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


Posted 3-October-2017

Veterinary Internship

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. The program is 1 year in duration. Two positions are available; one through the VIRMP that starts July 1 and one outside the match that starts January 1 every year. Deadline for Application is October 15th every year for the January 1st start position. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference to For more information, please visit:


Posted 18-August-2017

Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 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 October 27, 2017.

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

For more information: 2018 internship information


Posted 1-August-2017


Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital is a growing exotic pet, zoo, and wildlife exclusive hospital with 2 offices in Arizona. We are offering a 1-year internship starting June 15th, 2018. 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 by December 1st, 2017. Applicants will be notified by January 1st, 2018 of selection results.

Jay Johnson, DVM

For more information including salary and benefits: Internship announcement



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

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