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Veterinary Extern Description & Requirements
Although every NVA-Compassion First hospital is unique, we all have some things in common: an environment that is supportive, committed to excellent medicine, and provides exceptional service to animals and the people who love them.
An externship experience at Pet Emergency & Referral Center gives students real-life clinical experience in an emergency and critical care setting, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working alongside experienced clinicians, criticalists (site dependent), and/or current interns and residents. Hands-on skills that may be practiced or observed include TPR's, examinations, anesthesia, surgical procedures, catheterization, ultrasound, and other diagnostic procedures as available.
Most externship experiences range from two to eight weeks depending on student and hospital schedules. All DVM students (regardless of class year) are encouraged to participate in NVA externships, though preference may be given to students in their final year(s) of veterinary school.
DVM students who are in the clinical portion of their education are eligible for a travel/living expense stipend. Click HERE to view list of stipend amounts and HERE for details on the stipend program.
- Computer Literacy
- Scheduling (Project Management)
- Customer Service
- Verbal Communication Skills