Externships, Summer Students & Job Shadowing

 

Student Positions

In order to ensure sustainable animal agriculture production for the future, Veterinary Agri-Health Services is committed to the training of future food-animal practitioners.  As a bovine specific practice our focus with the students is the education of veterinarians to meet the needs of the livestock industry and rural Alberta through enhanced skills in production animal health.  In particular, our students will be exposed to the entire breadth of the beef industry in Alberta, ranging from the cow-calf level right to the feedlot.  Specific technical skills are taught depending on the seasonality of the industry including pregnancy diagnosis, bull breeding soundness exams, post-mortem diagnosis, common bovine surgeries, obstetrics, cattle handling and basic diagnostics. In addition to our teaching responsibilities with the UCVM, we are offering veterinary students from other universities positions as externs & summer students. Ride-along positions are also available for anyone interested in veterinary medicine to inspire future veterinarians & technicians.

 

Externship

Our externship program provides veterinary students with experience in bovine medicine, focusing on herd health. Externships are arranged in 1-2 week blocks and preference will be given to third and fourth year veterinary students.  During July and August externs will not be accepted as our case load is too low during this time.  Accommodations are not provided, although we can assist with possible options.

Bovine experience is not mandatory. Successful candidates chosen may be based on:

-Interest in food animal production

-Qualifications

-Academic achievements

-Experience

Please send a letter of intent outlining why you are seeking this position & how you plan to use your training, as well as a current resume to: ceannat@vahs.net

 

Ride-Along Days

Ride-longs are available to anyone with an interest in veterinary medicine, particularly food animal production. Wednesdays are designated for job-shadowing and ride-alongs in order to streamline our high volume of requests. Ride-alongs will be able to witness daily activities of a veterinarian who works at our practice, as well as assist in lay-person duties.

Please send a letter of intent outlining why you are seeking a ride-along & what you plan on doing with what you learn to: ceannat@vahs.net

 

Summer Students

Positions are usually available every year during the summer months May through August. Preference is given to Alberta students. Position description will vary each year, based on research or other projects that are occurring at the time, as we are typically in our slow season for medical and surgical case load.

Please send a letter of intent outlining why you are seeking this position & how you plan to use your training, as well as a current resume to: ceannat@vahs.net