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Dog and Cat Dentist is a two-doctor specialty practice in Los Angeles, CA. We offer the full scope and range of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

SERVICES

  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Bone grafting and reconstructive surgery
  • Oral pathological lesions (cysts and tumors of the jaws)
  • Hospital veterinary dentistry - dentistry for compromised patients

Students will have direct access to our two board-certified veterinary dentists, are welcome in the examination room with the doctors, and will assist in procedures/patient care when appropriate. Students with 4-week rotations on our Service will be expected to identify a topic of interest during their first week, prepare and present a 15-minute MS PowerPoint presentation to the clinic staff during the final week of the rotation. 

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Animal Hospital of Worthington is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive preventative medical, surgical and dental care. We are also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and adhere to its 400+ standards for accreditation. We offer clients a range of available services to suit each pet’s specific health needs. Primary services offered include wellness exams, spays & neuters, vaccinations, parasite prevention, flea-tick control, heartworm testing and prevention. We pride ourselves on the techniques we offer to ensure the highest level of care is available at all times. Some of our more advanced services include surgery, routine and advanced dentistry, canine rehabilitation with an underwater treadmill, a class IV therapeutic laser, and behavior consultations.

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The Maryland Zoo Veterinary Externship allows students to participate in all facets of zoological medicine, including medical and surgical treatment, preventative medicine, quarantine procedures, animal restraint, pathology, clinical pathology, and daily case rounds. Students are expected to review medical records, develop anesthetic protocols, monitor anesthesia, complete physical examinations, collect and interpret diagnostics, and develop treatment plans for each case. Students will also be expected to define and complete a project.

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Students are expected to be at CEVET from Monday to Friday (some Saturdays) from 8:00 am until the completion of the day.  The student will have the same responsibilities expected for a veterinary student in any AVMA acredited veterinary school.   They will have primary case responsibility and will work together with attending veterinarians and veterinary technicians for the well being of all the out- and in-patients. 

The student will be exposed to a large number of cases in the areas of soft stissue surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.  The Surgery Department recieves new patients every morning (8:00 am to 1:00 pm) and performs surgery every afternoon.  The Ophthalmology Department receives new cases on Monday and Wednesdays and performs surgery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Students are expected to dress professionally and to wear a lab coat during receieving.  Some sort of ID tag is desirable.  Clean scrubs are expected for surgery.    

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The Medical Center for Birds is an avian-specific practice, with no other species groups included in our patient database. This preceptorship program will include primary focused duties within the avian practice as well as our diagnostic in-house laboratory. Outside consultation and visitation of zoological facilities may be scheduled as a part of this training experience. Scheduled weekly rounds will be maintained in-house for in depth discussion of avian medical cases and subject material pertinent to avian medicine and surgery, as well as numerous informal discussions on a daily basis.

The practice is open six days each week, from the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The typical four week preceptorship program for veterinary students passes quickly. There are no specific scheduled “duties” for students, and the practice is staffed with adequate support to allow students to help out, but not be necessarily scheduled as a part of the support staff during this entire period. During this time, the resident will be encouraged to assume a role of “primary” responsibility for management of clinical cases under direct supervision. These responsibilities will include meeting clients, collection of history and initial physical examination findings, recommending and defending a diagnostic set of recommendations, interpreting these findings, and making sound therapeutic recommendations for specific patients. Students will be encouraged to partcipate in daily morning in-patient rounds, and weekly journal review rounds Friday mornings. There will be direct exposure to endoscopy, endosurgical procedures, microsurgical techniques as well as common medical procedures during this entire preceptorship. During the final week of the preceptorship, students are encouraged to select a topic of interest and present a formal lecture to the staff for discussion.  

 

 

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Emergency and Critical Care Externship. Although we are a multi-specialty hospital, the externship is currently scheduled with only the emergency and critical care department.  The extern will have an opportunity for exposure to the other specialists. This is a great opportunity for an individual to see how a multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital operates and may provide an opportunity to get to know the staff for future internship or residency possibilities.

The student will be expected to participate in daily cage-side rounds, twice weekly grand rounds (and may also participate in Intern Rounds and Resident Board Review, but this is not required).  Expect to hit the ground running, spending the majority of the time with the ER receiving service.  This will involve collecting a history and performing a physical exam, discussion diagnostic/therapeutic/monitoring plans with the attending DVM or specialists. The student can be involved in in house diagnostics (ultasound, advanced imaging, scoping, etc.) and will have the opportunity to scrub in for surgery as the case load allows. Discussing diagnostics, therapeutics, differentials, etc will be the focus of the externship experience.

contact the extern coordinator for further information:

Dr. Andrew Linklater, DVM, DACVECC  alinklater@lakeshorevetspecialists.com

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The student experience at VSC allows students to witness and be a part of a busy multidisciplinary specialty hospital. We want students to integrate into the practice and gain an understanding of the level of medicine that is possible in private practice. For the most part, students are involved in shadowing the specialists but can have some primary responsibility (depending on the service they are on). We expect student externs to be self-motivated and engage in the discussion and questions/answers.

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The Banfield Externship Program provides veterinary students in their clinical year the opportunity to practice medicine one-on-one alongside
an experienced mentor veterinarian as a "doctor-in-training" to develop medical and surgical skills. Each extern is assigned a mentor and is
expected to complete an individual set of weekly goals based upon their interests and Banfield hospital procedures. Externs will be exposed to a
wide range of experiences geared towards developing their clinical skills in a nurturing, supportive environment, ranging from technical
applications to inter-personal relationship techniques.

In accordance with the State Practice Act, students are provided with the opportunity to:

• Gain experience in general Pet medicine in a bond-centered practice.

• Understand Banfield’s best practice standards, code of conduct and ethics.

• Understand the concepts of quality medicine and preventive care.

• Understand how both high quality and high case load can complement each other.

• Learn to perform a physical exam and to record a thorough medical history.

• Improve technical skills such as:  drawing blood, placing catheters, giving injections, starting fluids, assisting with anesthesia and surgeries under the mentor doctor’s direct supervision.

• Collect and interpret laboratory specimens.

• Learn how to order the appropriate diagnostic tests.

• Learn to establish effective therapeutic plans.

• Learn how to properly restrain dogs, cats and exotic pets for different medical procedures.

• Learn how to efficiently and effectively use hospital equipment.

• Learn how to charge appropriately for services provided and why this is important.

• Learn and practice effective client and team communication skills.

• Learn to work effectively with hospital associates and others critical to their success.

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The externships at the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital are 2 to 6 week programs designed to provide a high level of exposure to broaden the interest and skills of veterinary students. The extern will have the opportunity to sharpen their diagnostic and decision-making skills in equine medicine, surgery and intensive care, gain experience in routine procedures and advanced diagnostics, as well as develop confidence in interacting with staff and other veterinarians. Working in a fast-paced, friendly environment with the large caseload at our hospital can be very rewarding and educational.

We strongly believe in teaching and mentoring. The extern will always be under immediate supervision. The externship is the primary method of critical evaluation used for internship selection by the hospital.

 

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The externships at the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital – Navasota are 2 to 6 week programs designed to provide hands on experience for students. The extern will have the opportunity to sharpen their diagnostic and decision-making skills in equine medicine, surgery and intensive care, gain experience in routine procedures and advanced diagnostics, as well as develop confidence in interacting with staff and other veterinarians. Working in a fast-paced, friendly environment with the large caseload at our hospital can be very rewarding and educational.

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