Veterinary Externship Program at VSES

If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and looking to advance your education and case management skills, then we’re looking for you!

Veterinary Externship Program

Our externship program is a great way to prepare yourself if you are considering applying to our post-doctoral training program. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and looking to advance your education and case management skills, then we’re looking for you! Our externs can choose a discipline they would like to shadow or rotate through our services. We offer rotations in Emergency, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, and Ophthalmology.

We also have part-time Neurology and Dermatology services. During your externship, you will have direct supervision from an emergency attending or a board-certified specialist who will provide mentorship and primary case experience. Day, evening, and weekend shifts will be scheduled to maximize your exposure to a variety of cases. Individuals who choose externships at VSES will benefit from attendance and active participation in daily clinical-based journal review and rounds.

General Practice Externship Program

General practice externships are also available through the Animal Hospital of Pittsford, one of our sister hospitals and the flagship hospital of Monroe Veterinary Associates. A general practice externship provides exposure to the operations of a progressive veterinary practice under the supervision of high-quality general practitioners. Included in this externship is a rotation through Rochester Community Animal Clinic, our low income, walk-in wellness veterinary clinic that will give you an opportunity to provide care to pet owners of all backgrounds, regardless of income.

Commitment to Teaching, Mentoring and Continuing Education

Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services also houses Duncan’s Center for Veterinary Education, the only non-university affiliated continuing education center in New York State. Externs will be encouraged to attend continuing education seminars sponsored by local and regional organizations.