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Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center


Quality private practice experience in both ambulatory and referral practice. There are opportunities to assist with treatment and care of hospitalized patients, observe/assist in surgery, and experience ambulatory calls. Externs will attend daily morning hospital rounds and weekly journal club rounds.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

CVMC has two board certified equine surgeons, four ambulatory doctors and two interns.

Educational Resources

Full library of up-to-date textbooks, computer data bases, weekly journal club rounds, daily hospital rounds, some journals.


  • assistance with daily/nightly care and treatment of hospitalized patients
  • assistance in surgery
  • assistance on ambulatory calls
  • attendance in morning hospital rounds
  • attendance in weekly journal club rounds
  • weekly presentation of a short case study

Student Supervision

8-12 hours per day- Monday thru Friday. 4-8 hours on Saturday.



Practice Information

Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
2100 N Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Ph: 480-595-8600
Fx: 480-595-1640


Updated: 4/23/09
Signature on file: Elaine Carpenter, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS


Cave Creek AZ
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