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.
"Everyone I met was so nice and supportive throughout my stay with the ASPCA. They seemed to be proud to work at the ASPCA and were eager to show me around. It was wonderful to see that many of the veterinary interns accepted a job at the ASPCA after finishing their program. The overall workplace environment and morale at the ASPCA has been the best that I’ve seen out of all the programs that I’ve shadowed at."
Fill out the externship application and submit with a copy of your CV. For additional information, please email Stefanie Leguillow. You can also apply for aid via the Veterinary Externship Reimbursement for NYC.
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. There is limited space for 2023 applications with interest to join our program between January-December. 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.
Our main facility to host our externship program is our Brooklyn Community Veterinary Clinic located at 464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207. If accepted, you will also be asked to shadow different areas of our work in various locations around NYC.