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Sonora Veterinary Specialists offers year-round externship blocks for veterinary students. Extern rotations can vary in length, according to the needs of the student, but we encourage a minimum stay of 3 weeks to gain maximum value from the experience.
Students can choose their service rotations according to their interests. Visiting students are treated similar to interns and are expected to actively participate in case management and didactic activities. Visiting students should expect extended working hours and be prepared for a busy caseload. For an enthusiastic, motivated person our externship can be an enjoyable and enriching experience. Students at any year in their curriculum and from any school are encouraged to apply.
Sonora Veterinary Specialists' AAVC internship program, established in 1993, offers an outstanding opportunity to gain practical experience in a busy multi-specialty referral practice and participate in an academic environment as preparation for advanced residency training. During the 12-month internship period, candidates will rotate through surgery, medicine, neurology, oncology, and dermatology services. This program also includes participation in critical-care case management at the base hospital and emergency duty at the surrounding Metropolital emergency clinics. An outrotation with board-certified pathologists and clinical pathologists at a diagnostic laboratory is recommended for experience in clinical pathology & histopathology. Opportunity to work at a practice devoted to exotic animal medicine and surgery, and at the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, is also available if desired.
Responsibilities of the intern include primary medical care of inpatients and evaluation of outpatients presented to the clinic under the supervision of senior staff members. One-on-one interaction with senior faculty, independent of students and residents, provides the intern an unconstrained case experience. Interns are required to participate in a weekly journal club with the senior staff and a monthly grand rounds offered to local veterinary practitioners by Sonora Veterinary Specialists. Two in-depth seminars, delivered to an audience of specialists and local veterinary practitioners, are required. The opportunity to attend surgical rounds discussions with local physicians, and attend local veterinary continuing education seminars is also available.
To strengthen their Curriculum Vitae, interns are strongly encouraged to submit a scientific publication. This internship is a rigorous program geared towards people who seek future residency training. Advancement depends most significantly on the quality, motivation, and productivity of the candidate, but our program has been very successful at preparing and placing people in residency programs.
The hospital is equipped with a full range of diagnostic and treatment equipment as described above. Academic support provisions include an extensive in-house library, comprehensive libraries available at Arizona State University and at the University of Arizona Medical School, radiology and cardiology teaching files, and computer online access and slide making availability.
We deliver high quality veterinary specialty services to an affluent, educated clientele. This internship offers a unique challenge to the highly motivated individual seeking an academic experience in a private practice setting.