Nicollet Veterinary Clinic is located 90 minutes SW of the U of M St Paul campus near Mankato. Our practice welcomes senior veterinary student externs. Four doctors are eager to mentor you if you are eager to learn. While providing high quality veterinary care is our priority, at NVC we enjoy getting to know pet owners in an informal, personal setting. The ideal extern is enthusiastic about jumping into "everyday" practice, improving medicine and surgical skills, and have desire to improve the human/animal bond. We strive to offer any support we can to make every pet home a forever home. The entire NVC staff at is Fear Free certified.
Doctors equally split surgery and appointment time. We encourage doctors to pursue their special interests, which has led to a growth in dental, repro, and behavior services. Owner compliance with dental prophys keeps the surgery schedule very full, and we do our own cystotomies, c-sections, foreign body surgeries, etc. Traveling specialists come in for dermatology and ultrasound referrals. Students are also invited to do sterilization surgeries at our local shelter, which provides interested students the opportunity to practice their spay/neuter skills.
Housing can be provided for interested student externs.
4th Year Veterinary Student
About Nicollet Veterinary Clinic, Nicollet, MN
NVC is a small animal practice offering high quality veterinary care with a personal, small town feel. Our caring and competent staff, including 8 veterinary technicians and 3.5 veterinarians, is the backbone of our organization. We average over 11 years of employment at NVC and have a perfect mix of seasoned veterans and “new young blood” in our group. We pride ourselves in excellence all around, with high tech equipment (on-site blood analysis, dental x-ray and high-speed drill, digital x-ray, therapeutic laser), Avimark software, and the PetDesk app for clients. We enjoy giving back by working very closely with our local humane society and several rescue groups. Nicollet (located between Mankato, New Ulm, & St Peter) is 90 miles southwest of the U of M CVM (St Paul). Veterinary students are welcome at NVC for a hands-on externships with housing provided.