The small animal practice extramural rotation builds on skills, knowledge and attributes, developed throughout the entire course and is designed to enable veterinary student interns to gain a holistic understanding and experience of small animal practice prior to graduation. Veterinary student interns are placed at a Faculty of Veterinary Science approved small animal practice of their choice for a one month rotation. During this time interns are expected to negotiate workplace tasks with their extramural supervisor that enable the achievement of learning outcomes linked to the development of graduate attributes. Interns are expected to fully participate in agreed activities whilst attending the practice, typically taking on the role and schedule of a full time, supervised veterinary associate. During the rotation interns are expected to participate in three meetings with the extramural supervisor and complete a communication task.
practicals: 4-week practicum
intra-semester: 1 x introductory letter; 1 x site contract; 1 x learning agreement form; 1 x skills report form; 1 x rotation feedback form; 1 x supervisor report (S/U); 3 x case reports (S/U); 1 x communication task (S/U)
Year 5 Extramural Rotations Unit of Study Guide Library databases including Web of Knowledge, PubMed and Medline Access to current journals including but not restricted to: - Veterinary Clinics of North America (Small Animal Practice) - Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association - Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association - Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery - The Veterinary Journal - In Practice Recommended texts include but are not limited to: Cote, E (ed). (2015) Clinical Veterinary Advisor, Dogs and cats, 3rd ed. Elsevier. Ettinger, S (ed). (2011) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed. Vol 1 and 2. Elsevier. Fossum, T (ed). (2012) Small Animal Surgery, 4th edition. Elsevier. Gough, A and Murphy, K (2015) Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, 2nd edition. Wiley. Greene, CE (ed). (2012) Greene's Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition. Elsevier. Hill, P; Warman, S and Shawcross G (2010) 100 Top Consultations in Small Animal General Practice. Wiley Blackwell. Mullan, S and Fawcett, A (2017) Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. 5M. Powell, L; Rozanski, EA and Rush JE (2010) Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality, Wiley Blackwell. Thrall, DE (ed). Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th edition. Saunders. Viner, B (2010) Success in Veterinary Practice: Maximising Clinical Outcomes and Personal Wellbeing. Wiley Blackwell. Yeates, J (2013) Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice. Wiley Blackwell.
Successful completion of BVSc Years 1 - 4