*IMPORTANT INFORMATION- PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE APPLYING*
BDMLR is pleased to launch its new Veterinary Student Externships in the winter of 2022/2023. They will provide an exciting opportunity for veterinary students with a strong interest in marine mammal medicine and conservation to spend two weeks working alongside BDMLR Veterinary Consultant, Dr. Natalie Arrow at the new, purpose-built, BDMLR Cornwall Seal Hospital – the externship will allow students to explore what life is like working on the front line of marine mammal response in the UK, from the point of view of a veterinary surgeon. It will also demonstrate the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in conservation medicine, the value of collaboration, and the role vets can play in conservation.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the work, the structure and content of each externship will vary. Material will be delivered via a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, time working in the seal pup hospital, and out on visits to various sites (and rescues as they occur). There will also be assignments to complete during any down time, and a small project to work on and eventually present at the end of the programme. At the end of the two weeks, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
This is a ‘hands-on’ placement, and students will be expected to form a part of the BDMLR Cornwall Seal Hospital team – working alongside experienced vets/nurses and Marine Mammal Medics to assist with the day-to-day duties of running the hospital and caring for the inpatients. Students will learn how to handle, assess, and treat seal pups, as well as practice clinical problem-solving and decision making.
Topics covered over the externship will include:
The externships are kindly being supported by our colleagues at:
Dates and location:
Requirements to participate:
How to apply
To apply, please complete and submit the Google Form at the link below by the 15 March 2022:
A small number of applicants will then be invited for an informal online interview, and the successful applicants notified by the 7 April 2022.
Any questions can be emailed to Dr. Natalie Arrow firstname.lastname@example.org