CountryChase Veterinary Hospital, FL

Description of Elective Experience: 

The primary purpose of our Veterinary Student Externship is to provide a hands-on learning experience for 3rd and 4th year students who are enrolled in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. The program is flexible and can be scheduled in 1- to 4-week blocks, depending on the extern’s availability. We feel that the students who possess an open mind and a willingness to learn will benefit the most from our externship.

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

CountryChase Veterinary opened its doors in Westchase in early 1998. Our exponential growth over the next seven years led to our move in 2005 to our state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot freestanding facility which includes preserved wetlands. Our carefully designed clinic provides clients and their pets with the most comfortable environment possible for medical care. We currently have a boarded dermatologist on staff and our lead veterinarian has decades of experience, both love to mentor and work with our student externs!

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

The Veterinary Student Extern is responsible for performing inpatient and outpatient medical care under the direct supervision of our veterinary staff. They will be expected to perform in-house diagnostic tests (hematology, chemistry, and radiology) with competence, perform routine client education, and to assist in surgical procedures. 

Richard Borecky, DVM
12501 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL 33626
United States
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