Posted on June 12, 2020

Specialty Internship in Wildlife Medicine and Education

The Wildlife Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is offering an opportunity for a veterinary specialty intern to acquire experience in clinical wildlife medicine with a concurrent focus on educating veterinary students and veterinary interns in both clinical techniques and conservation medicine concepts.

Full Internship Details


Posted on June 28, 2019

Sanibel Island, FL

Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Veterinary Internship – 6 months


Each year, CROW’s nonprofit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for ~ 4000 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, and conservation of wildlife through research, education, and cutting edge medical and surgical care.

CROW interns participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, working closely with a boarded veterinary specialist, staff veterinarian, certified veterinary technicians, and licensed rehabilitators. CROW’s 4,800 square foot hospital provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including digital radiography, ultrasound, rigid & flexible endoscopy, tonometry, in-house lab (with iSTAT & Abaxis VS2), dedicated surgical suite and critical care units, electronic records database, and enriched, welfare-oriented rehabilitation caging. Interns will learn to identify disease patterns, determine appropriate treatment protocols and have primary case management of patients in the hospital. They also learn cutting edge anesthesia and analgesia, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and necropsy techniques. In addition to clinical duties, interns participate in research and conservation projects, give case and journal club rounds, and help teach students, staff, and volunteers. This position is outside the VIRMP and is 6 month duration, starting January 1st and running to June 30th, 2020. This intern will work alongside another intern that joined the program through the VIRMP.


CROW operates on a 12.5-acre campus on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. The organization’s hospital and visitor education center are located adjacent to the waterways and mangroves of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Gulf of Mexico is a short bike ride away and bicycles are provided. On-site housing, utilities, health care, licensure fees, and Continuing Education time and money are available as part of benefits package.

Deadline for Application is September 15th for the January 1st-start position

Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

CROW 6-month DVM Internship


Posted 22-February-2019

Amphibian Veterinary Conservation Research Internship INTERNSHIP

The Houston Zoo is seeking a Veterinary Student Intern for our Houston Toad Conservation Program. The successful candidate will participate in the husbandry and medical care of captive Houston toads and work with zoo veterinarians and conservation biologists to design, implement, and complete a research project relating to the Houston toad recovery program.

This is a full time summer internship for the months of May-August, though exact start and finish dates are negotiable.
To apply, visit and complete an application for the Vet Student Internship. For additional information, contact Dr. Maryanne Tocidlowski, Dipl. ACZM, Staff Veterinarian at the Houston Zoo:
Application questions can be directed to
Deadline has been extended into March 2019.

For full Information: Vet Student Research Internship Descriptions for 2019


Posted 1-August-2017, updated February 23, 2019


Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital is a growing exotic pet, zoo, and wildlife exclusive hospital with 2 offices in Arizona. We still have one internship position available starting June 15th, 2019. Our team of well-trained doctors and staff provide high quality veterinary medical and surgical care to our unique and diverse patients. We do not see dogs and cats allowing us to focus more on the special individual needs of the variety of species we work with. We maintain a happy work environment where everyone enjoys coming to work and working together to accomplish both personal and professional growth and greatness.

Please send CV/resume including a cover letter and 2 veterinarian references to

Jay Johnson, DVM

For more information including salary and benefits: Internship announcement (2019)


Posted 4-January-2018


Interns are considered to be essential members of the healthcare team at the wildlife center.  Their primary function is to assist the full-time staff in providing basic husbandry, diet, enrichment and medical care for all hospitalized and boarding animals at the center. They will deal with both wildlife and exotic pet species.  Interns have the primary responsibility to perform the husbandry tasks for all of our animals. Interns work under the supervision of NEWC’s veterinary technicians and veterinarians.
If applying for the Summer season, the deadline is February 15th.If applying for the fall, winter and spring season, there is no deadline. Applicants are accepted or denied on a rolling basis.

Please contact Dr. Robert Adams, Wildlife Veterinarian/Internship Coordinator

NEWC Intern Information 2018


Posted 27-November-2017

6 month and 12 month Veterinary Internships

Every year the Wildlife Center will be offering a one year-long veterinary internship and a six-month veterinary internship for graduate veterinarians seeking further experience in conservation and wildlife medicine. Each intern will be supervised by the Hospital Director, a veterinary fellow, two licensed veterinary technicians, and two wildlife rehabilitators. Each intern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine including physical exams, diagnostic sample collection, radiography, anesthesia, surgery, medical treatment, necropsy, husbandry, record maintenance, telephone consultations, on-call emergencies, and presentations at rounds. Each intern will also supervise senior veterinary students from various schools, volunteers, and the veterinary technician intern.

For more information: Wildlife Center of Virginia Information

Questions regarding the internship should be submitted to:

Dr. Ernesto Dominguez
Hospital Director
Wildlife Center of Virginia
PO Box 1557 Waynesboro, VA 22980


Updated 3-October-2018

Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM), offers two paid internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts’ North Grafton, MA campus.

The intern will spend the majority of her/his time on clinical service.  Candidates for the internship must possess the DVM, VMD or equivalent degree.

Important dates:  All applications must be received by November 2, 2018.

Online Applications should be submitted to:

Hard Copy Applications should be submitted to:
Flo Tseng, DVM
Wildlife Clinic, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd.
N. Grafton, MA  01536

For more information: 2019 internship information


Animal House of Chicago is offering internships with emphasis on exotic pets. This is a three doctor small animal practice in Chicago that sees 80% exotics of which 35% are reptiles and amphibians (approx. 10 reptile/amphibian patients per day), 30% birds, and 35% small mammals. Complete information on these opportunities can be obtained from: Animal House of Chicago, 2752 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. Phone 773-878-8002; Fax 773-878-0546 or Visit the website

To list an internship, please contact ARAV here.




Waynesboro, VA

This program is designed to provide veterinary students and international veterinarians with practical experience in aspects of wild animal handling, medical management, and husbandry. Throughout the three-to-twelve week veterinary externship, externs will receive instruction and hands-on experience in anatomy, physical restraint, anesthesia, radiography, laboratory analysis, emergency triage, therapeutics, nutrition, wound management, surgery, and necropsy procedures. This externship emphasizes hands-on experience mentored by qualified wildlife veterinarians. This is a challenging program and we expect hard work and dedication from our students. In return, the Center promises to introduce externs to many aspects of clinical wildlife and conservation medicine in a friendly and professional teaching environment.

Interested students should apply to Please include a résumé, a letter explaining career goals, proof of rabies vaccination or an adequate titer level within two years of the externship, and a completed WCV Externship Application Form. Following receipt of your application, we will confirm availability and proposed dates for the externship. Final confirmation will occur after we receive a $75 deposit to hold the externship dates. When accepted into the program, students will be sent a Veterinary Externship manual in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine.

Wildlife Center of Virginia Externship Information

New York

Great Neck, NY
Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic
Minimum 2 weeks. Contact Kaitlin


Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, offers an externship in Wildlife Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts’ North Grafton, MA campus. Candidates for the externship must be in their 4th year clinical rotations in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must attend AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Students usually stay here for 2-4 week blocks between April-November, and are involved in every aspect of wildlife medicine from emergency on call duty, patient admissions, diagnostics and therapeutics, and anesthesia and surgery.

Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Required Forms:
•           a letter of interest
•           current CV
•           two letters of recommendation
•           some suggested blocks of specific times that you’ll be available

Applications should be submitted to:
Flo Tseng, DVM
Wildlife Clinic, TCSVM
200 Westboro Rd.
N. Grafton, MA  01536


Pooler, GA:
Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Georgia
Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Georgia Extern Information


Houston Zoo
Amphibian Conservation Internship 2016 Houston Zoo


Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care

Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital


Baton Rouge





New Jersey



North Carolina



To list externships please download and complete the ARAV Externship Form 2014 and return to Colin McDermott at