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Educational Resources

  • 2013-14 Student Chapters & Contacts


    2013-2014 ARAV Student Chapters & Contacts

    Update of 2013-2014 Student Chapters coming soon…

    Colin McDermott, Educational Committee Chair


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    • Illinois

    Chicago, Illinois_Exotics Animal Hospital Externship 2014

    • Louisiana

    Baton Rouge, LA_LSU Externship form 2014

    • Massachusetts

    North Grafton, Massachusetts_Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine_Wildlife and Conservation

    • New Jersey

    Lakewood, New Jersey_Ocean County Veterinary Hospital

    • North Carolina

    Kannapolis, North Carolina_Griffin Exotics Externship 2014


    To list externships please download and complete the ARAV Externship Form 2014 and return to Colin McDermott at cmcd.vmd@gmail.com.

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    Internships Announced:

    • Florida

    Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel Island, Florida. Full program description: Florida, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Each year, CROW’s nonprofit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for more than 3500 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, and conservation of wildlife through research, education, and cutting edge medical and surgical care. Visit our website at www.crowclinic.org for more information. Stipend is $10,000 per annum. Application includes copy of CV, letter of intent, and 3 references emailed to heather@crowclinic.org. For any questions not answered on the website, please email us or call CROW at (239) 472-3644, ext. 226. Internship available January 1, 2014. Deadline for application is Oct 15, 2013.

    • Illinois

    Animal House of Chicago is offering internships with emphasis on exotic pets. This is a three doctor small animal practice in Chicago that sees 80% exotics of which 35% are reptiles and amphibians (approx. 10 reptile/amphibian patients per day), 30% birds, and 35% small mammals.  Complete information on these opportunities can be obtained from: Animal House of Chicago, 2752 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. Phone 773-878-8002; Fax 773-878-0546 or E-mail:Exotxdr@aol.com. Visit the website AnimalHouseOfChicago.com

    • Massachusetts

    Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine

    The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM), offers two paid internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts’ North Grafton, MA campus.

    The Wildlife Clinic provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for diverse wildlife species native to New England. The Clinic serves the six New England states.

    The intern will spend the majority of her/his time on clinical service. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of patient care at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery, necropsy and emergency duty. In these activities, interns will assist clinicians on duty in teaching and supervising of fourth year students on rotation in the Clinic. The intern will have major responsibility for the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo. Interns will be expected to be active participants in daily rounds and to participate in ongoing Clinic research programs. Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty with core, elective and continuing education courses.

    Candidates for the internship must possess the DVM, VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be graduates of AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Interest or experience in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus.

    Candidates should be committed to participating in and fostering close teamwork and must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.

    Tufts University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minority candidates and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Application Procedure

    Interested applicants should submit the following (either hard copy or email):

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Letter of interest, indicating career goals

    • 3 letters of reference

    • Official veterinary school academic transcript

    Important dates: All applications must be received by October 24, 2014. Selected candidates will be required to travel to Tufts for interviews in November and December, with final selection made before January 9, 2015. The first internship will run from June 15, 2015 until June 30, 2016. The second internship will run from July 13, 2015 until July 31, 2016.

    Applications should be submitted to:

    Flo Tseng, DVM
    Wildlife Clinic, TCSVM
    200 Westboro Rd.
    N. Grafton, MA 01536


    To list an internship, please download and complete the ARAV Internship Form and return to Colin McDermott at cmcd.vmd@gmail.com.

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    To list residencies, download and complete the ARAV Residency Form and return to Colin McDermott at cmcd.vmd@gmail.com.

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    To list speaking availability please download and complete the ARAV Speaker Form and return to Colin McDermott at cmcd.vmd@gmail.com.

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    ARAV Student Poster Competition

    The ARAV Education Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Student Poster Contest held in Indianapolis.

    First Place:

    Coinfection with multiple viruses in European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis) by Anke Stöhr

    Runner up:

    Health screening in the critically endangered golden lancehead (Bothrops insularis) in captivity by Rogério L. Zacariotti

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