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Institution

Denver Zoo

Address

2300 Steele St

City

Denver

State/Province

CO

Country

US

Zip Code

80205

Primary Contact

Charlotte Bohman-Lukach

Position (of Contact)

Veterinary Medicine Administrative Assistant

Phone

720-337-1590

Email Address

CBohman-Lukach@denverzoo.org

Fax

720-337-1591

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The Denver Zoo offers a 4-week zoological medicine externship for 4th year veterinary students. The Denver Zoo veterinary staff includes 4 veterinarians, a nutritionist, 5 veterinary technicians, a hospital operations manager, and an administrative assistant. Students will gain knowledge and experience in diagnosis and treatment of captive wildlife in a diverse zoological collection. This will include hematology, cytology, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, internal medicine, and surgery. Students will participate in all aspects of zoological medicine, including physical examination and triage, diagnostics, treatments, medical records, and animal care. Students will attend rounds, procedures in the hospital, and procedures on zoo grounds. 

Research


Allied Institution


Responsibilities


Duration

4 weeks

Application Requests

Students with a strong interest in zoological medicine are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following: 1) Cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and pertinent experience 2) Curriculum vitae 3) Two letters of recommendation

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

Applications are accepted continuously but reviewed in January for the following school year.

Application Deadline

Dec 31 of each year

Class Standing

For 4th year only

Compensation


Housing


Transportation


Insurance


Expenses


TB Tests/Vaccinations

If selected, the student will need to provide documentation of a negative TB test within 12 months of start date, tetanus vaccination within 7 years, rabies vaccination or titer within 2 years, and pass a drug screening.

Does program accept International applicants?

No

Misc. Information

Application materials can be faxed or emailed. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Charlotte. Please include preference of rotation dates.

Last Date Edited

5/2019

 

 

Institution

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo


Address

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road


City

Colorado Springs


State/Province

CO


Country

USA


Zip Code

80906


Primary Contact

Eric Klaphake


Position (of Contact)

Associate Veterinarian


Phone


Email Address

eklaphake@cmzoo.org


Fax


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Zoological Medicine


Research

NA


Allied Institution

Colorado State University, Western University


Responsibilities

Assist staff vets & vet techs with all aspects of zoo medicine including preventative medicine, medical work-ups, and potentially surgeries


Duration

2-4 weeks


Application Requests

Letter of intent, resume, and contact information for 2 professional references


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

Taken continuously


Application Deadline

First come, first serve. Recommend applying at least 1 year in advance


Class Standing

4th year veterinary students


Compensation

None


Housing

On-site housing available for fee


Transportation

Need to provide own vehicle


Insurance

Required but not provided by zoo


Expenses

Housing, background check; student responsible for personal expenses


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Negative TB test, up to date tetanus vaccine, criminal background check ($40)


Does program accept International applicants?

No


Misc. Information


Last Date Edited

7-2017


 

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