Bergen Veterinary Hospital, NJ

Description of Elective Experience: 

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. 

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

There are five veterinarians and a staff that consists of 25 people. We have digital dental and whole body xrays, tonometry, high speed dental hand pieces, laser therapy, digitherm, multiparameter monitoring equipment including end tidal CO2, BP, pulse oximetry, ekg, temperature, esophageal stethoscopes, cryosurgery, inhouse cbc,chemistry, urinalysis, microscopes for cytology, ultrasound, pcv/tp, woodslamp, refractometer

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

We are very flexible. We will follow the guideline from OSU  as far as hours required and come up with a suitable schedule together with the student. 

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


Jennifer Suss, DVM, President NNJVMA
Contact email: 
1154 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
United States
Animal Type: 
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Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: 
Students will be supervised the entire time that they are with us