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Externships - Oregon


Institution
Oregon Zoo - Veterinary Medical Center

Address
4001 SW Canyon Rd

City
Portland

State/Province
Oregon

Country
United States

Zip Code
97221

Primary Contact
Carlos R Sanchez DVM MSc (WAH)

Position (of Contact)
Veterinarian

Phone
503 548 2653

Email Address
carlos.sanchez@oregonzoo.org

Fax
503 220 2797

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
The Oregon Zoo's Veterinary Preceptorship is a six to eight-week opportunity for third or fourth-year veterinary students, currently enrolled in a US veterinary program or students from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited college. Students will participate in all facets of the zoo's medicine program, including attending rounds and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of species in a zoological setting. Our zoo is home to more than 200 different animal species. Our mission is to create a better future for wildlife, with a focus on fighting extinction locally in the Pacific Northwest. The zoo is widely recognized for its commitment to animal welfare, conservation and research. To learn more about the Oregon Zoo, please visit our website. Oregon Zoo's state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center opened in 2012. This 15,000-square-foot building is LEED Gold Certified and includes exam room, surgical suite, radiology room and in-house laboratory. It has all necessary equipment for basic and advanced anesthetic monitoring and diagnostic techniques, including rigid and flexible endoscopy, digital radiography and ultrasound; in January 2020 a veterinary CT scanner will also be operational. The zoo's endocrinology lab also offers on-site experience with animal welfare research and welfare-based care.

Research
Opportunity for research available (no funding provided)

Allied Institution
Oregon State University

Responsibilities
Evaluation and treatment of animal collection under the supervision of a clinical veterinarian. Interpretation of bloodwork and other laboratory results and discussion with clinical veterinarians. Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, including clinical notes and post-mortem reports. Ability to prioritize and multi-task; must be organized and flexible to change course of work/projects as circumstances dictate. Enter data and use specialized software for a variety of tasks. Lift, squat and bend while holding up to 15lbs. Grasp, lift and safely hold an object weighing up to 30lbs.

Duration
Minimum 6 weeks, maximum 8 weeks

Application Requests
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email the following information/documents to HR-Recruitment@oregonmetro.gov; • One-page letter of intent explaining your long-term career goals and interest in zoological medicine; o include 3 time slots in order of preference in this letter • Curriculum vitae or resume • Two letters of reference • Veterinary college academic transcript and/or GPA and enrollment status

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

Application Deadline
Continuous but we prefer not to take applications of more than 18 months in advance from the preceptorship proposed date

Class Standing
This program is offered to third or fourth year veterinary students with a serious interest in medicine. • Preferred: completion of anesthesia, internal medicine and radiology rotations prior to the zoo preceptorship.

Compensation
None

Housing
Not available 

Transportation
Public transportation is conveniently located at the entrance of the zoo; free parking available 

Insurance
Through Veterinary School

Expenses
Student responsability 

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Rabies vaccination and proof of tuberculosis testing (TB screening) prior to start of internship (see more information below).* * TB Screening Individuals are responsible for ensuring that this requirement is met on an annual basis. Verification is required before position can begin.

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information
E-mail your complete application to HR-Recruitment@oregonmetro.gov

Last Date Edited
10/2019
   

 

 

Institution

Wildlife Safari

Address

1790 Safari Road

City

Winston

State/Province

OR 

Country

United States of America 

Zip Code

97471 

Primary Contact

Dr. Benjamin E. Alcantar

Position (of Contact)

Head Veterinarian  

Phone

541-679-6761 EXT 222

Email Address

balcantar@wildlifesafari.net

Fax

541-679-4365

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The extern will learn how to monitor anesthesia, place a catheter, collect blood, process lab samples in a variety of zoo species 

Research

The extern will be able to participate with any of the reasearch projects at the park

Allied Institution

OSU, ODFW, Western University of Health Sciences

Responsibilities

The extern will observe and assist procedure preparation, catheter placement, blood collection, physical examinations, anesthesia monitoring, case analysis/diagnosis/treatment, etc. The extern will also have primary responsibility on a clinical case. 

Duration

2-6 week commitment required (6-12 weeks for international students) 

Application Requests

First and second year of DVM or equivalent degree must be completed in order to be eligible for the externship (3rd and 4th year veterinary students only). Experience in exotics, zoo and/or wildlife recommended, but not required. Letter of intent, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendations (Electronic application and recommendations will be accepted). Must have negative TB test within 6 months of start date and must be up to date on vaccinations (rabies vaccine is desirable but not required).

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

Applications are taken continuously

Application Deadline

At least 6 months before desired start date. 

Class Standing

Not consider

Compensation

No stipend available 

Housing

Housing available for a fee ($250 for 2-4 weeks) 

Transportation

No public transportation available, own means of transportation recommended 

Insurance

Insurance not provided by the park, need to have own insurance.

Expenses

There's a rotation fee of $500 for 2 weeks and $1000 for 4-6 weeks

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Must have negative TB test within 6 months of start date and must be up to date on vaccinations (rabies vaccine is desirable but not required).

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

Misc. Information

Wildlife Safari is an AZA accredited institution with over 500 animals, situated on over 600 acres. The park is located 10 minutes off of I-5 in south-central Oregon, just 1.5 hours from Eugene. The park consists of three major drive-thru sections, where the hoof stock are in a mixed species free range setting, along with four additional areas of non-free range animals (Lions, Brown Bears, Black Bears, Cheetahs/tigers). Wildlife Safari’s large walk through section includes over 100 small animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and a petting zoo). Wildlife Safari is known for having the most successful cheetah breeding program in the United States. The park currently has 20 cheetahs spread between a large, off exhibit breeding area and the drive-thru area. The hospital is staffed by 2 full time veterinarians and an Intern. The extern will observe and assist procedure preparation, catheter placement, blood collection, physical examinations, anesthesia monitoring, case analysis/diagnosis/treatment, etc. 

Last Date Edited

10/2018

 

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