Veterinary Student Externship Program - Experience what a general practice can truly offer!
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care
Location: San Ramon, California
Vet Tech/Nurse Student
4 Year Degree
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Urgent Care boasts one of the largest, privately owned general practices in the bay area with a bustling urgent care service to support emergent pet needs.
Our externship program is available to 3rd and 4th year veterinary students through 1-4 week rotations. Externs will be given the opportunity to shadow veterinarians through wellness, sick and urgent care appointments. They will develop problem lists, diagnostic and treatment plans. This allows students to observe client interactions and the importance of building client relationships while gaining a better understanding of a comprehensive approach to patient care.
We offer a highly collaborative environment where individuals thrive and patient care is optimized. Students will also have the opportunity to observe both general and specialty surgeries, advanced procedures including laparoscopy, endoscopy and ultrasound as well as dental procedures. Specialty rotations in reproduction, holistic medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology may also be available depending on the timing of the externship and a student’s specific interests. Case rounds, radiology review and ultrasound training.
Dress Code Scrubs, white coat, name tag and/or casual business attire. Schedule: Students will be scheduled specific times to be assisting in surgery, diagnostics and/or in the exam room - under the guidance of twenty-one veterinarians, at one of two veterinary practices in the Tri-Valley area. Housing & Location: We are located in the Bay Area, off of 680 Freeway and close to BART. Depending on when you are scheduling your externship with us, we may be able to arrange transport and housing.
About Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care
Your Pet, Our Priority!
Established in 2000, Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is a general small and exotic animal private practice -- offering routine, specialty and urgent care. With independent specialists consulting in Surgery, Radiology, and Cardiology, we have become the regional center for the highest quality veterinary care in the San Ramon Valley. We also offer alternative and complementary services such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture.