Small Animal General Practice Externship in Central Austin
West Lynn Veterinary Clinic
Location: Austin, Texas
Salary: Stipend of $400/week
Housing allowance negotiable
4 Year Degree
3 openings available.
If you are looking for a place where you can be yourself and learn in a supportive and fun environment, then we invite you to apply to our small animal veterinary externship. We are an AAHA certified and privately owned small animal general practice located in central Austin, Texas.
During your externship you will be exposed to every aspect of practicing veterinary medicine in a suburban small animal practice. You’ll observe and assist in soft tissue surgery, spays, neuters and of course dentistry. We utilize both our in house diagnostics and our reference labs heavily on a daily basis. If management and business is your interest we are willing to give in an introduction to our business systems and philosophy in addition to the medical training.
We love our profession and it shows. Feel free to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique In-Person Hands-On Opportunity: Our clinic is able to provide a safe way to interact and engage with clients in person. We believe this is a very important part of becoming a veterinarian. Human interaction is a crucial part of our job and we are fortunate to have amazing clients.
Mentorship Styles: We understand that people have different learning styles. We do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” program for mentoring or medicine! We encourage you to voice how you prefer to learn. We want to accommodate you in the way you learn best whether you are a “figure it out yourself type” or someone that prefers more direction.
Running Cases: You will have the opportunity to run cases from start to finish. This includes engaging and building relationships with both the client and patient. We will provide ample support, including an experienced Veterinary Technician. Our supervising veterinarian will be available for questions and to provide oversight as needed.
Be adventurous! Thanks to the consistently beautiful weather, Austin possesses an outdoor culture that boasts a healthy 220 parks, 250 gyms, 30 swimming holes, many lakes, and numerous walking and hiking trails. It is a city bursting with culture and offers a wide array of events to fill your calendar year round. Austin is rated one of the top ten Most Pet-Friendly Cities! We have it ALL! You will love this city!
Well Behaved Patients and Nice Owners: All of our staff are Fear Free Certified and we work really hard to make vet visits a positive experience for all. We expect our client to act respectfully towards all staff members and do not tolerate any emotional or verbal disrespect.
Access to Specialty and Emergency Clinics: We have a great relationship with several referral and emergency clinics.
Take a Glance at our daily routine:
routine 30 minute visits with a 2 hour block for lunch, drop offs and call backs
most of our scheduled appointments are Preventative/Wellness visits, acute illness (ear/skin/eye infections, lameness, vomiting/diarrhea, check lumps, follow ups for chronic disease management, geriatric wellness and pain management)
we also see an occasional urgent care work in or emergencies (toxin ingestion, lacerations, hemoabdomen, respiratory distress, heart failure etc)
We routinely perform 3-5 soft surgical procedures on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1-3 spay, neuter, growth removals etc
We rely on our experienced technicians to triage phone calls from clients but we do have a lot of interaction with clients either in person during appointments, via email, text or phone
Clinic hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00pm
Must be comfortable interacting with staff and clients
Have enthusiasm for learning and asking questions
Know when to be serious but also be able to not take oneself too serious and have some fun!
West Lynn Veterinary Clinic is an AAHA certified small animal hospital located in central Austin. Our focus is on wellness and preventative care for the cats and dogs of central Austin. We also perform routine soft tissue surgery, Comprehensive oral health assessments and Treatment services, and extensive illness workups. WLVC has digital radiography, ultrasound, dental digital radiography, in house blood work including clotting profiles and Cardell monitoring with capnography.We are located in a pet centric neighborhood with amazing clients and very experienced support staff.