the veterinary staff with daily duties, case management, surgeries,
treatments, medical record keeping as needs arise. Student will learn
the MedARKS record keeping system used in US zoos. There will be
instruction on taxonomy, comparative anatomy and physiology and
laboratory techniques and procedures.
trained veterinarian and two zoo veterinary technicians. Zoo keeping
staff. computers for online searches and literature review. Zoo based
and veterinary based texts books and journals.
is expected to be present for cases, rounds and clinical case
discussion daily Mon - Friday. Availability for after hours and weekend
emergency call with the veterinarian is expected and encouraged.
Depending on the abilities and aptitude of the student, basic case
management and treatments along with the veterinary technicians will be
expected. Each student should prepare a comprehensive summary of cases
they have been involved in and their comprehension of the cases at the
end of the preceptorship.
are expected to be in the clinic with the veterinary staff at least
8-10 hours a day on weekdays and after hours and weekends for
emergencies or treatments as needed.
Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FLorida 33405