The Emergency Pet Clinic is pleased to announce its 7th year of its ECC externship program.We are located in San Antonio, TX near the San Antonio International Airport and close to downtown. In addition we have a satellite facility located in Corpus Christi, TX. Our San Antonio facility is open 24/7/365 for emergency and critical care for the local community.
We also provide internal medicine consults and abdominal ultrasound, with plans to add additional specialty options in the near future.The goal of the externship program is to provide a structured and mentored program to develop emergency veterinary clinicians who are learning clinical, communication, and personal skills to allow a long and satisfying career in emergency veterinary medicine. Our high volume clinic provides ample opportunity to learn.This ECC externship allows veterinary students to be immersed in emergency medicine.
Externs will shadow the attending clinician while on shift and assist in developing treatment plans and medical records. Externs will be allowed to scrub in as a surgical assistant for soft tissue emergency surgeries such as C-section, pyometra, gastrotomy, enterotomy, gastropexy, and splenectomy. Further training can be pursued by rotating through our internal medicine department depending on the extern's interest level.
Group learning with all clinicians includes journal club, topic and case based and exotic rounds that are held monthly. By the end of the externship, we expect the veterinary students to have an adequate representation of ECC veterinary medicine. At completion of the externship, students will be highly marketable for an ECC or Small Animal Rotating Internship.
San Antonio is a great place for the outdoorsy or city dweller, located on the edge of Texas hill country. Affordable cost of living and designated by UNESCO as a ‘Creative City of Gastronomy.’We accept 3rd and 4th year veterinary students as externs throughout the year in 1 to 4 week blocks. Our goal is to create proficient Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians and our success rate is excellent!
Completion of junior surgery class
About Emergency Pet Clinic
24 hour emergency and critical care referral hospital