Externship Program
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Veterinary Externship Program is designed to familiarize 4th year veterinary students, from accredited institutions, with a veterinary program in a zoological setting. Under the direct supervision of the veterinarians, students have the opportunity to utilize their medical knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and care of the exotic and wildlife species included in the collection at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Wildlife Safari Park.
Internship Program
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Veterinary Internship is a one-year post DVM training program designed to provide broad exposure to both the medical and surgical aspects of zoological medicine. The primary purpose of this internship is to encourage the participant to apply basic skills and knowledge acquired in veterinary school and clinical practice to the health care and case management of a zoological collection. In addition to clinical medicine, this position provides interaction and opportunities in herd health management and joint research with the reproductive physiology, genetics and nutrition departments as well as other zoological institutions.
Technology Transfer
Conservation medicine at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium also involves individual programs that provide the opportunity for veterinary and graduate students from all over the United States and the rest of the world with extensive training in zoo medicine and special interests such as anesthesia and pharmacology. Training programs are also carried out overseas in conjunction with conservation projects in order to transfer specific skills and technology to colleagues in those countries. This enhances their ability to carry out their own conservation programs. Read More