Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6603 - Clinical Wildlife, Exotic, and Zoo-Animal Medicine

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5510 . Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students. Maximum enrollment 5 per rotation (plus one intern or extern).

N. Abou-Madi, Staff.

Introduces students to primary medical care of non-traditional pet species, zoo animals, and native wildlife. Students, directly supervised by the attending clinician, are responsible for the assessment, physical examination, and medical management of exotic animal species presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Other opportunities available to assist in the development of clinical skills in wildlife-, zoo- and exotic- animal medicine include the wildlife health center cases, ongoing wildlife research and service projects, and trips to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo during the rotation. Successful completion of the course requires satisfactory performance during this 14-day clinical rotation.

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