Avian Medicine Elective

If you are interested, during your 4th year off-site elective experience, we provide a list of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's previously approved locations.

If you choose not to work at any of the pre-approved sites, please find your own elective location and submit a request for approval through The College of Veterinary Medicine.

Albuquerque, NM

Type of Experience:  Aquatic, Avian Medicine, Equine Practice Name:  Albuquerque Biopark Zoo  Description Experience:   This is a zoo collection of roughly 1,000 animals including reptiles, amphibians,birds, and a broad base of mammal species from elephants to naked mole rats. We also are responsible for the aquarium which has several thousand fish of multiple species. Emily will be involved with rounds, visual exams, physical exams ,and whatever else comes our way while she is here..

Columbus OH

Description Assist and support the patients and clients of a small animal, avian and exotic wildlife veterinary practice. Our facility includes a full laboratory in house, radiology, surgery, ultrasound, surgical laser, endoscopy (flexible and rigid), full hospitalization capacity including intensive 24 hour care and emergency service, and full access to Ohio Wildlife Center.

Columbus, OH

Description Assist and support the patients and clients of a small animal, avian and exotic practice with close association with wildlife rehabilitation and recovery organization. (The Ohio Wildlife Center).  Our facility is open 7 days a week, and for a wide range of species we offer a full in-house laboratory, digital radiology (including digital dental), routine and some orthopedic surgery, advanced dental procedures/techniques, surgical laser, physical therapy laser and ultrasound. 

Long Beach, CA

Veterinary Externship/Preceptorship Program Program description:

Indianapolis, IN

Type of Experience: Avian and Exotic

Miami, FL

Description Experience: Full medical and surgical care of exotic pets. Institutional Resources: Information not provided.

Raleigh, NC

Type of Experience: Avian and Exotic Medicine and Surgery Externship

Bothell, WA

Description Details Four weeks, full-time veterinary student externship in an exotic animal hospital. The externship program/preceptorship is structured by week to allow students the opportunity to not only work with and see exotic animal cases, but also to learn the different strategies necessary to effectively practice exotic animal medicine. Each week will focus on a particular aspect of exotic animal practice:

Nashville, TN

Type of Experience: Avian and Exotics Medicine Description Experience

Reynoldsburg OH

Description Avian-handling and physical exam, specimen collection for common diagnostic test, common lab tests and interpretation, radiology, anesthesia, medication, endoscopy, surgery, etc. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available R. Mohan, DVM; MS in Avian Diseases, Ph.D. in Microbiology, over 30 years of experience in avian diagnostic and therapy.

Norton OH

Description This externship takes place at both the Barberton Veterinary Clinic, a busy 3 doctor small animal, bird and exotic animal clinic, and at North Coast Bird and Exotic Specialties, a 2 doctor exotics only specialty practice within Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is a 24,000 square foot central hospital shared by more than 50 veterinarians from ten affiliated general practices, nine specialist practices and a 24-hour emergency service. Rotations may include medical rounds at the Akron Zoo as well.

Toldeo OH

Description The student will spend normal office hours - Monday through Saturday - at our practice. Student will also write client handout and will practice basic techniques: holding birds, gauage-feeding and gram stains with interpretation.

Toledo, OH

Type of Experience: Avian and Exotic Practice Name: Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center

Chermside, Brisbane, Australia

Type of Experience: 4th year clinical rotation in avian medicine Desc

Menomee Falls, WI

Type of Experience: Small animal/exotic/avian clinical practice Descr

Coral Springs, FL

Description Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital was established in June of 1999.  In 2001, we expanded into a 4,000 sq. ft.

Columbus OH

Description Clinical companion bird & exotic animal medicine and surgery.

Chicago, IL

Description Experience: Externs are typically 3rd or 4th year veterinary students that have a strong interest in the care of nontraditional pets.

1522 Martin St State College, PA 16803

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Name:         CPVETS Description Experience: The student will be working in a 24/7 emergency clinic. We handle small companion animals including dogs, cats, pocket pets, avian and reptile patients. We are up to date and fully equipped to handle a wide variety of emergency and critical care cases.

Athens, GA

Type of Experience: Avian, Equine, Exotic, and Zoo Animal Medicine Practice Name: Department of Pathology - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Nokomis, FL

Description Experience: General practice seeing birds, reptiles, amphibians, pocket pets, and fish in both clinical and housecall setting. Medicine and surgery of companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and fish as well as wildlife.

Kirkland, WA

Type of Experience: Veterinary Private Practice - Exotic companion animals only

Decatur, GA

Type of Experience: Private practice devoted 100% to birds, reptiles, and exotic mammals.

206 Treadwell St Wilmington, NC

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Name:  Hanover Regional Animal Hospital

Oakley, CA

Type of Experience: Avian Medicine and Surgical private practice Desc

Elmwood Park IL

Description Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital is a 100% exotic animal practice located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Between 600-800 patients are seen monthly, of which 45% ore companion birds, 20% ferrets, 25% rabbits and rodents, and 10% reptiles. Zoo animals, raptors, and other wildlife are not normally seen.

Pittsburgh, PA

Type of Experience: Veterinary externship focusing on all aspects of avian medicine in a zoological setting.

Oakhurst, NJ

Type of Experience: Avian and exotic animal private practice Descript

College Station, TX

Type of Experience: Exotic avian research and clinical externship Des

Wilton CT

Description South Wilton Veterinary Group and the Avian and Exotic Pet Referral Center is a six doctor practice owned by an ABVP board certified avian specialist. SWVG provides medical and surgical care for a wide range of species including cats, dogs, privately owned companion birds, as well as exotic pets including ferrets, lagomorphs, small rodents, and reptiles, and injured or sick wildlife. A one year internship and a 2 week externship is offered by the South Wilton Veterinary Group.

Corpus Christi, TX

Type of Experience: Aquatic Medicine, Avian Medicine, Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoo Animal Medicine Practice Name: Texas State Aquarium Description Experience: Clinical experience in aquarium/zoo facility and wildlife rehabilitation facility primarily dealing with raptors and shorebirds. Externs observe and assist in public facility and may have opportunity to practice case management in wildlife rehabilitation facility.

New York, NY

Type of Experience: Externship in exotic pet medicine Description Exp

Newark, DE

Type of Experience: 2-4 week externships for 4th year veterinary students; minimum 40 hrs/week

Troy, OH

Type of Experience: Veterinary general practice including wildlife, birds, and exotics

Gainesville, FL

Type of Experience: Avian, Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoo Animal Medicine Practice Name: University of Florida - Zoological Medicine 

Knoxville TN

Description Details Clinical rotation in Avian and Zoological Medicine Diagnosis and treatment of exotic species, including small mammals, birds, reptiles and wildlife species Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available All specialty services of the Teaching Hospital, including small and large animal medicine and surgery 4 faculty members in Avian and Zoological medicine as well as 3 residents Dr. Juergen Schumacher, Assoc.

East Lansing, MI

Type of Experience: The mission of the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL) is to provide leadership in solving current and future problems in neoplastic and other viral diseases of poultry using basic and applied multidisciplinary, team approaches thereby benefiting the po

Tucson, AZ

Type of Experience: Small Animal; Avian, Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoo Animal Medicine Practice Name: Valley Animal Hospital

Santa Monica, CA

Description Five Doctor, AAHA certified hospital, 35% Avian/Exotic patients.  Exposure to a wide array of Avian and Exotic patients with a predominance of birds and rabbits

Bedford Hills, NY

Type of Experience: Shadowing of veterinarian in a practice that only sees birds and exotic pets.

Davis CA

Description We have an expanding bird and companion exotic pet practice at UC Davis and have openings for veterinary students from other schools and colleges in Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine during many weeks of the 2007-2008 academic year.  Rotations requested should be a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 4 weeks in length. (Qualifications: 1. Final year veterinary student or about to start final year at time of visit. During the summer (mid-June throught August) we accept some U.S.