We're making an investment in the next generation of veterinary doctors!
As part of the professional veterinary curriculum, colleges encourage off-campus educational experiences in practices outside of the teaching hospital. Practical experience in a well-run and contemporary practice can be a valuable component of your veterinary education, preparing you to deliver better care after graduation. Our program is dedicated to contributing to your practice-readiness and to help you hit the ground running after graduation.
Our program structure:
Our externships are flexible—they can range from four to eight weeks during the year, according to your college curriculum – but are typically four weeks in length. Your schedule will include days, evenings and weekends.
Our externship rotations are designed to allow students, under veterinary supervision, to practice the problem-solving, technical and communication skills that they have acquired during their clinical preparation. Externs are given the opportunity to work alongside our veterinary team and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of patient care.
What you'll be doing:
Externs experience the typical caseload of a small animal practice. Under the supervision of your mentor doctor you will gather histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, scrub in to surgery, assist in the management of medical cases, provide wellness care, develop your client communication skills, polish your technical skills and produce appropriate medical records (SOAPs) within the time limits of daily practice.
Who we're looking for:
Extern students are expected to be enthusiastic and effective participants in our patient care activities, upholding the professional and ethical standards of our practice. Students participating in the externship program are suggested to review the Veterinary Practice Act in regard to the scope of duties that may be performed, and to be familiar with the type and degree of veterinary supervision that is required. These should be followed carefully in order to protect both yourself and our practice.
As a veterinary student extern, we expect you to dress and behave in a professional manner and to meet the expectations that we have of all team members as outlined in our employee handbook.
We see ourselves to be part of your educational team, providing instruction, mentoring and evaluation of the students who participate. You will be assigned a mentor and work on the learning objectives as defined by your college program or to meet your specific goals. At the end of the externship your mentor will provide a written evaluation of your performance as required by your college program.
We look forward to working with you!
Be enrolled in an accredited DVM program.
You are authorized to work in the United States.
You must carry professional liability insurance. AVMA PLIT liability insurance is free for all student members of the AVMA. You may apply for this coverage on their website. Please check to make sure your coverage is current and submit a certificate of coverage with your application.
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About Chestertown Animal Hospital
Chestertown Animal Hospital is a full-service pet care/urgent care facility. We offer state-of-the-art VetScalpel CO2 laser surgery for pets. This CO2 laser can be utilized in most surgical procedures and it offers many benefits for pets including reduced bleeding, less pain, decreased risk of infection, shortened surgery time, and quicker recovery when compared to traditional surgical methods. We also have a mobile unit and end of life service. We have new ultrasound to offer our patients which is the best in town. We have digital dental radiology to offer before and after photos for our clients. We have three full-time Veterinarians and an outstanding team to help the community with their family members.Our mission is to consistently provide the highest quality veterinary medical and surgical care to our patients in a community setting. We will provide our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of animal care and ownership, including public health awareness. In order to sustain excellent pet care, teamwork is a key element, employed continuously in our daily practice. We are a team of dedicated professionals committed to providing veterinary care for companion anima...ls and livestock on the Upper Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland. Our clients and patients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. We strive to become part of your extended family and promise to treat each patient as if they were one of our very own. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by treating owners and their pets with compassion, quality of care, respect, and honesty. From your very first visit and throughout the life of your pet, we want to be your choice- the veterinary health advocate for your pet. In addition to wellness exams, vaccinations, heartworm, Lyme and parasite testing, we provide a state-of-the-art dental suite as well as surgery for both routine cases such as spays and neuters, and more complicated cases such as stomach torsion (GDV), pyometra, caesarian section, splenectomy and other advanced procedures. With daily office hours set aside for sick animal visits, our entire team of experienced and dedicated professionals will be there for you during routine visits and when you may need us at a moment’s notice.