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Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)

Externship Program in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology
The
Externship Program in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology is a learning
experience accomplished in a period of 2 – 4 weeks and directed to
veterinary students that have an interest in infectious diseases with a
focus in diagnostic. The main goal of the program is to acquaint the
student with the field of diagnostic on veterinary microbiology with an
emphasis in bacteriology, mycology, serology and virology. Our caseload
includes small animals, horses, food animals, camelids, exotic, fish
and birds. Faculty, microbiology residents and high performance
technicians will contribute with the experience. The student will follow
cases that are processed by the WADDL; clinical history, selection of
appropriated tests, result interpretation and final reports will be
analyzed. In addition, the student will have the opportunity of meeting
with some members of the VMP department and The Global Animal Health
(Allen School) to familiarize with research programs related with
immunology and infectious diseases within the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Washington State University. It is expected that the
student will assist to the Research in Progress seminars and
microbiology rounds.
The
WADDL is a combined service and educational unit within a land grant
university. The student will have access to a board certify (ACVM)
professor and two other faculty members with a vast experience in
veterinary clinical microbiological diagnostic. In addition, the
participant will interact with veterinarians enrolled in the dual
program of residency in veterinary microbiology and PhD. Access to board
certify veterinary pathologists and residents pathologists is also
available.
Access
to the library and scientific databases are available. The student is
expected to assist to the Research in Progress seminars (presented one
per week) and to the rounds of veterinary microbiology (one per week).
Students may use their own computer; otherwise there are student
computer labs that can be used.
A
program of activities will be given to the student the first day. The
participant is expected to participate and spend time in the
bacteriology, serology and virology sections. In addition, It is
expected that the student will assist to the Research in Progress
seminars and microbiology rounds. Presentations and discussions of
assigned cases is expected during the microbiology rounds.
There
is access to veterinarians related with the program, eight hours per
day, five days a week. Dr. D. Diaz will be the contact person.
No, however during the summer semester Washington State University's Housing Services offers summer housing.
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), Washington State University
WA Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab

PO Box 647034

Washington State University

Pullman WA 99164-7010
WADDL: 509-335-9696; Dr. D Diaz: 509 - 335 - 6044; Dr. J. Evermann: 509 - 335 - 3044
WADDL: 509-335-9696
Dubraska Diaz-Campos, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor
Posted: 04/02/13
Location: 
Pullman, WA
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