The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, offers an externship in Wildlife Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts' North Grafton, MA campus.
Candidates for the externship must be in their 4th year clinical rotations in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Students usually stay here for 2-4 week blocks between April-November, and are involved in every aspect of wildlife medicine from emergency on call duty, patient admissions, diagnostics and therapeutics, and anesthesia and surgery.
a letter of interest
two letters of recommendation
some suggested blocks of specific times that you'll be available
About Tufts Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Tufts Wildlife Clinic was established in 1983 by Dr. Charles Sedgwick as an integral part of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Tufts Wildlife Clinic is a regional resource for many veterinarians, health professionals, and wildlife biologists. Skills and knowledge are exchanged through programs of cooperative teaching and continuing education. The clinic contains all t...he latest diagnostic, medical and surgical capabilities to house and treat a broad range of sick and injured native wildlife.
Tufts Wildlife Clinic treats over 2,000 wild animals a year. We receive most of our animals from the general public, but also work closely with wildlife rehabilitators, biologists, animal control officers and state and federal wildlife agencies. We have been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the regional facility for the care of federally threatened and endangered species.
Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides rich learning opportunities for students concerned with wildlife preservation, habitat and species diversity, conservation biology, ecological issues and natural resources. At the clinic, veterinary students work with birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles common to the Northeast. Students play an important role in the treatment and release of the animals as they learn to apply their clinical skills to real-life situations.
Tufts Wildlife Clinic continually strives to be a center of excellence for education, clinical practice, and discovery in the fields of wildlife and conservation medicine.