Personalized Learning Experience

The Personalized Learning Experience program is designed to meet the needs of graduate veterinarians who would like to obtain additional training in a specific area of veterinary clinical practice.  This program is not sanctioned by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the AVMA (ECFVG) and is not intended as training to meet ECFVG certification requirements.  Continuing education credits can be earned by participating in one of these programs.  

Small Animal, Large Animal or Exotic Animal PLE

These programs include assignment to a specific service and the faculty monitoring that service.  Activities include daily rounds, observation of case work-up and surgery, case reviews and assigned reading.  Procedures and discussions will vary with the cases being admitted to the hospital.

Small Animal & Mixed Services: Internal or Integrative Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic or Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology, etc.

Large Animal: Theriogenology, Equine Surgery, Farm Animal, etc.

Exotic: Zoological Medicine

Specialized Program PLE

This program will be designed based on the applicant's goals.  Pertinent readings will be assigned. Specific requests for laboratories, lectures demonstrations and individual instruction can be arranged and will be charged according to time, equipment, animal and material costs.  The involved specialty service(s) will propose a program and cost based on the applicant's goals and needs.

Program Length

This learning experience can last as long as the arrangement is mutually acceptable to both the participant and the involved clinical faculty.  Weeks will begin on Monday at 8 a.m. and end on Friday at 5 p.m..

Application Materials Required (submitted via email)

(1) Request letter to include the specific area of interest and desired dates

(2) Current CV

Acceptable Criteria

Acceptance into the Personalized Learning Experience program will be determined by the availability of faculty mentor(s), adequate caseload for learning objectives and acceptable credentials.

Program Fee

The minimum fee for this program is $250.00 per week (or $50 per day) plus costs for laboratory time, equipment, and expendables.  Payment is required at the beginning of the program.  Two checks may be required; one payable to the appropriate Veterinary Clinical Sciences Foundation (166-20-F000) account and the other for administrative expenses.

Requests for a PLE should be made to:

Dr. Frank Andrews

Professor & Interim Department Head