Companion Animal Medicine Externship
Perry Veterinary Clinic, PLLC, (PVC) a 24 veterinarian practice located in Western New York operates 3 VFAP accredited companion animal clinics. PVC offers opportunities for externships in companion animal medicine throughout the year. Externships are tailored to meet the interests and needs of the individual student’s academic program and ability level.
A PVC partner will be assigned as a primary mentor for the Companion Animal Medicine externship. The mentor will work with the student to design an experience that meets the needs of the student. Students will have exposure to all aspects of practice life including veterinary activities, case studies, billing, and customer relations. Depending on the duration of the externship, special projects or research initiatives may be arranged. The practice provides housing, and professional liability insurance through the AVMA PLIT Student Program.
- medical work up and development of treatment plans
- daily rounding
- in house lab work
- patient prep
- catheter placement
- calculate drug & fluid doses
- set up and perform imaging exams
- set up monitoring equipment
- surgical closures
- endoscopic procedures
- history and physical
- discuss preventive care options with owners
- respond to owners’ questions and concerns
- participate in dental cleaning
- assist with extractions
- dental radiology
- assist with trauma cases
- work evening or weekend call cases
When not pursuing academic / professional development, the area includes numerous year round attractions and is within easy commuting distance of Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto.
Interested applicants may contact Tracy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (585) 969-9117.
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