University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Description

The purpose of this rotation is to introduce the student to pet special species medicine. Students will gain knowledge of these animals by hands-on experience and participation in rounds. The student will be expected to obtain histories, develop a rule-out list and a diagnostic plan on all appointments. Students will participate in patient management and assist with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

There will be a Monday through Friday weekly clinic schedule. On Saturday and Sunday, students are expected to provide care for hospitalized patients and to be "on-call" for night and weekend emergencies. Students should expect the typical day to run from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Monday and Wednesday afternoons are reserved for rounds and short procedures. Clinic appointments will be seen on Monday and Wednesday mornings and occasionally on Saturday mornings. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are used for inpatient care and for longer procedures.

Rounds will include husbandry and medical and surgical diseases of special species. Students will be encouraged to read handouts and use audio-visual material to supplement the rounds presentations and discussions. There may be occasional field trips to local zoos or aviaries.

Details

Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Not available

Educational Resources

Not available

Responsibilities

The purpose of this rotation is to introduce the student to pet special species medicine. Students will gain knowledge of these animals by hands-on experience and participation in rounds. The student will be expected to obtain histories, develop a rule-out list and a diagnostic plan on all appointments. Students will participate in patient management and assist with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Monday and Wednesday afternoons are reserved for rounds and short procedures. Clinic appointments will be seen on Monday and Wednesday mornings and occasionally on Saturday mornings. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are used for inpatient care and for longer procedures. Rounds will include husbandry and medical and surgical diseases of special species. Students will be encouraged to read handouts and use audio-visual material to supplement the rounds presentations and discussions. There may be occasional field trips to local zoos or aviaries.

Student Supervision

There will be a Monday through Friday weekly clinic schedule. On Saturday and Sunday, students are expected to provide care for hospitalized patients and to be "on-call" for night and weekend emergencies. Students should expect the typical day to run from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Housing

No

Practice Information

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street Ste. 106
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Ph: 2158988843
Fax: 2155738819

Email: swhealen [at] vet [dot] upenn [dot] edu
Web: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/EducationandTraining/StudentLife/Externships/tabid/315/Default.aspx

Updated: 04/27/10
Signature On File: Sarah Whealen, Curriculum Coordinator