Company/Organization: Oradell Animal Hospital
Mentor(s):Maggie Monza & Liz Stewart
Topic of Internship
Established in 1961 by Dr. Gary Johnson and Dr. Anthony Palminteri of Cornell University, Oradell Animal Hospital has transformed into one of the greatest veterinary facilities in the world. Oradell Animal Hospital has highly specialized veterinarians and certified technicians caring for animals ranging from exotic to small, domesticated animals. The hospital contains a general practice, as well as referral and emergency service. Additionally, Oradell provides an eclectic number of departments to target the different needs each animal possesses. These departments include General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology, Dentistry, Avion & Exotic Animal Medicine, and various others. The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering emergency services and advanced diagnostics to ensure that each animal receives a high quality treatment.
Summary of Internship
My internship entails various aspects of the veterinary field. Oradell Animal Hospital has given me the opportunity to follow experienced doctors on their daily cases, rounds, and treatments. Every Thursday, I observe one of the many departments including the Critical Care Unit, Oncology, Neurology, etc. In addition, I have also seen how the technical aspect of the hospital is run. The paperwork and check-in procedures at the front desk are crucial to help the facility run smoothly. I have learned each employee, technician, and managerís vital role. During the periods where I shadow a doctor or certified technician, I learn how the appointments and procedures are executed within that specific branch. Since each area of the hospital is run differently, it is exciting to see how each worker takes part in their jobs. If instructed to do so, I help the technicians clean tables or fetch files. Although each area of medicine is highly specialized, I still learn a lot about basic aspects of the veterinary field and general anatomy of the animals. The doctors are very pleasant and helpful in answering the plethora of questions that come to mind. Although departments are repeated, the cases vary week to week, making my internship continually exciting.
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