are typically 3rd or 4th year veterinary students that have a strong
interest in the care of nontraditional pets. Externs are expected to
spend a 2 to 6 week rotation at the hospital but exceptions may be made
for shorter or longer stays. Externs are ancillary positions to the
hospital’s veterinarians, technicians, and customer service staff. The
externs will assist the doctor and technicians with a patient during the
taking of a medical history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment
phases. The externs will help maintain the veterinary facilities,
equipment, veterinary records, and supplies. They also assist in the
care of boarding animals. The externs are expected to participate fully
in all aspects of patient care under the supervision of the hospital
staff. The hospital is open 6 days a week with some evening hours.
Externs are expected to work 40+ hrs/week.