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Georgia Aquarium

Aquatic veterinary externship
The
Georgia Aquarium provides veterinary students the unique opportunity to
gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine at one of the
largest aquariums in the world. We are fortunate to have a nutritionist,
full commissary staff, a water chemist, and team of veterinary and
laboratory technicians. There are three full time clinical
veterinarians, a veterinary resident, and a veterinary intern. Through a
partnership with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary
Medicine, we have an established aquatic veterinary pathology program as
well as a growing clinical partnership with the zoological medicine
service. The Georgia Aquarium has a state of the art veterinary hospital
with equipment comparable to that found at a teaching hospital or
specialty practice.
Students will spend time working in the commissary, water quality
laboratory, diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and will assist in
performing necropsies as well as assisting with clinical cases.
Individuals are expected to complete a research or special project and
give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the
preceptorship. We will provide both required and recommended reading
lists intended to broaden the student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal
husbandry and clinical care.
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See description experience
Students
will spend time working in the commissary, water quality laboratory,
diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and will assist in performing
necropsies as well as assisting with clinical cases. Individuals are
expected to complete a research or special project and give a PowerPoint
presentation during the last week of the preceptorship. We will provide
both required and recommended reading lists intended to broaden the
student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal husbandry and clinical care.
Externships are a minimum of 4 weeks, max of 6 weeks. Work hours are
typically 7:30 – 5:00 but may vary depending on the medical needs of the
collection. The work week will be Tuesday-Saturday and two half days on
a Sunday or Monday. Students should be flexible if asked to work on
their weekend days.
Students will have direct and free access to veterinarians 100% of their time while on site (10-12 hr/day, 7 days/week).
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Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-581-4158
404-581-4379
Cara Field, DVM, Ph.D
Posted: 05/20/2013
Location: 
Atlanta, GA
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