The externship at the Humane Alliance taught me new and useful surgical techniques. The program allowed for individualized attention, which helped me highlight areas where my surgical techniques could be improved. Overall the program taught me to be a more conscientious and efficient surgeon.
Extern Training Overview
We are able to offer veterinary students an educational, hands-on experience that exposes them to the companion animal surgical sterilization process. We focus on the principle that the terms high-volume and high-quality are indeed compatible, as long as the rules of sound medicine and surgery are strictly enforced. This encompasses every aspect of a patient’s experience with us, including disease control, patient assessment and selection, behavior, patient preparation, mechanics of sterile surgical technique, record keeping, anesthetic and pain management protocol, and patient monitoring and support.
Although no stipends are awarded for these positions, dorm-style housing is provided on the premises in Asheville for only $50 per week (from July 2014).