Phoenix Zoo

Externs participate in all aspects of veterinary care at the Phoenix zoo, which houses a collection of over 1,200 animals covering multiple taxa including avian, reptile, amphibian, mammal, and fish.
  • Two full time clinical veterinarians (one DACZM)
  • One full time veterinary intern
Information not provided.
  • Participation in all physical exams
  • Interpretation of diagnostic testing
  • Presentation of a case or short project for the zoo staff
A veterinarian is always available to the extern when they are on grounds. Most students work ~8 hours per day and 5 days a week although they are encouraged to come in on days off if there is a special procedure to witness.
Only on rare occasions
The Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-914-4367
602-914-4341
jswenson [at] thephxzoo [dot] com
Julie Swenson
Updated: 01/27/11