Posted July 5, 2019
Diagnostics, clinical skills, problem solving, and working with clients are all critical pieces in a student veterinarian’s education. Hands-on opportunities are invaluable.
Student veterinarians heading into their final year of study at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College move from lectures and labs into a year of intensive clinical and diagnostic training, beginning with an eight-week externship in a rural veterinary practice. It is a defining experience as they move from the classroom to the clinic.
“These externships provide invaluable experiential opportunities,” says OVC Dean Jeff Wichtel. "They provide our student veterinarians with the opportunity to be part of a team providing animal care to...