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Externships for veterinary students

The Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) offers short term externships to students actively pursuing a veterinary degree so that students gain insight on the operations of a specialty hospital. Students may also pursue an externship to determine if a future internship at VSH would be a good fit.
VSH provides specialty services in internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care medicine, radiology, neurology, dentistry, nutrition, medical oncology and radiation oncology. We also share a facility with Animal Eye Care and a full service Antech Diagnostic Laboratory with four on-site board certified clinical pathologists.
VSH is open 24/7 with our emergency service providing ongoing continuity of care for hospitalized patients while serving as an emergency and referral service for primary care veterinarians in the surrounding areas. With an active rotating internship program and a partnership with NCSU for surgical residencies program, VSH is committed to providing educational experiences to veterinary students so they gain exposure to private practice, specialty and emergency medicine. If selected to participate in an externship, students must show proof of health insurance and complete a release form prior to arrival.
Please click on the links of interest below:
Emergency Externships
Surgery Externships
Internal Medicine Externships
Oncology Externships

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7015 NC Highway 751 Durham, NC 27707

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6405-100 Tryon Road Cary, NC 27518

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4640 Paragon Park Road Raleigh, NC 27616

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