Veterinary Student Externship- Dedham Veterinary Associates and Boston Veterinary Specialists
Dedham Veterinary Associates and Boston Veterinary Specialists
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts
Salary: $600/week stipend
Stipends available for veterinary student externs!
DVM or equivalent
United Veterinary Care is delighted to host veterinary students for externships! This valuable clinical experience will let you take what you’ve learned in the classroom and put it to the test in an animal hospital of your choice. Our hands-on externships are designed exclusively for veterinary students at AVMA-accredited veterinary schools in their clinical years, typically meaning their 3rd or 4th year of vet school. Since every student has different interests, we are excited to offer these programs at a wide variety of our amazing partner hospitals. We know that travel and lodging expenses for externships can often be cost-prohibitive on a student’s budget. To make our externships as accessible as possible, we offer stipends to externs to help offset these costs (unless prohibited by the veterinary school you are attending).
Must be a current veterinary student at an AVMA-accredited veterinary school
Priority scheduling is given to students in their clinical years on official externship blocks for school credit
Dedham Veterinary Associates and Boston Veterinary Specialists are proud to offer comprehensive general practice services and specialty surgery services to our clients and patients, under one roof! The doctors at Dedham Veterinary Associates have varied interests, including soft tissue surgery, advanced dentistry, feline medicine, geriatric care, and emergency case management. Our team at Boston Veterinary Specialists includes highly skilled support staff and two board-certified veterinary surgeons. They provide a wide array of soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and minimally invasive procedures, such as arthroscopy. If you are looking to expand your skills and confidence with medical cases, dentistry, and surgery in both a specialty and general practice setting, spending your externship at Dedham Veterinary Associates and Boston Veterinary Specialists would be the best plan!
Dr. Mason will provide a schedule to the extern after acceptance to the program which may be tailored to the interests of the extern and the opportunities available during the time-frame. Since our hospital building also houses Boston Veterinary Specialists, students may have an opportunity to gain learning experiences with specialty surgery. Goals for learning opportunities at Dedham Veterinary Associates will be compiled from the following list of possible opportunities:
Shadowing of veterinary appointment and assisting doctors
Physical exam of surgical patients
Development of anesthetic drug plans for patients with doctor oversight
Monitoring and adjustment of anesthesia
Performing of dental prophylaxis and charting
Performing of dental nerve blocks
Performing of dental radiography
Observation of surgical dental extractions
Ultrasound guided cystocentesis
IV Catheter placement
Anesthetic induction and intubation
Introduction to a surgical CO2 laser
Observation of CO2 laser surgery
Use of CO2 laser to learn techniques for various surgical applications on chicken skin
Interpretation of orthopedic radiographs
Scrubbing in to assist in specialty surgery
We truly enjoy hosting externs and having new graduates join our teams since with new team members always comes new shared knowledge!
About Dedham Veterinary Associates and Boston Veterinary Specialists
We are a proud partner hospital of United Veterinary Care, a veterinarian-led company with a wide variety of hospitals across the US. Among our locations, we have general practices, emergency hospitals, specialty hospitals, mobile practices, and practices limited to surgery & dentistry. Great partner hospitals are joining every month, expanding this network of phenomenal colleagues across the nation. Being part of a larger network brings in excellent opportunities to collaborate, provides a structured mentorship program, and makes our company very competitive as far as salary and benefits packages as well. As a company founded by veterinarians for veterinarians, our leadership has seen the industry suffer when new grads aren’t mentored and that’s something we’ve been spearheading change on since day one. Our mentorship program, "The Whole Vet", is 12 months long and encourages your development as a whole person, not solely as a veterinarian. Come see why we are different!