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  1. Cyndia

    Cyndia c/o 2018 Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Are there any externships that you guys would highly recommend looking into? I know it's a bit early for me to be asking about this, but I've heard some of the really popular ones can fill up years in advance, and I really don't want to miss out on any awesome opportunities. I'm happy to travel, I'm mainly interested in zoo/aquatic or shelter medicine at the moment, but still interested in participating in other areas of externships, so I'm open to taking pretty much any suggestions that I can keep in the back of my head for applications later on. All I know is that I'm definitely planning on attending a spay/neuter externship with humane alliance. :)
     
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  3. dyachei

    dyachei vet robot pirate zombie SDN Administrator 7+ Year Member

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    start looking up externships on the AAZV website and figure out which zoos interest you. They have listings there.
     
  4. GellaBella

    GellaBella Penn Vet V'14 5+ Year Member

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    Humane Alliance in North Carolina!!!

    I can't recommend this enough, especially if you are interested in surgery or shelter medicine. I contacted them in October of my 3rd year and they were full past my graduation but I got in off the wait list and I'm soooo glad I did! Now they have a new dorm and can accept more students so I think it wouldn't be so hard to get a spot, but I highly highly highly recommend it!!!
     
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    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013 7+ Year Member

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    This externship was one of the highlights of my 4th year. I highly recommend it!
     
  6. Cyndia

    Cyndia c/o 2018 Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Oh I'm definitely doing humane alliance! Heard so many great things from so many people about it and I'm very interested in shelter med, so I've already applied and set a date for the summer before my senior year. I can't wait!
     
  7. Bracco Pointer

    Bracco Pointer UF CVM 2017! 2+ Year Member

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    I've also heard great things about the Humane Alliance. In addition to shelter med externships, anybody have any recommendations for emergency/critical care ones?
     
  8. NStarz

    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    Bracco,

    I think anywhere with a high caseload would be pretty great for ECC. I would also make sure they have a criticalist on staff. I'm also interested in ECC and did an externship at Angell and AMC and a few places in my state where I may end up at an internship to put my face/name out there. It also depends on what kind of exposure you're looking for--you won't see rattlesnake bites in Maryland or high rise syndrome in the middle of Ohio. HTH :)
     
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    DVMDream Don't disturb the snowflakes 7+ Year Member

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    Did you already do your externship at Angell? Or is that what you have planned for final year rotations?
     
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    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

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    I did my externship at Angell already! This past summer in May.
     
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    CloudlessNights Tufts c/o 2017! 5+ Year Member

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    Has anyone heard if the US Sheep Experiment Station externship is still available? I know that they had some issues that led to them almost closing this year.
     
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    Boudhator 2+ Year Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I am sorry to post it on your thread but I would not prefer to create one just for the question I am going to ask:
    I am planning to apply to the Veterinary externship program of the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. I am from France, so I don't really know what do the US Vets expect as regards the length of the CV and the letter of intent they ask? On google, some people say no more than 1 page, and I find other websites stating the contrary, so I think that asking you is the best way to go!
    Could you advise me please? :)
    Thank you!
     

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