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Externship Opportunities - Florida

 

Institution

Brevard Zoo


Address

8225 North Wickham Road


 City

Melbourne


 State/Province

Florida


 Country

USA


 Zip Code

32940


 Primary Contact

Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM


 Position (of Contact)

Director of Veterinary Programs


 Phone

321-254-9453 x250


 Email Address


 Fax


 Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

All aspects of managing an animal collection in an AZA accredited zoo. This includes, but is not limited to, husbandry, nutrition, medicine, surgery, basic laboratory procedures, communication with keepers and curatorial staff, and presentations to staff. Exposure to sea turtle rehabilitation is also included.


 Research

Students are strongly encouraged to research one aspect of zoo medicine, nutrition, or husbandry and prepare a 20-30 minute presentation for the benefit of staff.


 Allied Institution


 Responsibilities


 Duration

4-6 weeks is typical, but length is negotiable.


 Application Requests


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


 Application Deadline

Continuous. Applicants are considered on a first come, first serve basis.


 Class Standing

Senior, but this may be negotiable.


 Compensation


 Housing

May be available.


 Transportation


 Insurance


 Expenses

Student is responsible for own expenses.


 TB Tests/Vaccinations


 Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


 Misc. Information

Located along the Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, the Brevard Zoo is an AZA accredited facility with a diverse collection of over 550 animals representing more than 135 species. The zoo is well known for its strong conservation ethic and unique attractions, such as Africa exhibit kayaking, giraffe feeding, rhinoceros encounters, and aerial adventure courses. A new hospital/commissary facility was opened in February 2012, and the Sea Turtle Healing Center began taking patients in April 2014. For more information regarding the zoo and surrounding area, please go to www.brevardzoo.org.


 Last Date Edited

04 May 2014

 

 

 

Institution

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)


Address

3883 Sanibel Captiva Road


City

Sanibel


State/Province

Florida


Country

United States


Zip Code

33957


Primary Contact

JoEllen Urasky


Position (of Contact)

Student Program Coordinator


Phone

239-472-3644 ext. 221


Email Address

jurasky@crowclinic.org


Fax


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

CROW operates educational fellowship and externship programs that offer graduate and undergraduate natural science and veterinary students hands-on experience in clinical care and rehabilitation.


Research

CROW is involved in multiple clinical research projects at any one time.


Allied Institution

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge


Responsibilities

Each year CROW's non-profit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for more than 3500 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The goal is to return these animals to the wild, and CROW's externship program invites students to take an active role in that process. CROW externs participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, working closely with boarded specialist and medical director, Dr. Heather Barron. CROW's 4,800 sq. ft. hospital provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.


Duration

open; Fellowships last 6 months, Externships last 4 weeks to 24 weeks


Application Requests

Check website for details on programs and application. www.crowclinic.org


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

open


Application Deadline


Class Standing


Compensation

Stipend provided for Fellowship participants


Housing

on-site, low cost housing


Transportation

No


Insurance

No


Expenses

No


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Accepted program applicants must provide proof of current tetanus immunizations and proof of pre-exposure rabies series.


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

CROW operates on a 12.5 acre campus on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. The organization's hospital and visitor education center are located adjacent to the waterways and mangroves of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.


Last Date Edited

1/2016

 

  

Institution

Disney's Animal Kingdom / The Seas with Nemo and Friends


 

Address

Disney's Animal Kingdom, 1200 N Savannah Circle


 

City

Lake Buena Vista


 

State/Province

FL


 

Country

United States


 

Zip Code

32830


 

Primary Contact

Victoria Sikorski


 

Position (of Contact)

Pathology Assistant, Preceptor Program Assistant


 

Phone

407-938-2867


 

Email Address

Victoria.S.Sikorski@Disney.com


 

Fax

407-938-1909


 

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

This is a combination program emphasizing clinical medicine as well as anatomic pathology and exposure to zoo and aquarium operations and husbandry. Students will be scheduled on a daily basis with an experienced clinical zoo veterinarian and will be supervised primarily by Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, a board certified veterinary pathologist


 

Research

A short oral/PowerPoint presentation is required of students prior to completion, small research projects may be initiated on a case by case basis.


 

Allied Institution

N/A


 

Responsibilities

Students will shadow clinical veterinarians, the pathologist, nutrition staff, veterinary technicians, hospital zoo keepers, medical record staff, aquarium staff, and various animal husbandry teams.


 

Duration

Eight 4-week rotations are available from April to March of the following year. Rotations are based on a calendar month and are not offered in September, October and December; one student per rotation.


 

Application Requests

Students should submit an application packet containing the following: curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, an essay of 300 words or less stating their reasons why they wish to participate in the program, preferred month to attend the program (month and year) and a letter endorsed by the Dean’s office of their veterinary school stating that: 1. The University can accept and disburse the $1000.00 award to the student. 2. The student has at least a 3.0 grade point average and will have at least 3 months of clinical experience prior to beginning the program.


 

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

Applications are only accepted for the current rotations.


 

Application Deadline

Application deadline is November 15th of each year.


 

Class Standing

At least a 3.0 GPA is required and at least 3 months of clinical training are required prior to beginning program.


 

Compensation

The university will be awarded a $1000.00 grant for each student participating in the program. It is up to the university to disburse that money to the student.


 

Housing

Arranged by student


 

Transportation

Transportation is not provided. Students must have their own car or rental car to participate. Bicycles, walking, drop-offs are not allowed.


 

Insurance

Students must provide own health insurance.


 

Expenses

Students are responsible for all expenses.


 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Students will need to show proof of negative TB test, Hepatitis B vaccination, and current protective rabies titer.


 

Does program accept International applicants?

No


 

Misc. Information

Students must adhere to company guidelines for appearance and dress including grooming standards. Any visible tattoos and body piercings should be discussed prior to applying for a position.


 

Last Date Edited

9/2016

 

 

 Institution

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Address
370 Zoo Parkway

City
Jacksonville

State/Province
Florida

Country
USA

Zip Code
32218

Primary Contact
Dr. Adrienne Atkins / Ms. Tiffany Martin

Position (of Contact)
Veterinarian / Hospital Administrative Assistant

Phone
904-757-4463 ext 221

Email Address
atkinsa@jacksonvillezoo.org, martint@jacksonvillezoo.org

Fax
904-714-4441

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
The student will experience all levels of care with a diverse collection of animals, including clinical medicine and surgery, nutrition, necropsy and laboratory procedures as well as husbandry.

Research
Students are encouraged to research a topic during their rotation but it is not required.

Allied Institution
N/A

Responsibilities
Students will shadow clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, hospital zoo keepers, and various animal husbandry teams. Students will participate in immobilizations, various procedures ranging from routine exams to clinical case work-ups, processing of laboratory samples and work with animal care staff to gain an appreciation of the husbandry of zoo animals.

Duration
4 week rotations

Application Requests
Students should submit an application packet containing the following: curriculum vitae, a cover letter including goals and what one hopes to gain from participating in this program, 2-3 dates of availability, documentation of GPA and at least one letter of recommendation. Applicants need a minimum of 3 months of clinical experience prior to the beginning of the externship. A phone interview will be conducted once all documents are received in order to be approved for the externship.

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

Application Deadline
Open

Class Standing
At least a 3.0 GPA is required and at least 3 months of clinical training prior to the beginning of the program.

Compensation
None provided

Housing
None provided but coordinator may be able to assist successful applicants in finding housing

Transportation
Transportation is not provided. Students must have their own car or rental car to participate.

Insurance
Students must provide their own insurance

Expenses
Students are responsible for all expenses

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Students will need to show proof of a negative TB test within 6 months of the externship and current protective rabies titer. Current tetanus vaccination is recommended.

Does program accept International applicants?
No

Misc. Information
Students are expected to dress and act in a professional manner. Veterinary externs are coordinated through the zoo’s volunteer program with the successful applicant being required to complete the volunteer application and criminal history check within 6 months of start date. Additional testing may be required. Additional information about the zoo can be found at our website jacksonvillezoo.org

Last Date Edited
5/2015

 


Institution:

Lion Country Safari

Address:

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd

City:

Loxahatchee

State/Province:

FL

Country:

USA

Zip Code:

33470

Primary Contact:

Elizabeth Hammond, DVM

Position (of Contact):

Staff Veterinarian

Phone:

561-793-1084 x 2320

Email:

vet@lioncountrysafari.com

Fax:

561-793-9603

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program):

Large, diverse collection affords clinical experience with multiple species in a semi-free-ranging setting on ~300 acres. Student will be involved with non-domestic hoofstock field immobilization preparation/participation/research. Large chimpanzee collection, rhinos, lions, and giraffe also highlight the mammal collection. Psittacines, ratites, tortoises, and other bird and reptile species provide opportunities for additional exotic animal experience.

Research:

Student is expected to complete a project on a topic of his/her choice. Case-based research is also encouraged.

Allied Institutions:

Other large zoos are 30min to 2 hours away. Externship is full-time on-site at LCS.

Responsibilities:

Student is involved in all aspects of this zoological park’s veterinary program. Daily assignments include patient care, treatments/cleaning, keeper communications, hospital and equipment upkeep, field procedure preparation and breakdown, assistance with medical records, diagnostic techniques, radiology, necropsy, etc.

Duration:

Minimum 8 weeks required.

Application Requests:

A completed application form, Curriculum vitae, letter of intent, one letter of reference, the names of 2 people who can be contacted for a reference, 2-3 choices for time slot. An application form can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator as indicated above.

Application Deadline:

Students are selected on a first come, first served basis

Class Standing:

Fourth year veterinary students preferred, DVM graduates also accepted

Compensation:

Minimum Wage

Housing:

Arranged by student

Transportation:

Arranged by student

Insurance:

Workman’s compensation. Must have valid driver’s license

Expenses:

None anticipated

TB Test/Vaccinations:

Current TB test (within 6 months) and Rabies titer, current tetanus vaccination recommended

Does program accept International applicants?:

No

Misc. Information:

DFWP/EOE, successful applicant must meet all requirements for employment at Lion Country Safari including, drug testing, reference checks, criminal background check, legal authorization to work in the United States, and driver’s license check. For more information, please visit our website: www.lioncountrysafari.com.

Last date edited.:

2/2011

  

 

Institution

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens


Address

1590 Goodlette Rd


City

Naples


State/Province

Florida


Country

United States


Zip Code

34102


Primary Contact

Dr. Lizzy Arnett-Chinn


Position (of Contact)

Staff Veterinarian


Phone

2392625409 ext 120


Email Address

lizzy@napleszoo.org


Fax


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Shadowing the veterinary staff and participating in all exams, necropsies, and record keeping


Research

All preceptors are expected to give a presentation on an area of interest in zoological medicine. Any further research will be at the discretion of the staff veterinarian and dependent on multiple factors.


Allied Institution


Responsibilities

Preceptors are responsible for participating in all exams and treatments, necropsies, record keeping, helping with care for all quarantined or hospitalized animals. The preceptor will also be responsible for at least one presentation to the zoo staff.


Duration

4 - 8 weeks, negotiable


Application Requests

Please submit a letter of intent and CV or resume and one letter of recommendation from a veterinarian.


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


Application Deadline

Applications taken continuosly


Class Standing

Clinical year of veterinary school


Compensation

None


Housing

None


Transportation

None


Insurance

Students need to have their own insurance


Expenses

None


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Must have had a negative within one year of starting the preceptorship and be up to date on tetanus vaccine.


Does program accept International applicants?

No


Misc. Information


Last Date Edited

10/2016


 
Location

581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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