AEMV Internships/Externships/Preceptorships - Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Internships/Externships/Preceptorships Available

This section is for posting internships, externships, and preceptorships for exotic mammal veterinarians. These postings are free and subject to approval by the board of directors. If you wish to have your opportunity listed, please complete the following form and email it to info@aemv.org. Complete information on these opportunities can be obtained from the sponsor.

The information contained in these listings is neither verified nor endorsed by the AEMV. It is the responsibility of the applicants to familiarize themselves with these programs.

INTERNSHIPS

Dr. Natalie Antinoff, Dipl ABVP (Avian) and Dr. Sue Chen, Dipl ABVP (Avian)
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics
offers a 1-y exotic pet medicine internship. The position is open to new graduates as well as those who have already had practice or internship experience. The position is available July 1-June 30. Applicants are selected through the VIRMP match program, www.virmp.org.
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics
1111 West Loop South, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77027

Byron De la Navarre, Chief of Staff - exotxdr@aol.com
Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care
2753 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 USA
Phone: 773-878-8002
Website: www.animalhouseofchicago.com
Length of time: Internship 1 year
Type and Size of Practice: 4 DVMs
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 4 DVMs
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No
Percentage of Avian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Thesis or final project required?: Yes
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: NA
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: No
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: No
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: Yes
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Opportunity to spend time at local zoos (Lincoln Park and Brookfield) as well as the Shedd Aquarium
Application Deadline: Now open

University of Georgia
Internship program in the department of exotic animal, wildlife and zoological medicine.
Contact Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers BvetMed DZooMed MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine
sdivers@vet.uga.edu - 1-706-542-6378

Dr. Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZM (Small mammal)
mayerj@uga.edu - 1-706-542-3221

Lindsay McCrady, Internship Program Director lmccrady@utucsonvah.com
Valley Animal Hospital

4984 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: 520-749-0331
Website: www.tucsonvalleyanimalhospital.com
Length of time: 1 year (match through VIRMP)
Type and Size of Practice: 13 doctor practice. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. We also have a satellite clinic which is open 6 days a week.
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 12
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No; however, one of our vets is also the full time veterinarian at the local zoo
Percentage of Avian case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 61-80%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 1-20%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: No
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: Yes
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: Yes (see details on VIRMP)
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: The internship program is officially posted on the VIRMP website and this is how applicants must apply. Please see our website or VIRMP website for more information.
Application Deadline: December of the year prior to starting the program.

*Note that a number of veterinary schools offer internships that provide some small exotic mammal experience.

EXTERNSHIPS

Dr. Natalie Antinoff, Dipl ABVP (Avian) and Dr. Sue Chen, Dipl ABVP (Avian)
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics welcomes 3rd and 4th year students in their clinical rotation for 2-4 week externships. We are 100% exotics within a specialty hospital, and our caseload is approximately 50% small mammal. Send your letter of intent, CV, and available dates to avian@gcvs.com.
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics
1111 West Loop South, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77027

Todd R. Cecil, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), CertAqV - Veterinarian - Avian/Exotic Service exotics@pescsandiego.com
Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, Avian/Exotic Services
5232 Jackson Drive
La Mesa, CA 92120 USA
Phone: 619-462-4800
Website: www.pescsandiego.com
Length of time: 2-4 weeks Type and Size of Practice: Referral/Specialty Hospital (Emergency)
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 1 DVM
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: 1 – DABVP (Avian Practice)
Percentage of Avian case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 0%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: 3rd and 4th year students only
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: Health Insurance
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: Yes
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: We also see a fair amount of wildlife
Application Deadline: Open throughout the year, if space is available

Byron De la Navarre, Chief of Staff - exotxdr@aol.com
Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care
2753 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 USA
Phone: 773-878-8002
Website: www.animalhouseofchicago.com
Length of time: Externship/Preceptorship - PRN
Type and Size of Practice: 4 DVMs
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 4 DVMs
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No
Percentage of Avian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: Yes
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: No
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: No
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Opportunity to spend time at local zoos (Lincoln Park and Brookfield) as well as the Shedd Aquarium
Application Deadline: Rotating

Dr. Peter Fisher
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital
5201-A Virginia Beach Blvd.
757-499-1869
www.petcarevb.com - 6-Doctor AAHA practice with about 30% exotics caseload. Housing provided.

Dr. Chris Griffin
Griffin Avian and Exotic Veterinary Hospital
1317 South Cannon Blvd, Suite 2
Kannapolis, NC 28083
704-932-8111
www.griffinexotics.com - 4th year students welcome beginning late fall 2004. 100% exotic animal hospital with 30-40% small mammal.

Dr Angela Lennox
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis

9330 Waldemar Road
Indianapolis IN 46268
317-879-8633
www.BirdDr.com - 100% exotic animal hospital, 40% small mammal.

Lindsay McCrady, Internship Program Director lmccrady@utucsonvah.com
Valley Animal Hospital

4984 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: 520-749-0331
Website: www.tucsonvalleyanimalhospital.com
Length of time: 2-8 weeks
Type and Size of Practice: 13 doctor practice. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. We also have a satellite clinic which is open 6 days a week.
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 12
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No; however, one of our vets is also the full time veterinarian at the local zoo
Percentage of Avian case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 61-80%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 1-20%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: Yes
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: No
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: Yes
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Our externs can spend 2-8 weeks with us shadowing our DVMs both at our primary clinic as well as the local zoo.
Application Deadline: Always accepting applications.

Dr. Lauren Powers
Carolina Veterinary Specialists

Avian and Exotic Pet Service
704-949-1100
www.carolinavet.com
A referral and emergency practice with several North Carolina locations, busy avian and exotic service.

Dr. Greg Rich - dr.rich@bellsouth.net
West Esplandade Veterinary Clinic
3640 West Esplandade
Metairie, LA 70002 USA
Phone: 504-455-6386
Website: www.gregrichdvm.com
Length of time: Minimum – 1 week; Maximum – 5 weeks
Type and Size of Practice: 2 DVMs, office manager, 2 RVTs, 10 support staff
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 2 DVMs
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No
Percentage of Avian case load: 41-60%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 0%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: Open to 1st – 4th year veterinary students
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: School health insurance recommended
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: No
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Some working knowledge of a clinical practice is helpful
Application Deadline: March 1, annually


PRECEPTORSHIPS

Byron De la Navarre, Chief of Staff - exotxdr@aol.com
Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care
2753 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 USA
Phone: 773-878-8002
Website: www.animalhouseofchicago.com
Length of time: Externship/Preceptorship - PRN
Type and Size of Practice: 4 DVMs
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 4 DVMs
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No
Percentage of Avian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 21-40%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: Yes
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: No
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: No
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Opportunity to spend time at local zoos (Lincoln Park and Brookfield) as well as the Shedd Aquarium
Application Deadline: Rotating

Dr. Greg Rich - dr.rich@bellsouth.net
West Esplandade Veterinary Clinic
3640 West Esplandade
Metairie, LA 70002 USA
Phone: 504-455-6386
Website: www.gregrichdvm.com
Length of time: Minimum – 1 week; Maximum – 5 weeks
Type and Size of Practice: 2 DVMs, office manager, 2 RVTs, 10 support staff
Number of exotic/small mammal doctors: 2 DVMs
Are there any board certified veterinarians at the practice?: No
Percentage of Avian case load: 41-60%
Percentage of Reptile/Amphibian case load: 1-20%
Percentage of Dog/Cat case load: 0%
Percentage of Small Mammal case load: 21-40%
Is a thesis or final project required?: No
Is the program open to any year veterinary student?: Open to 1st – 4th year veterinary students
Do you require applicants to have any vaccines, health insurance, T.B. testing, etc?: School health insurance recommended
Is the student required to be enrolled in/or have graduated from an AVMA accredited school?: No
Do you provide housing?: No
Do you offer compensation?: No
Will the applicant be required to provide their own transportation?: Yes
Other details: Some working knowledge of a clinical practice is helpful
Application Deadline: March 1, annually