Small Animal Elective

If you are interested, during your 4th year off-site elective experience, we provide a list of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's previously approved locations.

If you choose not to work at any of the pre-approved sites, please find your own elective location and submit a request for approval through The College of Veterinary Medicine.

North Canton, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal hospital-preventative medicine, general surgery, some orthopedics, small animal medicine

Columbus, OH

Description Details General practioner since 1971 and owner of Forest Park Veterinary Clinic since 1974. Part founder of Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service.

Lebanon, Ohio

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Name: Four Paws Animal Hospital Description Experience: 2002 Graduate of Ohio State Vet Med, associate for 2 years, relief for 2 years, owned Practice starting Dec 2006.  We went from a 1 DVM practice in 1200 sq ft to a new 5400 sq ft facility with 2 full time and 2 part time DMVs.  We also have Heather Plum D.V.M. (equine) onsite as a separate business.

Washington, DC

Description Experience: The student will shadow associate veterinarians on emergency, in outpatient clinic and in specialty services (internal medicine, oncology, cardiology). The student will also have the opportunity to observe dentistry and surgery.

Ft. Wright, KY

Description Small animal medicine externship.

Chicago, IL

Type of Experience: Small Animal Primary Care. Description Experience

Gahanna, OH

Description Details Practicing in a small animal practice with supervisor and 6 associates. We treat mostly dogs & cats, also pocket pets, ferrets, rabbits, etc. We do extensive & routine surgeries. Dr. Worman does orthopedic surgeries. We have an in-house lab, radiology and video otoscopy.

Cherry Hill, NJ

Description Experience: Assist in care and treatment of patients in a busy small animal 3+ doctor practice in Cherry Hill, NJ. Participate in regular hospital schedule of elective surgery, well & sick visits & emergency care & dentistry. Institutional Resources: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (close by)

Cleveland, OH

Description Rather intense clinical immersion into a busy practice within the inner city. Gateway is the primary consult practice to the local humane/ACO/rescue groups. A great opportunity to see the impact of socioeconomic reality on the human animal bond. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Student will spend 2 days with Bennet Fagin, DVM, a local specialty radiology practice.

Lemont Furnace, PA

Type of Experience: General Private Practice Experience is provided with emphasis on client communication, staff training, and practice management.

Geneva, OH

Type of Experience: COMPANION ANIMAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE. Description Experience:

Las Vegas, NV

Description Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Aquatic Animal Medicine & Surgery at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Exotic Medicine at Spring Preserve On the premises we have the following equipment; Vettest/QBC by IDEXX, computers (6 terminals, AVS 5.1), ASIF bone plating, avian metabolic cage, endoscopy (Olympus scope), respirator, pulse oximeter monitor, isoflurane vaporizer, etc.

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal veterinary hospital Description Expe

Gloucester, VA

Type of Experience:  Small Animal and Aquatic Practice Name:    Gloucester Veterinary Hospital, Ltd       Description Experience:   The student will be exposed to daily general practice, surgery and preventive care for dogs, cats, and various pocket pets and reptiles. The student will also have the opportunity to accompany veterinarians on visits to an aquarium we also service. 

Williamsburg, VA

Type of Experience: Small animal/ Exotic veterinary clinic, with predominantly canine and feline cases, but a good variety of avian and reptile cases. Also, rehabilitation center with underwater treadmill and ongoing rehab cases and evaluation.

Manchester, NH

Description Small animal hospital duties, including digital radiology and digital utlrasound. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Matthew F. Lewis, DVM Janet E. Mack, VMD, RDMS Educational Resources None on record Responsibilities None on record Student Supervision None on record Housing None on record

Cincinnati, OH

Description We have a 24 hour veterinary hospital, during the day operate as a traditional hospital seeing routine cases(vaccines, etc...)then transition in the evening and weekends to an emergency hospital. Our facility has an in-house lab with Med Tech, 500 mA x-ray machine, ultrasound, endoscopy, complete dental suite, excellent surgical equipment, etc. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available We have 8 DVM's on staff + a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist is here 2 days/week.

Columbus, OH

Description Details Small Animal Medicine Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. M. Minshawi Educational Resources Books available on-site Internet Access Responsibilities Observing and assisting in every aspect of the clinic Student Supervision 40 hours per week Housing N/A Practice Information Grandview Veterinary Clinic

Butler, KY

Description  Details Small animal mostly canine/feline - observe and assist in-out patient, exams, medicine cases, wellness visits, surgery-soft tissue & orthopedic, trauma. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 7 practicing veterinarians

Granville, OH

Type of Experience: We have a rather busy 3 doctor general practice that offers a varitey of services to our clients. We aim to be the best in providing the standard of care that a pet owner/client should expect from a general practitioner.

Greenville, OH

Description How to diagnose, treat, and refer small animal patients in a solo, economically depressed rural practice. Visit to K-9 police dog drug and bomb training facility to teach basic K-9 first aid to the officers. Equipment: Tono-pen, Abayis, Vetscan, Hemavet 2, Med Rx videoscope, Radiology, and Vetspec EKG. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available A solo practice, specialist used on referral and consult basis

Clearwater, FL

Description Details Entire spectrum of Small Animal/Companion Animal medicine in typical progressive, 3 doctor AAHA certified hospital Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Advanced training through CE labs Ophthalmology Dentistry Ultrasound Dr. Scot Trefz, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Educational Resources Journals/Periodicals Computer/Internet Daily rounds Case reviews N.A.V.C.

Naples, FL

Description Surgery rooms X-ray K-laser Client & patient workup Casework Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Ball is certified in acupuncture Educational Resources Journals Books Computer VIN Responsibilities Team player Assist in surgery Assist in rooms Assist in case workup Student Supervision 8 hrs.

Port Matilda, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal practice in central PA.

Trenton NJ

Type of Experience: Offering experience in all facets of general practice skills. Initial greeting of clients and patients, physical exam, history taking and recording. Evaluation of findings and implantation of care with supervision of the mentor.

Coos Bay, OR

Description Experience: Small Animal - General practice: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - General Practice - Primarily Dog & Cat - Few Exotics Institutional Resources: None of the Veterinarians at our practice are boarded in any field - closest specialty hospital is two ho

N. Ridgeville, OH

Description 2-4 week externship in which the participant will be exposed to, and asked to participate in, private small animal practice with a solo practitioner. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available N/A

Port Clinton, OH

Type of Experience: Clinical orientation in small animal general practice

Phillipsburg, NJ

Type of Experience: Small animal general practice and emergency Description of Experience: Small animal general practice and emergency service with 24 hour care. Four doctors on staff. Institutional Resources: Information not provided Educational Resources available: Books, journals, VIN Responsibilities expected of participating students: Shadowing, asking questions, participating in medical based concepts with staff Student Supervision: 12 hours/day, 5-7 days/week

Harrod, OH

Description Experience: Small Animal Practice. Some Equine. Assist in all aspects of practice. Initial meetings with clients, identification of presenting problems, Hx taking and examination. On site ancillary lab work and radiology. Discuss with client Dx and Rx. Follow ups to therapy.

Lewis Center, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal general practice.

Powell, OH

Description Details Healthy Pets of Wedgewood is part of a corporation of 4 practices all of which are AAHA accredited. These practices focus on providing the Columbus area with quality medical care and customer satisfaction. This facility includes a complete in-house lab, radiographs, ultrasound, endoscopy, dental procedures, 24 hour hospitalization, 24 hour emergency service, and a CO2 laser.

Centrl Square, NY

Type of Experience: Rural small animal medicine and surgery; primarily dogs and cats; some rodents, rabbits and ferrets; Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese Herbals, Tui Na massage therapy).

Richmond Heights, OH

Description Details To allow the student to experience the ins and outs of a quality general small animal practice Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Margaret L.

Mt. Vernon, OH

Description We have a state of the art modern hospital offering boarding, grooming, house calls, emergency on call, as well as surgery and medicine. We are busy having over 15,000 transaction for 2 doctors this year. W are an excellent example of progressive general practice. Our lab includes Abaxis Vet Scan/HMT, diff counts cytology - FNA and impressions, Idexx test kits; Giardia, fecal centrifuge, fluid analysis, in-house U/A, Radiology - Innovet 300mA dental x-ray, ultrasound/ telemedicine, tonopen, etc.

Ebensburg, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal private practice Description Experie

Hollywood, FL

Description Experience: Externs take part in all medical and surgical rotations available at the hospital.

Scottsdale, AZ

Description Our main focus is on small animal medicine and surgery. We also do exotic medicine and surgery and emergency medicine and surgery.

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Description Details The student will be exposed to all aspects of general practice with strong emphasis on preventive medicine and dermatology. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Access to a board certified surgeon in a near by practice if so desired by student. Dr.

Beacon, NY

Type of Experience: Small Animal medicine and surgery with both Board certified specialists (full time: surgery and internal medicine, part time: dermatology, cardiology and oncology) and 6 doctor general practice group.

Asheville, NC

Type of Experience: High-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic training, incorporating surgical practice.

North Mobile, AL

Description Participation in all aspects of general practice. We are a full service AAHA practice with 2 locations. There are 2 full time and one part time veterinarians practicing at our main location. One full time associate practices at our second location, Great Oaks.

Natick, MA

Type of Experience: Small Animal Description Experience:

St. Augustine, FL

Type of Experience: Jackson Veterinary Practice, PA is a full service, small animal day practice.

Louisville, KY

Description Assisting and observing within the surgical and internal medicine service. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Consultation available with internal medicine, surgical, and radiology specialists in the surrounding area. Educational Resources Library of veterinary textbook published and medical journals.

St. Clairsville, OH

Description Very busy small animal practice; large volume of spays/neuters through work with local SPCA. Student can gain surgical experience on these animals. Radiographs, chem/CBC done in hospital. Details Associated Veterinarians and special expertise available Solo practice with no special expertise or postgraduate training. I work closely with a local vet that is very active in orthopedic surgery. Student would be welcome to assist him.

Tilton, NH

Type of Experience: Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Externship De

Latrobe, PA

Description Directly assist staff veterinarians and perform duties at primarily small animal practice including medicine, surgery, digital radiography, in house laboratory procedures and ultrasonography. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 3 staff licensed veterinarians in general practice greater that 50 years combined experienced.

West Chester, OH

Description General practice with dogs, cats and exotics. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Lorrie Meyer, DVM Mary Carter, DVM Educational Resources VIN Books Rounds (radiology) Responsibilities Assist veterinarian in appointments, treatments Animal care, treatments Student Supervision 40 hrs/week. Housing No

Landisville, PA

Type of Experience: Landisville Animal Hospital is a busy 3 and 1/2 Doctor small animal hospital.