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3 Ways To Find The Veterinary Internship For You

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If you are studying to be a vet, you'll want to do everything you can to get as much practical experience as possible. The more experience you have, the better you will be positioned when you apply to vet school and get a job later on, after graduation. One way that you can get some hands-on experience is to get a veterinary internship. There are several things that you can do that will help you find an internship that will work for you. 

Check with Your Advisor

The first thing that you can do is to check with your advisor or someone who is heading up your pre-vet program. Vet offices that are looking for interns will often contact the advisors of pre-vet and vet programs to give them information about internship opportunities. If you contact your advisor or program supervisor, they should be able to give you a list of veterinary internships that you can apply for. You can consider internships based on location, including non-local areas, as well as by what kind of practice they are at. 

Local Vets

Another thing that you can do is to talk to vets in your area or in the area you want to practice in. This can help you network with people you will be working with after you have graduated. If you have an already existing connection with a vet practice, an internship is a good way to strengthen that connection. Just make sure that you do everything you can to make a positive impression, especially if you would like to work there after you graduate. Even if the veterinarians you talk to don't need an intern themselves, or don't specialize in the kind of practice you are most interested in, they may be able to give you recommendations on who to talk to to find a successful internship. They may even contact you later on if a spot opens up at their practice or they hear that another practice is looking for an intern. 

Internship Websites

There are also websites that allow you to look through available veterinary internship listings. The listings should include details of what you would be doing and any requirements to get the internship. You may also be able to apply for the internships directly on that site. If not, there should be a link that will send you to the place you should apply. One nice thing about a website like this is that they generally have a filter function, which will let you search by areas, types of practices, and more.