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Extern will have the opportunity to participate in leishmania research, develop a project for the extent of their time, and shadow lab members and researchers. The student will learn the basic principles of conducting university funded research and writing research papers. The student will conduct in-depth reviews of scientific literature as well as perform bench work experiments relating to their project.

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Student will have the opportunity to participate in collecting and recording an accurate patient history, performing physical exams and recording of normal and abnormal findings, making a list of differentials, and assisting in the workup and treatment of patients. This will all be done under the direct supervision of an experienced DVM (with anywhere from 12-25+ years of experience).  Additionally, effective communication with pet parents will be taught and put to use - such as the delivery of discharge instructions. Pharmaceuticals, their uses and prescription indications will be learned.   End-of-life and euthanasia processes will also be included in learning experience as this is one of the most valued services we offer. Technical skill learning opportunities will be available, such as phlebotomy, injections, IV catheter placement, operating basic medical equipment. Advanced skill opportunities such as endotracheal tube placement, anesthetic monitoring, and surgical assistance will also be available.  We are a Fear Free, Cat Friendly, and AAHA accredited hospital. All of these require advanced techniques and standards.  We pride ourselves in a supportive environment where everyone works together for a common passion, purpose, and core values.  

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We are a rural mixed animal 3 DVM practice serving mostly cow-calf producers and our local horse and pet owners

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The externship provided by Pipestone Veterinary Services is a predominantly swine focused externship. Students will be given opportunities to grow in areas of swine health, production, and research while working with veterinarians and team members at Pipestone Veterinary Services.     

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Independence, IA USA

Orange City, IA USA

Pipestone, MN USA

Rensselaer, IN USA

Sycamore, IL USA

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Student will shadow a board certified cardiologist or a cardiology resident through out the scheduled day.  This will include sitting in on appointments, echos, client messages.

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Noah's Ark has a long history of hosting OSU students. We offer practical "hands on" and immersive experience in our small animal practices.

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Two-week schedule combining field experience and office experience in a premier swine genetics company. PIC will cover travel expenses, meals, and lodging during the two-week externship. No stipend provided. 

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Extensive hands-on experience in high quality equine referral setting.  Opportunity to participate in cases of equine amputation and prosthesis.

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Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (ESMR) is an equine-exclusive practice with three divisions: 1) Clinic in Pilot Point, TX; 2) Rehabilitation Center in Whitesboro, TX; 3) Mobile unit that travels the Quarter Horse show circuit. The clinic division of our practice sees mostly outpatient sports medicine and lameness cases, while also offering general care and hospitalization for everything from foals to the geriatric horse. Caseload is heavy in diagnostic imaging, pre purchase evaluations and lameness therapeutics. Our fully equipped rehabilitation center offers customized plans for a spectrum of both healthy and injured athletic horses. Services include aquatic therapy and all aspects of physical therapy tailored for a horse’s specific rehabilitation goal. All rehabilitative evaluations, programs and care is overseen by a board-certified ACVSMR Diplomate (Dr. Sherry Johnson). The mobile division of ESMR uses a modified semi-trailer to provide on-site sports medicine care to actively competing Quarter Horses roughly 200 days annually. Most of our practice caseload consists of lameness exams, pre-purchase exams, colic cases, lacerations, performance evaluations, and advanced imaging, including x-rays and ultrasound. 

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Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary located in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand which rescues any animal in need of care. We are currently home to 112 asian elephants, 700 dogs, 1600+ cats, buffaloes, horses, cows and hundred more other animals. Experience will be offered with a whole range of animals but focused mainly on working with elephants to gain clinical experience with elephants in a sanctuary setting where the elephants are rescued often with significant injuries from abuse and overwork. The candidate will be able to gain experience from vets with years of clinic experience working with elephants in the range countries. 

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