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Assist with examinations and appointments including history taking, diagnostics and procedures (based on skill of student).  A typical day will be spent seeing appointments and the occasional emergency. They will be shadowing the doctor in the exam rooms and performing physical exams. They will interpret diagnostic blood work and develop treatment plans with the doctor on duty.  One day each week includes multiple surgeries ranging from spay/neuters to dentals and growth removals. Students will be assisting in dental and surgical procedures under doctor superision. Students will refine their skills in jugular blood draws and placement of IV catheters. 

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Students will be responsible for shadowing doctors and also seeing our pet store patients. Pet store patients are dropped off at our office and can be looked at them as time permits. Students will do an exam, write up their findings, and then discuss differentials and treatments with the doctor on staff. Depending upon the doctor, patient and client you work with students may be able to do some handling, diagnostics, or procedures on client owned animals. However, this will be at the doctor’s discretion. Students should ask to touch patients before doing so. This is because we deal with exotics who may be more stressed by touch than dogs and cats will and although we want students to get the best learning experience, we also want our patients to have the best experience as well and put their needs first. Students are asked to ask questions outside of the rooms so that the client has the most time with the doctor and doesn't feel interrupted.

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A team of 15 veterinarians, veterinary students and lay helpers will participate in an annual animal health clinic on the Navajo Reservation in central AZ.
Students will be exposed to and participate in both surgery and outpatient services for  large and small animals under the supervision and mentorship of experienced, clinically oriented veterinarians with a ratio of 1 to 1. Specific activities will include spay/neuter, basic medicine and vaccinations procedures, sheep and cattle herd health as well as equine dental, surgical and disease prevention activities.

The operations will be conducted on the Navajo Nation Reservation at Hardrock, AZ. Hardrock is a economically challenged and significantly underserved area from a veterinary perspective with a unique Native American culture.

In addition to medical, surgical and herd health opportunities partipants will be exposed to local husbandry techniques and become familiar with the area's flora and fauna. All students will be encouraged to interact with clients with an emphasis on understanding and addressing their expectations within the cultural norms of the community and with a goal of imparting sustainable animal health solutions.
 

 

 

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Exposure and practice in a GP setting.  Exams, exposure to surgery, digital dental and body radiology, diagnostics and dentistry. We also afford the applicant the opportunity to work with rescue and shelter animals as we are partnered with the AZ Humane Society, Apache Junction animal Control, Lost Our Home Foundationa and the CARE Medical Fund.

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Truly mixed animal rural practice with high quality individual animal and herd medicine.

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An advanced training program for prospective dairy veterinarians held at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Our vision of the Summer Dairy Institute is to accelerate and augment the ability of motivated veterinary students and new veterinarians to contribute to the modern dairy industry while fostering development of professional networks.

The mission is to provide a concentrated 4-week course of the highest quality to a select group of professionals whose career objective is to enhance the well-being of dairy cattle such that they contribute to efficient, profitable, and environmentally sound production of safe food.

Selected participants will convene in New York for an intensive 4-week course with authorities at the forefront of their fields. They offer up-to-the-minute professional information on subjects such as Reproduction, Nutrition, Dairy Facilities, Dairy Record Systems, Milk Quality/Udder Health, Biosecurity, Public Health and Regulatory Considerations, and Financial Decision Making.

Not only will future leaders in the profession be exposed to a unique, relevant, and modern curriculum, they will also have the opportunity to interact with one another and faculty to permit establishment of friendships and networks of colleagues that will serve the profession and industry well for decades. Participants in this program will be better prepared to enter modern veterinary practice and support industries than conventional new graduates. For recent graduates, it is expected that they will bring immediate value to their employers.

Program faculty will be drawn from academia industry, government, and private practices.

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The CEEZAD BSL-3 Training/Transboundary Animal Diseases Summer Program is designed to introduce graduate, DVM and upper-level undergraduate students to high-containment training and to provide current practical and scientific information on select high consequence transboundary and zoonotic diseases. In addition, this program also provides insight into challenges associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic and into methodologies, tools and partnerships that could help us better respond to future pandemics.

The program is funded by the Department of Homeland Security and is directed at highly motivated students with a demonstrated career interest in transboundary and zoonotic diseases of animals. The two-week program consists of one week of intensive, hands-on and classroom training at the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI; website) at Kansas State University and with virtual presentations from area industry partners and seminars/lectures from national and international subject matter experts in high containment research and transboundary animal diseases during the second week.

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Dentistry and Oral Surgery

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Student will be expected to help veterinarian and staff with medical/ surgical procedures of all animals in our care which include mostly dogs and cats with an occasional pocket pet mixed in. 

Surgeries typically include spays/neuters, other soft tissue surgery as needed, minor dental work.

Treatments include physical exams, preventative health, medication plans as necessary, euthanasia.

Student will also be expected to assist staff with restraint, monitoring patients, clean up, etc.

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Our goal at PETS Clinic is to introduce 4th-year students to high-volume spay/neuter and non-profit veterinary medicine. Students will gain experience in spay/neuter surgeries enabling them to safely and efficiently perform large numbers. The value of this skill set extends beyond spay/neuter clinics and shelter medicine. As a full-service clinic, students will get hands-on experience in surgeries outside of spay/neuter along with dentals, diagnostics, emergencies, and orthopedics. Students will also have an opportunity to practice in a shelter setting if desired. We are an incredibly busy clinic. We perform around 40 spay/neuters daily and see approximately 80 pets each day for general wellness, injury, and illness. Our clinic prides itself on providing care to pets that may not otherwise receive it. We practice incremental care on a daily basis and feel exposing students to this method of treatment is crucial to ensuring all pets receive the veterinary care they deserve.

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