externship is designed to provide veterinary students with broad scope
experience in a large equine private practice. BVEH, Navasota is a
primary and referral/specialty practice in central Texas providing
general preventative care, haul-in sports medicine and lameness
evaluations, and management of internal medicine, critical care and
surgical cases. Externs have the opportunity to gain extensive hands-on
experience with direct supervision of veterinarians, interns and a
knowledgeable, friendly staff. It is expected that externs will gain
experience applicable to general practice as well as an internship.
Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Digital ultrasound, Digital and
computed radiography, Critical care monitoring equipment, advanced
in-house laboratory, advanced dentistry equipment, fully stocked
reference library and on-line journal article access. Daily stall-side
case rounds and weekly journal club/seminar. On-site continuing
education and monthly client seminars that externs are invited to
participate in when scheduled.
Assisting in daily evaluation of and treatments for hospitalized cases
under the supervision of interns and staff veterinarians.
2. Participation in outpatient appointments, including exposure to
lameness evaluations and sports medicine management; ophthalmic,
gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiology examinations; emergency
management; and reproductive and neonatal care.
3. Externs are expected to participate in overnight care of
hospitalized cases, including critical evaluation, monitoring and
treatments; as well as participate in all emergencies.
4. Participation in daily case rounds and weekly seminar/journal clubs.
are scheduled from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and 8am-12pm on
Saturdays. Emergencies are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Veterinary interns live on the premises and are available to visiting
students 24 hours a day. Staff veterinarians see appointments primarily
in house and care for hospitalized cases daily. Surgeries are
performed on a daily, as needed basis. Caseload varies depending on the
season with spring and early summer being quite busy.