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Externship Opportunities - Canada

 


Institution:

Calgary Zoo

Address:

Calgary Zoo Animal Health Centre, 1625 Centre Ave E

City:

Calgary

State/Province:

Alberta

Country:

Canada

Zip Code:

T2E 8K2

Primary Contact:

Doug Whiteside, DVM, DVSc, DACZM

Position (of Contact):

Senior Staff Veterinarian

Phone:

(403) 232-9390

Email:

dougw@calgaryzoo.ab.ca

Fax:

(403) 237-8318

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Zoological medicine, pathology, some wildlife

Research:

 

Allied Institutions:

University of Calgary, Banff National Park

Responsibilities:

Animal Health Centre operates with 3 veterinarians, 1 veterinary intern, and 3 animal health technologists. Assist veterinary staff with clinical rounds, immobilizations, treatments, surgery, lab work. Assist with or perform necropsy examinations.

Duration:

4 Weeks +

Application Requests:

Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference.

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted during junior year. Applicants encouraged to apply at least a year in advance.

Class Standing:

Senior (Final Year)

Compensation:

None

Housing:

Bachelor Suite at AHC with laundry facilities

Transportation:

Not provided

Insurance:

Not provided

Expenses:

Small usage fee for apartment ($30/week).

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Negative TB test. Current protective rabies titre. Tetanus recommended.

Does program accept International applicants?:

Yes

Misc. Information:

 

Last date edited.:

November 30th, 2010

 

 

Institution: Toronto Zoo
Address: 361A Old Finch Avenue
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Province Abb: ON
Country: Canada
Zip: M1B 5K7
Contact:
G.J. Crawshaw, B.Vet.Med., M.S., MRCVS, Dipl. ACZM
Position (of contact): Senior Veterinarian
Phone:
(416) 392-5977
Fax: (416) 392-4979
Email: gcrawshaw@torontozoo.ca
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program): Zoo Animal Care
Allied Institutions:
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Responsibilities: Assist with daily procedures
Duration: 2 to 6 weeks

Application Request:
Application Deadline: First come-first serve basis
Class Standing: Senior

Compensation: None
Housing: may be available at reasonable cost
Transportation: None
Insurance:
Required-not provided
Expenses: No
Misc:
Tb test/ Vaccinations: Required (rabies vaccination included)
Last updated: 10/2009

 

 

Institution

Vancouver Aquarium

Address
845 Avison Way

City
Vancouver

State/Province
British Columbia

Country
Canada

Zip Code
V6G 3E2

Primary Contact
Martin Haulena, DVM, MSc, DACZM

Position (of Contact)
Head Veterinarian

Phone
604-659-3468

Email Address
martin.haulena@vanaqua.org

Fax
604-659-3469

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Aquatic and Marine Mammal Experience

Research
Students will be responsible for doing a literature review on a veterinary topic of their choice to be presented to Aquarium staff.

Allied Institution
Responsibilities
The extern will assist with the medical management of a large captive display collection that includes marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and a large variety of native and tropical fish. The veterinary extern will also assist the veterinary medical staff in providing medical management for approximately 150 live-stranded marine mammals (mostly harbour seals) which are cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium.

Duration
2-4 weeks

Application Requests
Resume, letter of interest, and two reference letters.

If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Application Deadline
March 30 - one year prior to the planned externship

Class Standing
3rd and 4th year students

Compensation
None

Housing
Students are responsible for arranging their own housing

Transportation
Not provided, but public transportation in Vancouver is quite accessible

Insurance
Expenses
TB Tests/Vaccinations
Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information
Additional information can be found at: http://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/externships

Last Date Edited
11/2014

 


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