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Extern candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career in equine medicine and have prior experience in handling and treating horses. Externs are expected to assist veterinarians and technicians in daily work, and to be available for emergency calls at night and on the weekend. Externs should have a strong work ethic and have a positive attitude. Successful completion of an externship with VLACEH is a pre-requisite for those individuals in applying for our internship program.

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Town & Country Veterinarians is proud to have been serving the Gainesville, Florida community for more than 30 years! Our outstanding reputation is built on excellent customer service, thorough patient care, and our extensive involvement in our local community. We are an AHHA-accredited practice with three veterinarians on staff. Rather than predetermined packages, our veterinarians take great pride in delivering personalized care to ensure each pet leaves our animal hospital happier and healthier than when they arrived! Our practice offers all of the modern equipment any doctor would hope for including digital x-ray (full body & dental), ultrasound, electronic medical records & a therapeutic laser.

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General Equine Practice, in hospital, and ambulatory.

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We are a 8 doctor small animal practice in West Carrollton, Ohio, A one hour drive from Columbus. We are an AAHA accredited practice and are a state of the art facility. We have a great team of doctors, registered veterinary technicians, and client services staff. All are prepared to offer great mentorship to the veterinary student. Twin Maples offers wellness visits, ill patient visits, dentistry, ultrasound, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.   Our doctors have a wide range of experience and interests.

At Twin Maples you will have the opportunity to see a variety of cases, both routine and challenging as well as the opportunity to observe the day to day scheduling and management of a large group practice.

Students will have the opportunity to shadow veterinarians, learn about practice managment, assist in wellness and ill patient visit, and assist in surgery.  

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We offer students the chance to follow and get hands on experience with a clinician throughout all aspects of their day. Experiences would include large and small diagnostics, surgery/dentals, and medicine. Large animal will primarily consits of horses, beef cattle, pigs, alpacas, llamas and other small rominents. 

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Mixed animal medicine and surgery consisting of small animal diagnosis, treatment, surgery and large animal diagnosis, treatment, surgery.  Large animal will also consist of reproductive work, primarily pregnancy diagnosis and open cow management.  Also, livestock market work will be included for beef cows and feeder cattle.

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Students will shadow clinicians in all aspects of their day with hands on experience at the discretion of the attending clinican. Experiences include participation in daily appointments and client communications, treatments and procedures, case discussions and treatment decisions. 

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The mission of VETERINARY AGRI-HEALTH SERVICES LTD. (VAHS) is to provide client-focused professional services and expertise in beef cattle health and welfare, production medicine, field research, and veterinary education. We are a health management oriented veterinary practice based in Alberta that provides high quality professional services to feedlot and cow-calf operations across Western Canada. These services focus on three areas: animal health and production related management strategies and problem solving; animal wellbeing and product quality; and research, producer education and information transfer. Our services include vaccination, treatment and parasite control programs, nutritional advice, computerized record systems and health monitoring, regular consultation and reproductive health visits, as well as individual animal diagnosis and treatment. Our primary goal is to work collaboratively with our clients and other industry professionals to maximize the health and productivity of individual herds with a cost-effective program consistent with the goals and objectives of each producer.

We host an annual Advanced Beef Production Medicine rotation at VAHS. The primary objective of this rotation is to provide 4th year veterinary students with the knowledgebase, skill-set, and resources necessary for a successful career as a cow-calf and feedlot practitioner. Various segments of this rotation are specifically designed to address weaknesses commonly identified by new graduates and their employers (i.e. inability to conduct risk assessments and formulate customized preconditioning or vaccination protocols, assist with genetic evaluation and selection of sires that complement environmental challenges or marketing opportunities, etc.). Learning modules will be accomplished via wet labs, tours, lectures, investigations and group discussions. Daily activities will aid in fine-tuning skills necessitated by beef cattle practice and provide the students with an understanding of common needs of clients, key aspects of preventive medicine, and steps necessary to transition to a consulting-based relationship. The students will have the opportunity to learn from various veterinarians and other professionals who are experts in preventive medicine, nutrition, management-intensive grazing, marketing, cattle selection, risk management, etc. This rotation is best suited for students with a keen interest in cow-calf and/or feedlot production medicine and consulting or those wishing to develop advanced beef cattle production medicine skills in order to provide a high level of service to their beef cattle clients within a mixed-animal practice setting.

 

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Big Creek Veterinary Hosptial is a progressive, exclusively small animal practice in Northeast Ohio. Big Creek provides experiences in all aspects of small animal medicine, from soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries and dental health medicine to internal medicine and ophthomolgy services. We currently have 7 veterinarians on staff and will soon be expanding our clinic further. 

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An interactive student externship offering unique experience in a corporate practice setting.  The student should gain experience with decision-making, diagnostics, physical exams, hands-on and technical skills.

 

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