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Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency and Referral

and specialty hospital offering experience in small animal emergency
and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and
rehabilitation. Typical externships will consist of 1 week of emergency
experience and 1 week of specialty experience, though exclusive
emergency, internal medicine or surgery externiships could be arranged.
Students would be scheduled for 40 hours/week and would include some
evening and weekend hours.
a 2 week externship, the student will spend approximately half their
time working with the emergency doctors seeing cases, formulating and
facilitating work-ups and participating in daily rounds. They will
spend the other half dividing their time between internal medicine and
surgery and will have the opportunity to interact with clients,
formulate and implement plans, assist in surgery or with diagnostic
imaging or endoscopy.
Dr. J. Speiser - ABVP and Canine Rehabilitation Certified

Dr. T. Gillespie - ACVIM-SA

Dr. N. Vecchio - practice limited to surgery

6 Emergency doctors on staff
have a full in-house library as well as online access to VIN/PubMed.
We have interactive rounds twice daily and students are invited to
attend any local CE given at the hospital during their stay. We also
have a full in-house laboratory, digital radiographs, CT scan, onsite
blood bank, rehabilitation program, I131 and more.
will be expected to interact with clients (collecting histories, giving
updates/visits), assist is diagnostic work-ups by helping with
phlebotomy, imaging, scoping or scrubbing into surgery. Students may be
required to help with daily treatment of in-house patients and
discharges. Students will be expected to participate in rounds and come
prepared to discuss their cases. Students are invited but not required
to present a case report or disease discussion to the house officers.
the hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, regardless of the shift they
are working, students will be directly supervised by the emergency
doctor or specialist during their stay.
Yes - we have an onsite apartment but scheduling must be made ahead of time to assure availability
Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency and Referral
5425 Victory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317)782-4484 OR 1-800-551-4879
Dr. James Speiser
Updated: 09/22/11
Indianapolis, IN