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Animal Emergency Hospital of N. Texas & Veterinary Specialty Center


Externships Available! We are a busy, 8+ doctor, 24-hr emergency & critical care practice in a great location within the DFW Metroplex. In addition, we are the only local emergency clinic to see birds, exotic pets and wildlife. There are five practices in the building including surgery, internal medicine, derm, ophtho and rehab.

Schedule can be arranged as a combination of days, evenings and weekends to see the most cases and to spend time with different services. Applicants that have completed rotations in small animal medicine, surgery and anesthesia preferred but not required. We encourage our externs to shadow various doctors in the practice, enter exam rooms, formulate diagnostic and treatment plans, participate in workups and client communication, and observe/participate in surgery depending on experience and ability.

We have ultrasound, endoscopy, digital radiology, complete in-house laboratory, digital microscopy, and CT capabilities. Extensive library. Practice in technical skills such a placing IV catheters can be arranged. Living arrangements might be able to be facilitated if needed. Please email Dr. Ramirez at or call the clinic at 817-410-2273. Thanks. Hope you come see us... we have a lot to offer!


Associate Veterinarians

  • 8 full-time plus multiple part-time DVMs in the ER, plus boarded specialists in the building:
  • 3 boarded surgeons
  • 2 boarded internists
  • 1 boarded ophthalmologist
  • 1 boarded dermatologist
  • physical therapist/rehab practitioner

Educational Resources

Extensive library plus VIN access and occasional in-house CE.


Participation in case workups including client communication, exam room participation, formulation of diagnostic and therapeutic plans, major and minor surgery.

Student Supervision

40 hours/week expected, to be a combination of days, evenings, weekends. There is constant supervision and teaching by staff veterinarians.


To be arranged on an individual basis if needed.

Practice Information

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas & Veterinary Specialty Center
2700 West State Hwy 114
Grapevine, TX 76051

Ph: 817-410-2273
Fax: 817-379-2071


Updated: 11/18/09
Signature on file: Libby Ramirez, DVM

Grapevine TX
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