Westfield Animal Hospital, NJ

Description of Elective Experience: 

Westfield Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited veterinary clinic and is a part of Pet Vet Care Centers. As part of this externship, students will mimic the RISE mentorship program to get a better understanding of not only the program, but the mentor(s) and hospital(s) as well. "The RISE Mentorship program is a rotational, immersion & skill-building, experience structured to support the transition from academia into clinical practice. Participants will be paired with an experienced mentor, while they practice medicine and manage their own caseload."

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

Mentorship: We believe in fostering growth and development. Our practice has a remarkable track record of providing mentorship, ensuring that new doctors have the support and guidance they need to excel in their careers.

Collaborative Team: Join a team of highly tenured doctors and technicians who are passionate about delivering exceptional care to our furry patients.  Collaboration and teamwork are at the heart of our practice.

Specialist Partnerships: We have established partnerships with a traveling cardiologist and a traveling Critical Care specialist, enhancing our ability to provide specialized care to our patients.

State-of-the-Art Equipment: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our cutting-edge facilities and AAHA accreditation. We boast state-of-the-art equipment, including an Epoc handheld blood analysis tool for rapid results, dental digital radiography, in-house ultrasound equipment, and top-notch boarding facilities.

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

Students will be expected to work 40 hours a week, which includes potential weekend days (both Saturday and Sunday). The role of the students will depend on the individual student as well as the duration of time spent at this externship. All students will be encouraged to assist during procedures and surgeries, shadow client interactions, and help with general exams as well as diagnostic interpretations. 

Dr. Margaret Jablecki
Contact email: 
357 South Ave E
Westfield, NJ 07090
United States
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