Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

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Small Animal Emergency and Referral hospital
The externship is informal, in that the extern can choose to spend any amount of time with any service depending on their specific interests or the deficiencies they feel they have in their clinical year. The emergency service is very busy, so there is a constant opportunity to participate in emergency visits, procedures etc. There are didactic case rounds every morning, weekly lectures for the intern class, and other teaching activities that the externs can attend.
Equipment includes: Full lab, fully equipped ICU, Digital xray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy
Specialties include: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency/Critical Care, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, Avian/Exotics
Fully stocked library, access to VIN, and numerous journals accessible
Weekly intern lectures
Daily case rounds
Students shadow specific doctors whenever possible, so that they get a full understanding of the cases they are working with, can participate in procedures, be "quizzed" by the doctor on medical knowledge etc. The student is not expected to do treatments, and does not have primary case management opportunity, but they do get a very broad exposure to specialty medicine in practice, and the opportunity to see a lot of cases managed.
Typically the student spends each day with a particular doctor, who makes sure that they are involved, and makes an effort to discuss cases in depth. Students do not do any procedures or treatments unsupervised.
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Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
jjohnson [at] osvs [dot] net
Justine A. Johnson DVM, DACVECC
Posted: 12/10/12