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Santa Margarita Animal Care Center

have been in private clinical practice since 1984. Since that time, I
have mentored at least 25 new/recent graduates. We have provided
externship opportunities to Western University and Iowa State students
in the last 5 years. This has been an extremely positive experience
for the students and our hospital.
staff doctors have completed internships prior to employment. One of
the owners is a boarded surgeon (Dr. Robert Moore). As a multi-doctor
practice, we have 3 doctors on duty M-F, and 2 doctors on weekend days.
Daily rounds, VIN, journals of all types, all current popular reference books
would expect the students to take part in all aspects of a busy small
animal practice. This would involve assisting the doctors in exam
rooms, subsequent case workup and discussion with input on differential
diagnoses. The students are also expected to assist the technicians as
needed in order to help solidify their technical skills in practice.
Externs will also scrub in and assist with surgeries. Last, but not
least, I expect a great attitude and desire to learn!
to veterinarians all day...every day. The hospital is open 7
days/week. My expectation is that the student be present for 5
Santa Margarita Animal Care Center
30052 Santa Margarita Parkway

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Ron Kelpe, DVM
Updated: 02/08/11
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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