Animal Clinic, LLC, CO

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Description of Elective Experience: 

The Animal Clinic, LLC is a 10 doctor mixed animal practice that is located in northeastern Colorado. We are actively seeking 4th year veterinary students interested in small or large animal externships.  We currently have 3 small animal doctors that treat dogs and cats specifically. We have an in house laboratory from Idexx and are able to perform blood chemistries, CBC’s and Sedi View urinalysis. We have Digital radiography and ultrasound. Our clinic provides high quality medicine, dental and surgical services to our small animal patients.

The large animal portion of our clinic includes, 7 large animal doctors (3 equine specialized and 7 dairy specialized). The large animal clinic treats equine, caprine, ovine, porcine patients along with dairy and beef. Our dairy herd sizes vary from 400-6000 cows. Services provided include traditional veterinary duties, as well as employee training and consulting for dairy/beef clients. We have a haul-in facility with treatment area for equine patients. Minor surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia for small ruminant and porcine species.  Diagnostic equipment for our large animals include: dairy herd BCF reproductive ultrasounds, SOUND Next DR machine, Sonosite ultrasound and in-house IDEXX Blood work.

We are currently accepting 4th year veterinary students. Students have the option to self-design small, large or mixed animal. We have housing available on-site for students. Dates are available year round, with first come, first serve availability.

Our location is conveniently located in between Denver and Fort Collins, east of I-25. We are 30 minutes from Denver International Airport, the Rocky Mountains and various outdoor activities. It is approximately 45 min-1.5hours to nearby ski resorts and Rocky Mountain National Park.
For more information or to discuss scheduling an externship with our clinic please contact the clinic at You can also visit our website at

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Monday-Friday. Students will be expected to work 8+ hours per day with a doctor of their choosing. After hours and weekend availability is up to the student.

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

Housing is available. 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Full kitchen and laundry area available. Please request housing at time of externship request. 

Nigel Miller
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