Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.

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2-4 week externships for 4th year veterinary students; minimum 40 hrs/week
Areas 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.
Two 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 Medicine).
Large 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.
Assist 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 Program.
Student will have direct access and work contact with the veterinarians approximately 75-90% of the time (30-40 hrs/week).
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Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-9543
(302) 737-9562
emiller [at] tristatebird [dot] org
Erica A. Miller, DVM
Updated: 02/13/12