Practice Name: Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners [Arizona Region] Type of experience: Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Locations: Phoenix Metropolitan area [Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and Avondale locations available]
Description of Experience: The Arizona BluePearl Veterinary Partners is a group of four 24-hour small animal emergency hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We are a fast-paced hospital with large caseload and a variety of both medical and surgical cases. We are in progress of acquiring board certified specialists including a criticalist and surgeon. Despite the pressure of emergency medicine, we offer a friendly atmosphere and enjoy mentoring and assisting one another with challenging cases. We have digital radiography, ultrasound, and in house bloodwork.
The Scottsdale Clinic also has access to internal medicine specialist if students decide to rotate through that service. Within the office is access to other board certified specialists including: ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, surgery, and cardiology. These specialties are their own separate practices and would require individual separate communication if students wish to rotate with these groups.
Our emergency doctors perform a variety of surgery and manage complex medicine and critical cases. Doctors have twice daily cageside rounds, which provide the opportunity for externs to learn, to provide input, and to ask questions about case management. Some of our most common surgical emergencies include: gastric-dilation volvulus, caesarian sections, pyometra ovariohysterectomies, foreign bodies [gastrotomy, enterotomy], hemoabdomen, and wound repair/explore. Other common medical emergencies include: feline lower urinary obstruction, diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, anemia, infectious diseases [parvovirus gastroenteritis being most common], trauma, toxicities, heat stroke, rattlesnake envenomation, and many more.
Student of a college of veterinary medicine
Additional Salary Information: Students are expected to find their own housing as BluePearl Veterinary Partners does not currently provide housing accommodations in this region
About BluePearl Veterinary Partners Arizona
Responsibilities Expected of Participating Students:
Students are expected to take initiative and have a sincere interest in emergency and critical care medicine. They will shadow staff veterinarians and following incoming and hospitalized cases. They may also scrub into surgery and gain experience with interpretation of bloodwork and radiographs. It is also expected that the extern participate with technical staff to acquire basic technical skills.
40 hours/week [some flexibility in scheduling as long as hour requirements are fulfilled]
Students are expected to find their own housing as BluePearl Veterinary Partners does not currently provide housing accommodations in this region
The BPVP Arizona Clinics are located in the desert climate of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
There is plenty of opportunity to explore the outdoors that include: hiking, golf, horseback riding, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, and fishing. There are also many fine shopping areas: Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Central Phoenix is home to many mind-captivating museums includi...ng but not limited to: Arizona Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, HEARD Museum, Arizona Science Center, and Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Pending on the season, students can enjoy sporting events: CHASE Field [Go Diamondbacks!], Talking Stick Resort Arena, Gila River Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium [Go Cardinals], home to many spring training facilities for the Cactus League, and home to Arizona State University [Go Sun Devils!]