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Vet Tech Externships – Hawthorne Animal Hospital

Get a Hands-On Education and a Foot in the Door for an Incredible Career

If you’re currently pursuing your degree in veterinary technology, you have some big decisions to make as you get closer to graduation. Hawthorne’s vet externship program allows you to gain real-world knowledge to help you determine your career path while meeting your college’s pre-vet or vet tech student requirements. Many aspiring techs who start at Hawthorne love their experience so much, they’ve made our hospital their professional home!

During your externship at our full-service, AAHA-accredited hospital in Glen Carbon, Ill., you’ll work one-on-one with our trained staff during two-week rotations in each department for a comprehensive learning opportunity. Over the course of three months, you’ll gain first-hand familiarity of all of our specialties, including:

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The Benefits of Interning With Hawthorne Animal Hospital

The veterinarians and vet techs 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:

Talk With Us About Your Externship

Everyone at Hawthorne is excited to welcome you to our team! Please complete the form below, and our coordinator will work with you and your college to be sure your externship aligns with their graduation guidelines – which it most likely will since we partner with leading vet tech schools across the country.

We can’t wait to have you here!

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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