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.

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.

Lakewood, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal General Practice: canine, feline, reptile, small exotics, surgery

College Station, TX

Type of Experience: Exotic avian research and clinical externship Des

Searcy, AR

Type of Experience: Mixed animal private practice Description Experie

San Antonio, TX

Description Experience: Marine mammal, aquatic and exotic animal medicine.

Chicago, IL

Description The preceptorship program at the Shedd Aquarium offers exposure to the veterinary management of a large and diverse collection of fishes, marine mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, non-marine mammals and invertebrates. Students work closely with the veterinary staff (includes 3 veterinarians, a veterinary resident, 4 veterinary technicians, staff microbiologist and water quality personnel). Responsibilities are assigned based on each student's level of interest and aptitude.

Monmouth Junction, NJ

Type of Experience: Small Animal Exclusive (some exotic) - General Practice and Surgery.

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.

Fairfax, VA

Type of Experience: Four doctor exotic animal (birds, ferrets, rabbits, small rodents, reptiles only) practice.

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

Troy, OH

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

Tempe, AZ

Description Preceptor position available in AAHA member hospital. Winner in Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year 1997, first runner up award (4/97 issue), and recipient of “Practice of Excellence” award (3/01 issue). Quality oriented hospital philosophy. We are a busy companion animal/exotics general practice offering advanced services in endoscopy, ultrasound, laser surgery and orthopedic surgery. Please send resume attn: Dr. J. Thomas Gus University Veterinary Hospital 2500 S. Hardy Tempe, Arizona 85282

Gainesville, FL

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

Athens, GA

Type of Experience: 2-4 week clinical rotations hospital based: Large Animal Medicine Large Animal Surgery SA Community Practice SAMS 5405 Anesthesiology SAMS 5450 SA General Surgery SAMS 5415 Exotics

Urbana, IL

Type of Experience: U of I Wildlife and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotation (WEAMS): Clinical Zoological Medicine including exotic pet medicine, wildlife medicine, zoo medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Description The purpose of this rotation is to introduce the student to pet special species medicine. Students will gain knowledge of these animals by hands-on experience and participation in rounds. The student will be expected to obtain histories, develop a rule-out list and a diagnostic plan on all appointments. Students will participate in patient management and assist with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

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.

Tucson, AZ

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

Alexandria, VA

Type of Experience: Companion and exotic animal practice exposing students to the daily life of a general practitioner, surgery, dental procedures, and Eastern medicine.

Albuquerque, NM

Description We are a hi-volume hospital ~ 75 dogs/cats, 15-20 exotics/avian/other. The student will have exposure to both routine CBP med/surgery cases along with referral patients. We also provide critical care/24 hr monitoring experience. Our facility contains a fully equipped lab, 2 surgery suites (ortho/soft tissue), an ICU room, radiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, pulse ox, ETCO2, BP monitors, 24 hour care, etc. We started an i

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.

Waynesboro, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal and some exotics Description Experie

Woodbridge, NJ

Type of Experience: Small animal/exotics Description Experience: