Garden State Veterinary Specialists, NJ

Description of Elective Experience: 

Student will be participating in daily rounds with the Internal Medicine Department held twice daily. Student will be in the exam room with the specialists when patients are seen. Since our Internists perform their own ultrasound examinations, the student will have an opportunity to observe these procedures. Our Internists regularly perform Endoscopic procedures during which the student will also be present. The student will have an opportunity to closely observe and interact directly with patients under the supervision of one of our four board certified Internists. 

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

Our Internal Medicine Department is staffed by four board certified Internal Medicine specialists who are assisted by a certified veterinary technician. The department uses a state of the art GE ultrasound machine and digital images of ultrasounds are saved to our extensive computer system allowing students access to these images. Our hospital is a full service referral hospital with multiple specialists including Surgery, Oncology, Emergency Critical Care, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. Our doctors are supported by both specially trained veterinary technicians and certifed technicians. Besides our digital radiographic system, our hospital also has an onsite MRI and CT scan. 

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

Students are expected to shadow our specialists and work with the service to which they are assigned at least 5 days in the week and for at least 8 hours per day. Our externs are treated in the same manner as our interns, the only exception is that they DO NOT have primary case responsiblity. 

JoAnn DeMarco, DVM, DACVIM
Contact email: 
One Pine Street
Garden State Veterinary Specialists
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
United States
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Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: 
40 +