As a veterinary (or other) student, you will be working with our regular staff. Student responsibilities will include helping with morning SOAPs of hospital cases, daily treatments (morning and evening), participation in rounds, and assisting staff veterinarians with out patients, surgeries, and anesthesia as well as being on call for emergencies. In addition, you will learn how to set up and care for various equipment and instruments. Students are expected to help with evening treatments, and to be present when emergencies come in during "off" hours. We also have teaching horses, and interested students will have the opportunity for hands on experience to learn practical skills. Do not be afraid to ask questions, but be mindful of when you ask them. Be proactive in your education.
We strive for excellence in our standards of equine veterinary care. We attain a high standard for nursing care and case management, which is equivalent to that of the major universities. Therefore, we feel veterinary students will be exposed to quality teaching and preparation to go into any equine hospital setting.
Housing and laundry facilities are available, at no cost, for students and visiting veterinarians. The only expenses while living here are food and personal items. The available apartment is attached to the clinic, although with a separate entrance. There are 3 bedrooms, as well as a pull out couch in the living room. Bedding is available, but you will want to bring your own pillow(s). The kitchen is stocked with dishes, silverware, pots and pans, although in minimal numbers. There may be other students living in the apartment during any externship.
You will want to bring your own stethoscope, watch, scrubs, and thermometer.
Please send a letter of intent, and a short resume.
Brian S. Burks, D.V.M., Diplomate ABVP (Equine)
Or mail to Fox Run Equine Center , 394 Fox Road, Apollo, PA 15613