- About the College
- Veterinary Medical Center
- Departments & Offices
During the externship, students will participate in all aspects of the veterinary department's activities, including routine, emergency, and preventative health care of the animal collection, maintaining health records, assisting the veterinary technicians with routine tests, and assisting in the care of hospitalized animals. Subjects:
The student will participate in all aspects of daily operations at the animal health center, including daily medical rounds, implementation of preventative medicine programs, assist with daily animal treatments, the student will be responsible for the daily entry of animal medical records using Med ARKS computer software, assist with immobilization and anesthesia monitoring of zoo animals, and the student will be expected to work on an independent study project while the hospital staff is engaged in administrative activities. The independent study project should be discussed with the veterinary staff prior to the start of the program. The student will present the project during the final week of the program.
Students are supervised directly by the veterinary staff for 8 hours daily during the externship, and for 5 to 7 days per week.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
4850 West Powell Rd.
Powell, OH 43065
Email: gwen [dot] myers [at] columbuszoo [dot] org
Signature on file: Gwen E. Myers, DVM