Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

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Externship at Private Practice Referral Hospital - Surgery, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Emergency
VREC is a busy, multi-specialty referral practice. Students will have the opportunity to spend time in various rotations including Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology and Emergency. Students may opt to spend time in all specialties during a single rotation, or focus on one specialty. We consider ourselves a teaching hospital, and have hosted student and technician interns from all over the Northeast.
Critical Care: One ACVECC Diplomate and one residency-trained clinician
Surgery: Two residency-trained surgeons
Neurology: One residency-trained clinician
Internal Medicine: Two ACVIM Diplomates
Emergency: Six experienced clinicians, all have completed internships
On-site MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilator, full labs, advanced patient monitoring
Bi-weekly specialty journal clubs, monthly CE events, on-site library
We are committed to providing hands-on, practical experience along with in-depth case discussion and teaching. We expect externs to be heavily involved with diagnostic and treatment decisions, to scrub into surgeries, perform client communication, do procedures under direct supervision and to function as much like a clinician as possible.
Direct access to veterinarians is available 24/7. The days of the week worked and the hours per day will vary depending on which service the student is interested in. The surgery service operates Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-6PM, and students are expected to participate in on-call and after-hours surgery. Internal medicine operates Mon-Fri 8AM-6PM, and students will also be on-call for endoscopy or ultrasounds over the weekend. Neurology is present 8AM-5PM Mon-Thurs and on-call hours during the weekend. Critical Care specialists are present 7 days a week 9A-7P. Emergency clinicians are on-site 24/7. The student will work with the proposed service to determine the best schedule.
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
318 Northern Blvd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
abutler [at] vrecpa [dot] com
Amy Butler
Date posted: 09/05/2013