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Small animal medicine and surgery.  

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Opportunity to engage in hands on experience at an ambulatory practice.  We have a fully stocked Pharmacy, in house laboratory equipment (CBC, Chemistry, Fibrinogen, SAA as well as in field diagnostics such as endoscopy, gastroscopy, ultrasonography, and digital radiography.  We see a variety of cases from lameness exams, wellness, dentistry and ER cases. 

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General Practice in a rural/suburban area with an emphasis on education and relationship building. Wellness care, wound and illness treatment, surgery- soft tissue and orthopedic, dentistry and oral surgery, and day time emergency may all be a part of a student's day here. 

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ACVC is a small yet busy animal practice. We have state of the art equipment including but not limited to dental, x-ray, lab equipment and ultrasound. We treat a variety of patients including small animals, avian and exotics. 

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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.

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Students will be immersed in the daily activities of a busy, small animal, general practice in Maine.  Appointments include general wellness exams, sick/problem visits and emergency visits.  Surgeries are scheduled 3 days a week and include primarily spays, neuters, growth removals and dentals.  

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We are a fun, supportive, and team-oriented small animal hospital. Our externs will experience the typical caseload of a well-run multi-doctor private practice. We strive to provide our externs with valuable experiences that help improve their skills. Under the supervision of a mentor doctor, externs will provide wellness care, gather patient histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, assist in the management of medical cases, scrub into surgery, develop client communication skills, and generate appropriate medical records.

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A two-week Biological Safety Level 3 Training Program to provide introductory BSL-3 hands-on training to exemplary students in coordination with the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Kansas State University. This program is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students who are interested in research and careers in the field of high consequence, transboundary animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases. This program also connects students to researchers around the world to give them exposure to people, work and facilities in government, academia and industry settings to explore future careers or collaborations.

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The student will experience the full range of our mixed animal practice caseload (which includes cattle, equine, small ruminant, swine, poultry & companion small animals (cats, dogs, pocket pets)), including dairy herd health visits, ambulatory sick animal calls, and in-clinic small animal appointments & surgeries.

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The Rx One Health Field Institute - California is a 2-week field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines.  Moving from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Pacific Ocean, California's biodiverse and magnificent landscapes will provide the backdrop for immersive One Health learning.  Rx One Health participants develop skills in laboratory and research methods, ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity conservation, epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance, biosafety, biosecurity, food safety, agriculture, food security, hydrology, marine ecology, communications, community and stakeholder engagement, ethics, teamwork, and leadership. 

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