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Externships Available in Rhode Island

Externship Opportunities - Rhode Island

 


 

Institution

Roger Williams Park Zoo


Address

1000 Elmwood Ave


City

Providence


State/Province

Rhode Island


Country

USA


Zip Code

02907


Primary Contact

Dr. Kimberlee Wojick


Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian


Phone

401-785-3510 ext 344


Email Address

kwojick@rwpzoo.org


Fax

401-680-8669


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students will gain experience in clinical zoological medicine including preventative medicine, diagnostics, surgery, and nutrition


Research

Research interests should be discussed during the application process


Allied Institution

Brown University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


Responsibilities

Students will participate in the daily activities of the veterinary staff during their externship by assisting the veterinary staff in preventative medical procedures, emergency medicine, nutrition, and in maintaining medical records. Students will use ZIMS to maintain medical records. During their externship, students will prepare an in depth presentation or project to be given to veterinary and/or keeper staff on a subject of their choice. Students are also responsible for completing assignments given during the externship. 


Duration

3-5 weeks


Application Requests

Students interested in applying for an externship should submit a current CV and a short letter detailing why you are applying for the externship.  Applications should be made a soon as the student knows their availability


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

Taken continuously


Application Deadline

Positions are filled on a first come, first serve basis


Class Standing

Juniors and Seniors during their clinical rotations.  Students are encouraged to schedule the externship late in their clinical year.


Compensation

No compensation provided


Housing

Housing is not provided


Transportation

Most students will need an automobile.  Public transportation is possible depending on where housing is found


Insurance

Students need to maintain full insurance coverage throughout the program


Expenses

Personal expenses only


TB Tests/Vaccinations

We require a negative TB test within the past 12 months, and proof of rabies vaccination or protective titer within the past 24 months. 


Misc. Information

We do not accept international applicants at this time


Last Date Edited

1/2016

 

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