For Pet's Sake

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Private practice devoted 100% to birds, reptiles, and exotic mammals. Students will get hands-on experience with medicine, husbandry, and surgery as well as practice management.
Students will work side-by-side with the practice owner on medical and surgical case management. The practice only accepts one extern or preceptor at a time. Students will assist or perform under supervision castration and OHE of small mammals such as rabbits. Students will learn various techniques for laboratory sampling, restraint, anesthesia, and diagnostic imaging on the different species. Students will participate in client education on animal husbandry and at home treatment. Owner offers full disclosure on practice finances and emphasizes practice management.
Practice subscribes to the journals of AAV, AEMV, ARAV and has an extensive library of exotic animal medicine textbooks and references. University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine's reading room is approximately 40 minutes away. Emory University's medical library is around the corner. There online journal database may also be accessible.
Communicating with the doctors and staff, the student shall be responsible for in house treatment management. Students are supervised, yet given full privileges on wildlife case management. Students and staff are expected to arrive at work at or before 9 am . Our hospital is open until 6 pm M-F and 2 pm on Saturday; however, we go home when the work is done. Students are expected to lend a hand wherever needed with such chores as cage cleaning and maintaining general hospital tidiness.
Practice owner: Jason Hutcheson, DVM
Part time relief doctor: Mimi Shepherd, DVM Dipl ABVP Avian
Students work side by side with one doctor or another eight hours per day, five days a week and five hours on Saturday. Total of approx 45+ hours per week.
For Pet's Sake - The avian and exotic animal hospital of Atlanta
3761 North Druid Hills Road
Decatur, GA 30033
jason [at] forpetssake [dot] com
Jason Hutcheson, DVM
Posted: 04/05/13