Small Animal Referral 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.

Copley, OH

Description This is a multispeciality referral and emergency hospital. Practices include surgery, internal medicine, radiology and ophthalmology. Rotation through all of the services is encouraged. However, if students would prefer spending all of their time with one service, it will be permitted.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Description Experience: Small animal oncology externship. Daily participation in the diagnosis, treatment and management of oncology patients. Extern will be involved with physical examinations, calculate chemotherapy doses and case discussion.

Oakdale, MN

Type of Experience: Exclusive small animal emergency and referral, specialty.

New York, NY

Type of Experience: The AMC’s externship experience offers comprehensive exposure to a multi-disciplinary referral specialty hospital.

Los Angeles, CA

Type of Experience: Diagnostic imaging Description Experience:

Yonkers, NY

Description Daily rounds, appointments, surgery within multi-specialty referral hospital. Details Associated veterinarians and special expertise available Boarded specialists in oncology, internal medicine, surgery, rad. oncology, exotics-avian, dermatology, neurology, cardiology. Eductional Resources library fully computerized records rounds monthly CE activities Respondibilities To be involved in all aspects of case/client management.

Los Angeles, CA

Description Experience: Internal Medicine Externship Institutional Resources: See clinical supervisors of elective

Roswell, GA

Description Experience: Dermatology Institutional

San Leandro, CA

Description Extern will rotate among several specialty services including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency, Dermatology, Radiololgy.

Shillington, PA

Type of Experience: Emergency & Referral Private Veterinary Practice

Tampa, FL

Description Students rotate through multiple departments working alongside specialists, emergency doctors, residents and interns in an observation only experience. Details Associate veterinarians and special expertise available Multiple specialists in Avian/Exotics, Internal medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Radiology, Cardiology and Rehab.

Lexington KY

Description Appointments -obtain history, perform physical exam, develop differential diagnoses, develop treatment plan, assess laboratory and radiology results Procedures - exposure to all endoscopic including laparoscopic procedures, opportunity to assist in procedures and handle scopes, opportunity to scrub into surgery with board-certified surgeon Opportunity to use technical skills including venopuncture, IV catheter placement, etc. Exposure to private practice setting including opportunity to learn about day to day operation, management,

Los Angeles, CA

Description 24 hour 7 days a week multi-specialty hospital, emergency center and referral center; externs observe, work daily with interns and residents. Exposure to clinical medicine is excellent.We are accepting applications for externships from 4th year veterinary students or students entering their clinical year. Externships can be scheduled for 1 to 4 weeks. Externs may elect to spend the entire timein one specialty or may choose to rate through specialties.

Murrieta, CA

Type of Experience: Externship: Referral Specialty, Emergency and Critical Care Experience

Columbus OH

Description Clinical companion bird & exotic animal medicine and surgery.

Greensboro, NC

Description Observation & assistance with clinical cases on specialty services (internal medicine, surgery, behavior, neurology, radiology) or on physical exams depending on choice of extern as to what services to participate in. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available We have specialists in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, behavior & radiology as well as experienced (but not boarded) emergency room doctors.

Charlotte, Matthews & Huntersville, NC

Type of Experience: Observation & assistance with clinical cases on specialty services (internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, exotics, emergency) or on physical exams depending on choice of extern as to what services to participate in.

Winston Salem, NC

Type of Experience: Observation & assistance with clinical cases on specialty services (internal medicine, surgery, neurology, canine rehab) or on physical exams depending on choice of extern as to what services to participate in.

Carrollton, TX

Type of Experience: Specialty Hospital: Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and ICU.

New Haven, CT

Type of Experience: Emergency/Critical Care rotation at a private practice emergency and referral hospital

Charleston, SC

Type of Experience: Externship Description Experience:

Leesburg, VA

Description Student will observe 9 cardiologists in private practice via echocardiograph, EKG, radiography, and invasive therapy.

Cincinnati, OH

Description Details Hands-on and observational exposure to a busy, 24 hour, emergency and specialty small animal referral practice. Specialties include surgery, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology and oncology.

Fort Collins, CO

Type of Experience: Clinical rotation on combined medical, surgical and radiation oncology rotation. This clinical rotation does not have formal night weekend shifts however students may have calls in the hospital that require care on weekends.

Fort Collins, CO

Description The visiting student will work with me and my cardiology residents on the clinical cardiology service. This service includes seeing outpatients (new and returning), caring for hospitalized patients, and participating in cardiac catheterization procedures on client owned animals with cardiovascular disorders.

Coral Springs, Fl

Description Coral Springs Animal Hospital is a general practice and specialty-referral center for surgery, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, radiology, cardiology, emergency/critical care, behavioral medicine and neurology. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We were VETERINARY ECONOMICS "Hospital of the Year" Runner-up (November 1987), and AAHA Featured Practice of the Month, August 1990. Our new 40,000 square foot building is one of the most modern, attractive and efficient veterinary hospitals anywhere.

Louisville, TN

Type of Experience: Exposure to the application of veterinary medicine in a primary care and referral setting.

Bowie, MD

Description Dogs & Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency has an externship program that would be a great learning opportunity. We are a referral and emergency center located in Bowie, MD (a Washington, DC suburb). We are housed in a newly renovated 12,000 square foot building with the most technologically advanced equipment, including digital radiography, a spiral CT, fluoroscopy, 2 state of the art ultrasound machines, ECG telemetry system, ability to monitor COP, and a rehabilitation facility.

Estero, FL

Type of Experience: Small Animal Specialty / Referral and 24/HR Emergency facility in SW Florida. Student has requested a two week rotating Externship in the areas of oncology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and surgery.

Frederick, MD

Description Four 1 week rotations through the following blocks: Block 1 - Frederick Emergency Animal Hospital Block 2 - Frederick Veterinary Internal Medicine Blocks 3 & 4 - Sugarloaf Surgical Referral Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Three separate operations work out of the Frederick Veterinary Referral Group:

Tinton Falls, NJ

Description Student has an opportunity to work closely with staff specialists, rotating through the different departments or spending their externship with one department depending upon their interests. Garden State Veterinary Specialists also has 24/7 emergency hospital facilities. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Boarded specialists on staff in the following specialties:

Sandy Springs, GA

Description Experience: The extern will be shadowing a primary clinician in order to observe cases, evaluations and treatment.

Bedford Heights, OH

Description Multi-specialty referral & emergency center. Complicated medical & surgical cases. Hi-level diagnostic & treatment services. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Boarded specialists in Oncology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Experienced Emergency clinicians.

Houston, TX

Description Student will interact with surgeons and surgery interns performing subjective, objective, assessment and plans on all hospitalized patients in the morning and evening. Student will assist surgeons with clinics, observe all types of surgery, assist with some surgeries and attend rounds with surgery interns.

Port Matilda, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal practice in central PA.

Indianapolis, IN

Type of Experience: Emergency and specialty hospital offering experience in small animal emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and rehabilitation.

Plainview, NY

Description For over a decade, Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) has been Long Island's premier resource for providing advanced medical care for dogs, cats and exotic pets for area family veterinarians. Long Island Veterinary Specialists is a state-of-the-art referral hospital, occupying more than 20,000 square feet and staffed with over 180 trained professionals. Patients are not only referred from the tri-state region, but from Florida, Texas, Vermont, the Caribbean and as far away as Spain and Japan.

Mandeville, LA

Description Offering rotations in surgery, medicine, oncology and emergency medicine. In-house we perform CBC, Profile, Blood Gas, and Cytology. Our equipment also includes ultrasound, endoscope, bronchoscope, Arthroscope, THR, TPLO, etc.

Scarborough, ME

Type of Experience: We are a 24/hr facility specializing in Neurology, Internal Medicine and Surgery. We also have a 24 hour Emergency department.

Willoughby, OH

Description  Details Hands-on exposure to all aspects on generalized and special surgical and laparoscopic procedures. The student will go through orientation and will then be provided the opportunity for individual patient care with doctor supervision.

Worthington, OH

Type of Experience: MedVet is the largest private practice specialty and emergency hospital in the Midwestern United States. We treat more than 60,000 dogs and cats every year within the tri-state area.

Cincinnati, OH

Description Experience: Small animal, emergency, and specialty referral practice

Akron, OH

View the flyer Description Student externship opportunities include a large and varied caseload, with emphasis on high-quality care and efficiency. We can tailor an externship experience for any length of time that you would prefer, whether it is a few days or a few weeks. A stipend is available to partially offset housing costs in the area.

Louisville, KY

Description Assisting and observing within the surgical and internal medicine service. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available ACVS, ACVIM, and DAVECC Dermatologist is here but is a separate practice. Educational Resources Library of almost every veterinary textbook published and most journals.

Southfield, MI

Description Observing and shadowing a board certified oncologist Case based clinical training Daily didactic rounds Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Board certified oncologist Other boarded specialist Multiple residents Full group of staff DVMs Educational Resources Journals Books Computer databases Rounds Continuing education Responsibilities Orie

Chesterfield, MO

Type of Experience: Referral/Emergency Description Experience:

Nashville, TN

Type of Experience: Specialty Veterinary Hospital and 24-Hour Animal Emergency

New Haven, CT

Description Experience: Students will spend their time in the diagnostic imaging section of a busy small animal emergency/referral/wellness center, assisting in the performance and interpretation of radiographic and ultrasonographic studies.

New York, NY

Description NYC Veterinary Specialists offers externships of two weeks duration to fourth year veterinary students. As a comprehensive private specialty hospital, we offer rotations through the following specialities: Behavior, Critical Care, Dermatology, Emergency Services, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Surgery and Radiology. Individuals are paired with an attending clinician throughout the rotation as well as the intern on the service. We invite inquiries about our internship program at any time.

Perry, OH

Description Exposure to a wide variety of internal medicine and medical oncology patients. The experience will include patient care and in-depth discussion of selected patients on a daily basis. Supervised experience with advanced diagnostic techniques (eg; ultrasound, endoscopy) may be permitted depending upon the student and the opportunity.