- About the College
- Veterinary Medical Center
- Departments & Offices
The Louisville Zoological Garden opened on a full-time bases in 1969. Its collection consists of approximately 292 species of animals housed on more than 70 acres. The zoo is active in conservation projects including captive propagation of the Black-footed ferret. A staff veterinarian, associate veterinarian, hospital supervisor/LVT, veterinary technician, and hospital keeper staff the Zoo's hospital.
Note: Proof of negative tuberculosis test within 6 months of externship. Completion of surgery and medicine clinic rotations prior to externship is recommended.
Please read the document attached to this posting for detailed information on the veterinary preceptorship externship program.
Students are expected to participate as a team member in all veterinary department activities including: routine medical care, preventative medicine, necropsies, animal restraint, nutrition, captive propagation, emergency medical care, medical records, lab work, animal management, surgery, etc. Students are expected to complete an independent project.
The student will have access to the veterinarians approximately 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.
No housing provided.
Louisville Zoological Garden
1100 Trevillan Way
P.O. Box 37250
Louisville, KY 40233
Ph: (502) 459-2181
Fx: (502) 459-2196
Email: virginia [dot] crossett [at] louisvilleky [dot] gov
Signature on file: Dr. Roy Burns and Dr. Zoli Gyimesi