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Externship Opportunities - California

 


 Institution

San Diego Zoo

Address

P.O. Box 120551

City

San Diego

State/Province

CA

Country

USA

Zip Code

92112

Primary Contact

Donna Vader 

Position (of Contact)

Sr. Administrative Assistant, SDZ Veterinary Services

Phone

619-557-3932619-557-3932 

Email Address

dvader@sandiegozoo.org

Fax

619-230-1256619-230-1256

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The San Diego Zoo Clinical Medicine Rotation offers a rich experience to veterinary students with a sincere interest in zoological and wildlife medicine. The mission of San Diego Zoo Global is to save species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. The San Diego Zoo has a diverse animal collection consisting of large and small carnivores, marsupials and monotremes, great apes, Old World and New World primates, prosimians, hoostock, megavertebrates, over 2000 birds, approximately 1500 reptiles and amphibians and a variety of aquatic species. Students will receive mentorship from a team of veterinarians including ACZM boarded staff and may assist registered veterinary technicians in care of hospitalized patients, anesthetic monitoring and neonatal exams (caseload dependent). Students will have the opportunity for observation and supervised participation in clinical procedures, however the degree of participation will depend on the experience, skill level, interest and preparedness of the student, as well as the medical situation of the animal. Students will gain exposure to many of the aspects of zoological medicine, which may include: preventative medicine, emergency triage, animal shipments and quarantine, behavioral husbandry, remote anesthetic delivery systems as well as other safe methods of restraint. Students will attend daily Veterinary Department rounds, weekly Journal Club and monthly Morbidity and Mortality Rounds (mammal, avian, reptile) as possible.

Research

Students will be responsible for a project that investigates a clinical problem, evaluates past medical cases, or is a topic of interest. A presentation of the topic with its findings to the veterinary and/or husbandry staff is expected during the last week of the externship.

Allied Institution

San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, Institute for Conservation Research

Responsibilities

(1) Recording information about observed cases in electronic medical records (ZIMS) utilizing standardized format, (2) monitoring restraint episodes and recording pertinent information anesthetic and physiologic parameters, (3) assisting registered veterinary technicians with routine treatments on hospitalized patients and other assigned tasks, (4) preparation in advance of upcoming procedures including medical record review and independent reading on unfamiliar species and techniques (5) completion of applicable reading assignments, (6) completion of a project and/or case report and presentation of the findings to the hospital and/or husbandry staff, and (7) preparation for weekly journal club (8) regular attendance M-F 6:30AM - 5:00PM. 

Duration

4-6 weeks. Note November – July only.

Application Requests

(1) One page letter of intent (2) Curriculum Vitae including GPA and class rank (3) Three confidential letters of reference including full contact information and (4) available dates listed by preference. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Contact by email (dvader@sandiegozoo.org) or postal mail is preferred. If sending application materials by mail, please send to: Veterinary Clinical Medicine Externship Program, c/o Donna Vader Veterinary Services San Diego Zoo PO Box 120551 San Diego, CA 92112-0551

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

Students will only be accepted for externships that occur during the months of November -July.

Application Deadline

September 15th of your third year in veterinary school. Students will be notified of acceptance on or about October 5th of the application year. Completed applications must be received by deadline for consideration.

Class Standing

Senior (clinical year) veterinary students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for zoological and wildlife animal medicine.

Compensation

None

Housing

Students must make their own housing arrangements while in San Diego.

Transportation

Students must provide their own transportation.

Insurance

Students must have their own health insurance and must be covered for liability under the umbrella of their veterinary school.

Expenses

Students are responsible for all of their own expenses.

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Students must have a negative tuberculin skin test or negative chest radiograph within 12 months of starting the externship. This information should be sent to the Program Administrator prior to the first day of rotation.

Does program accept International applicants?

No

Misc. Information

Opportunities to participate in an observation-only/not- for-credit experience may be available to international tourists on a space available basis. For more information on available dates please send inquiry to Dvader@sandiegozoo.org

Students must sign a Release of Liability, Voluntary Assumption of Risk Indemnification and Waiver of claim agreement prior to the start of the externship. Overlap may occur for individual student externships.

Last Date Edited

3/2018

 

 

  

Institution

San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Harter Veterinary Medical Center 

Address

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road

City

Escondido

State/Province

CA

Country

USA

Zip Code

92027

Primary Contact


Position (of Contact)

Externship Program Administrator 

Phone

760-291- 5400

Email Address

hvmc@sandiegozoo.org

Fax

760- 747- 3168

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park Clinical Medicine rotation provides a diverse clinical experience with zoological species under captive and semi-captive conditions. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in procedures; however, the degree of participation will vary depending on the experience, interest, and skill level of the student. Students will gain experience in conducting physical examinations on a variety of non-domestic species, particularly ruminants and birds. Students will be able to observe anesthesia of captive wildlife under various conditions, as well as a variety of capture and restraint methods. Students will be exposed to the Daninject remote delivery systems including dart and field procedure safety. Students will gain experience monitoring anesthesia in a variety of species. Students may have the opportunity to collect blood samples and perform minor procedures such as endotracheal intubation and catheter placement. Students are encouraged to take notes, keep a daily activity log, and ask questions.

Research

Students will be responsible for a project that investigates a clinical problem, evaluates past medical cases, or is a topic of interest. A presentation of the topic with its findings to the veterinary and/or husbandry staff is expected during the last week of the externship. 

Allied Institution

San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Institute of Conservation Research

Responsibilities

(1) Recording information about observed cases in electronic medical records (ZIMS) utilizing a standardized format, (2) monitoring restraint episodes and recording pertinent information regarding anesthetic and physiologic parameters, (3) assisting registered veterinary technicians with routine treatments on hospitalized patients and other assigned tasks, (4) preparing for upcoming procedures by familiarizing oneself with patients and techniques in advance, (5) completing applicable reading assigned by clinicians, (6) completing a project and/or case study and making a presentation of the findings to the hospital and/or husbandry staff at the end of the rotation, and (7) regular attendance M-F 6:30AM - 4PM with possible weekends.  

Duration

Our externships last a minimum of six (6) weeks and are available from October through July of your senior year in veterinary school. 

Application Requests

Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, 3 References with full contact information (letters preferred), and First and second choice of dates listed by preference. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Contact by e-mail or postal mail is preferred, and should be addressed to: Veterinary Clinical Medicine Externship Program Administrator Harter Veterinary Medical Center San Diego Zoo Safari Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, CA 92027-7017 hvmc@sandiegozoo.org

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

Taken continuously

Application Deadline

September 1st, of the junior year in veterinary school for an externship during senior year

Class Standing

Senior or fourth year veterinary students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for non-domestic animal medicine. 

Compensation

None

Housing

Students must make their own housing arrangements while in the San Diego area.

Transportation

Students are responsible for their own transportation needs. 

Insurance

Students must have their own health insurance and must be covered for liability under the umbrella of their veterinary school.

Expenses

Students are responsible for all of their own expenses. 

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Students must provide a negative tuberculin skin test or negative chest radiograph result within 12 months of the first day of rotation. This information should be sent to the Program Administrator prior to the first day of rotation. 

Does program accept International applicants?

No

Misc. Information

. Opportunities to participate in an observation-only/not-for-credit experience may be available to international tourists on a space available basis. For more information on available dates please send inquiry to hvmc@sandiegozoo.org. Students must sign a Release of Liability, Voluntary Assumption of Risk Indemnification and Waiver of claim agreement prior to the start of the externship. Overlap may occur for individual student externships. 

Last Date Edited

10/2017

 

 

 Institution
San Francisco Zoo

Address
1 Zoo Road

City
San Francisco

State/Province
CA

Country
United States

Zip Code
94132

Primary Contact
Sean Brady

Position (of Contact)
Clinical Veterinarian

Phone
415 - 753 - 7086

Email Address
seanb@sfzoo.org

Fax

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
We currently maintain a collection of approximately eight hundred animals on seventy-five acres of Pacific Coast. The veterinary externship provides an educational opportunity for fourth year veterinary students intending to work in the zoo and wildlife field. The externship will provide extensive hands on experience with a wide variety of exotic species within an AZA accredited zoological setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of the veterinary staff. The San Francisco Zoo has a well-equipped medical and surgical facility that includes digital radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopic equipment.

Research
Possible but not required

Allied Institution
N/A

Responsibilities
• Follow the veterinarians on rounds • Participate in clinical and preventative medicine • Learn about capture, restraint, and anesthesiology in a zoological setting • Assess cases for review by the veterinarians and RVTs • Assist in treatment of animals and performing necropsies • Be responsible for maintaining medical records in ZIMS • Receive perspective on the current state of zoo veterinary medicine • Discuss disease control and conservation issues related to zoos and conservation centers • Complete a small project or write a case report 

Duration
4-8 Weeks

Application Requests
Personal statement Transcripts Curriculum Vitae Letter of Recommendation Time Desired Proof of Negative TB test Background Check Liability Form

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

Application Deadline
N/A

Class Standing
3.0 GPA

Compensation
None

Housing
Not Provided

Transportation
Not Provided

Insurance
Required

Expenses
Student must provide own food, housing, and transportation. 

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Required

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information
Eligibility Requirements: You must be a fourth year veterinary student during your time at the zoo. The duration of the program ranges from a minimum of four weeks to a maximum of eight weeks. Generally, students are scheduled Monday - Friday8 am to 5 pm. You must provide a negative TB test within 30 days of arrival to our institution. You will also be required to undergo a background check. We regret that we cannot offer a stipend nor can we provide housing during your stay. Transportation is not provided but San Francisco does have an extensive public transportation system.

Last Date Edited
1/2018
 

 

 

Institution

Navy Marine Mammal Program

Address

53560 Hull St. Code 71510

City

San Diego

State/Province

CA

Country

United States

Zip Code

92152

Primary Contact

Erika Putman

Position (of Contact)

Director of Education and Outreach

Phone

6197674100

Email Address

Erika.Putman@nmmf.org

Fax

619-553-2678

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The VETLAB staff provides on call veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mornings are used for scheduled clinical procedures, veterinary medical technologies support, and rounds. Most afternoons are dedicated to sample processing, data entry, research, training, and unscheduled (urgent) procedures. Students are given the opportunity to observe and participate in all clinical activities, under the direction of the veterinary staff, as the situation permits. In addition, students are expected to select and complete a clinical project in marine mammal medicine while on-site.

Research


Allied Institution


Responsibilities


Duration

4-6 weeks

Application Requests

Interested students should submit a letter of intent indicating their interest in the US Navy Marine Mammal Program Veterinary Medical Externship. This letter should include reasons for wanting to participate in the program, and dates of availability. It is recommended that applicants list at least three prioritized availability dates. In addition, students must submit a CV, three letters of reference, and proof of US citizenship. All application materials should be forwarded to the address below by November 1st.

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


Application Deadline

November 1st

Class Standing

Apply during 3rd year for dates within 4th year

Compensation

unpaid

Housing

not provided

Transportation

not provided

Insurance


Expenses


TB Tests/Vaccinations


Does program accept International applicants?

No

Misc. Information


Last Date Edited

10/2018

 

 

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