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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Two-week externship in the Cardiology rotation at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Cardiology – This course will provide training and experience in the following:
  • Obtaining a thorough history and performing a complete
    examination, with particular emphasis on the cardiovascular and
    respiratory systems.
  • Identifying, defining, and prioritizing health problems.
  • Developing and initiating rational diagnostic and therapeutic plans communicating these plans and results to the client.
  • Performing various diagnostic procedures (e.g., blood pressure
    measurement, ECG, thoracic radiographs, transtracheal aspiration , etc.
  • Interpreting results of diagnostic tests and determining their importance to the patient and client.
  • Communicating with clinicians, clients, veterinary technicians
    and staff, fellow students, and referring veterinarians in appropriate
    and effective manner.
  • In addition, this course will provide the opportunity to learn the
    presenting signs, historical findings, breed predilections, methods of
    diagnosis, and medical and surgical interventions for the most commonly
    seen cardio respiratory conditions.
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The
full NC State CVM library, computer databases, rounds, journals, books,
and a staff of knowledgeable veterinarians and veterinarian
technicians.
Students
will be expected to fully participate in the rotations. They will be
expected to obtain a thorough history and perform a complete
examination, with emphasis on the cardiovascular and respiratory
systems. Students will identify, define, and prioritize health
problems, and they will develop and initiate diagnostic and therapeutic
plans. Students will need to communicate these plans and results to the
client, and appropriate and effective communication with clinicians,
clients, veterinary technicians and staff, fellow students, and
referring veterinarians will be expected throughout the externship
experience. Students will perform various diagnostic procedures and
will interpret the results of the diagnostic tests, determining their
importance to the patient and client.
Students
will be expected to be in the clinic at least 40 hours per week - full
rotation schedules and time requirements will be at the Course
Coordinator's discretion.
Limited - some student housing is available on NCSU's main campus, but availability varies.
NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Drive

Raleigh, NC 27607
919-513-1413
(919) 513-6197
Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco
Posted: 01/29/13
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
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