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Marije Risselada, DVM, DECVS, PhD

Course Coordinator

4th-Year Small Animal Extramural

(P) 919-513-6968

marije_risselada@ncsu.edu

 

Joy Strickland, Clinical Coordinator

Office of Student Services

(P) 919-513-1413

(F) 919-513-6197

joy_strickland@ncsu.edu

For our participating externship locations:

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the Small Animal Extramural Experience course for NC State's clinical-year DVM students!

Here are a few details about the course structure:

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the students participating in the Extramural Experience course value the learning opportunity and experience provided by working with you in your practice. We greatly appreciate your willingness to actively participate in this endeavor!

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding the Small Animal Practice 4th-year Extramural Studies course, please let me know.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Marije Risselada, DVM, DECVS, PhD
Course Coordinator
4th-Year Small Animal Extramural Studies

 

Expectations for Fourth-Year Students
Participating in Small Animal Extramural Experiences

 

Students are expected to maintain a case log based on the SOAP format.

Students are expected to practice in the role of doctor-to-be, including:

  • Discussing and summarizing patient history
  • Identifying physical examination findings and abnormalities
  • Creating a chief complaint and master problem list
  • Developing an appropriate and relevant diagnostic plan
    • With supervision, performing basic diagnostic procedures (laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging)
  • Interpreting laboratory and diagnostic imaging results
  • Developing a treatment plan
    • With supervision, performing basic surgical procedure
As appropriate, students are expected to research diseases and conditions related to presenting cases (review course notes, text references, online PubMed searches, etc).
Where appropriate, students are expected to discuss business and practice management strategies.
Students are expected to interact professionally and respectfully at all times with supervising veterinarian(s) and staff.