Community Medicine externs will gain first-hand experience in providing affordable and accessible veterinary care in communities that experience persistent poverty or have demonstrated other barriers to accessing care. Externs will help provide basic medical care for common illnesses such as eye or ear infections, obtain medical histories, draw and administer vaccinations, and other non-invasive diagnostics. Externs will also have the ability to shadow our HQHVSN (high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter) programs and spend a day working alongside our Community Engagement (CE) team.
Increase Access to Vet Care
Gain hands-on experience providing veterinary care in underserved communities.
Learn from expert mentors who will provide a safe and supportive environment during the program and beyond.
Mobile Clinic Experience
During your externship you will also be able to obtain medical experience in a dynamic mobile clinic setting.
Across the US, the ASPCA® employs hundreds of veterinarians and veterinary technicians at stationary and mobile clinics, temporary shelters, forensic labs, and remotely in consultative roles with animal shelters and veterinary practices.In fact, 1 out of every 10 staff members at the ASPCA is a licensed veterinarian, making the ASPCA the ideal training ground for veterinary and veterinary technician students and DVMs seeking continuing education. We invite you to explore the wide range of opportunities.