2-4 week externships for 4th year veterinary students; minimum 40 hrs/week
of instruction and subsequent responsibilities include: assisting with
the operation of the clinic; daily medical treatments and husbandry
care; admission of new patients; routine diagnostic procedures
(clin-path, radiology, parasitology and necropsy); common medical
protocols; protocols for oil-contaminated animals; euthanasia protocols;
surgery and anesthesia protocols; caseload management; and human health
& safety concerns.
full-time veterinarians on staff, each with over 25 years experience in
wildlife medicine (both are adjunct associate professors in Wildlife
Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary
library of wildlife and avian medicine & surgery references; large
library of oiled wildlife articles and resources; computer access to the
University of Pennsylvania Library System.
with the care of the in-house caseload: admission exams, diagnostics,
treatment plans, surgeries, on-going treatments, record-keeping, and
release-planning or necropsies. The student is expected to become
familiar with and use the common reference sources in wildlife
rehabilitation, and submit a short report on a related topic or complete
an assigned project relavent to wildlife medicine.
Upon completion of the externship, the student should provide a
written evaluation of the Tri-State Wildlife Clinic and the Externship
Student will have direct access and work contact with the veterinarians approximately 75-90% of the time (30-40 hrs/week).