Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian, Amphibian/Reptile, Wildlife, Other
4 Year Degree
White Rock Veterinary and Exotic Pet Care, located in Pflugerville, Texas just north of Austin, is seeking veterinary student externs. We are a 5 doctor, 19 year old practice located in a state-of-the-art 7 year-old facility. White Rock is a growing, progressive, diagnostic veterinary hospital with special attention to exotic companion mammals and reptiles.
Currently, the practice demographics are about 50% dogs & cats and 50% exotic pets split between rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, rats, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, other pocket pets and reptiles. White Rock is focused on the practice of high quality medicine and building strong and lasting relationships with our patients and clients. Exceptional customer service and client communication, along with excellent medical care, are the cornerstones of our practice.
Our 5 doctors are passionate about mentorship and are excited to usher in the next generation of veterinarians. We have a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment to offer our patients the best care, including digital radiography, digital dental radiography, intensive care and surgical monitoring equipment, in-house lab work capabilities, endoscopy, and ultrasound. Dr. Todd Riggan is ABVP specialty certified in Exotic Companion Mammals and the practice offers chiropractic care, acupuncture and herbal medicine. We provide veterinary care for a number of local small and exotic animal rescues, allowing the extern the ability to take ownership of medical and surgical cases.
The veterinary extern will be provided ample opportunities for hands-on medical and surgical training. Externs will work alongside our veterinary team and under the supervision of our 5 doctors. You will be expected to work up cases from start to finish in a variety of species: you will gather histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, assist and perform surgery, provide wellness care and develop client communication skills. The extern will be provided opportunities to polish technical and handling skills in a variety of species.
Enrollment at an AVMA accredited veterinary program
Preference will be given to final year veterinary students, but 2nd and 3rd year students will be considered on a case-by-case basis
18 years of age or older
You must carry professional liability insurance. AVMA PLIT liability insurance is free for all student members of the AVMA. You may apply for this coverage on their website. Please check to make sure your coverage is current and submit a certificate of coverage with your application.
Additional Salary Information: A stipend may be provided, unless prohibited by the school
About White Rock Veterinary and Exotic Pet Care
White Rock Veterinary and Exotic Pet Care, located in Pfugerville, Texas just north of Austin, is a 5 doctor, 19 year old practice located in a state-of-the-art 7 year-old facility. White Rock is a growing, progressive, diagnostic veterinary hospital with special attention to small mammal exotics and reptiles.