Fette Veterinary Clinic, PA

Description of Elective Experience: 

Assist with examinations and appointments including history taking, diagnostics and procedures (based on skill of student).  A typical day will be spent seeing appointments and the occasional emergency. They will be shadowing the doctor in the exam rooms and performing physical exams. They will interpret diagnostic blood work and develop treatment plans with the doctor on duty.  One day each week includes multiple surgeries ranging from spay/neuters to dentals and growth removals. Students will be assisting in dental and surgical procedures under doctor superision. Students will refine their skills in jugular blood draws and placement of IV catheters. 

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

We have a fully staffed clinic, and friendly, loyal clients. We focus on companion animal medicine and spend a large portion of our time focused on client education and preventive medicine. We offer standard procedures including spay/neuters, dental health, in house blood analyzers, surgical laser, ultrasound  and digital x-ray. We also see emergencies such as pyometra and c-sections to name only a few. 

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

Student responabilities include participating in head to toe physical exams, assisting in surgery,  and asissitng with making diagnostic/treatment plans in conjuctinon with our DVM. Student will assist with diagnostics and occasional blood draws. Student will work a pre-determined schedule with hours and times worked out between managment and the student. Hours are flexible and the student can work as many as comfortable with or as predetermined by elective requirments. 

Dr. Fette
Contact email: 
3879 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
United States
Practice or Institution Type: 
Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: 
All hours will be under supervision of DVM