Banfield Pet Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Description of Elective Experience: 

Externs experience the typical caseload of a small animal practice. Under the supervision of the mentor doctor, you will gather histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, scrub in to surgery, assist in the management of medical cases, provide wellness care, develop your client communication skills, polish your technical skills, and produce appropriate medical records (SOAPs) within the time limits of daily practice. 

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

Busy small animal hospital.  Typically 1-2 doctors present per shift with 2-3 VA/CVT per doctor.

Digital x-ray


Blood work 

In-house cytology

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

Externs are expected to be present for a typical work week with their mentor, 40 hours/week over 4 days.

Dr. Whitney Spector
2360 west oregon avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
United States
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