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Veterinary Medicine Externships – Hawthorne Animal Hospital

Real-World Experience to Give You a Head Start on Your Career

All vet students need externships in a clinic setting to build their medical skills or meet veterinary school graduation requirements. But why limit your experience to shadowing veterinarians when you can work with them to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the exam room?

At Hawthorne Animal Hospital, we value the knowledge and perspectives you bring to your externship and do everything we can to ensure you get the most out of your time with us. Our veterinarians don’t just bark orders at you—instead, you’ll be fully immersed in patient care, including actively participating in hospital rounds, sharing your insights on cases and diagnoses, and for fourth-year students, scrubbing in on procedures and surgeries.

Explore Your Opportunities

Because Hawthorne is a full-service, AAHA-accredited hospital, you can tailor your externship to an area that most interests you or work one-on-one with veterinarians in all areas of care for a comprehensive learning experience, both of which help open doors to an incredible career. Our lineup of specialties include:

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The Benefits of Interning with Hawthorne Animal Hospital

The veterinarians of Hawthorne consider your choice to intern with us an honor. In return for you putting your trust in us during this important milestone in your education, we go above and beyond to make your experience the best it can be by offering a variety of benefits:

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Schedule Your Externship Interview

We’re excited to welcome you to the Hawthorne team! Please complete the form below, and our coordinator will work with you and your veterinary school to be sure your externship aligns with their graduation guidelines. We also welcome first- and second-year students who want to build their resume over summer or spring break, but are not yet eligible for course credit.

Interested in our Externship program? Contact us for more information!

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Hawthorne Animal Hospital, a small animal hospital and veterinary clinic, serves St. Louis Metro East area, including the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Troy, Alton, Granite City, Collinsville, Highland, Wood River, Roxana, Bethalto, Godfrey, Worden, and Hamel.

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