Small 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.

Orchard Park, NY

Type of Experience: Experience/practice in small animal general practice with boarded DVM's; surgery, internal medicine and 24/7 emergency service.

Portland, OR

Type of Experience: Small Animal Primary Care/Shelter Medicine Descri

Dublin, OH

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:   OSU VMC Dublin       Description Experience:  

Catonsville, MD

Description PAH is a busy clinically progressive practice. In the hospital, we see 70-80 patients every day among several doctors. We have in house laboratory, advanced anesthetic monitoring, digital radiolgraphy and dental radiography. We see thrapy patients on a daily basis in the ttherapy center. 4 weeks is ideal time frame.

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.

Parkersburg, WV

Description Exposure to a busy 6 doctor veterinary hospital with inhouse labs, Xray, ultrasound, endoscopy. Wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. This practice is very progressive and serves as a referral center for many surrounding practices.

Morgantown, WV

Description Experience: Wellness exams Evaluate patient vaccination plan Companion animal internal medicine Assist with companion animal surgery including advanced orthopedics- fx repair with pins/ wire./ KE/ plating/ TTA sx on a case availability basis Asses emergency patients Mon

Lynchburg, VA

Type of Experience: off-site externship at companion animal hospital

Fairfax VA

Description Student will be given the opportunity to observe and participate in the fields of surgery, exotic animal medicine, emergency/critical care, and general small animal practice.

West Grove, PA

Description Small Animal Practice that also sees pocket pet exotics (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters). Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Joyce Bendokas Educational Resources Library of small animal and exotic books available Responsibilities Observing daily appointments, procedures, and treatments. Student Supervision 40 hours per week Housing No

Philadelphia, PA

Type of Experience:

Dublin, OH

Type of Experience: Small Animal General Practice Description Experie

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.

Mill Creek, WA

Description Details Participate in examinations and surgeries in a high quality small animal clinic. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA

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

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Type of Experience: Experience of veterinary general practice.

Willoughby, OH

Description Details Participation in surgical and medical patient care with allowance for case/patient care under supervision Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. David Elbe (OSU) Dr. Claudia Danforth (OSU) Dr.

Santa Rosa, CA

Type of Experience: Veterinary Externship Description Experience:

Morehead City, NC

Type of Experience: As a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, we offer all routine services including surgery, medical care, vaccinations,

Reynoldsburg, OH

Description Exam room assisting and surgical and dental assisting, cleaning, feeding & restraining patients, answering phones. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available I offer laser surgery and am a member of the Columbus Academy of Vet Medicine. I also have attended additional dental training.

San Francisco, CA

Description With eleven full-time doctors, two specialists in orthopedic surgery and dentistry, twenty-five nurses and fifty-plus support staff, Pets Unlimited provides premium preventive and emergency veterinary care for your dogs and cats. The features of our state-of-the-art Medical Center include: five exam rooms, a bereavement room, a pharmacy, two surgery suites, a new intensive care unit and treatment suite, a dental treatment area, and a special procedures room for ultrasound, endoscopy and other advanced procedures.

Surprise, AZ

Description Details Patients seen at our hospital include dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and pocket pets. Our hospital is a very busy outpatient and inpatient hospitals, with full surgical suite, digital radiography and laboratory/pharmacy.

Middletown, CT

Type of Experience: Small Animal General Practice and Speciality Large General Practice with 6 veterinarians, 4 Smaller Supporting Hospitala (1-3 FTE veterinarians)

Wexford, PA

Type of Experience: Clinical small animal veterinary practice Descrip

Minot, ND

Description Small animal general practice with general practitioner, 12 years experience. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 5 small animal general practitioners

Pittsfield, MA

Type of Experience: Small animal & exotics externship Description

Cincinnati, OH

Type of Experience: General small animal practice with some pocket pets and reptiles. Excellent opportunity to observe daily small animal medicine and surgery in a busy two doctor practice.

Altoona, PA

Type of Experience: Small Animal exclusive clinical practice and after hour emergencies until 10 PM.

McMurray, PA

Type of Experience: Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic is a progressive 4-doctor practice located in an upscale suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are very client focused and offer excellent medical care to our patients.

Poland, OH

Description This elective opportunity will allow fourth year students to engage in all aspects of small animal private practice. Students will apply their clinical skills in the diagnosis & management of medicine cases. The will also take part in routine wellness examinations & surgical procedures. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not available

Houston, TX

Description We are a very busy 95% dog and cat, 5% rabbit/pocket pet practise in a new facility with an excellent staff and a great reputation. We can provide a wide variety of medical and surgical cases to enhance your clinical exposure at a somewhat accelerated pace compared to your 4th year experience.

Missoula, MT

Description Student can expect to experience a busy, full service small animal practice. Procedures will include ultrasound, endoscopy, digital dental xrays, orthopaedic surgeries, soft tissue surgeries, medical workups, in-house laboratory tests, oncology, and rehabilitation services. Student will have an option of observing after-hours emergency services. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Associate certified in Rehabilitation Services

West Lafayette, IN

Type of Experience: Clinical rotation in comparative cardiology Descr

Ridgefield, CT

Type of Experience: Full service companion animal AAHA accredited 6 doctor practice

Ebetsushi Hokkaido Japan

Description Students may undergo any combination of the following rotations: Internal Medicine Surgery (mainly orthopedic) Oncology Ophthamology Behavioral Counseling Diagnostic Imagining Anesthesia Details University setting - specialists available in each service. Post graduate training is available. Educational Resources Both international and Japanese veterinary magazines, books, rounds.

Dublin, OH

Type of Experience: Opportunity for the senior veterinary student to perform sterilization procedures in a high volume clinic. This allows the student to develop skills and confidence in routine surgical procedures.

Tinton Falls, NJ

Description Rotating externship. RBVH is one of the country's largest privately owned veterinary hospitals with a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, referral practice, general practice and house call service. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available See attached PDF. Educational Resources Morning Grand rounds 7 days/week ; Library; Client Lectures, Lunch Lectures

Toledo, OH

Description Small animal general medicine and surgery/private practice

Rhinebeck, NY

Type of Experience: Small animal, patient care, surgery, etc Descript

Dublin, OH

Description We feel that Riverside Animal Care Center provides the best medical and surgical care available in Columbus. We utilize board certified surgeons, radiologist and internists when necessary. We feel that his experience would provide a student realistic experience in high quality private small animal practice.

Lakewood, OH

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

Pasadena, CA

Description Participation and observation in all aspects of dog and cat veterinary care, including surgical. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available None on record. Educational Resources None on record. Responsibilities Work in tandem with hospital techs and doctors. Student Supervision 5 days, 8 hours Housing No

Bristol, England

Type of Experience: Small animal first opinion and referral Descripti

Saint Matthews, KY

Description 10 years small animal medicine & surgery general practice.

Santa Barbara, CA

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Description Experience:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Description Experience: I have been in private clinical practice since 1984. Since that time, I have mentored at least 25 new/recent graduates. We have provided externship opportunities to Western University and Iowa State students in the last 5 years.

Lewes, DE

Description Savannah Animal Hospital is a privately owned practice in Delaware. We are AAHA accredited and have been for over 14 years. We have over 20 years experience with pre-vet students. At our facility we use the Cornerstone Computer System - Multi-User. We have endoscopy, ultrasonography, pharmacy, digital radiography, in-house diagnostic/laboratory with pulse oximetry, doppler for blood pressure, ECG, in-house diagnostics for heartworm, Parvo, urinalysis FLEV/FIB.

Calabash, NC

Description Seaside Animal Care, PA is a nationally recognized, AAHA accredited small animal practice. The hospital uses Cornerstone systems, a full in-house laboratory, digital radiography and dental radiography, CO2 laser, endoscopy, etc. Seaside Animal Care has an exceptional staff with the emphasis on client and staff education.

Martinsburg, WV

Description The prospective student will experience the daily activities of a very busy small animal practice which was founded in 1974 by a 1972 OSU graduate and past OSU school of Veterinary Medicine alumni president, Dr. K.W. Gilpin. The student will shadow and be asked to participate in many of these activities including internal medicine, critical care monitoring, surgeries, dentals, radiology, laboratory, etc.

Toledo, OH

Description Experience: Small animal general practice experience