Goals of Externship: The goal of our externship is to expose to students to our varied caseload with both an in-hospital, boarded specialist component as well as an ambulatory medicine component. We also have a busy, after-hours emergency caseload that allows for more participation of the extern, especially as we develop more comfort with their knowledge base and skill set.
Other Information: We recommend at least a two week block, but most students benefit from a 3-4 week block if possible. For students interested in application for the internship program, a two week visit is highly recommended. This allows for a working interview, for both the extern and the doctors.
Application Process: Please send a resume/CV and a letter of intent expressing goals and areas of interest to Dr. Rachel Liepman (email@example.com) with availability and/or preferred date ranges.
Availability: Year-round, but busiest season between October to June; if interested in internship opportunities, please prioritize visiting by October-November of the year prior to the internship beginning.
Insurance Requirements: AVMA PLIT proof of insurance or comparable insurance required
Living Quarters: an extern room on-site with full bathroom is available to visiting externs. Residence at the clinic during the externship is strongly encouraged to take advantage of after-hours experiences. A basic kitchen with microwave, refrigerator space and sink/dishwasher is available to share.
Estimated Workload: Externs will be expected to assist with treatments as deemed appropriate on hospitalized patients. The majority of the time will be assisting during daytime appointments either in-hospital or on an ambulatory basis. There are opportunities to scrub into surgeries and other procedures as our comfort level increases on an individual basis.
Internship Available? Yes
Externship Duties: Assist with treatments, participate in rounds and journal clubs, assist with daily tasks and accompany/observe veterinarians on calls. We expect you to JUMP IN and be a part of the team!
Prerequisites: Must be a veterinary student. Highest priority will be given to third and fourth year veterinary students with an interest in pursuing an equine internship.
About Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center has been serving the veterinary medical needs for horses for over 30 years. Committed to our clients and their horses, we aim to provide the highest quality of equine veterinary care and excellent service to ensure the health and performance of every horse we serve. For further information regarding our facility and services please visit our website at www.cvmcequine.com
"We have a commitment as a team to improve ourselves both personally and professionally so that we may better serve our patients by providing quality veterinary care."
At Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center we are available for all your routine and specialty veterinary care. With our state of the art facility located in Cave Creek, Arizona, just north of Phoenix, we can provide specialized services such as digital radiology and ultrasonography, surgery, internal medicine, ambulatory services and more. Our facility is equipped to deal with the wide range of medical and surgical encounters. We have specialized board certified doctors on call in the event of an emergency. Please visit our website at www.cvmcequine.com to take a virtual tour of our facility.
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