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Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital


The prospective student will experience the daily activities of a very busy small animal practice which was founded in 1974 by a 1972 OSU graduate and past OSU school of Veterinary Medicine alumni president, Dr. K.W. Gilpin. The student will shadow and be asked to participate in many of these activities including internal medicine, critical care monitoring, surgeries, dentals, radiology, laboratory, etc. The student will gain a valuable introduction to a small animal practice by learning from a team of six veterinarians, and six registered veterinary technicians.

Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the opening of our new 10,000 square foot state of the art facility which will help to enhance the overall educational experience. The hospital includes ten exam rooms, two surgical suites, special procedures room, large four station treatment area with open view to critical care ward. The facility also boasts a seperate surgical patient prep area and full service digital radiography. Full service laboratory, pharmacy, and ultrasound is also at the students disposal.

Shenadnoah Veterinary Hospital has been a frequent host for many student externships over the years from not only OSU, but more recently from UGA and VPI. Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital has been an AAHA accredited hospital since 1993 serving the needs of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

We have six veterinarians, including three OSU graduates and three UGA graduates with over 100 years of combined veterinary experience. We also have six RVT's and a team of tech asst, receptionists, and kennel workers. With state-of-the-art equipment and a bra! nd new 10,000 square foot facility, we provide these services: digital radiography, ultrasound, laser surgery, dentistry, preventative care, in-house lab, as well as boarding and grooming for dogs and cats.

Educational Resources

An extensive computer and print library will be available. There will be potential for participation in in-house CE sponsored by various drug and food companies as it becomes available. We do have access to many board certified specialtists within close proximity to Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital, enhancing the quality of care for our patients.


While at Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital, the student will both observe and participate in the daily activities of the hospital as we fulfill the needs of our clients by providing quality health services through a responsive, professional staff with the emphasis on individual attention and commitment to community service.

The student will be responsible for having a good knowledge of medicine and surgery cases. They may be asked to assist in procedures and also opinions on other preventative and treatment options. Daily rounds may take place to make certain the student better understands the complexities of each case and to offer review or answer any questions the student may have. We will try to afford every oppo rtunity possible to allow as much hands-on experiences as the student feels comfortable with. This serves to enhance the overall learning experience during this session.

Student Supervision

The student will have approximately forty hours per week of supervised training. The student could have access to more if desired.



Practice Information

Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital
152 Shepherdstown Road
Martinsburg, WV 25404

Ph: 304-263-2112
Fax: 304-263-2131


Updated: 03/1/10
Signature On File: Brian D. Gilpin, DVM

Martinsburg, WV
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