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.

West Palm Beach, FL

Type of Experience: Small Animal Practice Name: Banfield Pet Hospital of West Palm Beach, FL Description Experience: General Practice, Preventative Care, Well and Sick pet appointments Institutional Resources: Educational Resources: Responsibilities of Students: Participating students will have a one on one experience with Staff Veterinarians as well as work with our technical staff. Each day will vary depending upon the assigned veterinarians schedule and caseload/casework for that particular day.

Cambridge, MA

Description Experience: Small animal general practice Practice medicine one-on-one alongside an experienced veterinarian as a “doctor-in-training” to develop your medical and surgical skills Learn the value of “normal” as

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Type of Experience: The Banfield Externship Program provides veterinary students in their clinical year the opportunity to practice medicine one-on-one alongside an experienced mentor veterinarian as a "doctor-in-training" to develop medical and surgical skills.

Lonetree, CO

Description Experience: Banfield Externship Program: • Practice medicine one-on-one alongside an experienced veterinarian as a “doctor-in-training” to develop your medical and surgical skills

Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:   Banfield Pet Hosptial-Colerain,OH       Description Experience:   The student will be working along side a veterinarian working through common cases in private practice.  They will help monitor and assist in surgery, seeing rooms including dermatology, internal medicine, opthlmoligical cases and preventative care.  There is a huge emphasis in preventative care in our practice. 

Columbus, OH

Description Details Hands on companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery Scrub in on routine surgeries Shadow doctors in exam rooms, labs, pharmacy, x-ray, client contact Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Special interest in exotics including pocket pets and reptiles Heather Fees, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective)  Educational Resources Extensive hard copy/book library Access to Banfield specialty doctors and medical direct

Dayton, OH

Description Details Hands on companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery Scrub in on routine surgeries Shadow doctors in exam rooms, labs, pharmacy, x-ray, client contact Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Suzanne Tomasi, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Educational Resources Extensive hard copy/book library Access to Banfield specialty doctors and medical directors Responsibilities Assisting doctors

El Paso, TX

Description Details Day-to-day small animal medicine and surgery. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 25 years of solo practice - I have the T-shirt!

Grove City, OH

Description Details Hands on companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery Scrub in on routine surgeries Shadow doctors in exam rooms, labs, pharmacy, x-ray, client contact Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Jodie Valentino DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Educational Resources Extensive hard copy/book library Access to Banfield specialty doctors and medical directors Responsibilities Assisting doctors and t

Columbus, OH

Description Details Active participation in all aspects of pet animal outpatient and hospital services for dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets. Full service surgical services including orthopedics. Complete in house laboratory (Idexx) and ultrasound. Emphasis on client communications, education, and business skills needed for success in private practice. Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Banfield has a team of specialists including Drs.

Columbus, OH

Description Details Hands on companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery Scrub in on routine surgeries Shadow doctors in exam rooms, labs, pharmacy, x-ray, client contact Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Thomas Raltzell, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Educational Resources Extensive hard copy/book library Access to Banfield specialty doctors and medical directors Responsibilities Assisting doctors and

Canton, OH

Description Small animal medical and surgical experience will be available. Rounds of difficult medical cases will be presented each week. Two addtional DVM's present-emergencies are seen. Very good learning environment- Hospital has been used as mentor hospital for new graduates who have chosen to work for Banfield after graduation. RVT's on site and used for surgery and all medical treatments, etc. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Not available

Naples, FL

Type of Experience: Small animal Description Experience:

Nashua, NH

Description Details 4 1/2 yrs- 8 Doctor General Practice & Emergency 4 yrs- 30 Doctor General Practice & Emergency 1 yr- Relief veterinarian 1 yr- Banfield Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available George Fountas, DVM (Clinical Supervisor of elective) Educational Resources Not listed Responsibilities Perform complete exam on healthy and sick patients Discuss findings and rule-outs Discuss di

Basking Ridge, NJ

Type of Experience: Small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal and preventive medicine.

Franklin, TN

Type of Experience: Veterinary Externship/Preceptorship Description E

Sarasota, FL

Type of Experience: small animal medicine and surgery--AAHA-certified general pet practice

Dayton, OH

Description Details Senior year externship Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Avian & Exotics Orthopedics Dr. J.W.

Cincinnati, OH

Description Daily appointments, both well visits and sick visits, as well as daily surgery, both elective and non-elective.

Columbus, OH

Description The practice is a general small animal practice with special interest in: reproductive (frozen semen, fresh chilled, surgical implants, etc), diagnostic ultrasound, laser, digital radiographs, including dental, and orthopedic surgery. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Experience ranges are quite varied with seven very qualified veterinarians. Ultrasound. Reproduction.

Charleston, SC

Description Small Animal Practice with some Exotics and Wildlife and Introduction to Chinese Herbal, Chiropractic and Acupuncture. This is a very busy 5 doctor practice. We have digital x-ray and ultrasound so we practice intensive internal medicine. We bring in a board certified surgeon at least once a week, mostly for orthopedic work. Preceptors will be directly assisting our veterinarians and doing everything from performing physical exams to developing and implementing treatment plans. They will also be assisting in surgery and performing surgery on strays.

Columbiana, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal medicine & surgery Description E

Columbus, OH

Type of Experience: Clinical small animal practice Description Experi

Grafton, WI

Type of Experience: Small animal AAHA accredited general practice & canine rehabilitation.

Powell, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal practice.

Bexley, OH

Type of Experience:  Small Animal   Practice Name:    Bexley Animal Hospital       Description Experience:    This would be routine general practice experience.  50% dogs/50% cats.  Were are a relatively new hospital (1+ year), full service, with a focus on preventive care and dentistry.  This is a 1 doctor practice.  There are no specialists present.   

Springboro, OH

Type of Experience:  Small Animal Practice Name:  Bigger Road Veterinary Center        

Kettering, OH

Description Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic is located in Kettering, OH, just southeast of Dayton.  We have a large volume caseload, and we maintain a commitment to high quality of medicine.  Our doctors place emphasis on continuing education.  Our large caseload would allow a prospective veterinary student extern to observe a wide variety of common and less-common clinical presentations first-hand.

Amherst, NY

Type of Experience: Veterinary Clinical Practice Externship Descripti

Plainwell, MI

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:    Bluegrass Animal Clinic      Description Experience:  Surgical participation; assist in client communication and patient care during appointments; rounds   Educational Resources:  Journals, books and computer database; extern participation

Kissimmee, FL

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:     Boggy Creek Animal Hospital    Description Experience:   Will get extensive exposure to small animal medicine and surgery. Emphasis will be on the diagnostic procedure and then how to move forward with treatment. Client service skills and business aspects of private practice will be covered. Institutional Resources:

Cohoes, NY

Description Small animal private practice that performs surgeries daily and has office calls daily; dentistry performed as needed; experience will be for 1 month long.

Bradenton, FL

Description Experience: Shadow practitioners in rooms, practice clinical skills (draw blood, place catheters, etc.), perform spays and neuters, interpret blood work and radiographs, be involved with case management.

New Brighton, PA

Description High volume 3-doctor general practice with emphasis on affordable quality medicine. State-of-the-art equipment: CBC/chemistry, digital radiography, ultrasound, laser, etc.

Zanesville, OH

Type of Experience: Small animal exclusive private practice. Equipment includes digital radiographs,ultrasound machine, on-site blood analyzers, dental equipment, therapy laser and surgery.

Tonawanda, NY

Type of Experience: 2 weeks Clinical Externship for a 4th year DVM student

Seattle, WA

Type of Experience: We have mentored previous veterinary students on a very limited basis. We routinely have veterinary technician externs from our local technician school almost year round.

Menomee Falls, WI

Type of Experience: Small animal/exotic/avian clinical practice Descr

Parma, OH

Type of Experience: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Description Exp

Buellton, CA

Type of Experience: Small animal extermship Description Experience: <

Butler, PA

Type of Experience: Small animal practice with an Emergency Clinic. Open 8AM-12 Midnight everyday. 8 Doctor practice.

Camp Pendleton, CA

Type of Experience:  Government, Small Animal  Practice Name:    Camp Pendleton Veterinary Treatment Facility      Description Experience:  Students will be exposed to routine sick-call (normal general practice clinic) and routine surgeries      (spay/neuter/mass removals/etc.) for privately owned animal (POA) dogs and cats and military working dog sick-call and wellness

Monroe, WA

Description Progressive small animal hospital practice Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available 20+ years small animal experience (both Drs. Buchholz & Kingsley). CE complete, top quality progressive SA medicine. Educational Resources None on record Responsibilities None on record Student Supervision None on record Housing None on record

Shoreline, WA

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:  Cats Exclusive Vet Center  Description Experience:  Feline only practice.  Shadow our group of 6 feline DVM team, discussing cases, observing surgeries.  Institutional Resources:   Educational Resources:  Journals, books, VIN  Responsibilities of Students:  Observe appts. and surgeries, and participate in discussion and questions with attending DVM.

Ithaca, NY

Type of Experience: We are a small animal practice.

State College, PA

Type of Experience:  Small Animal  Practice Name:   Central Pennsylvania Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services, LLC (CPVETS)      

State College, PA

Description Student will be able to shadow veterinarians during office appointments and surgery. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Orthopedic surgery, ultrasounds Dr. Mark Michelotti, externship supervisor Educational Resources Not on record. Responsibilties Not on record. Student Supervision Whatever is needed to satisfy the externship requirements. Housing Rental properties in town.

Jupiter, FL

Description This is a full-service, busy animal clinic with special interest in dentistry and internal medicine.

Morgantown, WV

Description We are a small animal practice that strives to practice high quality medicine and surgery. We see many exotics including birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. We have an underwater treadmill and a veterinarian with training in physical rehabilitation. We also have a veterinarian with an interest in advanced dentistry and the ability to perform dental radiographs, surgical extractions, and root canals. We also have a veterinarian with an interest in behavior medicine and weight management.

Chelmsford, MA

Type of Experience: Small animal medicine & surgery