Internships

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Internship in Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rehabilitation

The Raptor Center offers this internship to improve, strengthen, and expand rehabilitator capability for treating and rehabilitating impaired wild animals, and public outreach to promote animal-appropriate behaviors. 

Requirements

DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or ECFVG certification. Applicant must also have taken and passed the NAVLE test be eligible to secure a Minnesota veterinary license. Flexibility in work hours and locations is also preferred.

Benefits

Receives benefits as defined for the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Intern and in keeping with meeting any specified eligibility requirements.

Responsibilities

Interns will rotate between the College of Veterinary Medicine's Raptor Center and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center.

  • Training in clinical wildlife medicine to include hematology, parasitology, radiology, anesthesia, analgesia, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, wound and fracture management, necropsy, safe handling techniques, and rehabilitation
  • Primary responsibility for the medical and surgical management of their cases with the supervision and aid of staff veterinarians
  • The interns are expected to share on call duty (evenings and weekends included) to provide care to injured wildlife
  • Participation in opportunities for academic learning, i.e. patient rounds, lectures, and academic learning groups
  • Planning and facilitation of bi-weekly clinical rounds (through web-conferencing) with wildlife rehabilitators and their veterinarians. Intern will be required to research topics in advance and consult with subject matter experts
  • Contribution to research projects related to clinical care of wildlife and presentation of that work at a professional conference such as NWRA

 


Internship in Raptor and Avian Medicine

The Raptor Center offers a veterinary medical internship to gain additional avian experience through supervised, hands-on clinical experience.  Applications must be submitted via the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program. The next application period for this internship opens October 2018.

Established in 1974, the Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, conservation, and study of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures. In addition to treating more than 800 birds a year, we provide training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, reach more than 250,000 people each year through public education programs and events, and identify emerging issues related to raptor health and populations.

Requirements

DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or ECFVG certification. Applicant must also have taken and passed the NAVLE test be eligible to secure a Minnesota veterinary license. A TOEFL score is required for non-native English speakers.

Benefits

Receives benefits as defined for the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Intern and in keeping with meeting any specified eligibility requirements.

Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the intern include a broad spectrum of activities related to gaining clinical experience. Interns manage cases under the supervision of faculty and assist with all aspects of clinical care of raptors, including captive management, capture and restraint, anesthesia, diagnostics, necropsy, record-keeping and research projects. Interns provide assistance in the instruction and supervision of undergraduate veterinary students; provide emergency care during non-scheduled hours and participate in departmental seminar series as expected.

The Raptor Center depends on public support for 60% of our annual budget.

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