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Nutrition Externship List 

Updated 1/6/2022

Ardente Veterinary Nutrition LLC, Remote
Learn how nutrition is applied in zoos and aquaria by actively participating in diet evaluations for exotic species under human care.
2 weeks/ 3 weeks/ 4 weeks; Flexible, Year-round
Requirements: Prior nutrition coursework
Contact: Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD, amanda@ardentevetnutrition.coma
ardentevetnutrition.com

JustFood for Dogs, Irvine, CA
Focus on nutritional management of common canine and feline conditions, fundamentals in formulating diets for canine & feline patients. This is a non-clinical setting. While learning clinical nutrition, students can also learn about veterinary opportunities in the industry.
3 weeks, 4 weeks; Flexible, Year round
Requirements: In clinical (4th) year
Contact: Dan Su, DACVIM (Nutrition), drsu@justfoodfordogs.com

Nestle Purina PetCare Company, St. Joseph, MO
Melanie Barnes, DVM
Pet Food Industry clinical rotation focused on technical skills and case management with an emphasis on dentistry, internal medicine, and prophylactic colony care.  Includes an introduction to standard nutritional research. Lodging is provided by Purina.
3 weeks; Flexible, Year-round
Contact: Taylor Phelps, taylor.phelps@purina.nestle.com

North Carolina State University- College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
Clinical nutrition through nutritional services including: nutrition support for critically ill patients in ICU setting; Obesity cases; acute and chronic disease states; well-pet feeding plans. Major focus is companion small animals with occasional small animal exotics, equine, and small ruminant cases. Student needs to provide their own housing, transportation (to /from workplace) and meals. The college has a list of available short-term housing options.
1 week, 2 weeks, will work with student for mutual availability
Requirements: COVID vaccinated with proof of negative testing. In clinical (4th) year. Short statement on: (1) personal goals for the externship and (2) personal statement regarding diversity, equity, inclusion with an example of how this manifests for the individual student.
Contact: Korinn Saker, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition), korinn_Saker@ncsu.edu

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Angela Rollins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition); Maryanne Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)
Clinical rotation through the nutrition service. Our clinical service provides mostly remote consultations with a heavy focus on homemade diet formulation. We also see weekly obesity cases in-person.
1 week, 2 weeks; Will work with student for mutual availability
Requirements: Clinical year students only, contact for eligibility based on school reciprocity
Contact: Angela Rollins, arollins@utk.edu
https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/vmc/smallanimalhospital/small-animal-nutrition/

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - possible remote externship
Angela Rollins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (nutrition) and Maryanne Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (nutrition)
Clinical nutrition rotation managing remote and in-person appointments for dogs and cats.
1 week, may be able to combine with behavior service for 2 weeks rotation, will work with student for mutual availability
Requirements: Clinical/4th year; training at school that can reciprocate clinical externs with the University of Tennessee.
Contact: Angela Rollins, arollins@utk.edu
https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/vmc/smallanimalhospital/small-animal-nutrition/

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