ASPCA Adoption Center Externship
The ASPCA Adoption Center serves animals who need us the most. We provide care to dogs and cats coming in through the NYPD or our community engagement team, those with high medical or behavioral needs, and animals like neonatal kittens who take a bit more time before being adopted. Join the ASPCA Adoption Center's team of skilled medical, behavior, and other professionals to gain hands-on shelter medicine experience. Externs will learn how to provide holistic care for individual animals and the overall shelter population. You'll also discover how shelter medicine supports animal health in the community.
Apply now or contact us for additional information.
Visit our form to begin the process. You can also apply for aid via the Veterinary Externship Reimbursement for NYC.
We can accommodate externs for 2-4 weeks. If another time frame is needed, we may be able to accommodate it.
Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the ASPCA Adoption Center is a spacious, state-of-the-art shelter with highly qualified veterinarians and behavior specialists on staff.
Unfortunately, we do not offer housing accommodations or parking.
Externships are a minimum of two weeks and can be up to four weeks in duration. Applications must be received at least two months prior to the requested start date.