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Externship Opportunities - Wisconsin

 


 

Institution

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Special Species Health Service

Address

2015 Linden Drive

City

Madison

State/Province

WI

Country

USA

Zip Code

53706

Primary Contact

Kurt Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

Position (of Contact)

Head of Zoological Medicine and Special Species Health Service;

Phone


Email Address

sladkyk@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

Fax

608-263-7930

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
The Special Species Health Service caseload consists predominately of zoological companion animals ("exotic pets”), including a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, as well as amphibians and fish species. The Extern will be involved in all aspects of the service, including medicine, surgery, emergencies, and case management.

Research

Not practical during typical 2 week rotations

Allied Institution

Milwaukee County Zoo, International Crane Foundation

Responsibilities

Externs will participate in senior student rotation providing clinical service to variety of species

Duration

2 week minimum

Application Requests

Yes

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

Application Deadline

3rd year of veterinary school

Class Standing


Compensation

None

Housing

Responsibility of the Extern

Transportation

Responsibility of the Extern

Insurance

Responsibility of the Extern

Expenses

Responsibility of the Extern

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Yes

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information


Last Date Edited

10/2013


 

 

 

Institution

Milwaukee County Zoo

Address

10001 West Blue Mound Road

City

Milwaukee

State/Province

WI

Country

USA

Zip Code

53226

Primary Contact

Vickie Clyde, DVM

Position (of Contact)

Staff Veterinarian

Phone

414-771-3040

Email Address

victoria.clyde@milwaukeecountywi.gov

Fax

414-256-2522

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Veterinary externs will work alongside the professional staff of the Animal Health Center, assisting in all daily procedures and tasks. Our collection consists of over 1500 animals from invertebrates to great apes. Professional staff includes 2 full time veterinarians, a resident in Zoological Medicine, a pathology fellow and 3 veterinary technicians. Our goal for you during the externship is to learn about zoological medicine in general, and to understand the varied responsibilities of a veterinarian at a middle to large sized AZA-accredited zoo. Some opportunities will be available to spend time shadowing keepers.

Research

Staff at the Milwaukee County Zoo are involved in a number of research and conservation projects including the Great Ape Heart Project, Humboldt penguin conservation in Chile, herpetofauna conservation in Grenada and the Caribbean islands, and Butler's garter snake conservation. The Milwaukee County Zoo collaborates on a number of multi-institutional projects

Allied Institution

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, International Crane Foundation

Responsibilities

Assist animal health staff in veterinary care of collection animals Monday - Friday 8-5 pm. Work during evening hours and/or Saturdays may be expected if clinical procedures are scheduled or emergencies occur. Assist pathology fellow with necropsies. A daily log of cases and activities, as well as a short presentation, will be required.

Duration

4-8 weeks

Application Requests

Submit letter of intent, a brief resume and potential dates

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


Application Deadline

No closing dates

Class Standing

No cut off

Compensation

May be available - contact Dr. Clyde for additional information

Housing

None available, although staff can assist student in locating housing

Transportation

Must have own

Insurance

Must have own

Expenses

Not covered

TB Tests/Vaccinations

TB skin test or physician's statement within 6 months of start date. Influenza vaccination recommended during fall and winter for full access to ape collection

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

Misc. Information

Bring suitable footwear and outerwear for outdoor work in any weather.

Last Date Edited

3/2014



 

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