Apply for the two-week (40 hours/week unpaid) ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance Veterinary Student Externship, designed to deliver spay/neuter surgical instruction and offer students a behind-the-scenes look into the world of spay/neuter and shelter medicine.
Practice surgery on 7 out of the program’s 10 days, with an opportunity to perform up to 25 surgeries in total!
Attend classroom lectures to complement spay/neuter concepts, as well as introduce other relevant animal welfare topics!
Local Shelter Experience
Put your knowledge to work at one or two local area shelters!
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.