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Veterinary Externships

Nashville Veterinary Specialists is proud to offer Veterinary Externships to students from AVMA-accredited schools.

The length can be structured to meet the needs of the veterinary student, and are available through all our specialty services. Please note that externships are limited to one student per service at any time, and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NVS is an environment that is supportive, committed to excellent medicine, and provides exceptional service to animals and the people who love them.

An externship experience at an NVS gives students real-life clinical experience in a multi-specialty hospital, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working alongside experienced clinicians, board-certified specialists, current interns, and residents. Hands-on skills that may be practiced or observed include TPR’s, examinations, anesthesia, surgical procedures, catheterization, ultrasound, and other diagnostic procedures as they are available.

Most externship experiences range from two to eight weeks depending on the student and hospital schedules. Externships at NVS are designed for 3rd and 4th-year students.

Stipend Program

Veterinary students who are in the clinical portion of their education are eligible for a travel/living expense stipend.

Click Here to view the list of stipend amounts and Click Here for details on the stipend program.