Veterinary Centers of America Animal Hospital Externships

VCA Animal Hospital Externships
Veterinary Centers of America Animal Hospital (VCA) Externships are available to 3rd or 4th year veterinary medicine students currently enrolled in a DVM or VMD program at an AVMA accredited college or university. The program offers externships at over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states, including three Canadian provinces.

The externships are for experience, offering college students a variety of veterinary settings that will fit their particular career interest. Not only will students be able to work with experienced veterinarians but also talk to students who may be doing their residency at the hospital.

Medical students will spend most of their time observing and asking questions during their externship, as opposed to hands-on work. The short duration of externships allows students to apply for more than one and gives them increased opportunities to evaluate various career choices. Students are responsible for their expenses and housing, although housing recommendations will be available.

What's the difference between internships and externships?

The externships are sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals whose parent company, VCA Antech Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Through network animal hospitals, the organization provides pet health care services and research support to veterinarians around the world.

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