CVS Veterinary Externships
Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. offers opportunities to veterinary students to participate in a veterinary externship program. Students will work along veterinarians during their externship. Site visits will include herd evaluations, necropsies, serological profiling, ventilation auditing, as well as biosecurity auditing. Non-veterinary experience may include pig flows, production targets, record analysis, sow and/or wean-to-finish research with our Ph.D. nutritionist and research team as well as farm production visits with production teams. Externs will participate in herd staff discussions and will write a herd visit reports.
Our externship program is open to all full-time college and veterinary students who have completed at least two full years of school and are studying veterinary medicine.
• Hands-on experience
• Staff Interaction
• Ability to work independently
• Good communicator
• Strong work ethic
• Problem-solving skills
• Good written and verbal skills
Students selected must obtain Professional Liability Insurance prior to their externship.
• Length of externship is up to two weeks
• 40-50 hours per week
Housing is provided for externs.
Students inquiring about externships should visit the CVS externship site. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, a personal resume (including references) and dates interested. All materials should be sent to:
Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
Attn: Vet Extern Program
P.O. Box 220
Carthage, IL 62321
If sending electronically, materials should be sent to email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt.
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