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Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:

Organization Overview

Exoclinic is a veterinary clinic dedicated to customer service and technical support of new pets, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Their facilities and equipment are adapted to the provide attention, diagnosis, and treatment to birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, primates, and other exotic animals. Exoclinic is a private practice 100% dedicated to exotic pet medicine and surgery. They are the first clinic in Portugal with experience in birds, small mammals and reptiles. 

Intern Responsibilities:

Pre-Vet Training Intern
IIP interns will learn basic clinical procedures for exotic birds, reptiles, and small mammals. The IIP interns will participate in the handling of exotic animals, analyzing blood samples, radiographic evaluation, and parasitological examination. The IIP intern experience will culminate in the shadowing of anesthesiology and surgery techniques. During the final weeks the IIP interns will learn about the basic techniques of diagnostic endoscopy and dental surgery. IIP interns will also contribute to one or more of the following topics:
  • Clinical biology, handling, sample collection and drug administration in reptiles, pet birds, small mammals
  • Imaging techniques (radiography, USG, CT, MRI)
  • Therapeutics for exotic patients
  • Anesthesia (shadowing)
  • Surgery in reptiles, pet birds, small mammals (shadowing)
  • Rigid endoscopy: equipment and methods
  • Dental surgery in small mammals (shadowing)
After doing all cleaning and medication administration tasks, the IIP interns will observe surgeries two to three mornings per week, and sit on appointments and consultations two to three afternoons a week. The rest of the days the interns will be completed tasks as needed in the clinic. This is a full time job and may imply trading a weekday for a Saturday on occasions.

Academic Background/Interests: biology, animal science, veterinary sciences. 

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