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Institution

Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo


 Address

3300 Golf Road


 City

Brookfield


 State/Province

IL


 Country

USA


 Zip Code

60525


 Primary Contact

Claudia Ramirez


 Position (of Contact)

Veterinary Education Program Coordinator


 Phone

708-688-8500


 Email Address

Veterinary.Education@CZS.org


 Fax

708-485-0269


 Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Students receive extensive exposure to zoological medicine and veterinary management at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo by working with our Veterinary Services Team, mentorship with ACZM Diplomates and through contact with the diverse animal collection of zoological and aquatic species including: megavertebrates, hoofstock, large carnivores, non-human primates, marine mammals, herptiles, birds, fish and small mammals. Students are introduced to and gain clinical experience with veterinary aspects of maintaining captive and free-ranging wildlife including: preventative medicine programs (parasite surveillance, vaccination, tuberculin testing, routine physical exams), quarantine programs (CDC/USDA/APHIS quarantine, import, export and shipping of animals), surgery, pathology, nutrition, behavioral enrichment, husbandry, and management. Students participate and receive active instruction related to: clinical case management, immobilization/anesthesia, record keeping, on-site advanced imaging (CT, ultrasound, digital radiology), reproductive biology, preparation of equipment for procedures, major disciplines of zoological medicine (journal club, rounds/case discussions) and assist with ongoing research projects.


 Research

Preceptor projects and research opportunities exist and can be developed/ assigned depending on student interest, institutional needs, time constraints, and funding availability.


 Allied Institution

During the academic year, students will participate in a weekly journal club and webinars with residents and clinicians from Chicago Zoological Society (Brookfield Zoo), University of Illinois (College of Veterinary Medicine) and Shedd as part of the joint Illinois Zoological and Aquatic Animal Residency Program (IZAAR). Students have the opportunity to work with the University of Illinois (Zoological Medicine Service; Zoological Pathology Program) through case based needs. 


 Responsibilities

Active participation in all aspects of veterinary medicine and animal management including medical care and treatment, diagnostics/sampling, interpretation of tests, medical records, topic/research assignments, and discussions.


 Duration

6-8 weeks (8 preferred)


 Application Requests

1) One page cover letter stating your interests in zoological/wildlife medicine, long-term career interests, GPA and class rank; 2) List of three possible time slots, in order of preference (include in cover letter); 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) Two letters of reference. All applications (and parts there of) must be submitted electronically to Veterinary.Education@CZS.org


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

Taken continuously


 Application Deadline

Ongoing, but it is encouraged that application be made at least one year prior to proposed dates.


 Class Standing

Fourth year veterinary students (US vet schools) or last year of veterinary school (non-US schools) at the time of their preceptorship.


 Compensation

None


 Housing

None provided but assistance to help find inexpensive housing options available upon request.


 Transportation

None provided, parking free.


 Insurance

Students must provide their own insurance.


 Expenses

No expenses for program participation but students responsible for travel and lodging expenses.


 TB Tests/Vaccinations

Vaccination for measles, rabies and tetanus recommended. TB test may be requested.


 Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


 Misc. Information

Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Proof of English proficiency must be provided (TOEFL, IELTS, or First Certificate). For internet based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) a minimum of 110 total score is needed.
 

Last Date Edited

9/2016

 



 

 

Institution

John G. Shedd Aquarium


Address

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive


City

Chicago


State/Province

IL


Country

USA


Zip Code

60605


Primary Contact

Bridget Thornton


Position (of Contact)

bthornton@sheddaquarium.org


Phone

312-692-3167


Email Address

bthornton@sheddaquarium.org


Fax

312-692-0971


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The preceptorship program at the Shedd Aquarium offers exposure to the veterinary management of a large and diverse collection of fishes, marine mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, nonmarine mammals and invertebrates. Students work closely with the veterinary staff (includes three veterinarians, a veterinary resident, four veterinary technicians, staff microbiologist and water-quality personnel). Responsibilities are assigned based on each student’s level of interest and aptitude.


Research

Students must complete a project, which will be determined in the first week of the preceptorship. A full-service aquatic sciences library is available to students on site. 


Allied Institution

N/A


Responsibilities

See Clinical Experience Description


Duration

Four- to six-week time commitment (five days weekly, eight hours a day)


Application Requests

Letter of intent, Resume or curriculum vitae, Three letters of reference. Provide at least three available four- to six-week blocks of time during the academic year, Sept.-May. No June, July, or August dates, please.


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

N/A


Application Deadline

November 1st of each year


Class Standing

Fourth-year veterinary student at time of the preceptorship


Compensation

None


Housing

None


Transportation

None


Insurance

Student must have health insurance


Expenses

Student’s responsibility


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Negative tuberculin skin test within 60 days prior to arrival and current tetanus vaccination. Student must provide vaccination history and TB test results on the first day.


Does program accept International applicants?

Yes


Misc. Information

Official acceptance is based upon completion of a mandatory background check.


Last Date Edited

10/2017

 


 

 
Institution
Lincoln Park Zoo

Address
2001 N Clark St

City
Chicago

State/Province
Illinois

Country
United States

Zip Code
60614

Primary Contact
Kathryn C. Gamble DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM, Dip ECZM (ZHM)

Position (of Contact)
Dr Lester E Fisher Director of Veterinary Medicine

Phone
312.742.7722

Email Address
kgamble@lpzoo.org

Fax
312.742.7823

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Preceptors in this eight week (US) or 10-12 week (international) program will receive clinical training in captive zoological medicine, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals (marine and terrestrial), reptiles, and invertebrates. The program is designed in compliance with the mentorship and training requirements of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) Education Committee for a preceptorship. Successful completion of the preceptorship will provide the student: • Mentorship with an ACZM and ECZM (ZHM) Diplomate. • Involvement in the medical, diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic management of the collection in a nationally recognized zoological and aquarium facility (American Zoo and Aquarium Association). • Participation in remote drug delivery, clinical pharmacologic protocol design, radiograph positioning, sample collection, venipuncture/catheter placement, anesthetic monitoring and endotracheal tube placement, gross necropsy protocols, and other clinical procedures as assigned. • Understanding of husbandry and nutrition specific to each taxa within the collection. • Knowledge of anatomy, parasitology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, preventive medicine, taxonomy, and toxicology within zoological and aquarium facilities. • Experience in preparation and presentation of professional topics in captive zoological medicine through journal reviews with two other zoological institutions keeper and staff discussions, case report, and in-house seminars. • Standardized record keeping by computerized system, current with the zoo community standards. • Appropriate time to complete clinical investigation, literature reviews, and project presentation. 

Research
Available on discussion

Allied Institution

Responsibilities
Expectations: • Active participation in all clinical medicine at the institution during the program – including discussions on diagnostics, therapeutics, and husbandry. • Technical skills commensurate with experience in veterinary medicine. • Completion of a case report or research project in captive zoological or aquatic medicine. • Participation in institutional journal review sessions. • Completion of self-assessment modules: reproductive biology, parasitology, toxicology, radiology. • Maintenance of a daily activity log. 

Duration
Minimum of 6 weeks, maximum of 12 weeks, routinely 8 weeks

Application Requests
Application should be made by submission of the following: • Letter of intent (include proposed dates of program, 2 options) • Copy of official transcript from veterinary college • C.V., including your school’s Zoo/Wildlife Advisor (listed) • Three professional reference letters

If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?
Applications will next be considered in October 2020 for positions in 2021 and beyond

Application Deadline
Rolling

Class Standing

Compensation
None

Housing
 Student is responsible for transportation, housing, insurance, and food costs during the preceptorship. (Local, reduced cost housing is available within walking distance to the zoo.)

Transportation
See above

Insurance
See above

Expenses
See above

TB Tests/Vaccinations
 Negative TB status (Mantoux, preferred) is required within 4 months of arrival

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information

Last Date Edited
09/2019

 

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581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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