Research 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.

Schaumburg, IL

Description Experience: Not every veterinary student envisions clinical practice as the goal of attending veterinary school. Some students hope to teach, some to do research and some to work for a large corporation. Still others see themselves serving their fellow veterinarians in some leadership capacity. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a Headquarters externship program for students who would like to explore opportunities for careers outside clinical practice.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Our specific aims include: 1.

Boston, MA

Type of Experience: Research  Practice Name:  Boston Children's Hospital- ARCH Dept. LA Surgical Research  Description Experience:  

Spencerville, OH

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

Cincinnati, OH

Type of Experience: Hands-on experience working in a research facility that performs research using animals that benefits children or those with developmental disabilities.

De Soto, KS

Description Experience: Assistant Technical Services Veterinarian: This is an opportunity to work as an apprentice technical services veterinarian for a large animal health company. The position will be working with members of our cattle technical team.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Laboratory based research experience.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Dr. Ching-Shih Chen’s laboratory (hereafter referred to as “the Chen Lab”) focuses on the preclinical development of novel cancer therapeutic agents.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Research/Master's project - MPH VPH

Columbus OH

Description Student will be conducting all laboratory aspects of a research project on Clostridium difficile in swine and humans. This work is part of the student's MS project. Responsibilities data collection data analysis project summary Supervisor Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes Student Supervision 8 hours/day; 5 days/week

Columbus, OH

Description Pre-requisites: Students must have completed >50% of a previously-established research project under Dr. Gilor's supervision. During this 2-week elective rotation the student will complete data collection and analysis, and write a first draft of a manuscript with intended submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Students will be expected to prepare and present a 15-minute presentation of their research project at the completion of the rotation to students currently enrolled on the small animal internal medicine senior student rotation.

Columbus OH

Description Student will work directly with individual VBS faculty member in their areas of expertise. Responsibilities Responsibilities will be determined by individual faculty member in collaboration with the student. Supervisor varies Student Supervision 2 hours per day, 3 days per week

Mason, OH

Type of Experience: Commercial Pet Food Industry.

Lima, Peru

Type of Experience: Zoonosis, global health, veterinary preventive medicine, and research.

Athens, GA

Type of Experience: Externship at SCWDS, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, which is a diagnostic laboratory and research facility, a unit within the Population Health Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Experience in genomics related science, involving both wet and dry lab experience.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: In this genetics research externship rotation the candidate will work in the The White Laboratory at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. We focus on the identification of human genetic variants that are responsible for disease.

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Type of Experience: Wildlife veterinary medicine in a research setting. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is the largest wildlife research institution in the US.

Pullman, WA

Type of Experience: Externship Program in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology