Extended Summer Externships


Over the summers we offer a longer term summer externship in which students have the opportunity to work with us as veterinary assistants. Our program allows veterinary students the perfect opportunity to perform immersive hands-on work and continue their learning in a real clinical setting. This extended position term is flexible but typically lasts anywhere from 4-10 weeks. The technical and interpersonal skills that students gain during this time are invaluable to their growth and success as future veterinary professionals.

Some responsibilities as a veterinary assistant will include:

  • Supporting the doctors and technicians as needed in daily patient care
  • Improving the ability to use diagnostic equipment to analyze and interpret various samples
  • Learning the preparation and monitoring of patients before, during and after surgical procedures
  • Client education
  • Pharmacy duties
  • Much more!


Our long term programs have limited availability. To be eligible for the extended summer externship program, you must be:

  • A current veterinary student enrolled in an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine program in good academic standing
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Available for a 4 to 10 week period during summer break and have a flexible schedule (32-40 hours a week) including evenings and weekends
  • Able to provide own housing and transportation
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