veterinary internships abroad

Veterinary / Equine Veterinary Internships Abroad

Hands-On Veterinary Internship Programs

A veterinary internship abroad is perfect for any pre-vet student or anybody interested in a more hands-on experience abroad. Candidates can participate in international internships at Veterinary Hospitals, the Zoo, and local Animal Shelters, or for non-profits fighting to preserve and educate about certain species. Don’t forget to start applying for an internship now. Placements are currently available at all of our locations.

Want to travel and work with animals?

Veterinary internships for international students are available in almost all of our city programs: candidates intern at City Zoos in Uruguay, Animal Shelters in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville; the Madrid Zoo Aquarium; Small Animal Clinics in Mexico; tagging and rehabilitating injured marine Turtles in Uruguay; working with street animals in a modern, fully equipped Animal Clinica in Quito, Ecuador. Across all cities, we can place in local non-profits that fight to preserve and educate the public about animal rights and more.

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We’ve got veterinary and equine internships for you

We also have a NEW program in Quito, Ecuador for those interested in equine veterinary internships abroad! Shadow a traveling equine veterinarian and do everything he does: from vaccinations to dental work to emergency surgeries.  Interns will work side by side with the veterinarian in his clinic to take care of the animals that come in. Candidates have the chance to work directly with the animals and learn how to examine animals, give vitamin injections, give medicine, give parasite medicine, assist in smaller surgeries, clean wounds, do checkups, etc. 

As the veterinarian also travels from time to time, interns will have the chance to join, for example, an animal rescue center or animal shelter to do checkups, parasite control, medicate, and give vitamin injections to domestic wildlife.

Spots fill up fast in all locations, so apply early to secure your internship!

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Specifically in Summer and in Scotland only – Veterinary Clinic / Hospital work

This six week veterinary internship is rigorous and usually only accepts 2 – 4 people each summer.  Candidates participate in the care of healthy, sick or injured animals, and can include 24-hour ER work.  Observe in operating theatres, and state of the art laboratories, both orthopedic and major and minor surgeries and learn surgical procedures used on dogs, cats and some exotics. These may include the removal of tumors and the use of ultrasound, endoscopy and radiology.  

Work assignments are usually four – five days per week about seven hours per day. Expect to use public transportation to get to and from you’re the Adelante Abroad housing in downtown Edinburgh to the Clinic / Hospital.  Accepted candidates will gain an international perspective on operations and animal care, with good access to the Scottish team of vet surgeons and vet nurses.

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Hear From Our Candidates​

“Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity! … The Apex Vets staff was so lovely and welcoming that it felt like I was a part of their team for much longer than I actually was. They were an absolute joy to observe! … I could not have asked for any better and I will surely remember this endeavor for the rest of my life.”

Mia C., McGill University
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Ready to Intern Abroad?

For programs two months or longer starting in November or December.

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