Small Animal Elective

If you are interested, during your 4th year off-site elective experience, we provide a list of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's previously approved locations.

If you choose not to work at any of the pre-approved sites, please find your own elective location and submit a request for approval through The College of Veterinary Medicine.

Saline, MI

Description Details General medicine Will work one-on-one with vets in the hospital and see all cases Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available General Practice- though not boarded, we do some orthopedics (MRITs, Patella, some fractures) Dentistry Internal Medicine Some exotics Dr. Linda K.

Oregon, OH

Description To practice veterinary medicine within the guidelines of the program. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. David W. Boudouris Dr. Erin Roe, Associate Educational Resources AVMA Clinicians Brief Compendium Veterinary Medicine Vet Forum Extensive library Responsibilities Observe and participate when appropriate.

Junction City, OR

Description Details Small animal clinical setting 2 doctor practice Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Mary Whitlock (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Dr.

Chelmsford, MA

Type of Experience: Small animal and exotic veterinary practice Descr

Louisville, TN

Type of Experience: Exposure to the application of veterinary medicine in a primary care and referral setting.

Mason, OH

Description Small animal general practice experience with surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy, echo.

Minerva, OH

Description Experience: Work in a general small animal practice. This is a single veterinarian practice, so close observation will not be a problem. This is truely a general practice. Client education and instruction is an important part of this practice.

Bellbrook, OH

Type of Experience: We are a busy 2 doctor small animal practice located in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio.

Youngstown, OH

Description Student will gain practical hands on experience by assisting clinical supervisor in evaluation of diagnostics ranging from bloodwork and radiographs/ultrasound to physical examination and treatment plans. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available We are a six doctor practice made up of two associate veterinarians and four practicing owners.

Las Vegas, NV

Type of Experience: Our program will assist in the transition from veterinary school to the practice of veterinary medicine.

Strongsville, OH

Description The student will be working with all staff in the hospital in surgery, medicine, and exam rooms. The student will be included in cases, decisions, and evaluations.

Lebanon, OH

Type of Experience: Student will be working in a clinical situation in a small animal practice.

Daniel Island, SC

Description Experience: General small animal private practice, to include consultation on medical cases, the opportunity for supervised participation in general surgery, dentistry and client communications.

Decatur, IN

2 doctors in clinic every day except Saturday; one seeing patients, the other doing SA surgeries, farm calls and SA ER.  Students will have the opportunity to practice in both. The practice has new Midmark dental machine, radiographs, laser therapy machine and in-house lab for student to utilize for cases.  3 RVT's will assist as needed.  Full range of general practice care in a small community.  

Littleton CO

Description Opportunities to assist and sometimes perform surgery, ie exploratory laparotomy, digital endoscopy, TPLO surgery, Laparoscope OHE (students have opportunity to do) and rounds, assist in ICU, Lab, Pharmacy, shadow doctors in exam rooms.

Cincinnati, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal hospital environment. Two full time doctors. Four LVTs. Five lay staff.

Mullica Hill, NJ

Description Details This hospital is a full-service hospital serving dogs, cats, and some exotics (birds, pocket pets, and reptiles). We also perform emergency care during off-hours. The student will be exposed to all aspects of veterinary care.

Mullica Hill, NJ

Type of Experience: Small animal general private practice.

Las Vegas, NV

Description Come enjoy exciting Las Vegas and gain excellent veterinary experience! Desert Inn Animal Hospital is an 11,000 sq ft AAHA-accredited state-of-the-art hospital located just a few miles from Las Vegas strip. We have 10 full time veterinarians representing CSU, Cornell, UMC, LSU, Oklahoma, and The Ohio State. There are 8 licensed veterinary technicians and an excellent support staff.

Plainville, MA

Type of Experience: DeWitt Animal Hospital is a 3 veterinarian, small animal general practice limited to dogs, cats and pocket pets. We provide wellness care, behavioral consultations, medical, surgical and dental services.

Tupelo, MS

Description Experience: Experience in a progressive AAHA certified small animal general practice. Students will see cases in dermatology, acupuncture, soft tissue surgery, general wellness exams, cardiac disease, and gastro-intestinal disturbances.

Nokomis, FL

Description Experience: General practice seeing birds, reptiles, amphibians, pocket pets, and fish in both clinical and housecall setting. Medicine and surgery of companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and fish as well as wildlife.

Dover, NH

Description Details Small Animal Practice Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Lee K. Spyridakis, DVM, ACVIM (Clinical Supervisor of Elective)- Board certified in Internal Medicine Dr. John MacGregor, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)- Areas of interest are echocardiography, electrocardiography, and interventional cardiography. Dr.

Vero Beach, FL

Description Experience: Students will gain experience in Equine preventative medicine as well as emergency care. Routine floating of teeth, lameness exams, colic treatment (and possibly surgery if one comes in while they are here), reproductive work if here during breeding season.

Hilliard OH

Description The student has the opportunity for extensive small animal dental experience including advanced periodontal therapies, extraction techniques, orthodontics, endodontics and crown therapy. The student also has the opportunity for extensive experience in dental marketing and disease recognition, dental x-ray techniques, and evaluation of dental x-rays (computer and digital storage of dental cases). The student will get to experience how all of the above is incorporated into a general high quality small animal practice. The clinic is networked for 4 online stations.

Colorado Springs, CO

Description During a 4 week rotation at East Springs Animal Hospital, a student would be able to participate with doctors in out-patient service and in-patient care and surgery. Our strengths include preventive care, thorough diagnostics, and aggressive medical and surgical care when desired by the client, dental care and orthopedic surgery to include TPLO.We perform lap assisted gastropexies as well as lap oroscopic OVE and OVH. We see about 70 patients per day.

Northwood, OH

Description Mixed practice, predominantly small animal and equine: outpatient, surgery, farm calls, management.

Baltimore, MD

Type of Experience: Small animal general practice Description Experie

Cincinnati, OH

Description Details All aspects of small animal practice Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Stacey Frick, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Dr. Todd Phillips, DVM Dr.

Youngstown, OH

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Description Experience:

Tiffin, OH

Description Experience the day to day operation of a small animal clinic and boarding facility. Clinic is progressive with laser, ultrasound, full laboratory (Idexx), radiology and fully computerized. Details Single veterinarian facility - utilize opinions of neighboring veterinarians. Refer cases to MedVet and to Akron area as well. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available N/A

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Integrative Medicine - small animal Description

Buffalo, NY

Type of Experience: Small animal hospital Description Experience:

Buffalo, NY

Type of Experience: Small animal hospital Description Experience:

Erlanger, KY

Description Busy, progressive 6-doctor practice with 2 locations. Student will have the opportunity to help with both inpatient & outpatient cases, assist with surgeries and overall see how a general practice works. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Our doctors routinely see exotic pets, perform any different types of surgeries (including orthopedics, laminectomies, etc.) and have ultrasound, endoscopy and med Rx units available.

Lancaster, OH

Description Fairfield Pet Hospital is Lancaster's only American Animal Hospital Accredited Veterinary Hospital. The clinical advisor is Dr. Dunn who was the internship coordinator at the Santa Cruz, CA Veterinary Specialty and Referral Hospital. Our practice's focus is towards medical and surgical care of dogs and cats. We also care for pocket pets and occasionally provide basic care for birds and reptiles. Our hospital has 2 surgical suites, 4 examination rooms, an ICU, Isolation Ward, radiology, dental radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory.

Louisville, KY

Description Details 70% clinic hours (routine preventive care, medicine/derm/geriatric care) 30% surgery hours (spay, neuter, dental extractions, some exploratory & tumor removal, other misc.)

Baltimore, MD

Description Experience: Varied small animal experience with dogs, cats, exotics, and pocket pets. Hospital is a busy 24 hr practice that focuses on routine medical care, emergency medicine, various surgery, and a discounted spay/neuter program.

Columbus, OH

Description Clinical experience in a small animal private practice: internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, therapeutic laser treatment. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Josh Teder, associate veterinarian

Findlay, OH

Description Small animal medicine and surgery. Endoscopy and ultrasonography are offered also. We have two locations in Findlay with one of them including boarding. The clinical experience would be at the main hospital. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available One of our Doctors was the outpatient clinician at OSU for several years. We have a group membership to VIN and close ties to the University of Findlay's pre-vet program.

North Canton, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal hospital-preventative medicine, general surgery, some orthopedics, small animal medicine

Columbus, OH

Description Details General practioner since 1971 and owner of Forest Park Veterinary Clinic since 1974. Part founder of Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service.

Washington, DC

Description Experience: The student will shadow associate veterinarians on emergency, in outpatient clinic and in specialty services (internal medicine, oncology, cardiology). The student will also have the opportunity to observe dentistry and surgery.

Ft. Wright, KY

Description Small animal medicine externship.

Chicago, IL

Type of Experience: Small Animal Primary Care. Description Experience

Gahanna, OH

Description Details Practicing in a small animal practice with supervisor and 6 associates. We treat mostly dogs & cats, also pocket pets, ferrets, rabbits, etc. We do extensive & routine surgeries. Dr. Worman does orthopedic surgeries. We have an in-house lab, radiology and video otoscopy.

Cherry Hill, NJ

Description Experience: Assist in care and treatment of patients in a busy small animal 3+ doctor practice in Cherry Hill, NJ. Participate in regular hospital schedule of elective surgery, well & sick visits & emergency care & dentistry. Institutional Resources: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (close by)

Cleveland, OH

Description Rather intense clinical immersion into a busy practice within the inner city. Gateway is the primary consult practice to the local humane/ACO/rescue groups. A great opportunity to see the impact of socioeconomic reality on the human animal bond. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Student will spend 2 days with Bennet Fagin, DVM, a local specialty radiology practice.

Lemont Furnace, PA

Type of Experience: General Private Practice Experience is provided with emphasis on client communication, staff training, and practice management.

Geneva, OH

Type of Experience: COMPANION ANIMAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE. Description Experience: