Allegheny Veterinary Service Student Externship Opportunities

Allegheny Veterinary Services is committed to supporting the future of the veterinary profession by hosting eligible students at our practice.

Veterinary Students

Externships are made available to matriculating students interested in participating in clinical rotations in a rural mixed animal practice setting.

Veterinary Student Externship at Allegheny Veterinary Service

Welcome to Allegheny Veterinary Service, nestled in the scenic mountains of West Virginia, where we offer a premier externship experience for aspiring veterinarians. Our privately owned facility boasts a pristine, well-equipped small animal and equine hospital, embodying our commitment to state-of-the-art veterinary care in rural West Virginia.


What to Expect from Us:

  1. One-on-One Learning: With a focus on personalized attention, we typically host one student at a time, ensuring hands-on experience and mentorship.
  2. Variety of Cases: From small animals to equine and food animals, you’ll encounter a diverse caseload throughout your externship.
  3. Excellent Medicine: Equipped with advanced tools including ligasure, surgical laser, gastroscopy, and in-house labs, you’ll witness and participate in cutting-edge veterinary care.
  4. Fun and Inspiring Atmosphere: Our dedicated staff fosters a supportive environment, encouraging active participation and learning.
  5. Housing Options: Enjoy the convenience of on-site housing during your externship, offering both communal and private accommodations based on availability.


What We Expect from You:

  1. Engagement: Actively participate in the learning process by researching cases, asking questions, and demonstrating enthusiasm for veterinary medicine.
  2. Adherence to Schedule: Embrace the immersive experience by adhering to our daily and weekly schedules, including farm calls, rounds, and weekend treatments.
  3. Professionalism & Conduct: Represent yourself as a future veterinarian with professionalism, effective communication, and respect for our clients and team.
  4. Teamwork: Contribute to the collaborative atmosphere by assisting staff, staying proactive, and seizing opportunities to learn.
  5. Adherence to Policies: Follow our dress code, cell phone usage guidelines, and other policies to ensure a productive and respectful work environment.

Embark on a rewarding externship journey at Allegheny Veterinary Service, where hands-on learning meets compassionate care in the heart of West Virginia’s picturesque landscape.


Application Process & Timeline

To apply, email the following information to the practice manager at [email protected].

  1. Curriculum vitae or resume
  2. Cover letter outlining your program requirements (hours, cases), your desired dates, and your goals during the externship.
  3. Copy of your AVMA PLIT student insurance.
  4. A letter of reference from a professor should be emailed directly to the practice manager by the person giving the reference.

Once your application and the letter of reference are received, the practice manager will review and respond to confirm acceptance. Responses may take up to two weeks.

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We look forward to assisting you with all of your veterinary healthcare needs. Book an appointment today!

Please note that you do not have an appointment until we have contacted you to confirm the date and time of your appointment.

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