Turner Veterinary Service

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Mixed animal practice with 5 full time doctors. 2 ambulatory clinicians on the road daily for large animal work, and 2 small animal doctors at clinic each day. Large animal emergency service 24/7
We strive to provide a hands-on approach to routine veterinary work (vaccines, exams, herd health, export/regulatory work, well pets, puppy/kitten visits, dental prophylaxis, etc) as well as sick/emergency work in large animal and small animal clinic. We work to expose students to the breadth of mixed animal practice. We hope to give ample opportunity to interact with clients, patients, staff, and doctors about the diagnosis, treatment, management, financial and emotional aspects of daily practice.
Students are encouraged to ask questions, assist as possible, learn new skills, practice skills, research issues, add to conversations, contribute to case work-ups, and be very much a part of every day. Depending on the student's area of interest and the daily schedule we will attempt to expose them to particular areas that are desired for practice, learning, exposure. We can tailor an externship to be more small, more ambulatory, or 50/50. We have students work with all clinicians if possible in order to offer a well rounded experience in terms of caseload, personal interest areas, differing approaches and perspectives on veterinary medicine.
We do not have the good fortune of working with boarded specialists, however Dr. Law has a vast experience with small ruminants, Dr. Flanagan does a lot of herd health and ultrasound work with pregnancy diagnosis and fetal sexing, Dr. Perkins is very good at small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Bennett enjoys dental procedures and small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Hilton is our newest member and is actively developing her skills in all fields. 2 of our Dr's are mixed practioners (Dr. Hilton and Flanagan).
Text books, internet, journals, doctors, case discussions, VIN subscription, AABP-L, AASRP-L, pharmaceutical reps/meetings.
  • Physical exams, client interactions, contributing to case discussions and development of diagnostic and treatment plans.
  • Aiding in restraint and procedures.
  • On time and appropriately dressed.
  • When necessary assisting with cleaning equipment, restocking trucks, etc.
  • Client communication (in person). Active participation in general.
  • Respect of clients, pets, livestock, staff and doctors.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and start/end times.
Supervised by one of the staff doctors. Occasionally may be supervised or instructed by a licensed technician on restraint/laboratory related materials or techniques for catheter placement, etc.
Possible to house students if needed. Would need to set up in advance.
Turner Veterinary Service
273 Auburn Road, Turner, Maine 04282
(207) 225-2155
(207) 225-3273
tvs [at] megalink [dot] net
Meghan Flanagan, DVM
PostedL 08/12/13