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Institution

Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Address

749 Spencer St

City

Toledo

State/Province

OH

Country

United States

Zip Code

43609

Primary Contact

Dennis Michels DVM

Position (of Contact)

Staff Veterinarian

Phone

4193855721 ext 2211

Email Address

http://dennis.michels@toledozoo.org

Fax

4193856924

Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

Clinical Zoo Medicine, including but not limited to, general medicine / surgery, clinical pathology, radiology, pathology, and record keeping.

Research

Participation in current research projects on site.

Allied Institution

N/A

Responsibilities

Actively participate and assist veterinary and zoo staff with daily procedures; short-term project or clinical case presentation required.

Duration

2-8 weeks

Application Requests

Letter of intent with desired dates for externship, curriculum vitae, three references with contact numbers provided.

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

N/A

Application Deadline

None, positions are on first come basis.

Class Standing

4th year vet students

Compensation

None

Housing

Room in a house adjacent to zoo property provided. 

Transportation

None

Insurance

Students must provide their own coverage.

Expenses

Students responsibility

TB Tests/Vaccinations

Tb test within 1 year. Current tetanus and rabies vaccinations.

Does program accept International applicants?

Yes

Misc. Information

N/A

Last Date Edited

12/2017

 

 

 

Institution

The Wilds

 


Address

14000 International Road

 


City

Cumberland

 


State/Province

Ohio

 


Country

United States

 


Zip Code

43732

 


Primary Contact

Jan Ramer

 


Position (of Contact)

Vice President/Acting Director of Animal Health

 


Phone

470-638-5030 x 2007

 


Email Address

jramer@thewilds.org

 


Fax

 


Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)

The Wilds is situated on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed surface-mined land in southeastern Ohio. We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support conservation through innovative education, breeding and research programs that emphasize the protection and intensive management of our wildlife resources. Veterinary preceptorship positions are available at the Wilds on a competitive basis to 4th year (or end of 3rd year) veterinary students within the United States, Canada, and internationally. Applicants should demonstrate a genuine desire to continue their professional career in the zoo or wildlife field and will be required to spend a 6-8 wk period with the Conservation Medicine Department at the Wilds. The preceptorship program at the Wilds is designed to provide veterinary students with exposure to the fields of wildlife, exotic animal, and conservation medicine. This experience will help students to make further career and educational decisions. Institutional Resources: • Dr. Jan Ramer, Vice President and interim Director of Animal Health. Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine • Veterinary clinicians and residents at the Wilds and Columbus Zoo • Facilities include two separate veterinary clinics with laboratory, surgery, treatment, necropsy and research laboratory areas. • Hoofstock and mid-size carnivore handling facilities are also present. • There is an active Conservation Science program with on-site conservation projects including a Hellbender breeding and reintroduction program. Educational Resources Available: • Texts • Journals and reprints • Weekly didactic rounds with veterinarians and residents from The Wilds, the Columbus Zoo, and Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Responsibilities Expected of Participating Students: Students are encouraged to become actively involved in procedures ranging from basic animal management to field immobilization procedures and associated laboratory techniques. The preceptor will assist in the daily management of all animals, including the evaluation and treatment of any clinical cases. This participation involves assisting with chemical and physical restraint procedures, becoming familiar with drug usage and dosages, maintaining records (both written and ZIMS), becoming familiar with equipment and drug delivery systems, and performing post-mortem examinations. Students develop proficiency in current in-house laboratory procedures such as parasite diagnostic techniques and are expected to assist with various routine duties such as the upkeep of instruments, equipment, and the clinic area. Students will gain clinical experience with a variety of hoof stock species, mid-sized carnivores, hellbenders.

 


Research

There will be required reading which consists of technical and research literature, and for using available resources to research relevant topics or preparing for weekly didactic rounds. A short oral presentation (topic and/or research project to be decided by the end of the first week) is required prior to completion of the preceptorship. Participation in current research projects is possible. Independent projects will be considered on a case by case basis. 

 


Allied Institution

Columbus Zoo

 


Responsibilities

 


Duration

6 weeks

 


Application Requests

Students should submit an application packet containing the following: (1) letter of intent, 300 words or less, (2) resume/CV, (3) two letters of recommendation, a letter endorsed by the Dean’s office of their veterinary school stating that the student has at least a 3.0 GPA, and (4) a prioritized list of three 6 to 8 week blocks of time. Please include appropriate contact information so that we may easily reach you. Applications are typically accepted a year in advance. 

 


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

 


Application Deadline

Rolling applications are accepted, but positions fill quickly so early application is encouraged. 

 


Class Standing

 


Compensation

The Wilds is unable to provide a stipend at this time. 

 


Housing

On-site shared housing is required and costs $65.00/ week. 

 


Transportation

The Wilds has a remote location and is approximately 20 miles from Zanesville, the nearest city. Students must provide their own transportation. 

 


Insurance

Students chosen for the program must provide proof of medical insurance and driving insurance.

 


Expenses

Students are responsible for all expenses. 

 


TB Tests/Vaccinations

Students will need to show proof of negative TB test, Hepatitis B vaccination, and current protective rabies titer or proof of recent booster. 

 


Misc. Information

Students should be prepared to work between 45 and 60 hours per week. This may include weekend duties, however night duties will be limited to the occasional emergency. All work is supervised. 

 


Last Date Edited

10/2018

 

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