[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Veterinary Externship at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center; Laguna Beach, CA

Kaylee Brown kbrown at pacificmmc.org
Mon Aug 8 20:25:58 PDT 2022

Dear Colleagues,

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is accepting applications for the 2024 veterinary student externship (open to 3rd and 4th year veterinary students). The PMMC rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education, and collaboration. As part of our mission of education, the PMMC offers a 4-week externship for veterinary students that provides experience in marine mammal medicine, rehabilitation, husbandry, necropsy and research.

Position: Marine Mammal Veterinary Student Externship

Location: Laguna Beach, California

Duration: 4-weeks

Dates: January 1st, 2024 - August 1st, 2024

Due Date: November 1st, 2022, or sooner; applications will be reviewed as received

The extern will work under the direct supervision of the veterinarians, as well as assist animal care staff and volunteers with daily care and feeding of the patients. Externs will participate in pinniped (and occasional cetacean) triage, physical examinations, medical treatments, anesthesia, biological sample collection, radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy and surgery depending on the needs of the patients at the time of their externship. In addition, externs will participate in live animal stranding response and necropsy, including pinnipeds, dolphins and whales.
Externs will be required to complete a small project. Results will be presented to PMMC staff and volunteers, with the potential of completing a project that can be presented at a conference and/or published in a peer-reviewed journal.
This is an unpaid position. Preference will be given to students who will be in their final clinical year of veterinary school at the time of the externship. Travel and transportation will not be provided and is the responsibility of the extern. Housing may be provided depending on the scheduled block of time and availability; more information may be provided during the interview process.

Requirements and Preferences:
 *   Preference will be given to students in their final clinical year of veterinary school at the time of the externship
 *   Must be able to lift 50 pounds, be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and maintain a safe work environment
 *   Unpaid position: Travel, transportation, and potentially housing will be the student's responsibility
 *   Hours and availability: 40 hours per week; must be available for after-hours emergencies, weekends and holidays
 *   Preference will be given to those with marine mammal and/or research experience
 *   Excellent communication skills
 *   Ability to accurately and effectively complete medical records

To apply, please include the below materials with PDF saved with the applicant’s last name:
1. Cover letter, including 3 preferred blocks consisting of 4-weeks (if the student schedule is completely open for several months, please indicate that as well)
2 Curriculum vitae and three professional references
3. One letter of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance (these can be submitted to Hospital at pacificmmc.org directly from the writer)

All materials should be submitted no later than NOVEMBER 1st, 2022 to:
To: Hospital at pacificmmc.org
Subject: 2024 Veterinary Student Externship Program
Attn: Dr. Kaylee Brown

Veterinary Externships — Pacific Marine Mammal Center (pacificmmc.org)<https://www.pacificmmc.org/veterinary-externships>
Veterinary Externships — Pacific Marine Mammal Center<https://www.pacificmmc.org/veterinary-externships>
Position: Marine Mammal Veterinary Internship Location: Laguna Beach, California Duration: 1 year Dates: June 27, 2022 to June 30, 2023 (start date flexible base on availability) Salary and benefits: $45,000/year; full health benefits; intern is responsible for travel and housing Application Due Date: January 17th, 2022 or sooner; applications will be reviewed as received


Kaylee Brown, DVM and Alissa C. Deming, DVM, MS, PhD
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