Veterinary Externship Locations

Learn more about what each externship focuses on and which practices offer these below.

Externship Details and Practice Locations

All Pets Animal Hospital Bentonville - Bentonville, AR

Summary of Externship: The extern will be placed in the three main departments in our hospital: Outpatient, Inpatient and Surgery. In each department they will observe and participate to the degree their mentor is comfortable with their proficiency. We have only hosted two-week externships in the past but are open to whatever the student needs. Students who are self-motivated and not hesitant to get involved will get the most out of the experience.

Housing Available? No

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All Pets Animal Hospital Rogers - Rogers, AR

Summary of Externship: Outpatient, Inpatient and Surgery. In each department they will observe and participate to the degree their mentor is comfortable with their proficiency. We have only hosted two-week externships in the past but are open to whatever the student needs. Students who are self-motivated and not hesitant to get involved will get the most out of this experience.

Housing Available? No

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Emergency Veterinary Clinic Destin - Destin, FL

Summary of Externship: This externship will include emergency care for small companion and exotic animals. This will include trauma care, soft-tissue surgery, critical care, hospitalization and referrals to specialties. The students will receive hands-on experience under the guidance of the Medical Director.
Housing Available? No

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Doral Centre Animal Hospital - Doral, FL

Summary of Externship: With this externship, veterinary students will engage in a wide array of hands-on training and mentorship. Doral Centre is a 24-hour facility, offering small animal, general practice, emergency medicine and everything in between. We want students to experience ALL veterinary medicine has to offer and be able to get your hands in on all of it! We offer general and emergency surgery, dentistry, well-patient visits and so much more!

Housing Available? No

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Emergency Veterinary Clinic Niceville - Niceville, FL

Summary of Externship: This externship will include emergency care for small companion and exotic animals. The experience will include trauma care, soft-tissue surgery, critical care, hospitalization and referral to specialties. The students will receive a hands-on experience under the guidance of the Medical Director.

Housing Available? No (but open for discussion)

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Brookhaven Animal Hospital - Atlanta, GA

Summary of Externship: With this hands-on externship, the extern will be partnered one-on-one with a DVM. They will participate in exam rooms along with scrubbing in for surgery. Throughout the day, the extern will be able to discuss cases with the DVM and provide valuable input.

Housing Available? No

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Vernon Woods Animal Hospital - Atlanta, GA

Summary of Externship: This externship will include shadowing our experienced DVMs in appointments, surgeries and dentals, along with discussing cases and interpreting radiographs. It will also include being exposed to client communications including medical recommendations, quality of life, supportive care options and referrals to specialists.

Housing Available? No

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Sprayberry Animal Hospital - Marietta, GA

Summary of Externship: Our veterinary externships are usually two-to four-week programs designed to give students hands-on experience with veterinarians with lots of experience in surgery and small animal care.
Housing Available? No

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Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs - Sandy Springs, GA

Summary of Externship: This externship will be with a small animal emergency hospital that is open nights, weekends and holidays. We also have extended our hours to be open Monday and Friday during the day. This experience will include a variety of emergency cases seen for outpatient, hospitalization and surgery.
Housing Available? No

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North Springs Animal Clinic - Sandy Springs, GA

Summary of Externship: This externship will involve shadowing our experienced DVMs in appointments, surgeries and dentals, along with discussing cases and interpreting radiographs. It will also include being exposed to client communications such as medical recommendations, quality of life, supportive care options and referrals to specialists.
Housing Available? No

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Wilkes County Veterinary Services - Washington, GA

Summary of Externship: This externship is for a mixed rural practice where no two days are ever the same. We service canine, feline, equine, porcine, etc. Our hospital patient rounds are from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, and appointments and drop-offs start at 8:00 am. Doctors rotate between farm calls, walk-ins, hospital patients, appointments, emergencies and getting surgeries started.
Housing Available? No

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Melrose Animal Clinic - Melrose, MA

Summary of Externship: This externship will involve shadowing doctors and technicians in both out-patient and surgery. The experience will include Fear-Free techniques, exposure to ultrasound, cutting and cold laser.
Housing Available? No

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All Animal Hospital - Tupelo, MS

Summary of Externship: This externship is for a small animal general practice with 1% of pocket pets. We offer routine wellness bloodwork, vaccines and spay/neuter. We also perform some specialty soft-tissue surgery. We are a local referral for orthopedic cases and special internal medicine. We generally work up any type of case with a diverse clientele, including our own emergency cases.
Housing Available? No

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Archdale Animal Clinic - Archdale, NC

Summary of Externship: We are a long-standing community staple and boast nearly 100 years of veterinary experience among our staff of doctors, and nearly 200 years of combined professional veterinary experience among our support staff. A hands-on extern could expect to be paired with a veterinarian and technician team and help manage their scheduled cases, both surgical and medical.
Housing Available? No

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Chowan Animal Hospital - Edenton, NC

Summary of Externship: The extern would be allowed to perform physical exams, assist with appointments and assist with surgical procedures under a veterinarian's supervision.
Housing Available? Yes

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Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency - Hickory, NC

Summary of Externship: This externship will include shadowing both internal medicine and emergency departments. We consider ourselves to be a premier provider of specialty and emergency veterinary services. We have board-certified specialists in surgery, dermatology, internal medicine and more. Our 24-hour animal hospital also offers round-the-clock emergency services for pets in need.
Housing Available? No

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Westchester Veterinary Hospital - High Point, NC

Summary of Externship: An extern will have multiple opportunities a day to examine sick and well small animal patients, review history, radiographs, bloodwork and basic ultrasound. This practice offers great exposure to an extern who is interested in learning extra-capsular CCL repair, and other advanced procedures. The opportunity for veterinary employment after graduation is certainly up for discussion.
Housing Available? No

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Animal Hospital of Lewisville - Lewisville, NC

Summary of Externship: This externship will typically include following a doctor through their day. We like for our externs to do a thorough exam and then come up with a differential diagnosis list or recommendations behind the scenes. They will also be able to assist with surgeries. Often, we allow them to do some discharges, pending their skill level and communication skills.
Housing Available? No

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Animal Hospital of Wilkes - Wilkesboro, NC

Summary of Externship: This is an externship for a walk-in clinic with a variety of different cases. This experience will be very hands on, with lots of opportunity for personal and educational growth.
Housing Available? No

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Newburgh Veterinary Hospital - Newburgh, NY

Summary of Externship: The extern will perform morning rounds with the tech team and interface with the doctor team on cases76y. The extern will treat hospital cases according to DVM orders and prep for sedated procedures like CT, radiographs and outpatient procedures. Also, they will prep for surgery and start the surgical schedule, along with interfacing with the coordinator to capture charges, prep for discharge, prepare meds, orders and more.
Housing Available? No

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Neel Veterinary Hospital - Oklahoma City, OK

Summary of Externship: Our externs can choose to spend time in one or several of the following areas – General Practice, Urgent Care/ER, Surgery, Exotics, Dentistry, Imaging (Ultrasound & CT) and/or ICU. You will be paired with a doctor in one of those areas to go over cases seen during their shift. With flexibility to customize schedules for each extern, our hospital can provide a unique, hands-on learning experience, no matter what your interests include.
Housing Available? Yes

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2nd Street Animal Hospital - Philadelphia, PA

Summary of Externship: We are open Monday through Friday, where an extern will see routine visits and some exotics, dependent on doctor and staff availability. Along with an array of services for dogs and cats, we have over 25 years of experience treating exotic pets and we are recognized as the number one exotic pet veterinary hospital in the Philadelphia region.
Housing Available? No

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Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic - Johns Island, SC

Summary of Externship: Externs will experience the typical caseload of a small animal practice. Under the supervision of your mentor doctor, you will gather histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, scrub into surgery, assist in the management of medical cases, provide wellness care, develop your client communication skills and polish your technical skills.
Housing Available? No

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Faulkner Animal Hospital - Lancaster, SC

Summary of Externship: This general practice externship would provide a hands-on opportunity working with dogs and cats alongside a veterinarian team with over 31 years of experience.
Housing Available? No

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Simpsonville Animal Hospital - Simpsonville, SC

Summary of Externship: An extern is expected to collect history on patients, perform physical exams, create diagnostic plans and treatment recommendations all while working with the DVM. Externs will have the opportunity to perform basic surgeries under direct doctor supervision (spay, neuter, lumpectomy).
Housing Available? No

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Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN

Summary of Externship: An extern for this opportunity can expect a heavy focus on emergency medicine and surgery training. Active involvement in cases is expected. The services that an extern will be performing will include internal medicine, surgery, critical care and oncology.
Housing Available? No

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Copeland Veterinary Hospital - Cookeville, TN

Summary of Externship: An externship with this general practice/emergency clinic will consist of managing multiple critical patients under supervision, surgical cases of minor emergencies (c-section, enucleation, major laceration repair), and a mentorship rotation with our associates.
Housing Available? Stipend Offered

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Flatt Veterinary Clinic - Cookeville, TN

Summary of Externship: This will be a general practice experience with a large volume of patients. The extern will have the ability to treat multiple cases under the supervision of our dedicated associates. The surgical experience will involve mainly spay, neuter and minor surgical procedures.
Housing Available? Stipend Offered

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Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville - Knoxville, TN

Summary of Externship: We are a 24-hour small animal emergency hospital with board certified specialists in oncology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care and internal medicine. A limited number of externships are available in the emergency department only at this time.
Housing Available? No

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Lange Animal Hospital - Knoxville, TN

Summary of Externship: For this externship, each day you will follow a different doctor. We tailor the experience to fit the desire of the student. For example, those wanting to focus on exotics, spend more time with our exotic doctors, and those wanting to focus on surgery or dentals, spend more time with the doctors doing surgeries.
Housing Available? No

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Lenoir City Animal Clinic - Lenoir City, TN

Summary of Externship: This externship will be Monday through Friday with our team. It will involve running routine appointments to start, but then advancing to our other services for dogs and cats.
Housing Available? No

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Austin Urban Veterinary Center - Austin, TX

Summary of Externship: We want to provide an opportunity to have the next generation of DVMs have insight into the life of small animal medicine in the heart of Austin. You’ll experience everything from annual immunization visits to urgent care visits, to surgical procedures and whatever surprise walks through the front doors. We have a fantastic DVM team with some great mentors aboard and two DVMs who currently practice acupuncture as well.
Housing Available? No

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Paz Veterinary Collective - Austin, TX

Summary of Externship: Externs will be given an array of responsibilities including assisting in the exam room and in the treatment area, obtaining client histories, writing SOAPs, discussing diagnostic and treatment plans and prognoses, observing during soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries and dental procedures, interpretation of in-house and send out laboratory results, cytology, and radiographs & ultrasound images and reports.

Housing Available? Yes

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Belton Small Animal Clinic - Belton, TX

Summary of Externship: Doctors start mentoring the externs right away, letting them help in surgery/dentals depending on their comfort level. The extern will learn with us as they go, but being a technician in the rooms helps them see what our doctors do and what they might want to do differently. We work off a virtual waitlist so there's no pressure to see a room and get them out the door in a 15-minute time slot. That difference alone tends to help our externs become confident.
Housing Available? Yes

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Highland Park Animal Hospital - Dallas, TX

Summary of Externship: During your time here you will observe appointments, treatment, surgeries and dental procedures. We try to involve students as much as possible, and we are looking for students who are motivated to learn, ask questions and are curious about our practice and our special interests. We also value our client relationships and teach important aspects about client communication.
Housing Available? Yes

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Metro Paws Animal Hospitals - Dallas, TX

Summary of Externship: During an externship with us, the extern will rotate between our three locations to get as much exposure to different cases and mentorship as possible. The extern will work directly with our doctors shadowing them on cases, going through case rounds, and gaining valuable surgical experience. The extern will receive mentorship in ultrasound and radiographic interpretation, as well as practice interpreting lab results, physical exam findings, and formulating treatment plans.
Housing Available? Yes

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Vickery Place Animal Hospital - Dallas, TX

Summary of Externship: As a full-service general practice, candidates will receive extensive experience in internal medicine and surgical cases. They will be exposed to cats, dogs and pocket pets (ferrets, rabbits).
Housing Available? Yes

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Springs Veterinary Care - Drippings Springs, TX

Summary of Externship: For this externship, externs will be shadowing our veterinarians on general practice appointments and surgeries.
Housing Available? No

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West Houston Veterinary Medical Associates - Houston, TX

Summary of Externship: An externship would provide future veterinarians with exposure to all aspects of veterinary medicine, giving them knowledge of real-life situations, allow them to develop clinical skills, (such as ultrasound) as well as observe and assist with patient care, surgeries, diagnostics and treatments. Externs will also gain insights into the day-to-day operations of what their life would be like in a fast-paced general practice.
Housing Available? Stipend Offered

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Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of Lockhart - Lockhart, TX

Summary of Externship: An extern at our clinic will work beside the associate veterinarian and have the opportunity go into rooms with owners and discuss cases with the veterinarian. Also, externs will be able to help assist with holding and treatment of patients and to practice blood draws, catheters and other skills.

Housing Available? No

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Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of Luling - Luling, TX

Summary of Externship: This externship will change upon the level of experience in one-year versus four-year students. Externs will help as a tech, shadow doctors, help work up cases and assist with surgeries.
Housing Available? No

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Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels - New Braunfels, TX

Summary of Externship: This externship will be observational, with possible involvement depending on the case. As a full-service veterinary clinic, we’re dedicated to supporting companion animal and large animal veterinary needs. Our skilled veterinarians are equipped to provide care for cats, dogs, horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats.
Housing Available? No

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Loop 363 Animal Hospital - Temple, TX

Summary of Externship: Externship information coming soon.
Housing Available? No

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Bon Air Animal Hospital - Richmond, VA

Summary of Externship: This externship will allow the extern to spend time with doctors in surgery and during exams. Doctors will have the extern do the exam first and then let the doctors know their thoughts on the case. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm.
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Innovetive Petcare owns and operates veterinary practices across the country. Our clinics benefit from our tools, resources, and a great support team dedicated to helping veterinary practices prosper and grow. We run a great business so our veterinarians can focus on providing exceptional patient care. We want our veterinarians and staff to enjoy a better life, with more work-life balance, a strong supportive community, and ongoing training and career development.

At Innovetive Petcare, it all begins with a great team. From the veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, and administrative staff at our clinics, to the great support team in our home office, our team is passionate about animal health. We are a culture-first company, that is working to redefine the veterinary lifestyle! We don’t just talk about it; we are living it!

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