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Externships - Oregon
Benjamin E. Alcantar, MVZ
Position (of Contact)
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
This is a hands on rotation, the extern will gain experience on technical and clinical skills
Possible (funding not provided)
The extern will observe and assist in the procedure preparation, catheter placement, blood collection, physical examinations, anesthesia monitoring, case analysis/diagnosis/treatment, etc.
Minimum 2-6 week commitment required (6-12 weeks for international students)
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?
At least 6 months before desired start date
Housing available for a fee ($200/month + $75 refundable deposit)
No public transportation, own vehicle is desirable
Not provided. Internationals need to have at least at travelers insurance
Must have negative TB test of start date and must be up to date on vaccinations (rabies vaccine is desirable but not required).
Does program accept International applicants?
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’s 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.
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