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Veterinary Student Externship

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Externship Application
Externship Opportunities
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Extern & Intern Responsibilities & Goals

Application Deadline : open

Practice Name: Alpine Animal Hospital, PC

Primary Contact Person: Mary Fox, Hospital Manager

Address: 17776 Highway 82
City: Carbondale
State: CO
Zip: 81623
Country: USA
Telephone: 970.963.2371
Fax: 970.963.2372
Email: maryfox_aah@comcast.net
Website: www.alpinehospital.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlpineAnimalHosp

Our Staff:

4 Staff Veterinarians
1 Intern
2 Office Staff
6 Techs
2 Vet Tech Assistants
1 FT LA DVM
3 FT SA DVM

Type of Practice:

40% equine (60 % ambulatory/40% in-house)
60% companion animal

Facilities:

2010 new facility 10,400 square feet
Medical/Repro/Surgery facility with 4heated stalls and lameness/treatment areas.
The practice is equipped for digital radiology, ultrasonography,  focused shock wave, thermography, and endoscopy.
Surgery suite is available for simple  and elective procedures (hernias, crypts, enucleations, splint removal, nervings.) and emergency abdominal surgery.

Our Veterinarians

Chuck Maker DVM - Equine and large animal health
Chad Roeber DVM- Companion animal health and surgery
Louise Marron DVM - Companion and equine dentistry and health
Jolee Stegemoller DVM - Equine and companion animal health

Equine Case Load:

Sport Horses (hunters, jumpers, saddleseat, dressage)
Broodmares (routine, ET, frozen semen)
Pleasure Horses

Companion Animal Caseload: restricted to general practice feline and canine

Types of Cases (estimated % by system or categories):

Equine:
Lameness – 25%
Repro – 25%
Medicine and Surgery – 15%
Routine (wellness, dentistry)- 20%
Other Pleasure Horse Work – 15%

Companion Animal:
Wellness – 35%
Dentistry and Surgery- 35%
Routine (wellness, dentistry )- 15%
Other/Nutrition; restricted to dogs and cats- 20%

Estimated Breakdown of Daily or Weekly Load:

Caseload will reflect the practice. Work week will vary with the time of the year, averaging 50-55 hours/week. Less time could be spent, but doing so would mean not availing oneself of the learning opportunities offered.

Philosophy of Internship:

THIS MIXED ANIMAL EXTERNSHIP IS TOWARDS LEARNING. Areas of training include: Dentistry, Radiology, Reproduction, Practice Management, Client Education, Fluid Therapy, Laboratory, Pediatrics. General Medicine, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Technical Skills, Lameness, Shock wave, stem cell, PRP and IRAP lameness therapies.
The learning protocol is available upon request.

Prerequisites of Application and Internship:

The applicant will provide a CV and a letter of application that addresses their desire to be involved in an externship.
Two letters from individuals that can attest to the applicant’s skill, work ethic and personality. A visit to or externship at the practice is recommended.

Notification of Acceptance: By Mail or Email or phone

Employee Benefits: none

Employment Contracts: none

Externship Available: www.alpinehospital.com

List of Externship Duties in Practice: Our externship is focused on learning and the majority of the time is spent in observation and inquiry.  Hands-on experience is on invitation of the doctor or practicing technician.  The extern will always take the lead from the professional they are working with and should not hesitate to ask questions while working with them.

1. Learning
2. Radiology
3. Dentistry assistance
4. Assist foal and colic watch personnel during foaling and medical and surgical colics.
5. Assist on ambulatory calls.
6. Assist with in-house medicine, surgery, reproduction as required
7. Partake in staff and client educational programs
8. Emergency duty assistance

Emergency Duty Requirements:

1. The extern will accompany the on-call doctor for interesting emergencies, but will not have primary ambulatory emergency duties. In the remaining.  The extern will be on call to assist with ambulatory/hospitalized cases one to two nights a week and one to two weekends a month.
2. The extern will be on duty with emergency colic watch/treatment/ surgery crew as cases dictate.  Small animal intensive care patient care will also be borne by the intern /externs and  technicians  and senior DVM staff as cases dictate. All colic care will be performed by the colic watch crew  ( CVT’s, intern and Staff DVM’s) at the direction of Dr. Maker, Roeber, Rideout and Shuman. The extern and intern  gets to go back to bed if all is doing well.
3. The extern will assist with after hours treatments as needed for clinic cases.
4. There is emergency surgery performed at the clinic, and the number of cases that require care through the night varies throughout the year.

Amount of Supervision:

During the program the extern will either be under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or in lab situations most of the time. The equine and small animal caseload varies throughout the year and the proportion of large and small animal cases will vary accordingly.

Externship Salary:  This is an unpaid opportunity.  Housing may be provided.

Term of Employment: Variable according to applicants time availability and hospital schedule.

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Office Hours

DayHours
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM2:00 PM
SundayClosed
Day Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM