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Veterinary Technician Internship Program

Summary of Program

The veterinary technician internship program is for veterinary technicians looking to increase knowledge and gain hands-on experience in veterinary medicine at a specialty hospital.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program.  Experienced technicians that are certified will also be considered.

Application Process and Deadline

Candidates should submit an application with a letter of interest, a resume, two letters of professional reference (Veterinarian, Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician or Instructor), documentation of credentials and college transcripts through the last semester completed.  Application packets should be received by May 13, 2016.

Employment Application – Internship

Veterinary Specialty Center - Surgical Technicians

Number of Candidates

Veterinary Specialty Center has 2 rotating opportunities and 2 Emergency and Critical Care opportunities.  These internships are an excellent opportunity for any technician that is considering a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification.

Salary and Benefits

Veterinary technician interns will be paid at an hourly rate, including overtime pay.  The intern is eligible to participate in our benefits plan, including but not limited to, medical, vision and dental insurance, pet insurance and continuing education allowance.


You will be exposed to numerous didactic opportunities given by both our doctors and certified technicians.  You will also be included in weekly doctor intern rounds and lectures as well as M & M rounds and weekly journal club.

VSC CVT - Scoping an internal medicine patient


The technician will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2016.  The period of the internship will be approximately June 20, 2016 – June 17, 2017.  Start and end dates have some flexibility.


Evaluations will be completed on a quarterly basis.  The intern will be required to give one presentation within the year.


There will be Core Rotations in Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery and Internal Medicine as well as elective rotations.  The veterinary technician intern will be scheduled on overnight rotations as well as weekend and holidays.  Rotations will last 1-4 weeks.


Core Rotations include:

  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesia and Pain Management
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Radiology

Elective Rotations include:

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Rehabilitation


To Apply

Download 2016-2017 Graduate Veterinary Technician Internship Application

Application package of:

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of interest
  4. Twp professional references
  5. College transcripts through the last semester completed
  6. If certified, documentation of certification

Send application package electronically by May 1, 2016 to:  cgerdes@vetspecialty.com

If you have questions on the program, please contact Carrie Gerdes at: cgerdes@vetspecialty.com

Veterinary Specialty Center Techncian with dog