We, the doctors and team of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc. are committed to caring for exotic pets and helping them to live long, healthy and happy lives. We cannot do it all alone. The education and experience veterinary students receive in school working with exotic species is often very limited and varies greatly from school to school. We are in a unique position to improve this situation and improve the lives of exotic pets. Since we purchased the practice in 2007, we have had an active externship program that allows veterinary students in their final year of education to come and learn about these special species and how to help care for their unique needs. Through the years we have hosted countless students from various universities throughout the US, as well as several international students, in an effort to spread the knowledge.
In order to give students valuable experiences that they can take with them, we have partnered with HAWS and ElmBrook Humane Society. They graciously supply exotic pets needing sterilization prior to being put up for adoption and we assist the students in performing these surgeries at no charge to the organizations. It is a win/win for all: the students get valuable experience and the pets get to be placed with loving homes. Steph Kurth, one of our vet student externs, recently performed Ovirectomies on two guinea pigs, Lucy and Ginger from HAWS. Both Lucy and Ginger are now up for adoption!
Learn More About Our Externs and Their Stories Below!