Current veterinary and technician students! Come join us for an unmatched opportunity to develop your professional skills in one of our fast paced, non appointment, contemporary hospitals! We believe getting real life experience in a clinical setting working alongside our skilled and professional teams is the best way to prepare for life after graduation.

Where We Offer Externships

We focus on mentorship and development through a hands on style of teaching at all of our Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland and Quad City locations.

Please use the links below to learn more about each of our hospitals and to see which one best aligns with your interests!

Veterinary Students

As an extern at one of the Coyne hospitals you’ll be working under the direct supervision of a rotating team of experienced doctors and technicians providing you exposure to varied styles of teaching and mentorship. Our unique walk in model allows you to learn at a faster pace and gain experience on a wide variety of cases ranging from preventive to urgent, continually challenging and increasing your knowledge every step of the way.

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Common Daily Tasks

  • Assisting with case work ups
  • Performing physical exams
  • Developing diagnostic plans
  • Practicing client communication
  • Refining technical skills
  • Scrubbing into surgery
  • Writing medical records
  • Providing general wellness care and much more!

To apply for an externship with us, you must be:

  • Currently enrolled and in good academic standing at an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine program
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Available to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Must carry professional liability coverage
  • Considering work in a small animal hospital as a career choice after graduation

Externship Form
Complete and submit the form to inquire about veterinary externship opportunities.

Technician Students

We offer students who are enrolled in a technician program the opportunity to learn at one of our locations and obtain hands-on experience from working alongside our skilled and experienced teams. We have a fast paced environment with a high number and variety of patients that will help you develop and sharpen your skills.

You’ll work under the supervision of a licensed technician for the entirety of your externship and be able to complete any specific program requirements that you have. Our goal is to help prepare you to be a successful technician after your examination.


For eligibility, extern applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in an AVMA/CVTEA-accredited Veterinary Technology program
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Available to work days, evenings, and weekends as scheduled

For program placement, applicants need to participate in the application, selection, and onboarding process.

Externship Form
Complete and submit the form to inquire about veterinary technician externship opportunities.