Preparing for  What’s Ahead

Preparing for What’s Ahead

Externships & Internships


You've been dreaming of graduation day for years, the day you officially become a Veterinarian. But as you get closer you may have also wondered, "am I ready?" Grow your skills, confidence, and career by applying for an externship with one of our partner hospitals! All of our hospitals are unique in their personalities and skill sets, yet they all share the same level of dedication to excellence in veterinary medicine. And they’re eager to show you the ropes!

Our externship programs give veterinary students an immersive experience in the animal hospital setting, where they’ll be able to:

  • Witness medical leadership in action
  • Do case rounds with veterinarians
  • Build case management strategies
  • Assume the veterinarian’s role in managing medical records
  • Learn valuable client communication tips to enhance medical outcomes
  • Determine and perform critical diagnostics and treatment-related procedures
  • Sit in on hospital meetings
  • Join the surgical team from check-in, to scrub-in, to discharge
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Our Locations


Our partner hospitals bring unique talents, ideas, and insights to the Encore family. Together, we form a supportive, interconnected community that learns from and grows with one another. Learn more about our partner hospitals, and more importantly, the people behind them.

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