Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital / Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group

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Description

Student externship opportunities include a large and varied caseload, with emphasis on high-quality care and efficiency. We can tailor an externship experience for any length of time that you would prefer, whether it is a few days or a few weeks. A stipend is available to partially offset housing costs in the area.

Our rotating medicine/surgery internship program is designed to prepare the interested and motivated intern for entrance into a residency program, or for a career in a high-quality private practice. This internship program will expose the participant to a wide range of cases and practice styles. Externs have the opportunity to work with board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine/Oncology, Cardiology, Ophthamology, Avian/Exotics, Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, and Radiology.

There is a high-level of exposure to both the senior clinicians and all aspects of case management, as well as an array of advanced diagnostic equipment including CT scan, MRI, Flouroscopy, high-level ultrasound and echocardiography. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital also offers an active in-house education program, including twice-weekly didactic lectures,weekly journal clubs (surgery, neurology, internal medicine), book review clubs, every-other month pathology conferences, monthly morbidity and mortality rounds, and surgical residency classes.

Externship visits are coordinated by Mr. Scott Steen, Human Resources Coordinator, and can be contacted at s [dot] steen [at] metropolitanvet [dot] com. Internship visits are coordinated by Dr. Sheldon Padgett, DACVS, Program Director, and can be contacted at s [dot] padgett [at] metropolitanvet [dot] com

Details

Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is a large referral hospital with 15 board-certified specialist on staff. Areas of specialty include, Internal Medicine/Oncology, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology, Surgery, Neurology, Radiology, and Ophthalmology.

Educational Resources

An active in-house education program is provided, including twice-weekly didactic lectures, weekly journal clubs (surgery, neurology, internal medicine), book review clubs, every-other month pathology conferences, montly morbidity and mortality rounds, and surgical residency classes. Students will have access to a large library containing current texts and journals.

Responsibilities

Externs will work with board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Ophthamology, Avian/Exotics, Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, and Radiology. There is a high-level of exposure to both the senior clinicians and all aspects of case management, as well as an array of advanced diagnostic equipment including CT scan, MRI, Flouroscopy, high-level ultrasound and echocardiography.

Student Supervision

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is a 24 hour facility where most clinical days extend 8-12 hours.

Housing

A stipend is available to partially offset housing costs in the area. Typically, students will stay at local hotels during externship.

Practice Information

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital / Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group
1053 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road
Akron, OH 44321-1689

Ph: (330) 666-2976
Fx: (330) 666-051

Email: s [dot] padgett [at] metropolitanvet [dot] com
Web: www.metropolitanvet.com

Updated: 10/29/09
Signature on file: Sheldon Padgett, DVM, MS, DACVS