About the Program
Externships are available to veterinary students in any year of school. Scheduling priority will be given to 4th year students. Student externs gain broad experience working in the Emergency department of a busy emergency/referral setting. Externs work in the ER department primarily unless a specialty focus is prearranged.
Externs shadow veterinary technicians, veterinary interns and emergency and critical care staff veterinarians. Externs are expected to be interactive with the staff, attend technician and DVM rounds when available, proactively discuss cases, and actively contribute to the general workload as appropriate. Hands on experiences are dependent on the individual, caseload and supervising veterinarians.
Availability permitting, externs can gain exposure to additional specialties during their externship.
We currently offer opportunities at our Waukesha location in Wisconsin. Externships can take place at Waukesha, Racine/Kenosha or both locations. If you are interested in the Racine/Kenosha location, please indicate that in the additional information field of the application.
Veterinary student externships are generally a 2-week block, although 1-4 weeks are also an option.
Externs work 8 hour shifts, between 8am-4pm, 12pm-8pm, or 4pm-12am. The variability is to minimize overlap when more than 1 student is on during that week. WVRC has multiple DVMs and interns on, and our caseload is high enough to support all extern shifts.
We currently offer externships in Emergency/Critical Care at our Waukesha and/or Racine/Kenosha locations.
If interested, it may be possible to schedule a day with a second specialty department. Options include Anesthesia/Pain Management, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Surgery.
Once we’ve received your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If your application contains all the necessary information, please allow 2 weeks for us to schedule and confirm your externship.
If you have any questions not answered by this page, please contact Dr. Mike Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org.