Veterinary Externship Programs

Veterinary Externship

The Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York offers externship programs to 3rd and 4th year veterinary students at AVMA accredited institutions. Students may rotate through emergency, critical care, surgery, cardiology, or internal medicine services depending on their individual interests. Experiences through the CARE Pet Therapy center (encompassing acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and pain management services) are also available.  The length of each externship can be tailored to the individual student’s needs.

The VMC of CNY externship is meant to introduce students to a busy emergency and referral practice with a commitment to team based care and a high quality of medicine and patient care. Externs will have the ability to participate and observe as they work directly with an emergency clinician or specialist in the area of their choice. Externships are also an opportunity to explore the VMC of CNY's internship program, as externs are expected to join in didactic activities such as intern rounds and journal club.

Further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Elise Craft at


Veterinary Technician Externship

The Veterinary Medical Center of CNY offers externship rotations to interested veterinary technology students. A wide variety of rotations are available to externs:  Cardiology, Emergency, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Physical Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, and Surgery. Externships may involve observation only or may incorporate hands-on experience. Externs will work closely with team members to complete daily tasks.

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The externship program offers an excellent opportunity for veterinary technology students who wish to observe a busy emergency/referral specialty practice. The program also offers the opportunity for those interested in pursuing employment at VMC of CNY to view the hospital first-hand and speak with our team.

If you are a veterinary technology student and you would like more information about the program or would like to request an application, please contact us at