Study Abroad 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.

Germany (organized via U of Illinois)

Type of Experience: This program is designed to give students a global perspective on animal welfare, food safety, and infectious disease control.

Published in OSU Today February 9, 2011: Supplemental health insurance required for students traveling abroad: When traveling internationally, Ohio State wants to ensure that every student is protected. Students traveling abroad for the purpose of research, international internships, or independent study as part of their academic program are required to enroll in the university's supplemental study abroad health insurance.

Chermside, Brisbane, Australia

Type of Experience: 4th year clinical rotation in avian medicine Desc

Atlanta, GA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Description The year-long fellowship starts in July and is divided into three phases (fellowship experiences may very): Phase 1: Fellows complete fellowship activities while attending school

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Type of Experience: Clinical rotations in the areas of soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery and ophthalmology

Alicante, Spain

Description Experience: Small Animal General Practice with three main areas of interest: General Practice, Oncology and Neurology. International customers from all Europe. 85% of cases are seen in English language.

Lanark, United Kingdom

Description Experience: The students will be involved in aspects of both ambulatory equine practice including routine dental examinations, vaccinations, castration etc, and in all aspects of referal work including lameness examintions, arthroscopy and colic surgerie

Montevideo, Uruguay

Type of Experience: Surgery elective at the Commission of Zoonosis in Montevideo; mass castration of dogs in a mobile veterinary clinic.

Rome, Italy

Description The student will be exposed to all different kinds of medical and surgical treatments of ocular diseases under the supervision of two veterinary ophthalmologists.

Rome, Italy

Description The student will be exposed to all different kinds of medical and surgical treatments of ocular diseases under the supervision of two veterinary ophthalmologists. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Adolfo Guandalini, DMV, PhD, DipECVO Educational Resources Journals Books Computer databases Rounds Continuing education activities Responsibilities None; observation experience only

Victoria, Australia

Description Senior lecturer in veterinary microbiology, Director of equine infectious disease laboratory, PhD in equine herpesvirus epidemiology and vaccine development, expert witness for the 2007-8 equine influenza inquiry, publications in several areas of equine microbiology including Rhodococcus equi etc. Details Institutional Resources Not on record. Educational Resources Not on record.

Canovanas, PR

Description Will be mainly doing lameness workups Working with internal medicine cases Doing some anesthesia in surgery (scrubbed in) Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Jose M.

Heredia, Costa Rica

Type of Experience: Internship in Costa Rican food animal production and processing, goverment official inspection and academic experience in Veterinary Medicine School of National University of Costa Rica.


Type of Experience: Externship program: 2 weeks in small animal emergncy and critical care unit, and 2 weeks in the equine department.

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Description Details The student will be exposed to all aspects of general practice with strong emphasis on preventive medicine and dermatology. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Access to a board certified surgeon in a near by practice if so desired by student. Dr.

Stirling, Scotland, UK

Type of Experience: Mixed aquatic veterinary practice Description Exp

East Lansing, MI

Description Study Abroad Experience to 4 European Veterinary Colleges: Students from 5 Big Ten Veterinary Colleges will travel to Utrecht, Netherlands; Hannover, Germany; Dublin, Ireland and RVC, London, England to learn about regional veterinary issues, compare veterinary education between the 9 institutions and establish contacts between US and European colleagues.

South Africa

Description Experience: Anaesthesia, preventative medicine, surgery of zoo animals. Rigid and flexible endoscopy, radiography and ultrasound examination of zoo animals. Post mortem examination of zoo species. Conservation programs.

Karachi, Patkistan

Type of Experience: General mixed animal practice

Inverness, Scotland

Description Experience: Seeing 1st opinion equine practice Institutional Resources: Information not provided

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Type of Experience: The experience will be in Poultry Production and Pathology.

Granada, Nicaragua

Type of Experience: Mixed Animal Description Experience:

Oslo, Norway

Type of Experience: Field course in fish health for veterinary students at Hjelmeland in the spring plus additional week in a veterinary clinic

Amherst, MA

Type of Experience: 1 week camelid veterinary practice course 3 to 4 weeks working in international veterinary medicine in the southern Peruvian Andes with alpaca farmers

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Type of Experience: Experience of veterinary general practice.

Hertfordshire U.K.

Description The student would be expected to fully immerse themselves into the emergency and critical care rotations at the QMH. The QMH is a small animal hospital dealing with mostly dogs and cats. We are a referral hospital receiving both secondary and tertiary referrals from veterinary practitioners. We also have a first-opinion emergency service that runs evnenings/nights and all day weekends.

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.

Randwick, NSW Australia

Description The Randwick Equine Centre is a 20 veterinarian, purely equine practice. The practice services a wide range of horses, from miniature ponies to elite Thoroughbred race horses. Although we have extensive experience servicing the Thoroughbred racing industry, a wide range of breeds and conditions are treated on a daily basis.

Bristol, England

Type of Experience: Small animal first opinion and referral Descripti

Hertfordshire U.K.

Description Small animall surgery, emergency and intensive care medicine located in Hertfordshire, London, United Kingdom. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available European/American boarded specialists in all small animal specialties Educational Resources Full university undergraduate and postgraduate library Responsibilities Participation in clinical rotation as a final year student Student Supervision 24 hours a day if needed

various locations in North & South America

Description The veterinary student will gain clinical experience in population control through rural area veterinary services. The opportunity provides the veterinary student the experience of a trap and release spay/neuter program. Wild dogs and locally owner pets can be presented for basic medical treatment and castration/ovariohysterectomy procedures. Experience in basic medial care, anethesia planning, induction, surgical technique and monitoring will be gained.

Lima, Peru

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

Lusaka, Zambia (So. Africa)

Printable description Description Showgrounds Vet Clinic is a well established, high volume, small animal practice - primarily pets and guardians - with some equine, and exotics from various wildlife rescue organizations.

Morogoro, Tanzania

Type of Experience: Academic Institution Description Experience:

Mosman NSW Australia

Description Taronga Zoo is one of two zoos managed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia (TCSA), the other being Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Taronga Zoo has a large collection of both native and exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The Zoo has a well established veterinary hospital and quarantine centre (Taronga Wildlife Hospital) which is responsible for the health and welfare of the Zoo's animal collection. There is a strong emphasis on preventative medicine.

Kampala, Uganda

Type of Experience: Conservation & Wildlife Medicine (East African Large Predator & Prey Animal Health Monitoring & Interventions; Rescue; Restoration; Livestock-Wildlife-Interface Disease Monitoring; One Health [Echinococcus-Research]); Field-Lab Diagnostics; Community

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Description Small and large animal anaesthesia under supervision of Diplomate staff at a referral level. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Board certified specialists in all major subject areas

Lower Langford, UK

Type of Experience: Abattoir (slaughterhouse) internship Description

Galway, Ireland

Type of Experience: Aquatic animal veterinary medicine Description Ex

Marcy l'Etoile, France

Type of Experience: equine clinical experience Description Experience

Montevideo, Uruguay & Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Type of Experience: Gather experience on epidemiological studies and vaccination field work in Uruguay and Bolivia Description Experience:

Skukuza, Mpumalanga South Africa

Description Working with African wildlife under free-ranging extensive conditions, includes game capture, translocation and holding, research projects, disease investigation and monitoring, and clinical treatment of injured animals.

developing countries

Type of Experience: Field Spay and Neuter clinics in developing countries.