Exotic Medicine Internship, Alfort, Franciaország

1 position available (possibly 2)
Deadline for deposit of the forms 30th of April
Results 15th of June

Inclusive Dates of Program:  9/01/2011 to 8/31/2012
Salary:  12,480 €

The following information represents the average of cases in direct support of this program

Total No. Annual   Cases Average   Daily No. Cases Presented   to
Hospital Average   No. Cases   Treated Daily as Outpatients Average   No. Cases in Hospital   Daily Average   No. Daily   Surgeries Performed
1750 10-16 9-12 4-7 1-4

Number of Faculty in Direct Support of Program:  1 (2 others half a day per weeks)
Number of Residents in Direct Support of Program:  1 (ECZM avian)

Diplomates in the following Specialty Areas are indirect support of internship:

ECVIM   (cardio) 2

Being a Graduate of a College  of Veterinary Medicine,
Rotating internship or 1 year of work experience in relation with exotics,
wildlife, or zoo species.
Notion of French

Requirements for Application
Transcript of University performance
Letter indicating your reasons for seeking this program and how you would propose to use this training
2 letters of Reference
Curriculum Vitae

Internship Disclosure Form
Interns have primary case responsibility
Interns have an assigned mentor and/or receive performance evaluation
Teaching rounds are conducted with the interns
Interns permitted to attend Continuing Education Courses
Interns are not required to present formal seminars but they are encouraged to perform an oral presentation at French or international meeting
Interns participate in a journal clubs
Interns have 24 hour access to library (online) and computer facilities
Interns provided with a computer to use in the exotics ward
Interns perform surgery first and second hand
The hospital  has a 24-hour emergency care service
The intern spend on emergency duty 50% of his internship
The hospital does not employ formally trained veterinary technicians
The interns have access to the following equipment/technology, on-site:
ultrasound, electrocardiography, echocardiography (3D), blood pressure,
monitoring, endoscopy (rigid and flexible), CT Scan (64 barrets), bone plating, MRI, EMG, ERG.

Description of Program
The internship in Exotic Medicine involves training in all aspects of clinical
medicine as well as surgery in the exotic patient. The ideal candidate has at least one year clinical experience in small animal medicine and surgery, and is familiar with the handling, the anatomy and the physiology of most exotic patients. The caseload of the clinic is approximately 70% exotics mammals; 25% birds; 5% reptiles/amphibians/fish. The clinic is regularly taking care of cases
from the Alfort Wildlife Rescue Center, and zoos from Paris and its
neighbourhood (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, Zoo de Thoiry).
The intern is mainly responsible for emergency coverage and daily patient care.
Daily duties clinical duty on in-patients, supervision and teaching of 5th year students on clinical rotation (6 students per 6 weeks rotation), and emergency coverage helped by a rotating intern and 4th or 5th year students. The intern will take part of daily rounds with students and faculties, exotics journal club, and also journal clubs with other specialties. The intern will be encouraged and helped to develop a research project, to write case reports, and to do oral presentations in French or International meetings.

Alfort Veterinary School is located very close to Paris (10 minutes by
underground). There is no need to have a car; everything could be done using public transportation. The School was founded in 1764 and it is oldest vet school still on its original campus. The Hospital of Small Animal was built in 2010 and offers all the newest facilities for the best care of our patients.
There are possibilities of accommodations in the campus’ student’s hall. If the intern will never be alone with an owner, and if everyone in the Vet School speaks English, notions of French are required in order to be able to take care of client communication within 3 months.

A visit of the service and an interview would be more than welcome but is not mandatory.

Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort
7 Avenue du général de Gaule
94700 Maisons-Alfort, France


Charly Pignon
Tel +33 6 07183572