to current clinical projects. A case presentation (active case or
retrospective study, 30-60 minutes duration, involving PowerPoint or
similar media) and a refereed journal article review/critique are
Allied Institutions: Bronx Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.
Responsibilities: The extern will assist the staff veterinarians
directly with all facets of zoo animal practice: attend daily medical
rounds, contribute to medical records using Medarks, assist in
anesthesia and anesthetic monitoring, assist in diagnostic imaging
(radiology, ultrasonography, and endoscopy) and interpretation, directly
assist in and/or observe surgeries (field and hospital), contribute to
preventative medicine (vaccinations, medical treatments, visual and
physical examination, etc.), and will be expected to perform literature
searches/reviews as necessary to have an appropriate depth of knowledge
and understanding of each animal or group of animals considered.
Supervised hands-on experience may be limited depending upon extern
knowledge and competency. The extern will ultimately have primary case
responsibility for native wildlife cases that present to the Wildlife
Health Center, including daily upkeep of medical records (using the SOAP
convention), medical treatments, surgeries (if necessary), and other
diagnostics. The extern will present these cases during rounds, and
will be overseen by staff veterinarians who will provide recommendations
and critical review.