VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona

Type of Experience:

We offer a rotating externship in small animal practice. We have a variety of specialties to include; Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Critical care and Emergency. We are a 24 hour facility with specialists on staff 6 of 7 days durring the week.

Description Experience:

Christopher J. Monarski, DVM in 2001. Internship SA surgery 2004. Residnecy SA surgery 2005-2008. Four years staff surgeon at VCA ARECA.

Institutional Resources:


Educational Resources Available:

All practical journals are avaialble through online or printed versions in our resource library. We offer daily rounds on all hospitalized cases and weakly journal club/case presentations through the internship program. We have 6-8 interns per year as well as externs.

Responsibilities Expected of Participating Students:

Participate in morning rounds and case discussions witht the various departments. Specialty rounds given every Tuesday.

Student Supervision:

A staff veterinarian or intern will be instructing and interacting with the student though the various specialties.

Is Student Housing Available?:

No. Interns sometimes will allow students to stay with them.

Practice Name:

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona


1648 North Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

Telephone Number:

(480) 898-0001

Fax Number:

(480) 898-3331

Email Address:

Christopher [dot] monarski [at] vcamail [dot] com

Website Address:

Clinical Supervisor of Elective:

Christopher J. Monarski, DVM

Updated: 05/09/11