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Externship Opportunities - Massachusetts

 

Institution

Tufts Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


Address

200 Westboro Road


City

North Grafton


State/Province

MA


Country

United States


Zip Code

01536


Primary Contact

Dr. Florina Tseng


Position (of Contact)

Director of Clinic, Associate Professor


Phone

5088397918


Email Address

flo.tseng@tufts.edu


Fax


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students usually stay here for 2-4 week blocks between April-November, and are involved in every aspect of wildlife medicine from emergency on call duty, patient admissions, diagnostics and therapeutics, and anesthesia and surgery. 


Research


Allied Institution


Responsibilities

Students with be involved in all aspects of patient care including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery and necropsy, participating in rounds, overnight on-call duty, and assisting clinicians on duty


Duration

2-4 week periods from April-November


Application Requests

Candidates for the externship must be in their 4th year clinical rotations in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Required Forms: • a letter of interest • current CV • two letters of recommendation • some suggested blocks of specific times that you'll be available Applications should be submitted to: Flo Tseng, DVM Wildlife Clinic, TCSVM 200 Westboro Rd. N. Grafton, MA 01536 flo.tseng@tufts.edu


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


Application Deadline

none


Class Standing

Candidates for the externship must be in their 4th year clinical rotations in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. 


Compensation

none given


Housing

none provided


Transportation

none provided


Insurance

proof of insurance required


Expenses

housing, food, transportation


TB Tests/Vaccinations

required 


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

All applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. 


Last Date Edited

1/25/17


 

 

 

Institution

New England Wildlife Center (NEWC)

Address

500 Columbian Street

City

South Weymouth

State/Province

Massachusetts

Country

USA

Zip Code

02190

Primary Contact

Dr. Robert Adamski

Position (of Contact)

Wildlife Veterinarian/Internship Coordinator

Phone

781-682-4878

Email Address

rob.adamski@newildlife.org

Fax

781-682-4872

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

See intern job description for details.

Research

NEWC is involved in multiple wildlife-related research projects which interns actively participate in.

Allied Institution

We work with the Boston Museum of Science, local nature/science centers, Massachusetts Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Responsibilities

NEW ENGLAND WILDLIFE CENTER (NEWC) INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION Interns are considered to be essential members of the healthcare team at the wildlife center. Their primary function is to assist the full-time staff in providing basic husbandry, diet, enrichment and medical care for all hospitalized and boarding animals at the center. They will deal with both wildlife and exotic pet species. They are a prime example of NEWC fulfilling its mission statement to educate people about the natural history & wildlife of New England. Our interns are part of a healthcare team that manages the daily husbandry & medical care of 900-2000 wildlife patients and many more exotic pets annually. This is an unpaid internship position lasting typically anywhere from 1-6 months. The average day of an intern involves long hours (e.g. anywhere between 8-12 hours daily) 3-5 days per week as well as mentally, physically & emotionally demanding tasks. They are expected to perform a myriad of tasks. Interns have the primary responsibility to perform the husbandry tasks for all of our animals. This could involve anything from assist-feeding a red-tail hawk that was ill 10% of its body weight in mice, preparing diets or enrichment items to cleaning an outdoor raccoon enclosure. During the busy summer season, interns are our primary caregivers for the orphan birds and small mammals. This responsibility can involve preparing specialized diets for each species and carefully gavage tube feeding delicate neonate animals as often as every fifteen minutes throughout a shift. Interns are mentored so as to learn about, perform & become competent with a variety of complex medical tasks to include administering medications, splinting and bandaging injuries, treating common medical problems such as lead poisoning and wound care management. Interns will learn the importance of and participate in diagnostic tests in modern veterinary medicine such as radiographs, ultrasound, urinalysis or blood work on anything from a greater black-back gull to an eastern box turtle to a coyote. They will assist with surgical procedures and monitor animals under anesthesia. We teach proper nutrition and husbandry & their role in maintaining health and preventing disease. Our interns are encouraged to utilize their knowledge & experience to make the sort of judgment calls required of every veterinary technician & veterinarian. They will interact with members of the public to educate them about wildlife while admitting cases to the hospital as well as answering our “hotline” with phone-calls regarding wildlife-related questions from the public. We involve all our interns in projects & educational sessions on a diverse array of topics to include natural history of wildlife, anatomy and physiology of reptile & avian species, necropsy techniques & procedures, basic pathophysiology & pharmacology, drug calculations, etc. We pride ourselves here at NEWC by providing our interns with a very “hands-on” immersive experience in order to maximize learning, promoting interest in the natural history of New England, conservation issues and wildlife medicine. Interns work under the supervision of NEWC’s veterinary technicians and veterinarians. They are expected to be able to follow all applicable rules, regulations, protocols and laws of New England Wildlife Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government as it pertains to wildlife rehabilitation, animal care and the workplace. While expecting them to follow all standard protocols, applicable regulations and laws, we encourage interns to be pro-active, think “outside the box,” problem-solve and be creative while adapting to an often hectic and stressful healthcare environment.

Duration

Our externship program typically lasts 1-6 months.

Application Requests

Intern Application Website Download Link: https://www.newildlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/INTERNSHIP-APPLICATION.pdf

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

We accept applications year-round.

Application Deadline

If applying for the Summer season, the deadline is February 15th. There is no deadline for spring, fall and winter sessions. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Class Standing

We do not look at class standing as part of the application process, but do evaluate the student's resume, application, grades and letters of recommendation to determine the most suitable and qualified candidates.

Compensation

Our program is unpaid.

Housing

We have minimal housing here at New England Wildlife Center for $50.00 a week. This fee includes single/double bedrooms as well as access to shower facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, internet wi-fi, a lounge area and laundry facilities.

Transportation

Students must provide their own transportation. We can make arrangements to pick students up at Boston Logan Airport or the local train stations on an individual basis.

Insurance

We require all of our interns to have their own private health insurance.

Expenses

Students must have sufficient funds to cover their own expenses. 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

We require proof of current tetanus and rabies vaccination as part of the application process. 

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

Misc. Information

N/A

Last Date Edited

1/2018

 

 
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