Georgia Aquarium

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Aquatic veterinary externship
The Georgia Aquarium provides veterinary students the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine at one of the largest aquariums in the world. We are fortunate to have a nutritionist, full commissary staff, a water chemist, and team of veterinary and laboratory technicians. There are three full time clinical veterinarians, a veterinary resident, and a veterinary intern. Through a partnership with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, we have an established aquatic veterinary pathology program as well as a growing clinical partnership with the zoological medicine service. The Georgia Aquarium has a state of the art veterinary hospital with equipment comparable to that found at a teaching hospital or specialty practice.

Students will spend time working in the commissary, water quality laboratory, diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and will assist in performing necropsies as well as assisting with clinical cases. Individuals are expected to complete a research or special project and give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the preceptorship. We will provide both required and recommended reading lists intended to broaden the student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal husbandry and clinical care.
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Students will spend time working in the commissary, water quality laboratory, diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and will assist in performing necropsies as well as assisting with clinical cases. Individuals are expected to complete a research or special project and give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the preceptorship. We will provide both required and recommended reading lists intended to broaden the student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal husbandry and clinical care. Externships are a minimum of 4 weeks, max of 6 weeks. Work hours are typically 7:30 – 5:00 but may vary depending on the medical needs of the collection. The work week will be Tuesday-Saturday and two half days on a Sunday or Monday. Students should be flexible if asked to work on their weekend days.
Students will have direct and free access to veterinarians 100% of their time while on site (10-12 hr/day, 7 days/week).
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Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-581-4158
404-581-4379
clinical [at] georgiaaquarium [dot] org
Cara Field, DVM, Ph.D
Posted: 05/20/2013