In order to make your visit as productive as possible, the program is set up to accommodate only two externs at a time. Space is filled, well in advance, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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DVM Student Externship

Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic offers an externship program to veterinary students in their third and fourth year of veterinary school. The externship program gives students exposure to a balance of medical, surgical and ambulatory practice. In addition to participation during our regular clinic hours Monday-Friday, externs are asked to participate in daily treatments and emergency duties during their stay. Externs generally rotate through each area of the practice, however students may request an emphasis on one particular area. Each of the veterinarians in the practice, including current interns, vote for internship selection. Therefore, students interested in our internship program are asked to visit the clinic for at least one week and to spend time working with each of our associate veterinarians. You are expected to participate in the daily morning rounds which start at 8:15. (Monday morning meet in the barn, other mornings in the conference room.) At Thursday morning rounds, externs are asked to do a 15 minute presentation on a topic of their choice, either from their notes or using PowerPoint. Please look at the week schedule on Monday morning to help plan your schedule so you can have some time with each doctor and also observe areas of special interest.


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