Catskill Veterinary Services, PLLC Veterinary Externship Program
We would like to welcome you to Catskill Veterinary Services, PLLC! Our practices are located in the beautiful Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain Region of New York State. Our practice territory exists between the Hudson River and the Delaware River. Truly an outdoor enthusiast's dream playground!
Thank you for your interest in performing your externship at Catskill Veterinary Services!
The following information should be helpful to you during your time at our practice. During your time, please be sure to ask any questions you may have.
About Catskill Veterinary Services:
Statement of Philosophy
The philosophy of Catskill Veterinary Services is to provide high-quality medical and surgical services for our patients and excellent customer service for our clients. We strive to provide this service as economically as possible, without sacrificing quality or the ability to provide up-to-date care for our patients.
It is the philosophy of this practice to maintain good business practices, sound professionalism in our manner with clients, and practice to the highest standards in veterinary medicine.
We will operate with the following objectives:
To deliver services and the best quality care with commitment at a fair price.
To provide a professional and growth-motivated environment for our team which will in turn promote teamwork and communication among our team.
To encourage our team to serve the community by participating in civic affairs and by providing veterinary services.
To uphold all legal and ethical aspects of the veterinary medical profession
To operate Catskill Veterinary Services on a financially sound basis
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm (Rock Hill is open Monday and Thursday until 7 pm for Urgent Care Visits)
Every Saturday 8:30 am - 12 pm (Rock Hill Only).
Currently, we provide ambulatory services on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and clinic appointments by the same schedule. Given the nature of ambulatory care, the days may extend beyond 6 pm so please be sure to plan and act accordingly.
Our doctors have rounds with our technicians at our RH location daily depending on the patients that are hospitalized in addition to surgical cases. Every month our doctors meet in the evening to discuss cases and medical care. You are welcome to attend all of these events during your externship
While in the clinic it is important to wear clean scrubs and closed-toed shoes. You are welcome to wear a lab coat if you would like but most of our doctors wear logoed sweaters or pullovers overtop of their scrubs.
Our ambulatory service team members will often wear a polo shirt or scrub top with dark-colored jeans or khaki pants. We would strongly recommend that you also have good shoes as they will likely get dirty. It is also critical to have a pair of waterproof boots and coveralls/overalls as we do care for cattle and require us to fully decontaminate.
Please be sure to bring a working stethoscope with you in all areas of the practice. It would be in your best interest to always have an extra set of scrubs, clothes, and coveralls with you each day. You never know what sort of fun things we are going to get involved with.
During your time we fully accept and expect you to be involved as much as possible. We expect you to take an active role in examining patients, and communicating with clients (when and where appropriate. We will also allow you to draw blood and administer medications. However, all of this is dependent on the comfort of the owner as well as the comfort and safety of the patient. It is ultimately up to the discretion of the veterinarian you are immediately working with that day.
When the opportunity arises we will also allow you to participate in surgical procedures. Again, as long as the client approves and the patient’s care and welfare is not sacrificed
We are an advanced veterinary group located in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. Our area has so much to offer any candidate! Our veterinary team is truly dedicated beyond words and strives to improve the welfare and health of all of our patients. We are advancing the level of veterinary care in our region. Our practice is in the early development of building a brand-new multidiscipline veterinary hospital including specialty services.