(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)
Research: Student is expected to complete a project on a topic of his/her choice. Case-based research is also encouraged.
Allied Institutions: Other large zoos are 30min to 2 hours away. Externship is full-time on-site at LCS.
Responsibilities: Student is involved in all aspects of this zoological park’s veterinary program. Daily assignments include patient care, treatments/cleaning, keeper communications, hospital and equipment upkeep, field procedure preparation and breakdown, assistance with medical records, diagnostic techniques, radiology, necropsy, etc.
Duration: 4- 8 weeks
Application Requests: A completed application form, Curriculum vitae, letter of intent, one letter of reference, the names of 2 people who can be contacted for a reference, 2-3 choices for time slot. An application form can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator listed below.
Application Deadline: Students are selected on a first come, first served basis.
Class Standing: Fourth year veterinary students preferred, DVM graduates also accepted.
Compensation: Minimum Wage.
Housing: Arranged by student.
Transportation: Arranged by student.
Insurance: Workman’s compensation. Must have valid driver’s license.
Expenses: None anticipated.
TB test/ Vaccinations: Current TB test (within 6 months) and Rabies titer, current tetanus vaccination recommended.
Does the program accept international applicants: not at this time.
Misc: DFWP/EOE, successful applicant must pass a drug test.
Elizabeth Hammond, DVM, DACZM
W: (561) 793-1084 x 2320