Are you looking for an opportunity to build expertise under the guidance and mentorship of a skilled veterinary professional? Michigan Humane, the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Michigan, is offering veterinary externships at our state-of-the-art medical facilities in Detroit, Westland, and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Our facilities incorporate a full-service veterinary practice, animal shelter, and a shelter medicine team under one roof, allowing our externs to practice in a private practice-like setting while also serving the community.
As a Michigan Humane extern, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a diverse caseload not seen in a traditional veterinary practice setting. Our medical team oversees the daily and emergency care of animals in our clinic and shelter. Externs will benefit from working alongside a team of skilled veterinary professionals while working in top notch medical facilities, utilizing state of the art equipment, including ultrasound, high speed dental, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray and cautery.
Designed for 3rd or 4th-year veterinary students currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary school program, our externships are for those who are seeking hands-on clinical experience and mentorship in a clinic and/or shelter setting. Each extern will be assigned an experienced veterinary professional as their personal mentor, working to develop their skillset and expand their clinical expertise. Students may choose from one of the following areas of focus: Clinical Medicine, Shelter Medicine, Surgery, Field Services, or Behavior. If you would like to experience a bit of everything, we have a general rotation available.
Michigan Humane is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving and saving lives through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals. For over 140 years, Michigan Humane has been providing compassionate care and advocacy for animals in need, including rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption services. With a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, Michigan Humane works tirelessly to protect and advocate for animals, as well as to educate the community on the importance of animal welfare.