Externship Opportunities - Pennsylvania
Institution: Philadelphia Zoological Garden
Address: 3400 W. Girard Avenue
State Abb: PA
Contact: Dr. Keith Hinshaw; firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Vice President for Animal Health
Clinical Experience: General Zoo Animals
Allied Institutions: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Responsibilities: Accompany veterinarians, assist with physical and chemical restraint, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, radiology of zoo animals.
Duration: 6 weeks preferred, but adjustments possible.
Application Deadline: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Transcript, 2 Letters of Reference
Housing: Students must arrange for housing.
Transportation: Students must arrange for transportation.
Insurance: Students should verify that their health insurance coverage applies during their externship at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Expenses: Students must cover own expenses.
Class Standing: Senior
Application Deadline: December 1 of preceding academic year.
Tb test/ Vaccinations: TB test within 4 months; proof of immunity to measles (rubeola), pre-exposure rabies vaccination or proof of adequate titer against rabies during the past 2 years
Last updated: 9/2006
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Dr. Ginger Sturgeon via Colleen Yeany, Administrative Assistant
Position (of Contact)
Director of Animal Health
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
General zoo and aquarium medicine and surgery, including preventative medicine, anesthesia, radiology, internal medicine and surgery.
Student project/presentation to be completed during externship; potential to participate in ongoing research projects
Assisting veterinarians and technicians with daily care of animals undergoing medical and surgical treatment; assisting veterinary technicians with daily activities including filling prescriptions, in-house laboratory work, and procedure set-up; reading assigned materials; completing various research tasks related to animal health, as requested by the veterinarians; entering medical records into ZIMS under the supervision of the veterinary staff.
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcript, letters from 2 professional references, 2-3 available time slots if possible
If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
At least 3 months prior to requested start date; slots are now filling approx. 1 year in advance
4th year veterinary student (will consider 3rd year student if in clinical year)
Available for rent, located adjacent to zoo grounds, must request in advance
Must have own transportation
Must provide proof of medical insurance
Proof of TB test and rabies vaccine or titer within last 6 months; tetanus vaccine recommended
Does program accept International applicants?
Work day is 8-5+, Monday-Friday. Student may be required to come in on some weekends for active clinical cases
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