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Students will be involved in all aspects of our very busy mixed animal private veterinary practice. We have a tremendous case load in both pet animal medicine, surgery and preventative health care. We will pattern the student experience to fit the interests of the student. Our practice also sees emergency cases for our surrounding counties. Our small animal surgery cases include orthopedics, canine reproductive surgical services and a range of abdominal surgical procedures (splenectomy, explores, ANA, etc.) Our large animal service involves bovine, equine, ovine, caprine and porcine preventative health care and reproductive services. The student will have the opportunity to work with all of our doctors or choose to primarily work with the doctors that are in the student's primary area of interest. We have been a clinical rotation site for LMU and host student preceptors often from several veterinary colleges.

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Dr. Boerner has owned a mobile General Equine practice since 1989.  She sees a wide variety of breeds. Appointments include yearly exams, Castration’s, basic lameness and pre-purchase exams, reproductive work ups/ pregnancy checks, foal exams, some basic teeth floating, etc. Some small ruminant work is also included. Dr Boerner takes care of a lot of emergencies consisting of colics, wounds, eye problems, sick foals, and recumbent animals. 

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If you are looking for an ideal place to learn, consider an internship with Cambria Veterinary Care.  We are a rapidly growing small and exotic animal practice located in the Laurel Highlands of West Central PA.  We are seeking to mentor a motivated veterinary student in small and exotic animal general medicine and surgery.

Our friendly and experienced team currently consists of three veterinarians, three licensed veterinary technicians, ten veterinary assistants, five receptionists, an office manager and a hospital manager.  With in-house laboratory, ultrasound, radiology, dental and surgical facilities, we provide complete care for a variety of small animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pocket pets, and occasionally amphibians.  As the preeminent exotic practice in the area, approximately 20% of our patients are exotic animals.  

We offer students free housing and parking in a newly renovated apartment on site.  The Laurel Highlands is a destination for outstanding outdoor recreation including hiking, kayaking, biking, hunting, and skiing.  The city of Johnstown is rich in history and cultural activities including ballet, symphony, museums, college and semi-pro sports, and Pittsburgh is only 60 miles away.   

With friendly and knowledgeable staff, free housing, flexible work hours and the ability to work with a large volume and variety of medical and surgical patients, Cambria Veterinary Care is an excellent choice for an internship or summer employment.

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Our 3+ doctor practice in rural Tuscarawas County is a busy companion animal practice. We serve a diverse client base. Veterinary externs will spend time performing physical exams, ordering/interpreting diagnostics, assisting in soft tissue surgery, oral surgery, charting medical records, developing treatment plans and discussing plans with owners. 

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Our Disease Investigations team offer unfunded student externships for self-motivated, energetic, third and fourth year veterinary students. We run a high volume diagnostic service with a caseload of approximately 1,800 necropsies, 360 surgical biopsies, and 700 cytologies per year. Externships offer an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the study of diseases of wildlife utilizing material from the collections of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as our field conservation programs.

Students will spend the majority of their time performing necropsies and developing gross descriptive skills. There are also opportunities for study of histologic sections, examination of clinical laboratory specimens (including cytology), and research projects. Students will participate in daily, weekly, and monthly pathology rounds in collaboration with area pathologists, animal care staff, and clinical veterinarians.

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A variety of  surgeries and internal medicine.

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Learning Objectives:

  •  Acquire an understanding of commercial turkey production

    • On-farm field visits with Company Veterinarian
    • Meet WLF farmers and owners
  • Learn how the concepts of veterinary medicine apply in a practical, field setting.

    • Participate in any necropsies 
    • Participate in health visits with vet 
    • Participate in case-based discussions and related conversations with production veterinarians and/or nutritionists.
    • Acquire and develop communication skills in visits with growers 
  • Acquire an understanding of the importance of biosecurity through practical application and observation.
  •  Learn of the impact food safety and public health have on both live production and food processing.
  • Develop an understanding of the current issues facing turkey production.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of proper management, health programs, and biosecurity in the overall goal of preventative flock health. 
  • Develop an understanding of the complexity of interactions that occur between/within the live production and food processing divisions.
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Shadow ER doctors while they perform physical exams, procedures, and client communications. Help out as assistant/technician as needed with restraint and sample collection.

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  • Collaborate within a high-functioning team to learn hospital workflow and protocols
  • Refine your animal restraint and technical skills (including sample collections, administering medications and more, dependent upon experience)
  • Observe and participate in routine and emergency examinations, diagnostic
    interpretations, and surgical and dental procedures
  • Improve your interpersonal and client communication skills
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At Blue River PetCare, we are committed to providing career growth and enhancement opportunities for veterinary students across the country. We are passionate about building connections with the next generation of DVMs, while also contributing to their educational and professional development. The goal of the BRP Veterinary Externship Program is to support students as they gain professional experience in a practice setting. Under the supervision of experienced veterinarians, Externs will participate in direct client care and receive individualized coaching and mentorship. We have lots of opportunities all around OH, including surgery, dentistry, small mammal, avian, exotics & more! 

 

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  • Must be currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM program (or equivalent)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects and animals up to 40 pounds
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