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Externs will work alongside clinical veterinarians, a zoological medicine resident from the Illinois Zoological and Aquatic Animal Residency (IZAAR) program, and certified veterinary technicians. Participate in daily morning meetings to review and revise plans for each day. Accompany staff on weekly rounds to discuss the medical management of active cases. Veterinary Externs will also observe and participate in: Quarterly morbidity and mortality rounds with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine’s Zoological Pathology Program, if onsite. Diagnostic and treatment plans and activities under guidance as appropriate. Shadow various animal care teams to observe and understand routine husbandry practices. Observe and assist Environmental Quality Laboratory staff with comprehensive environmental quality surveillance measures. Review mock cases and study materials as assigned. Complete a project to present at the end of the externship on a subject of the supervisor’s and student’s choosing. Other projects as assigned.

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Harlingen Veterinary Clinic is a 6-doctor small animal and exotics general practice. Students will work with a variety of doctors to hone clinical skills in a variety of different species. Students will collect histories, perform physical exams, perform diagnostics/treatments, and client communication. Students will also have the opportunity to assist and perform surgeries under supervision. Students will also build skill in basic abdominal ultrasounds. Each rotation will be customized to the student to ensure that the rotation provides each student a unique experience. Students will be encouraged to take cases on as if they were the primary clinician to build confidence in practice.

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This externship would be a mixture of sick appointments, well visits, and surgery/dentistry. An emphasis on more or less surgery days can be accommodated based on the externs goals (typically 1 day/week). While we do have an exotics-only DVM, the primary focus on this externship would be on canine and feline medicine. 

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6 Doctor practice w/7th doctor-board certified surgeon that does procedures here 

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General Practice with days on surgery, appointments and practice preventative care

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We are a General  Practice that treats Canine and Feline patients only. We do surgeries almost daily. Mostly Dentals and spay and neuters. We treat sick and healthy pets in Wheat Ridge Colorado right outside of Denver 

Externs will spend time with our Doctors and our support staff to treat and assist in diagnostics of sick pets as well as preform annuals and maintain healthy pets. 

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Big Rock Veterinary Hospital is a full service general practice that is community oriented and client focused.  We place emphasis on client education, internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.  We also provide urgent care during business hours.  Students rotate through each aspect of the hospital under the supervision of a mentoring DVM.   Students will not only shadow the doctors in exam rooms  but also be able to perform hands on duties such as physical examinations, Needle aspirates, and blood draws.  Students will be an integral part in client communication during the appointment as well as for follow up care and bloodwork interpretation afterwards.    Under the supervision of the mentoring DVM students will be able to perform dental local blocks and extractions as well as perform soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters and mass removals.  The mentoring DVM's at Big Rock want students to gain practical clinical experience they can take with them post graduation. 

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  • Collaboration in the development of webinars agendas and search for experts in ASF prevention and response presentations.
  • Support in the administration of the African Swine Fever platform and other transboundary diseases.
  • Collaboration in the planning, development and implementation of capacity building and training in surveillance for the prevention of ASF in the Caribbean and Central America region with a onehealth approach.
  • Development of technical documentation (infographics, technical documents, reports, etc) to support the African Swine Fever project.
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Learning to work in a team environment and applying communication skills. Student will be encouraged to apply surgical and book based knowledge while interacting with clients and patients.

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The Why:

At Goodheart, we believe in the value of teaching and learning. Hosting veterinary students who are eager to learn allows us to contribute to our profession and is also a great way to keep our own knowledge and skills fresh and sharp.

The Who:

  • We are a full-service small animal general practice offering high-quality medicine and exceptional client service. We LOVE to talk about what sets us apart but hate to waste paper, so explore our site www.goodheart.vet to learn more about us. Be sure to check out our “100 Little Things
  • You are a veterinary student who wants to gain experience in a high-quality small animal practice, has a positive outlook and loves connecting with clients (even if it still makes you nervous), and is ready to jump in and grab opportunities to learn as they come your way. Our externship program is open to vet students in any stage of their education.

 

The What:

  • Our extern program relies on student-driven learning to improve your clinical skills and, for those who are interested, your business acumen as well. In addition to shadowing our doctors during appointments and assisting with surgeries, we may ask you to research a medical topic and present to our team or join us at a community event to connect with new clients.
  • We trust your school to prepare you for the NAVLE. We want to help prepare you to be a happy, productive practitioner of veterinary medicine and an important member of your community. We also enjoy helping students with their own extracurricular goals, such as completing your VBMA Honors Portfolio.
  • If you would like to preview our Clinical Externship and Business/Clinical Externship Passports that we use as our starting point for each student’s learning plan, please contact Dr. Beth Spencer at the email below.

 

The Where, When, and How:

  • Denver, Colorado!
  • We host externs year-round for 2-4 weeks per student. Please contact us at least 60 days prior to your externship start date, and the sooner the better.

 

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