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Internships and Residencies

An internship is the first step in specialty training leading to board certification. Following an internship, a residency application may be submitted for further study in a particular discipline such as internal medicine, ophthalmology or surgery. Many laboratory animal medicine programs waive the internship requirement. This permits a graduate to enter directly into a residency program following graduation. Completion of a residency program is a prequalification for specialty board certification. Residency programs are generally three years in length.

An internship can provide additional development of clinical skills and case management acumen. It can offer further responsibility while still under the mentorship of faculty and residents of the school or college, or specialists in private practice.  

Information on the application process and deadlines may be found by visiting the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program website. Applications are due in December; please check the web site for specific date and application requirements.

Available Positions

Position: Internship available  (posted 08/09/2017)
Name: Retama Equine Hospital
Website: www.retamaequinehospital.com
Location: Selma, TX
Internship description: Retama Equine Hospital is looking for interns! If you are interested in joining a busy 4 doctor, progressive, referral hospital and ambulatory practice, we’d love to talk to you. Interns have a very important role in our practice, helping ensure that our clients receive the best possible experience while their horse is with us. Workload varies based on the time of year, with the breeding season (Feb-June) being the busiest time. Duties that interns are expected to participate in include: hospitalized patient treatments, admittance exams, assistance in surgery, anesthesia, emergencies, and ambulatory responsibilities. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday, 8am to noon, and emergencies are accepted 24/7. Our goal is to provide new veterinarians opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills by practicing high-quality medicine and surgery. We also believe in teaching new veterinarians about the business side of the practice, allowing them to gain the skills to be successful in their future practice lives. As new interns knowledge and skill sets develop, oversight decreases, allowing you to make veterinary decisions. For more information click here. If you’d like to apply, or have any questions, please contact us at office@retamaequinehospital.com or at 210-651-6375! We look forward to your application!

Position: Internship; Externships available  (posted 07/13/2017)
Name: Encina Veterinary Hospital/ East Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency
Website: www.encinavet.com or www.ebvs.com
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Internship description: This is an invitation to visit our practice and consider applying for our internship program, which starts in June 2017 and again June 2018.  We are a multi-specialty, general practice, and emergency veterinary hospital located in Walnut Creek, CA, and an emergency-only hospital in Antioch, CA. Our hospital has 2 internists, 1 oncologist, 2 dentists, 1 neurologist, 2 surgeons, 1 criticalist, 4 emergency doctors, 15 RVTs, and 1 VTS (anesthesia). Our diagnostic/treatment capabilities include Abdominal ultrasound, color flow/spectral Doppler echocardiography, in-house lab analyzers (blood gases, PT/PTT, chemistry, CBC), electrocardiography, blood pressure, video endoscopy, digital radiography, laparoscopy/thoracoscopy, ventilators, and computed tomography. We outsource our MRIs to a local MRI center. For more information please click here. If interested contact Christina Sutu  at 925-937-5000 or acsutu@encinavet.com.

Position: Rotating medicine, surgery, and emergency internship - AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY (posted 06/09/2017)
Location: Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Copley, Ohio
Internship description: Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, located in Copley, Ohio has an immediate opening for a 12-month rotating medicine, surgery, and emergency internship.  Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is a 24-hour referral center and emergency facility, supporting specialists in the areas of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Surgery, Radiology, Neurology, and Exotics.  In addition, Metropolitan serves as a central hospital supporting 10 local general veterinary practices.  Our internship program places a heavy emphasis on education and teaching.  Interns rotate through all specialty practices in addition to working with our emergency staff to support our 24-hour emergency practice.  We have a strong history of placing interns into specialty internships/residencies, emergency positions, and progressive general practices.  If interested please contact Dr. Matt Ehresman, Internship Coordinator, at (330)-666-2976 or m.ehresman@metropolitanvet.com

Position: Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship (posted 05/25/2017)
Website: URL
Fellowship description: The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the “Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship” to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The program is open to all Ph.D. or equivalent degree holder who have no more than one year of postdoctoral experience. Applicants who are already involved in ocean research are also encouraged to apply. The foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2017. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $62,000, an annual allowance of up to $10,000 for health insurance and an annual research allowance of $10,000 for the fellow. For more information, please click here. Deadline: June 15th, 2017.

Position: Multi-Specialty Internships and Externships available (posted 05/04/2017)
Name: East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Internship description: This letter is an invitation to visit our practice and consider applying for our internship program, which starts in June 2018. We are a multi-specialty and emergency veterinary hospital located in Walnut Creek, CA, and an emergency-only hospital in Antioch, CA. Please click here for more information on the internship and externships we have available.

Equine Internships - Externships available (posted 05/01/2017)
Name: Park Equine Hospital
Location: Lexington, KY
Internship description: The Pet Equine Hospital is providing Internship and Externship opportunities to interested applicants. For more information on the programs available, please click on the links listed below.

PEH Internship Program
PEH Internship Application
PEH Externship Program
PEH Externship Application

Position: Equine Veterinary Ambulatory Internships (posted 04/27/2017)
Name: Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital
Location: Ocala, FL
Internship description: Interns spend approximately six weeks on rotation with senior ambulatory clinicians to become familiar with the area and our core clientele.  It provides time for intensive instruction and mentoring, and allows time to learn the administrative part of our business: submission of lab work, billing, fee schedules, standard examination forms, etc. Once this introductory period is over, the candidate will be expected to practice independently (with the guidance of our established veterinarians), and will be set up with their own vehicle, equipment, supplies, etc.  DVM (or equivalent), proficiency in basic clinical skills, and eligibility for licensure in Florida are required. Interns are required to attend a series of practice wet labs during the internship.  A competitive compensation package is offered including health, life, disability and professional liability insurance, vacation, state licensing fees and AVMA membership. To apply e-mail a letter of intent, a resume, and three letters of recommendation to pseh@petersonsmith.com.   

Position: Equine Surgical Internship - Externships available (posted 04/19/2017)
Name: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington
Location: Wellington, FL
Internship description
: The hospital interns rotate through the surgery, and anesthesia services. Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington works closely with our local internal medicine specialist and get a lot of hands on experience with them.  Primary responsibilities will include diagnostics and complete care of hospital patients, emergency duty, anesthesia, imaging, assisting with lameness exams, and assisting with surgery and medicine procedures. Internships are salaried positions, with benefits including health insurance, professional liability insurance, 1 week paid vacation, and expenses paid for one approved veterinary conference. Internships are for one year and run from June to June. Applications are accepted in the fall of each year. Application deadline falls on October 31, for internships beginning the following year in May/June. Notification of acceptance is in early November. To apply for a Hospital or Ambulatory internship position, please send a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, your veterinary school transcripts and 3 letters of reference to Starlee Smith at ssmith@roodandriddle.com. For more information, please click here.

Position: Small Animal Surgical Internship - (posted 03/14/2017)
Name: Friendship Surgical Specialists
Company website: www.friendshiphospital.com
Location: NW Washington, DC
Internship description
: Friendship Surgical Specialists is the specialty surgery arm of Friendship Hospital for Animals, a 24-hour, full service referral hospital, seeking a competitive and motivated individual for their one year surgical internship position. All aspects of the diagnostic workup, preoperative preparations, intraoperative judgement and surgical technique, postoperative management, afollow-up care are stressed. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here. For additional information regarding the terms, conditions, and benefits of appointment, contact Kieran Mara, COO at Friendship Hospital for Animals: kmara@friendshiphospital.com.

Position: Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Cellular and Molecular Immunology - (posted 03/08/2017)
Name: Trinity College Dublin
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Fellowship and Studentship descriptions
: Teagasc and Trinity College Dublin have developed a strong collaborative ‘One Health’ research program with opportunities at both PhD and postdoctoral levels. Key to controlling zoonotic infections is to reduce the burden of disease at source, and enormous potential exists for research impact on bovine immunology to enhance sustainable livestock production and also to protect the food chain & human health. Applications (cover letter and CV with referees) by email with position highlighted in subject line to: Kieran Meade, Animal Health Bioscientist, Animal Bioscience Research Centre, Teagasc, Grange, Co. Meath. E: Kieran.meade@teagasc.ie OR Cliona O’ Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. E: cliona.ofarrelly@tcd.ie
Closing date for applications is April 30th, 2017. PostDoctoral funding is for 3 years with immediate start, PhDs to start in October 2017. Stipend will not cover university fees for non-EU PhD applicants. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.

Position: Internships (Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology) - (posted 03/08/2017)
Name: Long Island Veterinary Specialists
Company website: http://www.livs.org/
Location: Plainview, NY
Internship description
: Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York is offering two competitive positions for a period of one year. Qualified applicants will be considered on their scholastic background, interpersonal skills, letters of recommendation and level of motivation. LIVS currently directs 1 surgical residency program, 2 surgical internship programs, one ophthalmology internship and one neurology internship program. Majority of interns who sought advanced training beyond the general internship have successfully secured residencies or specialized internships of their choice. Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange interviews with Dr. Catherine Loughin by contacting her at cloughin@livs.org. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.

Position: Rotating Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship - (posted 1/25/2017)
Name: Woodside Equine Clinic
Company website: https://woodsideequineclinic.com/
Location: Ashland, VA
Internship description
: The goal of the internship program at Woodside Equine Clinic is to provide a comprehensive learning experience in all aspects of an advanced and progressive equine clinic. If interested, please contact Dr. Scott Anderson, sanderson@woodsideequineclinic.com, 804-798-3281. For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.

Position: Aquatic Medicine Fellowship (posted 1/25/2017)
Name: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Fellowship description
: This is a one-year program designed to train post-graduate veterinarians in the emerging field of aquatic animal health. Immediate availability is desirable. To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by April 1st 2017. To find out more and how to apply, click here.

Position: Rotating Equine Medicine Internship (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
Location: Snohomish, WA
Internship description
: January 2017-July 2017 – We have an intern out on medical leave and are seeking a candidate to join our team for the remainder of this internship year. July 2017 – July 2018 – We are still looking to fill one more internship position at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital for 2017-2018.  We are located in Snohomish, WA which is about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. We are a mixed animal practice, but the internship would be a rotating internship in the equine department. An internship description is available here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our internship coordinator, Dr. Liz Devine, at ldevine@pilchuckvet.org.

Position: Rotating Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Cente
Location: Leesburg, VA
Internship description
: Intern responsibilities will include assisting as needed in the anesthesia, nursing/patient care and imaging departments as well as rotating between the internal medicine and surgery services. The intern will participate in hospital rounds and case discussions.  In addition, the intern will rotate in the after-hours emergency and critical care schedule.  The hospital director will coordinate the intern’s schedule and a designated faculty member will advise and mentor the intern to set professional goals and achieve clinical proficiency in a broad range of disciplines. Applicants should send a letter of intent, a resume or curriculum vita and the names of three professional references who can be contacted by the search committee chair to:  Sharon Peart, Assistant to the Director, 703-771-6800 or e-mail speart@vt.edu. For more information, please click here.

Position: Equine Medicine Internship (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital
Location: Colbert, WA
Internship description
: MPEH provides experience & mentorship to veterinarians that will give them the confidence & skills to succeed in equine practice.  The successful applicant will also enjoy relationships that will carry over for years to come. We believe in veterinary Medicine, People, Equidae -horses & the Harmony of all three. Terms of Employment: One Year-beginning on June 15th through June 14th. Application Process & Additional Information: Please Contact – Internship Coordinator:  Brandi Wurtz, brandi@mpevh.com. For more information, please click here.

Position: Equine Medicine and Critical Care Internship (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: Scone Equine Hospital
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Internship description
: The internship programme begins on the 31st July 2017 and will finish on the 27th of July 2018. The intern will be based at the Intensive Care Unit from July until January. During this time the intern will be working under the supervision and guidance of 3 specialists in Equine Medicine. Applications: In order to apply for the position, applicants need to send a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and a list of 3 referees with contact details to: recruitment@sconeequinegroup.com.au Application deadline for the 2017-2018 position: 24th February 2017. For more information, please click here.

Position: Equine Medicine Internship - Externships also available (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: Equine Medical Associates Inc.
Company website: www.emaokc.com
Location: Edmond, OK
Internship description
: Our internship has evolved as the practice and its caseload has changed. We no longer have a boarded surgeon on permanent staff but utilize surgeons from neighboring practices for the more complex surgeries.  That said, our case load is extensive and varied so that you can gain knowledge and experience in a supportive environment. We provide a salary base, comfortable housing near the hospital, intern vehicle, professional liability, health insurance, association memberships and license fees for Oklahoma. We feel we are very competitive with our intern package while you are gaining the knowledge to further your career. Please seriously consider Equine Medical Associates Inc. for an Externship or Internship, visit our web site www.emaokc.com or give Dr. J. Mike Johnson, DVM, a call on 405-620-2821 (ema@emaokc.com). For more information, please click here.

Position: Large Animal Medicine Residency (posted 1/13/2017)
Name: College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Tennessee
Company website: https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/departments/Pages/default.aspx
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internship description
: The overall goal of this three-year residency program is to provide training and experience to qualify the candidate for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).  This program is approved by ACVIM, follows the General Information Guideline (GIG) from ACVIM (www.ACVIM.org) for training residents, and is directed by 4 LAIM diplomates of ACVIM (3 equine, 1 farm animal).The annual total “in house” large animal caseload ranges from 3000-4000 animals/year, and is comprised of approximately 50% horses, 50% Farm animal species (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas and alpacas).  Of the total “in house” hospital caseload, approximately 50% of the cases are assigned to the equine or farm animal medicine service and include primary and referral cases. For more information, please click here.

Position: 2017-2018 AVMA fellowship Program (posted 12/15/2017)
Name: AVMA
Company website: URL
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internship description
: AVMA is now accepting application for the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program. This class of fellows will begin at the end of August 2017 and serve through August 2018. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. For more details on application requirements, visit AVMA’s website for more information. Fourth year veterinary students and AVMA member veterinarians are eligible to apply. Any questions can be emailed directly to Valerie Goddard, Program Manager and Policy Analyst, Governmental Relations Division, fellowship@avma.org.

Position: Equine Medicine internship (posted 12/14/2016)
Name: Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital
Company website: http://www.petersonsmith.com/
Location: Ocala, FL
Internship description
: Our internship program began with a single intern in 1981, although, we now typically recruit four hospital interns, two ambulatory interns, and one equine reproduction intern. However, these numbers vary with caseload. Our internship program provides a solid skill and knowledge base for the first year graduate. We feel as though our program improves every year toward a goal of creating a solid skill and
knowledge base for the first year graduate.For more information, please click here. Applications should be sent
(either by e-mail or mail) to: Cyndi Ray, Human Resources, Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, 4747 SW 60th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474, Tel: (352) 237-6151 E-mail: cdray@petersonsmith.com.

Position: Small Animal internship (posted 12/14/2016)
Name: Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group
Location: Ventura, CA
Internship description
: Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group was the first specialty hospital in the California central coast, serving this area for over 28 years and has participated in the annual VIRMP match program for over 17 years. There are positions available for graduates who are graduating in the fall or winter, and able to start their program by January 15th. This is a unique opportunity for these students, as other internship programs typically start in July. For more informaiton, please click here. Please feel free to contact Michelle Rose with any questions, mrose@vmsg.com.

Position: Equine Reproduction Internship (posted 12/14/2016)
Name: Equine Reproduction Concepts
Location: Amissville, VA

Internship description: To gain experience and a working knowledge of equine reproductive management while learning and performing advanced techniques. Duties at ERC will include providing veterinary services to client- and ERC-owned horses. Primary responsibilities involve reproductive managment of client mares and the recipient herd, embryo recovery, foaling and neontal assessment, student co-mentoring, semen collection/processing and client communication. For more information, please click here. Contact Dr. Kevin Dippert, PhD, PAS, at Equine Reproduction Concepts, Amissville, VA, USA, by phone (540)937-9832, or email your letter of interest and resume/CV to: info@equinereproduction.com.

Position: Swine internships (posted 12/02/2016)
Name: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Company website: http://www.smec.iastate.edu/ & http://vetmed.iastate.edu/vdpam/students
Location: Ames, IA

Internship description: The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU CVM) is seeking veterinary student applicants for summer 2017 swine medicine internship positions. Please see the attachments for two distinct, swine-specific internship programs, the Swine Medicine Applied Research Internship (SMARI) with the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC), and the Swine Veterinary Internship Program (SVIP).  Both SMEC and SVIP have several openings and are uniquely different programs.

Interested veterinary students should complete the application form and submit a resume/curriculum vitae including references to either Kristin Skoland (SMEC; kjhammen@iastate.edu) or Chris Mowrer (SVIP; clmowrer@iastate.edu) as soon as possible.  All experience levels will be considered.  Early application is encouraged!  Phone interviews will begin the week of January 2, and deadline for applications is January 20.  Veterinary students will be paid a stipend.

Position: Equine Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship (posted 12/02/2016)
Name: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Washington State University
Company website: http://vcs.vetmed.wsu.edu/
Location: Pullman, WA
Internship description:

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Washington State University is accepting applications for a 1 year rotating internship in medicine and surgery. Interns rotate through equine medicine and surgery services with optional time on ancillary services. The goal of the internship is to provide a broad exposure to diagnosis and treatment of horses with a variety of surgical and medical problems. This experience will prepare the intern for further training opportunities and specialization or provide the opportunity to acquire more experience in developing diagnostic and treatment skills. Our goal is to provide a clinical experience that will allow individuals to excel as future clinicians, whether as private practitioners or certified specialists. The intern works under the direct supervision of the senior clinicians in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and management of clinical cases in a direct, "hands-on" manner, in order to maximize her/his clinical experience. Interns are expected to participate in rounds on a daily basis and are involved in teaching 4th year veterinary students. One month of the year is an off clinical rotation, during which the intern is expected to prepare a manuscript for publication under the direction of a senior clinician. Because of the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to all advanced imaging modalities including MRI and CT, the primary goal of the internship is to prepare the individual to advance the care and treatment of horses with surgical and medical problems. The majority of cases referred to the hospital are for elective orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, medical treatment, or lameness diagnosis. In addition to daily participation in clinical service and teaching, the interns are responsible for the primary receiving of cases referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for emergency care. This is performed under the guidance of residents and clinicians assigned to the Emergency/ICU Clinical Service. The emergency caseload provides a broad exposure to the types of cases seen in private practices and referral centers. The cases span the spectrum from wounds to colic to intensive care for neonatal foal problems. Interns play an active, vital role in the care and treatment of these cases in our hospital. The internship begins on June 16, 2017.
Emergency Duty Requirements: Emergency duty is split between the residents and intern and includes night time, weekend, and holiday responsibilities. On some rotations the intern may be the only house officer assigned to a clinical service. It is therefore important that the intern have good clinical problem solving abilities and good inter-personal communication skills. Letters of reference should address these 2 requirements, in addition to the clinical abilities of the candidate.
Washington State licensure is not required for participation in this program.

Washington State University is an AA/EOE. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until whenever the position is filled.

Letters of interest (no more than 1 page), the applicant’s resumé including grade point average and/or class rank or equivalent, and 2 letters of reference should be directed to:          

Dr. Claude Ragle ragle2@vetmed.wsu.edu
Dep’t Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Washington State University
PO Box 646610
Pullman, WA 99164-6610

Position: Internship (non-VIRMP) (posted 12/01/2016)
Name: Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral & Emergency
Company website: http://www.dcvetreferral.com/our-hospital/staff/
Location: Bowie, MD

Internship description: An opportunity has recently opened up for an intern at the Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral & Emergency practice in Maryland, near Washington DC. We are offering an extended internship that would start sometime in winter 2016 and through the following July. This opportunity is available outside of the match program. We are particularly interested in Ross graduates completing their DVM in winter 2016. For more information about the practice, please visit: http://www.dcvettreferral.com/our-hospital/staff/ If interested, you can contact Ross grad Dr. Steve Garnett (301.809.8800 or send a message on http://www.dcvetreferral.com/employment-opportunities/).

Position: Equine Internship (posted 12/01/2016)
Name: Running 'S' Equine Veterinary Services
Company website: Facebook Page
Location: rural Hunterdon County, NJ

Internship description: We are a full service, client oriented, exclusively equine hospital and ambulatory practice in rural Hunterdon County, NJ. Our hospital facility is recently constructed and is located on ten acres.  The building includes a surgical suite with two padded induction and recovery stalls, a large clinical treatment hall, a radiology room with digital radiography and a high frequency 650MA, 150KVP radiology machine, an eight stall barn and turn out paddocks.  We offer digital ultrasound with color flow doppler, digital radiology, extracorporal shockwave treatment, endoscopy, gastroscopy, LASER therapy, as well as in-house hematology, clinical chemistry and basic microbiology capabilities. The ambulatory practice services approximately 3,000 horses.  In-patients are seen on a daily basis by a board certified surgeon.  In addition, the modern hospital houses up to 8 in-house patients at a time.  The practice provides emergency referral service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The work load varies by the time of the year and day of the week.  The case load is rising and is expected to continue to increase as we expand our referral hospital services. The aim of the internship is to provide a high quality practice experience in equine medicine and surgery that will prepare the intern for private practice or medicine and surgery residencies. Competitive salary, health insurance, disability insurance, professional liability insurance, one week vacation and one continuing education meeting.  Practice vehicle and equipment will be supplied when needed.  Housing stipend is available. One year contract, June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.  Progression to full associate status in subsequent year is a definite possibility for suitable individual. For more information, please click here (pdf). If interested, Contact Amy Gregonis at 908-832-5484 or visit our website www.runningsequine.com.

Position: Externship with possible internship opportunity (posted 10/31/2016)
Name: Encina Veterinary Hospital / East Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency
Company website: www.encinavet.com or www.ebvs.com
Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Internship description: This is an invitation to visit our practice and consider applying for our internship program, which starts in June 2017 and again June 2018. We are a multi-specialty, general practice, and emergency veterinary hospital located in Walnut Creek, CA, and an emergency-only hospital in Antioch, CA.  For a full description of this opportunity, please click here (pdf).

Position: Research and International Policy internship (posted 10/13/2016)
Name: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Company website: URL
Location: Brazil, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, or Washington, D.C.

Internship description: PAHO interns will have the option to:

·         Observe and participate in the development and implementation of international policy and programs, network with experts, complete interesting and valuable research

·         Depending on location you will be exposed to these disciplines: food safety, zoonotic diseases policy and management, one health, foot-and-mouth-disease control, and epidemiology


·         Current PhD, Veterinary, and Masters students or recent graduates

·         Ability to commit to a 6 month to 1 year internship/volunteer position

·         This is an unpaid fellowship but interns are welcome to apply for external funding and PAHO/WHO can provide proof of internship acceptance.

·         Interns accepted in the program are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

To apply: Download the internship flyer (pdf).


Position: Large Dairy Herd Internship (posted 9/26/2016)
Name: Michigan State University
Company website: https://cvm.msu.edu/hospital
Location: East Lansing, MI

Internship description: The internship program in the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is one year in length. The program is designed to provide the intern with an extensive clinical experience in dairy medicine, including individual animal medicine and production medicine, under the guidance of the clinical faculty. The intern will work at a Michigan State University veterinary facility located at a large dairy operation (several thousand cows). Annual salary for the internship position is $25,000. Additionally, interns live on or near the dairy farms in housing provided by the farms (including facilities). Other benefits include: health insurance, dental, life, retirement option, paid travel to one conference, paid vacation and sick days. Inquiries and applications should be made to Dr. Lou Neuder, Search Committee Chair, College of Veterinary Medicine, department of Large Animal Clinical Science (neuder@cvm.msu.edu). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and contact information for at least three references.

Position: Mixed Practice Internship (posted 9/26/2016)
Name: Crocker Animal Hospital LLP
Company website: http://www.crockeranimal.com/
Location: Franklin, KY

Internship description: The Crocker Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility serving south central Kentucky and north central Tennessee since 1990. The Crocker Animal Hospital offers a unique range of services for both small animal and large animal clients. The Crocker Animal Hospital is offering a 1-year internship. The internship is a non-VIRMP internship during which the successful candidate will be supervised and mentored for the first 3-4 months. Duties will be divided between large and small animal services and also divided between in-hospital, ambulatory, outpatient, surgery and emergency services. Salary Range: $40,000. Benefits include malpractice insurance, professional fees, and up to $1,500 of continuing education. Living quarters are provided during the internship. To apply, contact Dr. Roni Crocker, rcrocker@crockeranimal.com or Dr. Dan Crocker, dcrocker@crockeranimal.com

Position: Mid-Year internship (re-posted 9/26/2016)
Name: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Company website: www.osvs.com
Location: Tucson, AZ

Internship description: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is a very busy emergency and referral practice in Rhode Island. We have had a successful internship program for 15 years. For the past three years we have started an internship program in February with graduates who completed their degree in January. By July, these interns have been quite competent and comfortable working in the emergency department, and have been an asset to our new graduates starting in June. The internship is a 12 ½ month program, so would be completed sometime near March 1 of the following year. The typical intern will have had the opportunity to gain most of the skills needed to be able to practice general medicine or emergency medicine, and have a strong foundation to prepare them to be residents in any discipline. Any interested students should submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent, as well as a copy of their most updated transcript, and three letters of recommendation from clinical faculty. Applications should be sent to Dr. Justine Johnson at jjohnson@osvs.net.

Position: Equine Medicine Internships (re-posted 9/26/2016)
Name: Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Company website: https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/emc/
Location: Leesburg, VA

Internship description: The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center offer equine neonatalogy internships (4-6 months; starting in January-February) and rotating equine medicine and surgery internship (one year; starting February-March or June-July). To apply, Applicants should send a letter of intent, a resume or curriculum vitae and the names of three professional references who can be contacted by the search committee chair to: Sharon Peart-Assistant to the Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 17690 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176.

Position: Equine Medicine Internships (re-posted 9/26/2016)
Name: American Association of Equine Practitioners Job center
Company website: http://jobs.aaep.org/
Location: various locations in the U.S.

Internship description: To explore available internships posted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Job center, please visit: http://jobs.aaep.org/

Position: Equine Medicine Internships. Externships also available (posted 9/26/2016)
Name: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Company website: http://hagyard.com/
Location: Lexinton, KY

Internship description: The Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers field care, sports horse and surgery internships. To apply, e-mail information to: Jamie O’Flynn at joflynn@hagyard.com Applications can be submitted throughout the year and are evaluated upon submission. November 1 is the absolute deadline. A visit of the facility is required for all applicants, preferably between February and May. Please send 1. a Letter of Intent addressed to Dr. Ernest Martinez; 2. Curriculum Vitae; 3. Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Ernest Martinez.

Position: Shelter Medicine Internship (re-posted 9/26/2016)
Name: University of Wisconsin-­Madison, Dane County Humane Society, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Internship
Company website: http://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/
Location: Madison, WI

Internship description: The University of Wisconsin-­Madison Shelter Medicine Program and Dane County Humane Society seek qualified applicants for a one year Shelter Medicine Internship for graduate veterinarians. There is one internship position available. Inclusive Dates of Internship: June 15, 2016 to June 14, 2017. To Apply, please send cover letter, CV and 3 references to: Dr. Sandra Newbury, Director, Shelter Medicine Program, University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Email: uwsheltermedicine@vetmed.wisc.edu Applications accepted until position is filled.

Position: Small Animal Rotating Internships (re-posted 9/26/2016)
Name: VCA, Inc
Company website: http://www.vcajobs.com/
Location: Various locations in the U.S.

Internship description: VCA, Inc. is the largest provider of small animal rotating internships in North America and has some great internship positions that are available for interested candidates. More information on these internship programs can be found on the MATCH website at www.virmp.org Please send your contact information and your CV to Camellia Sarmadi at camellia.sarmadi@vca.com If you are interested in a specific program, please note that in your email.

Position: Equine Medicine Internship (posted 9/16/2016)
Name: Spy Coast Farm
Company website: http://burlesonfarm.com/
Location: Lexington, KY

Internship description: Working with resident veterinarian, Dr. Modesty Burleson, at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Kentucky during the equine breeding season from January through June/July 2017. Primary focus will be on Sport Horse reproduction including artificial insemination with fresh and frozen semen, stallion collection for cooled semen transport, and embryo transfer. Farm breeds 30-40 mares/year and foals approximately 35/year. Opportunity to participate in Thoroughbred breeding season at Burleson Farms in Midway, Kentucky. Farm breeds 60-80 mares/year, foals 30-40/year, and is within 5 miles of top stallion sheds including Winstar, Three Chimneys, and Ashford Stud. Assist with routine preventative care, neonatal care and foal watch duties, mare and stallion reproduction, radiograph surveys, lameness, castrations, and daily emergencies.  There will be opportunities to visit and observe cases at nearby referral hospitals including Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Hagyards Equine Medical Center. 6 day work week. Hours may vary from 6am-4pm, not including emergency calls or late night frozen semen checks. A DVM and working visa, if needed, are required. Intern must provide own car for transportation. Housing will be provided on the farm in the Spy Coast Farm Grooms House. Veterinarian will be paid a weekly stipend commensurate with experience. If interested, please contact Modesty Burleson, VMD at Modesty@burlesonfarms.com or call #859-361-8365.

Position: Emergency/Critical Care mid-year internship (posted 9/16/2016)
Name: Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center
Company website: www.wvrc.com
Location: Waukesha, WI

Internship description
: WVRC is a large emergency, specialty and referral practice that services the greater Milwaukee area and Southeastern Wisconsin region. Our practice includes boarded specialists in Critical Care, Radiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Oncology, Anesthesiology, & Cardiology.  A satellite branch of Marshfield Laboratories is on-site, including a full time Clinical Pathologist.  Our clinic is equipped with a complete in house laboratory for point of care/after hours results, digital radiology, cage side ultrasound, fluoroscopy, MRI & CT. Our team of ER focused interns receive clinically based training in emergency/critical care medicine, emergency surgery, advanced diagnostics, & client communication. We offer a strong and diverse caseload. Interns are involved in daily morning rounds, journal club, M&M rounds, & weekly didactic rounds, with specialists. Our interns have primary case responsibility & have an onsite experienced ER clinician or criticalist assigned to each case, 24 hours a day. Interns become proficient at emergency surgeries, including GDV, foreign body removal, intestinal resection and anastomosis, splenectomy, pyometra, C-section, etc. On-call surgeons are also available. Benefits include association dues, PLIT liability insurance, Health/dental insurance, & CE.

We have 1 mid-year position, starting February 1st, 2017; which is filled outside the VIRMP match program. The mid year position is for students graduating in December. We also offer 3 positions through the match program. Students are encouraged to apply for all positions. For additional information, please contact Dr. Mike Quigley @ WVRC (262-542-3241) or mquigley@wvrc.com.

Position: Emergency Veterinarian and Rotating Small Animal Intern (posted 9/15/2016)
Name: Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Company website: http://www.southernazvets.com/
Location: Tucson, AZ

Internship description: This position is for an exceptional Emergency Doctor to join our ER team or for someone that is interested in pursuing a rotating small animal internship. Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center is a long established and well-respected practice (owned and operated by Dr Reuben Merideth, Eye Care for Animals and Dr Mary K Klein, Southwest Oncology) serving the greater Tucson region. Tucson is a continually growing metropolis currently with over one million people and an above average pet population and thriving economy. SAVSEC offers a competitive compensation package of a guaranteed base salary and production program, plus a sign-on bonus and moving expenses. Additionally, SAVSEC offers continuing education and membership/professional dues along with generous benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and more. If interested, please email your resume and letter of interest to: bhsieh@southernazvets.com Or mail to: Administrator | SAVSEC 141 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. | Tucson, AZ 85705

Position: Internship (posted 9/14/2016)
Name: Blue Pearl
Company website: https://bluepearlvet.com/
Location: Florida (Tampa, Brandon and Clearwater)

Internship description: Blue Pearl is looking to fill the position of a rotating intern as soon as possible for their multi-specialty and 24-hour emergency hospital (3 locations: Tampa, Brandon and Clearwater). The program has excellent mentorship and a great didactic program.  Further details can be discussed with Dr. Nicole Salas. Interested parties should contact Dr. Salas at nicole.salas@bluepearlvet.com

Position: Three (3) Small Animal Surgery Internships (posted 9/14/2016)
Name: Miami Veterinary Specialists
Website: http://mvshospital.com/
Location: Miami, FL

Internship description: Miami Veterinary Specialists is a busy specialty referral-only hospital. We have a state-of-the-art, 24-hour care facility, with the latest equipment and offering the most advanced specialty-care in Miami. The internship program is focused on establishing the principles of surgery. The internship will be geared towards providing an excellent foundation in surgery and provide a basis for entering a surgical residency program. To apply, please provide the following: Standard VIRMP Application Packet (VIRMP Application, Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar, Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae, 3-4 Standardized Letters of Reference)

Position: General Rotating Intern (Medicine, Surgery, Emergency), available immediately (posted 9/14/2016)
Name: Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Company website: www.metropolitanvet.com
Location: Akron, OH

Internship description: The internship program is designed to prepare the interested and motivated intern for entrance into a residency program, or for a career in a high-quality private practice. This internship program will expose the participant to a wide range of cases and practice styles. Intern responsibilities include primary case management of emergency cases, as well as observing and participating in diagnostics and therapeutics for hospitalized cases on all rotations, including tasks such as anesthesia, radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy, cystoscopy, transfusions and both routine and advanced surgical care.

Typically, the intern's schedule is comprised of one to two week rotations through the various practices in the hospital, as well as emergency. There are full-time staff emergency doctors on duty 18 hours a day, lending experience and support during intern's emergency shifts. Elective weeks are scheduled to allow further concentration in the intern's area of primary clinical interest.

In addition to the intern's salary ($28,000/year), the hospital will provide a portion of medical insurance, a uniform allowance, a continuing education stipend, and reimbursement for Ohio licensure. Interns will have 5 personal days to use, as well as up to 5 days to pursue continuing education outside the hospital.

To apply, contact Scott Stein, 330-666-2976/ s.steen@metropolitanvet.com