Southgate Animal 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 scheduled for 2-week blocks at our hospital. 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.: 

Southgate Animal Hospital has been in the Sarasota community for over 20 years! We are a 3-doctor practice and our passion is patient care and client service. We are a practice that takes pride in learning new things every day and we love to mentor new team members. Our practice offers brand new computers and phones, the most up-to-date Practice Management software-Cornerstone, in house lab equipment, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and electronic medical records.

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. 

Casey Siljestrom, DVM
2821 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34239
United States
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