Surgery Elective 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.

Coshocton, OH

Description Experience: All aspects of treating small and large animals at a rural veterinary hospital: Soft tissue surgeries, spays, neuters, tumor removals, enterotomy, orthopedics, fracture repairs, ACL repairs, luxating patella repairs.

Pittsburgh, PA

Type of Experience: Shelter surgery, especially spay/neuter surgery D

Los Angeles, CA

Description Observing and assisting the senior doctors in the Emergency Critical Care Department. Externships are also available with our surgical department, radiology and imaging department, and cardiology department. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Board certified specialists in surgery, cardiology, emergency and critical care, radiology and internal medicine.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

North Charleston, SC

Description CCVS is a surgical referral practice with emphasis on orthopedics, neurosurgery and physical rehabilitation.

Ft. Collins, CO

Description Attending daily rounds Receiving patients Participating in surgery Participating in postoperative management of cases Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Diplomate ACVS 5 surgeons Educational Resources Library with all the veterinary journals Most important Herman medical journals Computer with access to updated VIN Responsibilities Manage cases and participate in rounds.

Montevideo, Uruguay

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

Dallas, TX

Description Observe and scrub into orthopedic, neurologic and soft tissue surgery. Assist with physical exams, patient care and after hour emergencies.

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.

Houston, TX

Type of Experience: Shelter medicine, animal cruelty investigations, wildlife

Asheville, NC

Type of Experience: High-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic training, incorporating surgical practice.

Bend, OR

Type of Experience: Experience in shelter medicine including surgery, medical care, and rounds.

Dayton, OH

Type of Experience: Shelter Medicine

Tucson, AZ

Type of Experience: Intensive experience at high volume spay/neuter clinic in a non-profit humane society in Tucson, Arizona. Duties include spay/neuter and other soft tissue surgery such as eye enucleations and limb amputations as need arises.

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.

Cincinnati, OH

Description Experience: Small Animal Multi-Specialty Hospital with 24 hour Emergency Care. Combination of time in busy Surgical service with supplemental weekend hours on busy Emergency Service.

New Haven, CT

Description Experience: Small Animal Surgery surgical referral practice with over 80% being Orthopaedics

Salisbury, MA

Type of Experience: high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter of cats

East Lansing, MI

Description Will participate with MSU senior students on patient care in orthopedic and / or soft tissue surgery.

Mississippi State, MS

Type of Experience: Spay/neuter shelter surgery elective Description

Akron, OH

Type of Experience: Shelter medicine and high quality/high volume spay neuter in a 501c3 non-profit rescue setting.

Blasdell, NY

Description Student will learn about complex nature of animal overpopulation and how targeted spay/neuter plays an essential role in relieving this societal problem. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Veterinarians skilled at performing high quality, high volume spay/neuter on pediatric and adult animals.

Lynchburg, VA

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

Pittsburgh, PA

Description Multi-specialty experience with collaboration between many practices in one building - including surgery, neurology, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, and imaging (MRI and CT). Depending upon the time spent with the hosptial, the student can choose up to two practices to divide their time. Surgery & internal medicine externship is also offered with observation and participation in cases with the surgical an internal medicine teams at PVSEC.

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.

Hertfordshire, U.K.

Description Small animall surgery, emergency and intensive care medicine located in Hertfordshire, London, United Kingdom. At the current time RVC cannot accommodate a visit apart from 2 weeks over Christmas and 2 weeks over Easter. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available European/American boarded specilaists in all small animal apecialties Educational Resources Full university undergraduate and postgraduate library

Phoenix, AZ

Description Experience: Externships in Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Emergency. Surgical and internal medicine externs will work one on one with a specialist of their desired experience.

Sun Prairie, WI

Type of Experience: Veterinary Medicine Externship Description Experi

West Islip, NY

Description The student will have the opportunity to shadow experienced ER doctors, internists, surgeons, an ophthalmologist, exotic specialist and dentist.

Warren OH

Type of Experience Small animal - exotic medicine, surgery & emergency hospital Description Small animal - exotic medicine, surgery & emergency facility. Open 8 AM to 10 PM, 7 days/week, 8 AM - 10 PM. Heavy orthopedic & laproscopic surgical load.

N. Grafton, MA

Description Perform gross postmortem examination Review micorscopic slides with pathologist & path residents Attend AFIP weekly slide conferences Attend path gross rounds Attend AFIP exam study sessions Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. R. M. Jakowski, Head, Section of Pathology Dr. J. M. Keating Dr. B. Davis Dr. J.

Philadelphia, PA

Type of Experience: Large Animal Surgery Rotation Description Experie

Athens, GA

Type of Experience: 2-4 week clinical rotations hospital based: Large Animal Medicine Large Animal Surgery SA Community Practice SAMS 5405 Anesthesiology SAMS 5450 SA General Surgery SAMS 5415 Exotics

Gondor, Ethiopia

Type of Experience: Spay/Neuter program and ruminant surgery. Descrip

Philadelphia, PA

Description The purpose of this rotation is to introduce the student to pet special species medicine. Students will gain knowledge of these animals by hands-on experience and participation in rounds. The student will be expected to obtain histories, develop a rule-out list and a diagnostic plan on all appointments. Students will participate in patient management and assist with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

E. Syracuse NY

Description Details Surgical Rotation- act as a surgical assistant during orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Internal Medicine Rotation- shadow during internal medicine consults and discuss case treatment plans. Emergency Rotation- student will be exposed to a high volume of emergency patients. Radiology Rotation- shadow the VMI clinicians during radiograph review and during ultrasound studies. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Specialties including: Surgery (FT), Internal Medi

Annapolis Junction, MD

Type of Experience: Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) accepts students for externships under the guidance of board cerftified surgeons. The program is directed towards indivduals who have had at least one year of veterinary school.

Savannah, GA

Description Surgical referral, physical therapy/rehab. Our facility includes an in-house lab, radiology, CT scan, physical therapy center, etc.

developing countries

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

Virginia Beach, VA

Type of Experience: Low-income veterinary clinic, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, shelter medicine, high volume spay/neuter, mobile spay/neuter unit