We are offering an opportunity for veterinary students to experience a practical, clinical learning environment. Each externship will last one to six weeks, dependent upon the needs of the student. Our Veterinary Externship Program runs year-round and offers veterinary students extensive hands-on learning in the following areas:
Case Work Ups
Soft Tissue Surgery Shadowing (with opportunities to practice)
General Practice Shadowing
Emergency Critical Care
Wildlife Medicine Practice (if opportunities arise)
Qualifications: This externship is available to veterinary students in their fourth year (or equivalent) of the curriculum.
Stipend: This is an unpaid externship, however, a stipend of $200 a week will be offered to students as well as accommodations.
Housing: Accommodation options are available upon request.
Our hospital is fully equipped with:
HD CT Scanner with interpretation services
Digital radiography and radiologist interpretation services
Petroglyph Animal Hospital is located on the west side of Albuquerque, in the Land of Enchantment. We are located within minutes of major shopping centers, restaurants and more.
Albuquerque is home to the International Balloon Fiesta, multiple state parks, hiking, skiing and more. Experience the dunes of White Sands National Monument, take a ride down old Route 66, encounter some aliens in Roswell, visit the ruins of Chaco Canyon, camping at Elephant Butte Lake, or stay the weekend in Santa Fe.
This externship is available to veterinary students in their fourth year (or equivalent) of the curriculum.
About Petroglyph Animal Hospital
We are a two facility, small and exotic animal practice. Petroglyph Animal Hospital has been providing exceptional veterinary care to Albuquerque’s families for over 25 years. Our hospitals offer a wide range of animal services including general, orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery, internal medicine, pain control, endoscopy, comprehensive in-house laboratory, radiography, HD CT, and dentistry. We offer 24 hour nursing care for hospitalized patients. Both facilities are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Our hours have been modified to accommodate our staff’s work-life balance. Associates have the opportunity to pursue individual interests so, in addition to small animal medicine, you may focus on exotic animals, dentistry, ABVP board certification, or wherever your passion lies.
We strive to provide quality veterinary medicine and surgery to all clients and their pets in a timely, friendly and professional manner. We treat all animals as valued members of our families and of our community. We have experienced, long-term support staff on the premises 24 hours a day and have been under the same ownership since inception in 1995.