Mixed Animal 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.

Glenwood Springs, CO

Description Experience: This is a veterinary externship in private practice. Students are paired with veterinarians, and share with them the management of both elective and emergency cases.

Green Camp, OH

Description Mixed practice: 63% small animal 37% large animal Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available One associate veterinarian Educational Resources Journals Books Internet Responsibilities Assist doctor with appointments and surgeries. Student Supervision All day at clinic, average 9 hours. Housing No 

Marietta, OH

Type of Experience: Private mixed practice

Saegertown, PA

Description We are a large (8 doctor) and rapidly growing mixed animal practice serving the bovine (dairy), equine and companion animal markets in Northwest Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. Our new 7200 square foot hospital is equipped with up-to-date technology included large and small animal stationary and portable ultrasound and radiology, in-house lab (CBC, Blood Chemistry), endoscope, tonopen, EKG.

Greenville, PA

Type of Experience: 4 doctor mixed animal practice in NW PA. Large animal portion is primarily dairy and equine. Student will participate in large animal calls, small animal surgery, and small animal outpatient appointments.

Liberty, IN

Type of Experience: Mixed Animal Description Experience: <

Appleton City, MO

Type of Experience: Our clinic is 50% Beef Cattle (Primarily cow/calf), 40% Small animal medicine/surgery, 10% Variety of other species. Our clinic has 3 full time veterinarians in rural, west-central Missouri.

Foley, AL

Description Experience: Work in veterinary private practice; see clients/pets; treat various conditions/illnesses; perform spays and neuters; work with local shelter

Delton, MI

Type of Experience: Mixed animal solo practitioner practice in a rural setting with an experience of real life day to day general practice. Animals routinely treated in this practice include dogs, cats, horses, llamas, alpacas and occasionally sheep and goats.

Gainesville, TX

Description 3 doctor veterinary practice. Student will be able to participate in all treatments / surgeries at some level with direct supervision. High quality small animal/exotic medicine and surgery with excellent patient care. A congenial work environment with all the tools needed for treatment and diagnostics. Equine opportunities in reproduction health, embryo transfer, lameness, soft tissue surgery & internal medicine. Nearby equine/small animal orthopedic clinic can provide orthopedic surgery experience.

Karachi, Patkistan

Type of Experience: General mixed animal practice

Oakland, ME

Type of Experience: Private practice mixed animal with emphasis on companion animal and dairy.

Logan, OH

Description 32 years of mixed animal practice. Surgeries are primarily performed in the mornings, a few appointments are seen late morning, farm calls typically occur right after lunch, and the rest of the afternoon is spent on small animal appointments. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Stevelt is sole practitioner in general practice.

Kittanning, PA

Type of Experience: Mixed Animal Description Experience:

Lisbon, OH

Type of Experience: Working alongside six veterinarians in a mixed clinical practice.

Lisbon, OH

Type of Experience: County Fair Vet experience: Experience being the fair vet at the largest county fair in Ohio. This elective experience has to be the two weeks preceding Labor Day each year. Mixed animal, primarily large animal.

Ballston Spa, NY

Description Sole practitioner in mixed animal practice (65% small animal, 25% equine, 10% ruminant/camelid/cervid). Student will observe (and assist when possible) large and small animal medicine and surgery in office appointments and on farm/house calls. There will be as much hands on as situations allow. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Teddy Smith, DVM Educational Resources large and small animal library internet access

Polk, OH

Description Mixed animal practice. Small animal appointments/surgery. Large Animal (bovine/equine) reproduction and herd health.

Marcus, IA

Type of Experience: This will be a 2 week elective rotation in our mixed animal practice, which is primarily a beef and swine intensive practice.

Maria Stein, OH

Type of Experience: 6 doctor, 3 clinic Mixed Practice 60% Dairy, 10% Swine, 30% pets. Dairy clients range from 15 to 5000 cows. Sudents actively (You will Palpate & do Surgery) in herd health visits, sick cow work, export heifer processing, dystocia, and consultation visits.

Somerset, OH

Description This practice has five veterinarians and we are in a rural community. We do mixed animals with volunteering for spay, neuter clinics. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available not available Educational Resources not available Responsibilities Client communications, physical exams, spays, neuters but mostly depends on comfort of student.

Mayville, WI

Description This is a primarily dairy area encompassing 75% of our business. We are a progressive mixed animal practice with all of the bells and whistles. Your experience here would allow you to master both palpation and individual cow medicine. For those with an interest, we also have 3 equine practitioners and 4 small animal practitioners.

Loris, SC

Type of Experience: Mixed animal veterinary medicine externship Descr

Pomeroy, OH

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice that does many elective and soft tissue surgeries as well as wellness exams and treatment of sick animals.

Potter Valley, CA

Type of Experience: Large Animal (predominantly equine) solo rural practice, with a very varied client base.

Orland, CA

Type of Experience: Mixed animal general practice.  Students usually select practice for food-animal experience. Half of our income is from cattle.

Cortland, NY

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice: 60% Dairy/20% Equine/20%SA. 40,000 mature dairy cows in practice.

Millersburg, IN

Description Small animal, food animal,  equine & equine reproduction. There is a large amount of Amish small farms and small dairys. Two doctor practice.

Stockton, NJ

Type of Experience: Medicine,Surgery (Soft Tissue and Orthopedics) Mixed practice (Large animal, small animal and exotics) Practice management

Montrose, CO

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice; Practice both medical and surgical skills, patient care, ambulatory work including colic work-ups, dairy herd health, beef cattle herd health, acupuncture

Mount Vernon, OH

Type of Experience: Mixed Animal Practice - Small Animal/Equine/Food Animal

Shippensburg, PA

Description Extern will gain experience in a true mixed animal practice. The practice takes care of anything from ferrets to draft horses. The extern will be able to get a taste of being a veterinarian in a small rural practice in south central Pennsylvania. More specific information can be obtained by emailing Dr. Lartz. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Information not available Educational Resources Information not available

Muleshoe, TX

Type of Experience: Mixed animal; food animal-predominantly dairy practice

Zanesville, OH

Description Mixed animal practice: small animal medicine and surgery; large animal medicine and surgery Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not available Educational Resources full library internet access Responsibilities Participate in all aspects of practice Student Supervision 6 days per week, 8 hours/day Housing No

Window Rock, AZ

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice with that being cattle, horse, sheep and canine work. Assist with field herd health vaccinations in large animals. Assist with elective surgeries on small animals.

Granada, Nicaragua

Type of Experience: Mixed Animal Description Experience:

Springfield, OH

Type of Experience: I own a mixed animal practice (85% companion) in Springfield Ohio that I started in 1982. I will provide the student with the opportunity to be involved in clinics, surgery, radiography, and farm visits.

Sycamore, OH

Description Details We are a mixed animal practice in North Central Ohio. Approximately 40% swine, 40%small animal, 15% dairy, 5% equine/small ruminant/beef. The species that we care for are cats, dogs, cattle, equine, sheep, goats and pigs. Currently we have one full time small animal veterinarian, one full time mixed, mostly large animal veterinarian and one full time mostly swine veterinarin. A student would be welcome to work with any of the vets in the practice depending on the caseload for that day.

Bellefontaine, OH

Description Our practice is 75% small and 25% large in a rural setting. We allow for in office appointment time, surgery time, emergency help and large animal calls. Associate veterinarians and special expertise available We have 4 doctors that rotate large and small animal duties and evening/ weekend emergencies. Educational Resources Available We do have a large library on hand as well as a computer for further referencing.

Wauseon, OH

Description We are a mixed animal practice with 2 offices. We provide US for small and large animals. We see a variety of animals including farm animals, camelids, and pets.

Delta, OH

Type of Experience: We are a mixed animal practice located in Northwest Ohio. Have been in operation for over 35 years and are located in a rural area west of Toledo. Our business is approximately 80% small animal and the remainder is dairy cattle, sheep, goats and deer.

Odon IN

Description 60% Large Animal (equine, bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine) 40% Small Animal (canine, feline) Both medical & surgical procedures Educational Resources Discuss pertinent cases daily Responsibilities Will make farm calls with vets and perform various procedures they are comfortable with Student Supervision Six days per week, 10 hours per day, Sundays are optional Housing No information available

Orrville, OH

Description The practice is 50% large animal and 50% small animal. The large animal practice is mostly dairy, with a small amount of equine. Students will be able to choose a specific area of veterinary medicine that they would like to focus on. The large animal practice consists of mostly dairy medicine, a large part of which is reproduction. Students will also be exposed to dairy records analysis, milk quality analysis, milk culture laboratory, surgery, and consultations on various topics.

Harlowton, MT

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice.

Perry, NY

Description Perry Veterinary Clinic, PLLC, (PVC) a 22 veterinarian mixed animal practice located in Western New York, operates 3 VFAP accredited companion animal clinics and a large ambulatory service. PVC offers opportunities for externship in dairy production medicine through the year. Externship are tailored to meet the interest and needs of the individual student’s academic program and ability level.

Buckeye Lake, OH

Type of Experience: Mixed animal practice, including but not limited to equine, large animal, small animal, pocket pets, exotic cats.

Pipestone, MN

Description Details Assist with daily operations of a mixed animal practice. Will focus on large animal production medicine. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 7 full time veterinarians 15 support staff Educational Resources Large library of veterinary journals and textbooks Responsibilities Diagnose and form treatment plans for veterinary patients Student Supervision 7-10 hours/day; 6 days/week Housing Yes

Hebron, OH

Description Our facility has small animal hospitalization, isolation ward, and intensive care with kennel attendant on premises, surgical suite with laser equipment, 300ma X-ray and digital processor, portable x-ray for field use, endoscope, ultrasound, in-house lab equipment, haul-in equine exam and stocks, and computers.

Plainfield, NH

Description Mixed Animal - Large animal ambulatory with bovine, equine, small ruminant, camelid; Small animal clinic for canine and feline. Assisting with cases in the exam room and surgery, riding along on farm calls and assisting with procedures. Five days per week, on-call optional.

Worthington, IN

Type of Experience: Veterinary medicine Description Experience: