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Externship Opportunities - Rhode Island

 


 Institution

Roger Williams Park Zoo

 


Address

1000 Elmwood Ave

 


City

Providence

 


State/Province

RI

 


Country

United States

 


Zip Code

02907

 


Primary Contact

Dr. Kimberlee Wojick

 


Position (of Contact)

Associate veterinarian

 


Phone

401-785-3510 ext 344

 


Email Address

kwojick@rwpzoo.org

 


Fax

401-680-8669

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students will gain experience in clinical zoological medicine including preventative medicine, diagnostics, surgery, necropsy, husbandry, restraint, and nutrition.

 


Research

Research interests should be discussed during the application process.

 


Allied Institution

 


Responsibilities

Students will participate in the daily activities of the veterinary staff by assisting in preventative medical procedures, emergency medicine, nutrition, necropsy, exotic animal husbandry, and in maintaining medical records using ZIMS. During the externship, students will prepare an in depth presentation or project to be given to veterinary and/or keeper staff on a subject of their choice. Students are also responsible for completing assignments including case research and participating in journal club discussions.

 


Duration

3-5 weeks

 


Application Requests

Students interested in applying for an externship should submit a current CV and a short letter detailing why you are applying for the externship. Applications should be made a soon as the student knows their availability.

 


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

Applications accepted continuously.

 


Application Deadline

Positions filled on a first come, first serve basis.

 


Class Standing

Juniors and Seniors during their clinical rotations. Students are encouraged to schedule the externship late in their clinical year.

 


Compensation

No compensation provided.

 


Housing

Housing is not provided.

 


Transportation

Public transportation may be possible depending on where housing is found, but most students find it easier to provide their own transportation.

 


Insurance

Students need to maintain full insurance coverage throughout the program.

 


Expenses

Personal expenses only.

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

We require a negative TB test within the past 12 months, and proof of rabies vaccination or protective titer within the past 24 months. 

 


Does program accept International applicants?

No

 


Misc. Information

 


Last Date Edited

10/2018

 

 

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