Association of Avian Veterinarians Externships

AAV Externships
Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) Externships offer veterinary students an opportunity to work in a veterinary environment for the study of birds, mammals and reptiles. The clinical externships are available at veterinary facilities across the country.

Students accepted into the clinical externship program will have opportunities to learn about the care of many types of wild animals, including bald eagles, raptors, and other exotic wildlife and zoo animals. Externs will receive hands-on experience in clinical medicine and surgery, field observation, research, disease control, and other veterinary practices.

Externships can last anywhere from two weeks to 12 weeks or more. Some externships include a stipend and housing. They can be located at animal hospitals, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and university veterinary medical schools. Each externship has its own criteria for requirements but are generally for third and fourth-year veterinary medical students.

Why not apply for an externship and internship?

Externships are sponsored by the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a member-based organization established in 1980. Members include veterinarians from private practice, zoos, universities and industry who are dedicated to the study of avian medicine.

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