Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Apr 10, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6624 - Primary Care Surgery Service

Fall, spring, summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5510 . Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students.

J. Harvey, staff.

The Primary Care Surgery Service is a two week hospital rotation which provides the opportunity for student clinicians to spay and castrate adoptable shelter and rescue dogs. Emphasis is on the development of surgical competence, confidence, and efficiency within the limits of accepted technique. Students are encouraged to think for themselves and to integrate their Cornell training with experiences they may have had elsewhere. Student surgeons are in charge of the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care of their patients and the judgment used in providing that care. Support is provided by Dr. Harvey and other faculty surgeons, and by Ms. Olivia Tyrell, a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Anesthesia support is provided by LVT’s from the Anesthesia Service. Rounds focus on common clinical situations, pragmatic solutions, ethical issues, and the integration of professional and personal life.

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