Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Veterinary Externship

Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)



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The SCBI Veterinary Externship is available to veterinary students in their clinical/fourth year of study who are interested in zoo and wildlife medicine and research. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a negative tuberculin skin test within six months of rotation and up-to-date rabies prophylaxis, and be able to pass a background check to be eligible for this opportunity. Additionally, you must be flexible, reliable, self-motivated, and possess good time-management skills. As an intern, you will participate in all facets of the medical program, including medical records review and writing, preparation for procedures, monitoring and data recording during anesthetic procedures, hands-on exposure to clinical, diagnostic, and surgical techniques, diagnostic imaging, participation in quarantine and outgoing animal procedures, and preparation of laboratory samples under technician supervision. Students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research as available and will complete a mentored project during the externship. Externs will also gain experience communicating and collaborating with clinicians, technicians, and research staff. This externship is located in Port Royal, VA.

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