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Externship Opportunities - Tennessee

 


 

 

 

Institution:

Memphis Zoo

Address:

2000 Prentiss Place

City:

Memphis

State/Province:

TN

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

38112

Primary Contact:

Aimee Berliner

Position (of Contact):

Staff Veterinarian

Phone:

901-333-6640

Email:

aberliner@memphiszoo.org

Fax:

901-333-6505

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Exposure to the medical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical management of a diverse collection of zoo and aquatic animals. Student will also have the opportunity to gain insight into the husbandry and behavioral management by shadowing in different departments.

Research:

Student is expected to complete a small project or case report for presentation to staff.

Allied Institutions:

N/A

Responsibilities:

Assist the veterinary staff with all facets of zoo animal medicine: veterinary procedures, quarantine, hospital treatments, veterinary rounds, medical records, anesthesia, radiology, surgery, preventative medicine, literature searches.

Duration:

4-6 weeks

Application Requests:

Letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, dates of request, and 2 letters of recommendation from a veterinarian (prefer that one is from a veterinarian).

Application Deadline:

Accepted on a first come basis

Class Standing:

Senior/Clinical Year

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Provided - Small Apt in hospital

Transportation:

Responsibility of Student

Insurance:

Responsibility of Student

Expenses:

Responsibility of Student

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Proof of negative TB test within past year, current tetanus vaccination

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

Misc. Information:

None

Last date edited:

2/2012

  

 

 

Institution

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere


 

Address

3777 Nolensville Road


 

City

Nashville


 

State/Province

Tennessee


 

Country

United States


 

Zip Code

37211


 

Primary Contact

Katelyn Stafford


 

Position (of Contact)

Quarantine Keeper


 

Phone

(615)833-1534 ex 166


 

Email Address

kstafford@nashvillezoo.org


 

Fax


 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students will work with two full time Veterinarians, two full time licensed veterinary technicians, and two full-time quarantine keepers. They will experience the day to day operations of the zoo assisting with preventative and emergency care as well as learning animal husbandry as the opportunity arises.


 

Research

If the time and opportunity allow it, students are encouraged to come up with a retrospective or prospective research project.


 

Allied Institution


 

Responsibilities

Students are responsible for assisting the veterinarian team with day to day care of animal care operations. They will be responsible for researching and studying about upcoming and current cases, and assist with examinations, clinical procedures and surgery. They will have the opportunity to expand their cytology and hematological skills. Students are responsible for presenting a 30-60 minute powerpoint presentation towards the end of their externship to the animal care staff on either a current, pertinent topic or on a research project performed by the student. Students will also be asked to participate in bimonthly journal club.


 

Duration

4-8 weeks


 

Application Requests

Rolling, first come basis


 

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


 

Application Deadline


 

Class Standing

4th year clinical rotation


 

Compensation

None


 

Housing

None


 

Transportation

Responsibility of student


 

Insurance


 

Expenses

A $10 program fee


 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Proof of negative TB test within a year


 

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


 

Misc. Information


 

Last Date Edited: 3/8/2016

 

 

Institution

Zoological Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

 


Address

2200 College Station Road

 


City

Athens

 


State/Province

GA

 


Country

USA

 


Zip Code

30602

 


Primary Contact

Clinical Academic Affairs Office, Sarah Jaworski

 


Position (of Contact)

Student Affairs Professional 

 


Phone

706-542-6216

 


Email Address

sarah.jaworski@uga.edu

 


Fax

706-357-0118

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

80% exotic pets, zoo and wildlife

 


Research

Clinical and applied research on-going with variable opportunities

 


Allied Institution

Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, Sandy Creek Nature Research

 


Responsibilities

Will observe and participate with medical and surgical procedures and assist with hospitalized patient treatments

 


Duration

3 weeks min, 6 weeks max

 


Application Requests

Apply in the junior year for the senior rotation

 


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

Taken continuously

 


Application Deadline

Open

 


Class Standing

Senior veterinary students in their clinical year

 


Compensation

None

 


Housing

None

 


Transportation

There is an extensive campus transit system that includes a stop at the hospital

 


Insurance

Student must have proof of insurance and PLIT to complete experience

 


Expenses

Cost of living and transportation

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

TB current within the year. Rabies vaccination (or titer) within 2 years. All other vaccines required for general health.

 


Misc. Information

Official course credit can be provided for visiting veterinary students from AVMA accredited schools

 


Last Date Edited

10/2017

 

 

 

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