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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Wildlife Health & Population Laboratory


  • Field-based wildlife veterinary externship
  • Clinical and pathological workups with state wildlife veterinarians
  • Marine mammal, terrestrial and avian wildlfie species
  • Fish pathology lab
  • Sea lion capture and anesthesia for radio telemetry placement
  • Morbidity and mortality workup from field to diagnostic lab
  • Population and reproductive studies
  • Fish hatchery health assessments and treatments


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Colin Gillin, State Wildlife Veterinarian, MS, DVM, Residency in Conservation Medicine, Tufts Univ.
  • Julia Burco, DVM, MS, PhD, epidemiologist Staff veterinarian
  • Rob Bildfell, DVM, Phd, Diplomate ACVP, Oregon State University, wildlife pathologist

Educational Resources

  • journals (JWM, JWD, EID, JVDI, JAVMA)
  • complete microsoft PC databases
  • Monday rounds


Arrive at 8 AM, conduct appropriate veterinary extern oriented tasks under the mentorship and instruction of the department veterinarians.

Student Supervision

8 hours per day, 5 days per week


Yes, but limited to availability

Practice Information

Wildlife Health and Population Laboratory
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
7118 NE Vandenberg Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330

Ph: 541-757-4186 (ext. 222)
Fax: 541-757-4252


Updated: 04/15/10
Signature On File: Dr. Colin Gillin

Corvallis, OR
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