

No public transportation, own vehicle is desirable 


Insurance

Not provided. Internationals need to have at least at travelers insurance 


Expenses

Student responsibility


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Must have negative TB test within 6 months of start date and must be up to date on vaccinations (rabies vaccine is desirable but not required).


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

Wildlife Safari is an AZA accredited institution with over 500 animals, situated on over 600 acres. The park is located 10 minutes off of I-5 in south-central Oregon, just 1.5 hours from Eugene. The park consists of three major drive-thru sections, where the hoof stock are in a mixed species free range setting, along with four additional areas of non-free range animals (Lions, Brown Bears, Black Bears, Cheetahs/tigers). Wildlife Safari‚Äôs large walk through section includes over 100 small animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and a petting zoo). Wildlife Safari is known for having the most successful cheetah breeding program in the United States. The park currently has 22 cheetahs spread between a large, off exhibit breeding area and the drive-thru area. The hospital is staffed by 2 full time veterinarians. 


Last Date Edited

10/2017


 
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