Exotic 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.

Oxford, OH

Description Small Animal and exotics (consisting mainly of avian)general practice. Duties/experience will include; appointments and diagnostics. the student will have the opportunity to work with digital radiography, ultrasound, tonopen, dental equipment etc.  Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not on record.

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. 

Morris Plains, NJ

Type of Experience: We are a very busy small and exotic animal hospital.

Lewis Center, OH

Description Small/exotic animal medicine/surgery; some orthopedic surgery, some emergency medicine.

Niles, OH

Type of Experience: Small Animal & Exotic Practice Name: Animal Medical Care Center Description Experience:

Mesa, AZ

Description Externship in Exotic Animal Veterinary Medicine

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

Avon Lake, OH

Description Details General practice setting in very busy practice. 3 days of office calls and 1 day of surgery per week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 AM - 9 PM, Friday 7 AM - 4 PM. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available High caseload of exotic species

Morrow, OH

Type of Experience: 4th year veterinary student externship Description Experience: Externship in a sm

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.

Toledo, OH

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

Melbourne, FL

Description Experience: The Brevard Zoo is pleased to offer 4 – 6 week externships available to senior veterinary students.

Lawrenceburg, IN

Description Experience in seeing patients, working up cases and performing surgery. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not on record. Educational Resources Not on record. Responsibilities Medical case management, perform surgery, evaluate diagnostic imaging. Student Supervision 8 hrs per day, 6 days per week Housing No

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.

New Hyde Park, NY

Type of Experience: Small animal - feline & rabbits Description E

Jupiter, FL

Description This is a full-service, busy animal clinic with special interest in dentistry and internal medicine.

Chicago, IL

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

Cincinnati, OH

Description Assist veterinarian with exotics and small animals. Observe surgical procedures. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Exotic Animal Medicine Educational Resources Journal, books, etc. Responsibilities Assist veterinarian. Student Supervision 40 hours a week Housing No Practice Information Cincinnati Animal Medical Center 8350 Plainfield Road Cincinnati, OH 45237

Tamaqua, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal exclusive (canine, feline, rabbits, pocket pets and some wildlife) veterinary hospital; solo practitioner; diverse medical and surgical case load; hospital offers a full in-house laboratory, ultrasound, digital radiography, advanced orthopedic and s

Ithaca, NY

Description Experience:

Chelmsford, MA

Type of Experience: Small animal and exotic veterinary practice Descr

Strongsville, OH

Description The student will be working with all staff in the hospital in surgery, medicine, and exam rooms. The student will be included in cases, decisions, and evaluations.

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.

Essex Junction, VT

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:   Essex Veterinary Center      Description Experience:  Small Animal Medicine with exotics.  Surgery and general practice. Educational Resources:  AAHA Journals, Cornerstone database, several books Responsibilities of Students:  Physical exams, discussions about treatment options with the veterinarians, intrepreting labwork results with the veterinarians,

Kirkland, WA

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

Baltimore, MD

Description Experience: Varied small animal experience with dogs, cats, exotics, and pocket pets. Hospital is a busy 24 hr practice that focuses on routine medical care, emergency medicine, various surgery, and a discounted spay/neuter program.

Tamp, FL

Type of Experience: Aquatic & exotic veterinary externship Descri

Decatur, GA

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

Las Vegas, NV

Description Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Aquatic Animal Medicine & Surgery at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Exotic Medicine at Spring Preserve On the premises we have the following equipment; Vettest/QBC by IDEXX, computers (6 terminals, AVS 5.1), ASIF bone plating, avian metabolic cage, endoscopy (Olympus scope), respirator, pulse oximeter monitor, isoflurane vaporizer, etc.

Williamsburg, VA

Type of Experience: Small animal/ Exotic veterinary clinic, with predominantly canine and feline cases, but a good variety of avian and reptile cases. Also, rehabilitation center with underwater treadmill and ongoing rehab cases and evaluation.

Toledo, OH

Description Small animal practice also sees small mammals, mostly dogs and cats but also rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc. Our clinic includes the following equipment; X-ray, ultrasound, tonometry, IDEXX chemistry and QBC, 3 isoflorane anesthetic machines, Summit Hill Dentistry, JorVet Dopple with sphygmomaroters, soon to have dental X-ray, Esoph, stethescopes, Schem Ultima 500 Dental Machine, Burdick ECG machine, autoclave, full line of surgical instruments orthopedic, ophthalmic, etc.

Scottsdale, AZ

Description Our main focus is on small animal medicine and surgery. We also do exotic medicine and surgery and emergency medicine and surgery.

Reynoldsburg, OH

Description Small animal general practice with some exotics, ultrasonography with telemedicine, rigid and flexible endoscopy including GI, urinary, otoscopic, rhinoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. Dentistry with digital radiography, endodontics and periodontics. Soft tissue and limited orthopedic surgery with laser standard.

Berea, OH

Type of Experience: small animal & exotics practice - GP Description Experience:

Elmwoood 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.

Lisle, IL

Type of Experience: Exotic Animals & Holistic Care

Galloway, OH

Description Routine externship responsibilities depending on level of comfort - surgeries, dentals, appointments, client communication as requested. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Elizabeth Logan exotics experience Educational Resources Journals, books, and computer (VIN). Responsibilities Routine externship responsibilities depending on level of comfort - surgeries, dentals, appointments, client communication as requested.

Oakhurst, NJ

Type of Experience: Avian and exotic animal private practice Descript

Las Vegas, NV

Description Small and exotic animal clinic. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Currently 5 veterinarians on site. Educational Resources All up to date vet/tech journals, magazines & VIN members on site. Responsibilities Expected to help with cases, work in the back. All responsibilities except for seeing clients - under direct supervision.

Virginia Beach, VA

Type of Experience: Externship in a 55% dog, 35% cats, 20% exotics general private practice

Pittsfield, MA

Type of Experience: Small animal & exotics externship Description

Dublin, OH

Description Riverside Animal Care Center is an AAHA certified 6 doctor small animal practice. We have a large support staff of technicians and assistants. RACC also has a certified Veterinary Practice Manager who handles day to day operations. We have a complete Idexx in house laboratory, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, 2 high speed dental units in a new dental/special procedures suite, complete endoscopic services including gastroscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy, otoscopy, bronchoscopy and laparoscopy.