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.

Lancaster, PA

Description Experience: Small animal general practice with one doctor seeing avian and exotic patients.

Brookline, MA

Description Multi-doctor practice with 24 hour nursing care. Specialty surgeon comes in approximately once per month. Ultrasonographer comes in two times per week.

Minneapolis, MN

Description Experiencing the everyday life of a general practioner in small animal and exotic medicine. Taking appoinments and working up cases for junior and senior veterinary students. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 4 associate vets, 30% exotics, acupuncture Educational Resources Rounds in the am and pm, journals and books throughout the clinic, access to VIN

Pearl City, HI

Description Over 6 years of small animal practice Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not on record Educational Resources Not on record Responsibilities Professionalism with staff and clients. Punctual for all scheduled shifts with flexibility due to needs of hospital and patients.  Student Supervision 8 hours per day, 5 days per week Housing No

Burien, WA

Description Details Involvement in all levels of practice (surgery, endoscopy, ultrasonography, ER practice, general practice, administration). Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Endoscopy bronchoscopy Intensive care unit Surgical & dental suite Educational Resources Rounds Computer database Literature Continuing Education Joel D.

Chicago, IL

Description Experience: Student will gain experience working with one of four doctors on everyday appointments in a small animal hospital. Will also work with technician staff on in-patients.

Hilliard, OH

Description Major soft tissue & orthopedic surgery Emergency triage Blood gas & laboratory interpretation Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Tami Sheene, Canine Rehabilitation/Endoscopy (accredited in canine rehab) Dr. Susan Crisp, Internal Medicine (board certified) Dr. Randy Lenhart, Scan Interp, Behavior Dr. Devon Horne, Soft Tissue Surgery Dr.

Danbury, CT

Description Experience: Fast-paced general practice with access to local specialists.

Anderson, IN

Type of Experience: Northwood provides care 24 hours a day. We have a general practice, an emergency practice and a surgical referral practice. The ER practice has a veterinarian and technicians on premises whenever the general practice is closed.

Alexandria, VA

Type of Experience: Companion and exotic animal practice exposing students to the daily life of a general practitioner, surgery, dental procedures, and Eastern medicine.

Columbus, OH

Description All aspects of small animal general practice. Experience ranges from routine surgeries, complex surgeries, internal medicine cases, to intensive care cases. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 4 veterinarians are present with DVM degrees and licenses.

Portland, OR

Description Exposure to 24 hour full service small animal hospital. Focus:  urgent care & advanced surgery.

Los Angeles, CA

Type of Experience: Rotating Externship Description Experience:

Santa Monica, CA

Description Five Doctor, AAHA certified hospital, 35% Avian/Exotic patients.  Exposure to a wide array of Avian and Exotic patients with a predominance of birds and rabbits

Veazie, ME

Description The student will shadow one of three veterinarians, assist in history taking, physical exam, assessment and diagnostic plans. The student will also be coached in client communication, staff interpersonal relations, electronic medical records, efficient use of staff, time management as it effects production based compensation.

Vergennes, VT

Description Extern will alternate between surgical and appointment experience in a very busy 3 1/2 doctor semi-rural practice. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not on record. Educational Resources Not on record. Responsibilities Ask thoughtful questions. Student Supervision 8-10 hours a day, 4-5 days a week. Option for emergency experience with on-call doctor if student elects, but not required. Housing Possibly

Atlanta, GA

Type of Experience: patient/client interaction, patient physical exams, in hospital care, phlebotomy, surgery

Hingham, MA

Description VetCor is a national family of exceptional veterinary hospitals. Our philosophy is that each hospital's success is founded in its unique community and must be lead by individuals who understand and give back to that community. Our network includes 37 exceptional, multiple doctor, small animal, emergency and specialty practices in 13 states. We continue to grow through the acquisition of multiple doctor practices in our current markets.

South Yarmouth, MA

Type of Experience: Externship for General Practice Description Exper

Hudson, OH

Type of Experience: Routine and non-routine general and emergency medicine and surgery

West Islip, NY

Description The student will have the opportunity to shadow experienced ER doctors, internists, surgeons, an ophthalmologist, exotic specialist and dentist.

Columbus, OH

Description Experience: experiences to include general wellness care, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, ortho, dental procedures, cardio, ophtho, GI, practice management, etc

Mayfield Village, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal/ Companion animal practice Descripti

Wayne, NJ

Description Experience: 3 doctor small animal practice located in an urban/suburban setting 35 miles west of New York City in New Jersey.

Waynesboro, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal and some exotics Description Experie

Cleveland, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal clinical and emergency practice Desc

Westport, CT

Description Small animal hospital with inpatient care and outpatient service, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. The sudent will participate in small animal surgery, routine exams, emergency shifts. The student will assist with physical therapy and rehabilitation as well.

Fremont, OH

Description Broad range of medicine and elective surgery for both equine and small animal. Digital ultrasound and radiographic capabitlities Embryo transfer Problem mare management Ambulatory & in house management of equine cases are heavy in late winter through early summer. Details Associated Veterinarians and special expertise available Closly associated with Ohio State CVM equine faculty as well as other referral hospitals.

Steubenville, OH

Description  Details Hands-on direct involvement in practice of general small animal medicine and surgery limited to canine and feline patients. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available not on record

Wexford, PA

Description To allow fourth year students to engage in all aspects of small animal practice. Students will shadow doctors during examinations and surgical procedures. Students will be able to apply their knowledge to clinical cases in a practical way. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not available Educational Resources Multiple books and journals will be available to the students.

Wheat Ridge, CO

Description Externs will participate in daily hospital rounds, case discussions, outpatient receiving, emergency case management, inpatient case management, and diagnostics. Our hospital combines a specialty service, a general practice and emergency service which allows externs to experience all aspects of this diverse practice. Printable description

Sciotoville, OH 45662

Description Experience: A small animal practice in southern Ohio that practices progressive medicine and surgery. The would be able to assist in both medicine and surgery while formulating their own diagnosis to discuss with the doctor.

Fredericksburg, VA

Description General small animal practice; routine small animal medicine and surgery cases. Practice has boarding, grooming, behavioral training in addition to small animal medicine and surgery. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 4 associate veterinarians (one completed internship at Miss. State)

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Description Companion Animal General & Referral Practice Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available AAHA Accredited Member since 1981Ultrasound, Digital Radiology with Dr. Richard Park (Boarded Radiologist) Surgery, etc. Educational Resources VIN, AAHA, AVMA, etc. Responsibilities Apply their knowledge to a work environment and learn how different the real world is from academia. Student Supervision Several doctors will supervise students during their rotation.

Willow Street, PA

Description Small Animal Medicine & Surgery:  Exam room experience and assisting in surgery. Observing ultra sound technology and digital radiology. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available We employ 7 veterinarians and a staff of 26 additional personnel. 2 of our veterinarians have done post graduate internships.

New Albany, OH

Description Small animal medicine and surgery in a private practice.

Elm City, NC

Description Experience: Small animal general practice that will include routine preventative care, client education, internal medicine, radiology, dermatology, dentistry and both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery

Woodbridge, NJ

Type of Experience: Small animal/exotics Description Experience:

Fairfield, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal general practice Description Experi

Mary Esther, FL

Description Student will follow and assist the staff veterinarians in exam rooms and surgery. Student will assist with ultrasound studies, reproduction services, and critical care, and may participate in emergency situations, with the on call veterinarian, and wil be part of a busy 4 doctor practice.

York, NY

Type of Experience: Companion Animal primarily canine and feline De