U of PA School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center

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Large Animal Surgery Rotation
VCSN870 Large Animal Surgery Clinic - New Bolton Center
Dr. Richardson and Staff Credits 6
Quarters: 0, 1, 2
Duration: 2 weeks, Full-time
Prerequisite: Core surgery Courses
Limitations: Based on Hospital Needs

Students rotating through Large Animal Surgery at NBC will participate in all aspects of examination and diagnosis, including lameness evaluation and endoscopy, medical and surgical treatment and daily patient care of large animals. During one week of the two-week rotation, each student will be assigned to treat cattle, other domestic farm animals and horses, and during the other week, horses only. Night, weekend and holiday assignments, including treatments and emergency service, will be made according to the requirements of the overall hospital operation during a given session. Students usually are exposed to various surgical procedures (general soft tissue, abdominal, orthopedic, etc.) during any one rotation. During the rotation, students may gain experience with horses being examined on the High Speed Treadmill or undergoing imaging in the Nuclear Scintigraphy Unit. Students will also participate in a variety of didactic teaching rounds, barn rounds and teaching laboratories as described below:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
4-5 pm – Surgery Teaching Rounds
3-5 pm – Surgery Teaching Laboratory (Wet labs)

Monday 8-9 am – Radiology Rounds (case-based discussion led by surgery faculty)
Tuesday 8-9 am – Lameness Rounds (case-based discussion led by Sports Medicine faculty)
Wednesday 8-9 am – Radiology Rounds (case-based discussion led by radiology faculty)
Thursday 8-9 am – Grand Rounds (Student case presentations)
Friday 8-9 am – Medicine Teaching Rounds (case-based discussion with Medicine faculty and house officers)

Nursing staff performs treatments between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday and 6pm to 6am Monday through Thursday to allow daily student participation in surgical cases. On Fridays, students perform treatments 6am - 8am, at 6 pm and midnight. On Saturdays, students do treatments from 6am through midnight and on Sundays, from 6am through 10pm. On the last day of a rotation, students do midnight treatments. To facilitate a smooth transition to your next rotation, nursing does 6am and 8am treatments on the first day of each new rotation.
See Experience Description above.
2 week full time rotation
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - New Bolton Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Student Affairs Office ATTN: Lindsey
3800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
ljord [at] vet [dot] upenn [dot] edu
Dr. Dean Richardson
Updated: 04/23/12