Murray Ridge Animal Clinic, OH

Description of Elective Experience: 

Work with an experienced veterinarian in a woman-owned, small animal private practice setting. This internship will provide hands on experience with a wide array of client interactions from diagnostics to preventative medicine. Gain experience with state-of-the-art radiography for full skeleton and dental imaging, laser surgical tools and learn how to provide laser therapy. Gain an understanding of the balancing act required to balance business needs with practice needs, and the charm of small business veterinary medicine. Finally, learn how to be your own boss, what it takes to run a successful vet clinic, the 'behind the scenes' skills required to succeed, and the endless opportunities that exist in small animal veterinary medicine. 

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

We have ~15 friendly employees with two staff doctors and numerous relief vets. Our staff doctors have extensive experience in laser surgery, diagnostics and holistic medicine. As of 2022, we have a new full skeleton radiograph, and dental radiograph. We provide laser therapy to small animals with pain, or animals in the process of healing from surgery. 

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

We are flexible! We expect students to work between 40 hours a week, the students can choose their day off. We are open from 9-5:30 M-F, and 9-1 on Saturdays. We expect students to shadow for the first week and demonstrate a knowledge base and enthusiasm, followed by increasing interaction with clients and performance of medical procedures when the Drs. deem the students are ready. At this point, students will be expected to take lead on cases, perform physical examinations, chart medical records, and communicate with clients a diagnostic or preventative medicine plan. Student will also be expected to assist in surgeries. At the student's discretion, students may partake in a research or interactive project with our lead veterinarian. 

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

We have a three bedroom, one and a half bath unoccupied house on site. The house is fully equipped with kitchen appliances, AC/heating and laundry. Assuming this house is still unoccupied, any student intern is welcome to use it during their internship with us, rent free. 

Dr Theresa Staveski
7855 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Elyria, OH 44035
United States
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