Making the transition from veterinary student to working in a professional practice is a big step. Through The MAC's DVM Externship Program, we’re here to support you as you move forward in your career.
As part of the professional veterinary curriculum, colleges encourage off-campus educational experiences in practices outside of the teaching hospital. Practical experience in a well-run and contemporary practice can be a valuable component of your veterinary education, preparing you to deliver better care after graduation. Our program is dedicated to contributing to your practice-readiness and to help you hit the ground running after graduation.
Participants in the Externship Program experience the typical caseload of a small animal practice. Externs are given the opportunity to work alongside our veterinary team and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of patient care. Under the supervision of our doctors and in accordance with the state’s practice act, you will gather histories, perform physical examinations, develop diagnostic and therapeutic plans, scrub in to surgery, assist in the management of medical cases, provide wellness care, develop client communication skills as well as polish your clinical/technical skills.
Externships are flexible—they can range from two to eight weeks during the year, but are typically two or three weeks in length. Your schedule will include days, evenings and weekends.
A weekly stipend will be provided, except where prohibited by school regulation.
Be enrolled in an accredited DVM program.
You are authorized to work in the United States.
You are 18 years of age or older.
You must carry professional liability insurance. AVMA PLIT liability insurance is free for all student members of the AVMA. You may apply for this coverage on their website. Please check to make sure your coverage is current and submit a certificate of coverage with your application.
To apply for this externship, please submit your resume to email@example.com along with the following information
First & Last Name, Email Address and Phone Number
Date you would like the externship to start (1st choice)?
Date you would like the externship to start (2nd choice)?
Expected graduation date from college of veterinary medicine?
Please list any previous experience in veterinary medicine outside of your college program. *Previous experience is not required for this externship.
Please briefly explain what you hope to gain from this externship. Include any special areas of interest.