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We are Veterinary Emergency Group, an organization founded on a single mission: helping people and their pets when they need it most. VEG's rapidly growing group of hospitals has revolutionized pet emergency and urgent care with a client-centered approach, rapid response times, and a highly focused-emergency-only staff. With multiple locations, we offer the flexibility, mentorship, and diverse learning experience you want. Our industry-leading compensation, unlimited CE, and growth opportunities are just part of what makes VEG the place for emergency doctors to work.

VEG's Externship Program allows students to gain hands-on experience in emergency medicine while working right alongside our skilled emergency doctors. Students will focus on learning how to effectively communicate with clients, diagnose a variety of emergency conditions, develop emergency treatment plans and collaborate with support staff in a fast-paced environme

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Wayne Sanderson Farms (WSF) is the third largest US broiler chicken producer.  Internships are offered to qualified students to participate in daily activities of specialty boarded poultry veterinarians (American College of Poultry Veterinarians).

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Student will be working with Dr. David Kilian to treat a variety of animals. The average day might include herd checks on beef or dairy cows, emergency and preventative care on horses, and routine and orthopedic surgery in small animal. 

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Daily immersion in 2 doctor swine consulting practice.

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Calving and possibly foaling, though foaling is generally later, and semen testing bulls. Ambulatory and haul in practice. 

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We encourage you to check out our practice and hopefully set up a visit. You will find our Externship is a high quality, hands-on experience where you will be included in a warm, supportive environment.  Externships are not only a means of recruiting future interns, but are also a great opportunity to build a relationship with the next generation of horse loving veterinarians.

Our practice philosophy centers on creating a supportive, positive work environment with specific attention to work / life balance.  We promote teamwork and encourage our veterinarians to pursue their specific areas of interest in equine medicine. 

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Under veterinary supervision and guidance students will be able to practice problem solving, technical and communication skills. Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of patient care. Students will experience a typical case load of appointments/consults, dentistry and surgery. Students will gather histories, perform physical exams, develop diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations. Students will also scrub into and assist in surgery and dental as well as  obtain and evaluate dental radiographs. Students will practice communicating with clients going over treatment recommendations and physical exam findings as well as producing medical notes (SOAPS). Appointment times will be extended while the student is with us so that there will be ample time to discuss each case. Students will also be able to practice their technical skills. We also see pocket pets: guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, mice, chinchillas, ferrets, hamsters, ect... birds for wing and nail trims. Students will learn proper restraint , physical examinations, diagnostics and treatment options for pockets pets if they are present for these appointments. 

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Veterinary Externship includes shadowing and assisting at our mixed animal hospital. Students are encouraged to be hands-on when appropriate and to work cases with their attending DVM. 

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Student will shadow and participate in history taking for ophthalmic cases, performing an ophthalmic exam, ophthalmic diagnostic testing, lesion interpretation, differential diagnosis generation, diagnosis and treatment planning. Journal club and ocular histopathology rounds will be performed weekly.

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Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital is a general practice that also houses Cheyla's Rescue Foundation. Students will have the opportunity to shadow veterinarians as they perform general practice appointments, emergencies, dentistry, and surgeries. In addition, these veterinarians also practice shelter medicine on the in-house rescue pets. This is a good opportunity to see how a general practice operates as well as a rescue organization. 

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