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Rural mixed animal practice with several surgeries daily, and small animal appointments. Large animal OB work, including calvings and pregnancy checking. We also cover a sale barn and work a lot of cattle in the spring and fall. 

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We are a unique opportunity!  We are a full service general practice, BUT we also do HQHVSN.  We also do about 50% shelter/rescues/TNR. There is plenty of surgery experience to be had!  However, there is also general medicine and even some shelter medicine. We are currently a very busy two doctor practice with a large support team.  

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Veterinary Associates in Hazel Green Wisconsin and Galena Illinois offers a mixed animal experience.  Our services include providing herd health and individual animal care to approximately 18,000 dairy cattle in herds ranging in size from 40 to 700 head of cattle.  We offer Bovine Ultrasound, fetal sexing, embryo transfer services, milk quality consultation, heifer development program consultation, on farm surgery services including laparotomy to correct LDA and on farm C-sections.  In addition to our dairy services we provide herd health services for approximately 15,000 beef cows in operations ranging from 5 to 650 cows.  We provide equine services as well offering dental prophylactic services, on farm radiology, stable vaccination programs, and individual equine care as needed.  Our gross revenue encompasses 50% companion animal service in a state of the art hospital constructed in 2013.  We offer basic companion animal services along with dental prophylaxis, in house digital radiography, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, ultrasound services, and in house CBC and Chem analysis.  

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There will be no formal didactic teaching but case based with physical examinations, interaction with pets, doctors at multiple locations and a high surgical case load.

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Experience is tailored to individual student goals (which we ask for prior to externship period).  Students are allowed to choose cases during the day which appeal to them and hands-on participation is encouraged.  Depending on the case load, students have the opportunity to practice day one skills including (but not limited to): feedlot processing, castration, pregnancy diagnosis, chute operation, physical exam, field necropsy, diagnostic sample collection and interpretation, foot work, dystocia, client communication, ect on the large animal side.  Small animal work consists of attending appointments with a DVM, participating in sick animal work ups and surgical cases. 

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Swine and Beef mostly consulting and a swine farm management company .We service farms of all sizes but mostly modern big sow farms and their downstream pig flows . We do some in house diagnostics and have a Metafarms record keeping bureau.

There are 10 veterinarians on staff.

 

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Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services is offering a clinical externship for students in Years 3 and 4. Students will gain experience in the following
areas:
‣ Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
‣ Point of Care Ultrasound (AFAST/TFAST/GFAST)
observation and usage.
‣ Emergency Procedure observations and
depending on student level, hands on
opportunities
‣ Case management with various specialists
including a boarded Criticalist, Internist,
Neurologist, Dermatologist, and Surgeons.
Additionally clinicians with practice limited to of
Ophthalmology and Dental care.
‣ Strengthen physical examination skills, diagnosis
and treatment of common ER presentations

• Depending on school clinical setup, externships
can be considered in 2 week blocks on
a first come, first serve basis.

• Shift timings will vary based on ER staffing and
externship coordinator. Students will
work with externship coordinator to
meet requirements of university and
personal goals.

• We are located in Louisville, KY. Known for
bourbon, horses, and bluegrass,
Louisville is home to a very lively
nightlife and food scene. For more
information visit https://lifeinlou.com/
live

• Contact tmarshall.mves@gmail.com or the
clinic directly, asking for Dr. Marshall at
502-266-7007.

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We offer a fully immersive experience into a general practice hospital. Milford Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital that offers high-quality medicine and surgery. Students will take the lead on all preventative and medical cases. They will do exams, recommend and interpret diagnostics, and lead client communication. Students will be scrubbed in on all surgical procedures under the doctor assigned to them that day. This externship will be focused more on building critical-thinking skills and communication skills. Students will not be used as technicians for technical skills. 

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Opportunity to observe and participate in all aspects of general practice, including well and sick office visits, formulating diagnostic and treatment plans, medication selection, follow-up plans, case discussions, anesthesia planning, surgery, dental procedures, and euthanasia.  Emphasis on fear free handling and communication and connection with clients in order to best serve the patient's interests.  Mentoring will be provided for all aspects of participation.

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Aviagen is a poultry primary breeder company. We supply 70% of the global poultry breeding stock. During the externship, students will spend time with all of our internal veterinarians. They will get to visit Great-Grandparent (GGP) and Grandparent (GP) farms. Students will learn about poultry husbandry, management, common poultry diseases, and improve their poultry necropsy skills. Student will also spend time in our laboratory learning the most up to date techniques for diagnosing disease challenges and monitoring via the NPIP guidelines. 

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