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Externship Opportunities - Missouri


 

 Institution
Dickerson Park Zoo
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Address
3043 N. Fort Ave
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City
Springfield
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State/Province
Missouri
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Country
USA
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Zip Code
65803
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Primary Contact
Rodney Schnellbacher, DVM
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Position (of Contact)
Staff Veterinarian
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Phone
417-833-4138
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Email Address
rschnellbacher@springfieldmo.gov
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Fax
417-833-4002
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Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
This is a program emphasizing clinical medicine and exposure to zoo operations and husbandry. The student will assist the veterinarian and staff with medical/surgical procedures, laboratory diagnostics, necropsies, records, etc. Students will be primarily supervised by Dr. Rodney Schnellbacher. Students will also shadow the veterinary technician, commissary, and various animal husbandry teams.
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Research
A research paper is required of students during the preceptorship, or a short oral/PowerPoint presentation to the keeper staff of the student’s choosing.
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Allied Institution
N/A
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Responsibilities
See Clinical Experience section
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Duration
Minimum two weeks to eight weeks at the maximum. Applications may be taken year round and scheduled appropriately.
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Application Requests
Students should submit an application packet containing the following – curriculum vitae, two references of recommendation, a cover letter stating their reasons why they wish to participate in the program, and preferred months to attend the program including the year
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If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Taken continuously
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Application Deadline
No deadline
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Class Standing
Any year
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Compensation
None
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Housing
Yes
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Transportation
Public
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Insurance
Provided by student
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Expenses
Students are responsible for all expenses and must provide their own health insurance. Housing is provided on zoo grounds which includes kitchen and shower access. Transportation is not provided, but easy access to shopping is available. There is also public transit.
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TB Tests/Vaccinations
Within six months of preceptorship, students will need to show proof of negative TB test, current tetanus and strongly recommend Hepatitis B vaccination and rabies titer.
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Does program accept International applicants?
Yes
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Misc. Information
Students will be subject to irregular work hours, but will be given two days off in a work week.
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Last Date Edited
4/2015


 

 

Institution

Saint Louis Zoo

 


Address

One Government Drive

 


City

St. Louis

 


State/Province

Missouri

 


Country

United States

 


Zip Code

63110

 


Primary Contact

Michele Wallace

 


Position (of Contact)

Animal Health Administrative Assistant

 


Phone

 


Email Address

mwallace@stlzoo.org

 


Fax

314-646-5534

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Veterinary preceptors will shadow veterinary staff and receive exposure to all aspects of zoo-based veterinary medicine. Students will learn through a problem-based approach to clinical veterinary medicine, and the experience will be driven by the clinical, active caseload at the time. Students must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Saint Louis Zoo and the expectations of the university/college agreement and professional curricula.

 


Research

 


Allied Institution

 


Responsibilities

Students will be expected to participate in all aspects of clinical operations, including case discussions, assisting technicians as needed and participating in necropsy procedures.

 


Duration

We require a time commitment of four to eight weeks.

 


Application Requests

Apply online at: https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/veterinaryhospital/researchinternships

 


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

Please apply no more than 18 months in advance of requested dates.

 


Application Deadline

N/A

 


Class Standing

N/A

 


Compensation

None available.

 


Housing

None available. Students must make their own arrangements.

 


Transportation

None available. Students must make their own arrangements.

 


Insurance

Not necessary.

 


Expenses

N/A

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Proof of negative TB test results within six months prior to starting the preceptorship. In addition, it is advised that the student has had a tetanus booster within the past 10 years.

 


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

 


Misc. Information

 


Last Date Edited

10/2018

 

 

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