The practice is open Monday through Friday (7:30am-6pm). Our outpatient caseload is approximately 24 canine patients and 7 feline patients per day for each practitioner and inpatient caseload is 5 per practitioner. The facility’s caseload for the following areas: Preventive medicine (vaccines/routine health checks) 25%, Medical: 25%, Dental: 10%, Humane society: 5%, Surgical: 25%, Reproductive: 0, and Other (laser therapy, anal glands, euthanasia and suture removal) 10%.
Supervising Veterinarians are Dr. Wendy Rosenbek- (Owner) University of Tennessee, graduated in 1987 and Dr. Sarah Hardman- (Associate) Missouri State University, graduated in 2021.
The externship at Ardmore Companion Animal Hospital will provide a two- or four-week immersion in small animal general practice in a privately owned, well established, and thoughtfully run hospital. The instruction will be focused on applying what the extern has learned in school to practicing in the real world, including coaching on how to diagnose and manage challenging cases within a client’s budget, and how to communicate effectively with clients and coworkers.
The supervising veterinarian, Dr. Wendy Rosenbek, is a 1987 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She will coach the extern on how to build a career that can make it possible to practice happily for a lifetime in this incredibly rewarding, but potentially highly stressful profession. Her goal will be to arm each extern with some tools not found in the college curriculum that should be helpful irrespective of which career path the student chooses and some insight into the specifics of private practice and practice ownership.
We expect the student will come to us with some basic surgery skills and a knowledge of the common spay and neuter techniques. Also, we expect he or she will have the ability to take a history, do a physical exam, and then develop a list of problems and desired diagnostics. By the end of the externship, we hope the student will have improved skill and comfort not only with basic surgery skills, but also other technical skills (blood draw, I.V. catheter placement, skin scrape, cytology, etc.). We also expect that they will have honed their communication and diagnostic skills and have gained considerable insight into a veterinary practice in a real-world setting.