ASPCA Community Medicine Externship
Community Medicine externs will gain first-hand experience in providing affordable and accessible veterinary care in communities that experience persistent poverty or have demonstrated other barriers to accessing care. Externs will help provide basic medical care for common illnesses such as eye or ear infections, obtain medical histories, draw and administer vaccinations, and other non-invasive diagnostics. Externs will also have the ability to shadow our HQHVSN (high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter) programs and spend a day working alongside our Community Engagement (CE) team.
“I’ve learned so much from each and every doctor, technician, and management and support staff member I’ve worked with and will take the knowledge with me wherever I go next. This was truly an amazing externship experience, and I highly recommend it to any vet student."
We do not enroll any students for externships from December 24 through January 1. We can accommodate veterinary student externs for a maximum of 2 weeks at one of our New York City locations. The Community Medicine externship is open and is currently accepting applications for November 2022 through November 2023. There is limited space for 2022 applications with interest to join our program between January-October. Applications must be received at least two months prior to the requested start date.
We accommodate externs for 2 weeks.
Yes, students also have the opportunity to visit our other locations based on Community Medicine DVM scheduling and interest in other areas of our work.
Our other locations include:
- Bronx Community Veterinary Clinic location: 501 East 161st street, Bronx NY, 10128
- Glendale Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic Location: 70-39 83rd Street, Glendale NY, 11385
- Bronx Logistics Hub: 426 Barretto Street, Bronx NY, 10474
Unfortunately, we do not offer housing accommodations or parking.
Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center located at 464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207.