VETERINARY EXTERNSHIPS 2019

Pacific Marine Mammal Center will be offering two types of veterinary externships during the spring and summer of 2019:

  • Veterinary Student Pathology Externship

  • Veterinary Student Externship


VETERINARY STUDENT PATHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP 2019

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education, and collaboration. As part of our mission of education and research, the PMMC is offering a pathology based student externship program), to gain experience in marine mammal medicine and necropsy, to veterinary students in their final year of schooling (4th year or final clinical year).

The pathology extern will work under the direct supervision of the PMMC veterinarian. The student will participate in necropsies of marine mammal species (heavy emphasis on California sea lions, Northern elephant seals, and Common dolphins). The student will be responsible for weighing and obtaining measurements, photographing specimens, bagging and tagging samples, writing necropsy reports, and collecting specimens to be inventoried and stored in the -80 freezer. The student will also be responsible for set up and clean-up of the necropsy/lab areas. The student may be asked to preform necropsies under the supervision of the attending veterinarian. There may also be opportunities to broaden the student’s pathology and necropsy experience at the Marine Mammal Care Center in LA or SeaWorld in San Diego based on case availability.  The pathology student will also be responsible for a PowerPoint presentation given to the staff during their last week of rotation.

The pathology veterinary externship is an unpaid position, and is ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO WILL BE IN THEIR FINAL/CLINICAL YEAR OF VETERINARY SCHOOL at the time of the externship.

Applications for externships between (approximately) February 1st - August 1st 2019, are now open. Students will be scheduled for a 4 week block during this period of time.

Housing and transportation to and from the externship is the students’ responsibility.

Priority for preferred externship dates is determined according to rank during the selection process. Ranking is based on the above criteria, AND a demonstrated interest in marine mammal medicine.

Applications for 2019 are DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the 2019 program by January 1, 2019.

If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials:

1. A letter of intent/cover letter, INCLUDING 3 blocks of 4-week long preferred dates (if the student schedule is completely open for several months, please indicate that as well)

2. A letter of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance (these can be submitted directly from the writer)

3. A current curriculum vitae.

Applications and information should be submitted in PDF form and saved with the applicants’ name. All application material must be submitted by e-mail.

To: ksakamaki@pacificmmc.org

Subject: 2019 Veterinary Student Externship Program

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


VETERINARY STUDENT EXTERNSHIP 2019

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education, and collaboration. PMMC is offering the opportunity to gain experience in marine mammal medicine, rehabilitation, husbandry and necropsy with a veterinary student externship program for veterinary students in their final year of schooling (4th year or final clinical year).

The student extern will work under the direct supervision of the veterinarian, animal care staff, and volunteers. The student will participate in animal husbandry (cleaning pens, preparing diets, restraining animals, and/or tubing emaciated animals), veterinary examination and diagnostic procedures, anesthetic procedures, record keeping, and necropsies.  The student will also complete a power point presentation during their externship and present the results to staff and volunteers during the last week of their rotation. The externship is open to all US and International students.

The veterinary externship is an unpaid position, and is ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO WILL BE IN THEIR FINAL/CLINICAL YEAR OF VETERINARY SCHOOL at the time of the externship.

Applications for externships between (approximately) February 1st - August 1st 2019, are now open. Students will be scheduled for a 4 week block during this period of time.

Housing and transportation to and from the externship is the students’ responsibility.

Priority for preferred externship dates will be determined according to rank during the selection process. Ranking is based on the above criteria, AND a demonstrated interest in marine mammal medicine.

Applications for 2019 are DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the 2019 program by January 1, 2019.

If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials,  

1. A letter of intent/cover letter, INCLUDING 3 blocks of 4-week long preferred dates (if the student schedule is completely open for several months, please indicate that as well)

2. A letter of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance (these can be submitted directly from the writer)

3. A current curriculum vitae.

All Application packages should be submitted as a PDF and saved with the applicants’ name. All application materials should be submitted by e-mail:

To: ksakamaki@pacificmmc.org

Subject: 2019 Veterinary Student Externship Program

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Dr. Kristen Sakamaki

Veterinarian

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer