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Externship Opportunities - Pennsylvania


Institution

Philadelphia Zoo

 


Address

3400 West Girard Avenue

 


City

Philadelphia

 


State/Province

PA

 


Country

United States

 


Zip Code

19104

 


Primary Contact

Keith C. Hinshaw, DVM, MPVM

 


Position (of Contact)

Director of Animal Health

 


Phone

(215) 243-5307

 


Email Address

hinshaw.keith@phillyzoo.org

 


Fax

(215) 243-0219

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

General zoo medicine including preventative medicine, anesthesia, imaging, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery

 


Research

 


Allied Institution

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

 


Responsibilities

Accompany veterinarians, assist with physical and chemical restraint, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, radiology of zoo animals.

 


Duration

4, 5, or 6 weeks

 


Application Requests

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcript, two letters of recommendation from veterinarians or veterinary school faculty.

 


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

Applications are taken continuously

 


Application Deadline

Preference will be given to students who apply before October 30 of their third year of veterinary school for externships during their fourth year. However, since applications are accepted and considered on a continuous basis, it is advantageous to apply earlier rather than later.

 


Class Standing

Fourth (or final) year of veterinary school (will consider third year students if they have started their clinical rotations)

 


Compensation

None

 


Housing

Students will need to find their own housing.

 


Transportation

Students will need to find their own transportation.

 


Insurance

Students will need have their own health insurance.

 


Expenses

Students will need to cover their own expenses.

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Adequate proof that student is not actively infected with tuberculosis (negative tuberculin skin test or interferon-gamma release assay such as QuantiFERON Gold, or other evidence from a health care provider) within 12 months of starting externship. proof of immunity to measles (rubeola), pre-exposure rabies vaccination or proof of adequate titer against rabies during the past 2 years.

 


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

 


Misc. Information

Students should be attending an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in order to be considered for acceptance. During the program, students will participate in all aspects of the zoo veterinary department's activities, including routine, emergency, and preventive health care of the animal collection, maintaining health records, assisting the veterinary technicians with routine tests, and assisting in the care of hospitalized animals. An independent project may be selected for the student to work on during slower periods. This project can involve a case report, an in-depth study of a disease or condition affecting zoo animals, or an approved topic of the student's choice.

 


Last Date Edited

9/2019

 

 

 


 Institution

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium


Address

One Wild Place


City

Pittsburgh


State/Province

PA


Country

United States


Zip Code

15206


Primary Contact

Dr. Ginger Sturgeon via Colleen Yeany, Administrative Assistant


Position (of Contact)

Director of Animal Health


Phone

412-365-2562


Email Address

vethsp@pittsburghzoo.org


Fax

412-365-2564


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

General zoo and aquarium medicine and surgery, including preventative medicine, anesthesia, radiology, internal medicine and surgery.


Research

Student project/presentation to be completed during externship; potential to participate in ongoing research projects


Allied Institution


Responsibilities

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.


Duration

6-8 weeks


Application Requests

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?


Application Deadline

At least 3 months prior to requested start date; slots are now filling approx. 1 year in advance


Class Standing

4th year veterinary student (will consider 3rd year student if in clinical year)


Compensation

None


Housing

Available for rent, located adjacent to zoo grounds, must request in advance


Transportation

Must have own transportation


Insurance

Must provide proof of medical insurance


Expenses

None covered


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Proof of TB test and rabies vaccine or titer within last 6 months; tetanus vaccine recommended


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

Work day is 8-5+, Monday-Friday. Student may be required to come in on some weekends for active clinical cases


Last Date Edited

7/2016


 

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