Clinical Pathology 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.

Washington DC

Description We are a consulting anatomic pathology service.

Spencerville, OH

Type of Experience: Two-week rotation in industry pathology (contract research organization).

Madison, WI

Type of Experience: Ocular Pathology. 

Fort Collins, CO

Type of Experience: Pathology Externship Description Experience:

Silver Spring, MD

Type of Experience: Diagnostic pathology Description Experience:

Baltimore, MD

Type of Experience: The Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology offers externship programs in both pathology and laboratory animal medicine to veterinary students who have completed at least three (3) years of their veterinary training.

Bethesda, MD

Description Experience: The student will participate in gross necrospies of laboratory animals used in biomedical research at the NIH, under the direct supervision of a staff veterinary pathologist. In conjunction with staff pathologists the student will review histopathology from selected cases.

Raleigh NC

Description Participate with senior veterinary students on necropsy service. Review gross and histopathologic findings with pathology residents and board certified pathologists. Attend all pathology related rounds and seminars. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Board certified pathologists Residents in an anatomic pathology training program Educational Resources College of Veterinary Medicine Library, weekly gross and histologic rounds

Reynoldsburg, OH

Description Necropsies are primarily of food production animals (cattle, swine, sheep, goats) and poultry (turkeys, chickens), with fewer horses, dogs, cats and miscellaneous animals (few exotic animals, deer and other wildlife, camelids and pet birds).

Stillwater, OK

Type of Experience: Rotation through National Center for Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University to explore careers in teaching, research, and diagnostic service in veterinary parasitology.

Columbus OH

Description Interpret cytologies, hemograms, and biochemical profiles from clinical patients; review teaching sets and references. Dr. Wellman and Clinical Pathology Instructor, supervisors.

West Lafayette, IN

Description Experience: An externship at Purdue involves daily interaction in the consulting office on clinical cases with the clinicians of the case, clinical pathologists and clinical pathology residents. Externs will learn to critically evaluate cytologic and hematologic specimens as well as laboratory data.

Brookings SD

Description An opportunity to get hands on experience in diagnostic laboratory medicine and pathology of food animals. There is also an opportunity for field investigation and food animal infectious disease research. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available The SDSU Diagnostic Laboratory is AAVLD accredited full service laboratory. There are 7 pathologists, 10 infectious disease researchers and one extension veterinarian.

College Station TX

Description The department allows pathology externs to get excellent experience in veterinary pathology. Externs are able to interact with pathology residents. Necropsy and biopsy case material is varied and is drawn from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Supplemental case material is available at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

North Grafton MA

Description Small animal orthopedic surgery clinical and surgical experience Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available All specialty boards are represented at TCSVM. Dr. Kowaleski is a diplomate of the ACVS and ECVS. Educational Resources Extensive library Rounds CE activities  Responsibilities The same as 4th year clinical rotations at OSU. Student Supervision 8-12 hours per day, 5 days per week

Maywood, IL

Type of Experience: 4th year veterinary student externship in zoological/wildlife pathology

Philadelphia, PA

Type of Experience: Anatomic Pathology (and Clinical Pathology at the Philadelphia campus)

Knoxville, TN

Type of Experience: Anatomic pathology.

Madison, WI

Type of Experience: Extended experience in laboratory animal pathology. Species seen at the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC) include rats, mice, other rodents, zebrafish, captive wildlife used in research, dogs and cats, and agricultural species.

Pullman, WA

Type of Experience: Anatomic pathology externship. The student would have the opportunity to participate in necropsies daily as well as have the opportunity to follow a subset of cases through histopathology and ancillary testing.

Pullman, WA

Type of Experience: Externship Program in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology

Pullman WA

Description Participate in daily diagnostic necropsies with followup histopathology and interpretation of ancillary testing. The extern will also spend time discussing research programs at WSU with seclected faculty.

Ashland OH

Description Veterinary Pathology in the context of a Contract Research Organization with a focus on preclinical safety assessment.

San Diego CA

Description Intensive immersion in a busy exotic animal anatomic pathology service. Emphasis on gross necropsy, gross description and integration of pathology into animal management programs. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 4 ACVP certified veterinary pathologists:

Laramie, WY

Description Diagnostic pathology-necropsy examination (gross and histology), surgical biopsy, cytology and clinical pathology from a wide variety of case specimens (dependent on time of year and service load) including but not limited to wildlife, companion animal, domestic food animals, equine etc. Responsible for reviewing case submissions individually and with pathologist, assisting and individually perfroming necropsy examinations (under supervision of pathologist), writing case reports etc.