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Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, UC Davis


We have an expanding bird and companion exotic pet practice at UC Davis and have openings for veterinary students from other schools and colleges in Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine during many weeks of the 2007-2008 academic year.  Rotations requested should be a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 4 weeks in length. (Qualifications: 1. Final year veterinary student or about to start final year at time of visit. During the summer (mid-June throught August) we accept some U.S. students who are between the second and third or third and fourth years, and foreign students who are between the third and fourth or fourth and fifth years. 2. Proficient in spoken and written English.) Students can come for up to 4 weeks free of charge. Students that wish to stay longer than 4 weeks will be charged $510/week. Students may also incur administrative fees related to required visa arrangements. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Dr. Hawkins, Chief of CAPE, expertise not specified

Educational Resourses

None specified.


Your responsibilites are the same as our senior students. You have a responsibility for cases, the faculty oversees the case.

Student Supervision

Our students are supervised by a faculty person or a resident at all times.


You will responsible for your own travel, room, and board.

Institution's agreement

They agreed to the commitments on the main externships page EXCEPT for:

In their response to agreeing to accept student's in future academic quarters, they replied, "We are happy to have visiting students. We have 4 weeks free of charge, after which there is a weekly charge equivalent to what in-state UC Davis students pay.

They will not evaluate student performance and report that performance back to the college within 2 weeks of the end of their experience.

Practice Information

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis


Email: Judy Wall, VMTH Student Affairs Coordinator (preferred way of contact)

Updated: 4/18/07

Signature on File: Bradford P. Smith, DVM, VMTH Director and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

Davis CA
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