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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

 


 

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