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Externships Available in South Carolina

Externship Opportunities - South Carolina

Institution: South Carolina Aquarium,
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
City: Charleston
State: South Carolina
State Abb: SC
Zip: 29401
Contact: Shirley Coggin,
Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Clinical Experience: Aquarium Animal Medicine and Husbandry
Research: Student-directed research paper or project including presentation
Allied Institutions: Outside opportunities may be available
Duration: 5-6 weeks
Application requirements:

Compensation: None
Housing: Arranged by Student

Transportation: Arranged by Student

Misc: Externship program is offered to senior veterinary students with a strong interest in  aquatic animal medicine and husbandry.  Students will be expected to participate for 30-40 hours per week with husbandry staff and consulting veterinarian in a flexible, broad-based 5-6 week program. The extern will become familiar with the day-to-day duties of the consulting veterinarian, quarantine design, life support system design, nutrition, husbandry, medicine and surgery for animals on exhibit at the SC Aquarium. Emphasis will be placed on each extern's specific needs or interests.  Due to our recent efforts in sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, there is a heavy weighting in sea turtle medicine and management. Additional experiences in aquatic animal medicine may be available outside the aquarium as opportunities present themselves, which may include raptor medicine and rehabilitation, marine mammal stranding and necropsies, sea turtle biology and rehabilitation,  shrimp viruses, etc.
Phone: 843-579-8560; Fax: 843-579-8511
Class Standing: Senior students will have priority
Application Deadline:
July 15, 2006, (fall semester); January 15, 2006 (spring semester); April 15, 2007 (summer semester)
Tb test/ Vaccinations:

Last updated: 2/2006

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