Student Job/Externship Postings
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Organization: Peace of Mind Veterinary Care
Contact Name: Dr. Suzanne Wood, Shy Anderson CVT (practice manager)
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Burnsville
Clinic Region: Twin Cities South Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience: 
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: 7:45AM - 6PM
Type of position: Externship, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: We are allowing clients in the building with their pets. Masking is now optional for all clientele and staff members. We are still asking that owners find alternative means to get animals here if they, the owners, are unwell, or asking them to reschedule.
Job description: We are looking for a motivated, fun, and enthusiastic veterinary student to join our team! Duties will vary depending on level of previous experience and year of veterinary school. These may include: helping with physical examinations by the veterinarian, aiding veterinarians/veterinary technicians with running lab work or obtaining diagnostic images, restraint for examinations/procedures, performing procedures like venepuncture or placing IV catheters, etc. We can tailor the position to your skill set and add tasks as you master others. Please reach out to us with more questions or to set up an interview. We'd love to meet you!


Organization: River Rapids Pet Hospital and Clinic
Contact Name: Dr. Jennifer Hale
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Coon Rapids, MN
Clinic Region: Northwest Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience: 
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 8
Typical hours: 8am-4pm
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer Position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Following CDC guidelines
Job description: We are excited to have you start as a Veterinary Assistant. This involves learning animal restraint, cleaning up after pets, stocking supplies, etc. As time goes on, you can learn veterinary nurse skills, which include blood and urine sample collection, answering phone calls, filling prescriptions, etc. Dr. Jennifer Hale is a hard-working, compassionate veterinarian. She would like to share the skills she has obtained over the past 22+ years. She has a passion for solving problems and explaining things to clients and students in ways that are easy to understand. Please email if you have any questions. The number of hours worked is flexible, if you would like more or less than 8 per week.


Organization: Companion Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Sheila Megan
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Eagan, MN
Clinic Region: South Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience: 
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 12
Typical hours: 8-6 weekdays, 8-noon Saturdays
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year)
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Biosecurity measures: All staff masked and all clients masked. Must be fully vaccinated.
Job description: Vet assisting in the exam rooms and for common procedures like SQ fluids, anal glands, venipuncture, injections, etc. Offer 2 week senior externships.


Organization: New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center
Contact Name: Cindy Wolf
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: New Ulm, MN
Clinic Region: South Central Minnesota
Practice Type: Equine, Small Animal, Large Animal, Mixed, Pocket Pets, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship, Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Face Masks, Social Distancing, if large animal-will ride with licensed veterinarian
Job description: All aspects of small animal medicine and surgery


Organization: Lakes Veterinary Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Katherine Clark
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Battle Lake, MN
Clinic Region: West Central MN - Otter Tail County
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience: 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
Type of position: Externship only
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: As per the State of Minnesota and Board of Veterinary Medicine regulations
Job description: Hello 3rd and 4th year veterinary students! Need to get out of the Metro Area for your externship? Looking for some hand’s on experience before graduating? Want weekends off to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, fishing, cross country skiing? Want to work with veterinarians with 60+ years’ combined experience in the profession? Then come join us for a couple of weeks! We are a busy, general, small animal hospital located in Otter Tail Lakes Country, with awesome staff support. We have a demanding, educated clientele, with in-house diagnostics and services to satisfy them. We can offer experience tailored to your educational and technical needs: physical exams, sample collection, patient care, surgical assistance, anesthesia monitoring, general dentistry, wellness exams, diagnostic/laboratory interpretation and analysis, and client communication. You will shadow and work closely with the veterinarians to further your clinical skills and reasoning. Opportunities are available to spend a few days a week on ambulatory calls (primarily dairy) if interested. Pet-friendly lodging available. Contact us now to fill your externships!


Organization: The Uptown Veterinarian
Contact Name: Dr. Anne Lombeida
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 3131 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis MN 55408
Clinic Region: Twin Cities - Uptown Minneapolis
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours (i.e.8-5, night hours, etc): 8-6pm Monday - Friday, 9-1pm Saturday
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curbside services, double masking, no clients allowed in building, minimum interaction getting patient from client in parking lot
Job description (please be sure to include student's expected responsibilities):

  • Client communication
  • Animal restraint and care
  • Lab procedures •Radiology
  • Anesthesia management
  • Dentistry
  • Client intake and checkout
  • Routine vaccine administering
  • Prescription preparation
  • Surgery preparations

 


Organization: Allied Emergency Veterinary Service
Contact Name: Kara Nelsen
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Eau Claire, WI
Clinic Region: East of Twin Cities
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 3
Hours per week: 6
Typical hours: Nights, weekends, holidays
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curbside, masks, as recommended by experts and determined by the team
Job description: We welcome students interested in Emergency Medicine! Students will be able to learn and participate in emergency and critical care cases of cats and dogs, and will learn all aspects of emergency medicine from the front desk to the surgical suite. Hourly pay is based on experience. Hours per week can vary based on the individual's abilities. Students that have been hired with us at any point during their schooling, that go on to desire a full-time position with us as a Veterinarian, will receive the same sign on bonus or better that is being offered. Currently, the 2021 sign on bonus is $20,000 toward tuition reimbursement for full-time Veterinarians.


Organization: Murray Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Heather Waltz Practice Manager
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Metro area - Blaine
Clinic Region: Twin Cities metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 24
Typical hours: 8-6 M-F and 8-12 Sat
Type of position: Summer position
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: mask and shields for unvaccinated staff, masks only for fully vaccinated staff. Contact with coworkers and some clients
Job description: Duties included helping vet techs and doctors with normal day to day duties of a small animal general practice clinic.


Organization: Animal Health Services
Contact Name: Darlene Vossen
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Atwater
Clinic Region: MN
Practice Type: Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 35
Typical hours: variety of 8-5 and 8-7
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer position
Hourly Wage: $14.00
Biosecurity measures: We are working partially curbside. One client may come into the building at a time. They are not allowed into exam rooms. Staff wear masks.
Job description: Job description is dependent on the year of veterinary student, individual's experience, and how comfortable individual is in different situations. Responsibilities may range from helping with cat/dog restraint, blood draws, catheter placements, performing dental and full body radiographs, performing in house diagnostics (CBC, Chem, UA, Fecals), etc. Use skill for interpretation of labwork/diagnostics. Shadow and work closely with veterinarian on cases to further development clinical reasoning. Practice physical examination skills and writing medical notes.


Organization: Hutchinson Pet Hospital, PA
Contact Name: Tami Schwarze
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Hutchinson MN
Clinic Region: 45 minutes west of metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 36
Typical hours: 7:30-5:30 Monday thru Friday (typically work 4 days a week)
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $12.00
Biosecurity measures: Currently working curbside and all staff wear masks. Most client interaction is via phone. May 1st we plan to continue to be curbside but then offer clients to come in for appointments if they choose to but only 1 client allowed with pet and must wear a mask.
Job description: Assist veterinarian and veterinary technicians with day-to-day duties. Responsibilities include but not limited to animal restraint, handling, and husbandry; perform injections, venipuncture, and physical exams; set up and perform diagnostic tests; position and perform radiographs and ultrasound; client communication; computer skills/data entry; organization and cleanliness of clinic/kennel spaces. Private housing available as part of compensation if desired. Visit our website to learn more about us and be sure to watch our you tube video. https://hutchinsonpethospital.com


Organization: MN Pets
Contact Name: Kristi Lehman
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Oakdale MN
Clinic Region: Twin Cities
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Number of positions available: 3
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 6am-5pm
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer position
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Biosecurity measures: Remote work availability, PPE provided for on-site work
Job description: MN Pets is looking for a compassionate, professional student to join our interdisciplinary client support team. This work is fully remote, part-time and flexible schedule available. Provide support to families, schedule in-home euthanasia visits, and guide clients through difficult decisions. We provide extensive training, and we value a supportive work culture and employee well-being. Part-time benefits include PTO, profit-sharing, 401k match, and competitive pay.


Organization: Airport Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Paul Fitzgerald
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Duluth, MN
Clinic Region: Northern MN
Practice Type: Small Animal, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Currently using curbside operations model. Staff wearing masks. Will begin to reevaluate these measures early summer once vaccination has been accessible and completed for those staff that choose to pursue.
Job description: Responsibilities will include warmly greeting and serving our clients & patients, recording a thorough patient history and assisting DVM in building an accurate medical record entry, assisting with physical exams and minor treatments, preparing and processing invoices, preparing and cleaning exam rooms and hospital equipment as needed, accurately fill prescriptions, and assisting with client education & accurately relaying patient care recommendations. Must be able to safely and effectively lift & carry up to forty pounds of weight without assistance. Opportunity to perform and practice venipuncture and minor procedures, assist DVMs with surgery, and possibly perform some elective surgery will be offered depending on knowledge & skill level demonstrated.


Organization: Eagle River Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Katie Hom, DVM or Amber Plautz, practice manager
Contact email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Clinic location: Eagle River, Wisconsin
Clinic Region: Northern Wisconsin
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 30
Typical hours: 8-5, after hours on call until 8pm
Type of position: Externship, Job shadowing, Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: We follow current CDC guidelines
Job description: Able to mentor 4th year students and teach basic skills to 2nd and 3rd year students.


Organization: Minnesota Valley Veterinary Services
Contact Name: Dr. Katharine Kancer
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Le Sueur
Clinic Region: South Central
Practice Type: Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5, plus we offer on call whenever we are not open
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: negotiable
Biosecurity measures: We follow current CDC guidelines regarding the ever changing COVID 19 pandemic, and update our policies as needed to fit staff and clients' needs.
Job description: We can tailor your experience to what you would like to get out of it, whether that be species focused or skill focused. For our early veterinary students, we will start with shadowing and have you take on more primary responsibilities (taking appointments, talking to clients) as you grow comfortable. Pulling biologic samples, running diagnostic tests, and handling/holding small and large animals will be taught (if needed) and be a focus of all levels of experience. The students in their later veterinary years will have more primary responsibilities of taking the lead on certain cases, discussing and coming up with treatment plans, performing routine surgeries under supervision, and rounds with doctors (if desired).


Organization: ZimmVet
Contact Name: Kristin Rinkel
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Zimmerman, MN
Clinic Region: MN
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: Mon-Fri 8-6 and Sat 8-1
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $1.00
Biosecurity measures: Use of masks, gloves and other PPE, clients a required to wear a mask in the clinic or can do a car side appt.
Job description: Depending on the students year in school, we can accommodate to skills needed. This clinic complies with AAHA recommendations.


Organization: Pet Central Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Hilary Faas
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Minneapolis
Clinic Region: Northeast Minneapolis
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-6 Mon-Fri, 9-1 Sat
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work (school year)
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: We are currently curbside so client interaction is minimal face to face. We wipe down surfaces if a client does enter the building, and do require the wearing of masks.
Job description: PREVIOUS ANIMAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - At least one year of experience in a veterinary clinic or related field. DO NOT have to be a certified veterinary technician but this is highly preferred. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FULL-TIME with flexible availability. Required to work 2 Saturdays a month. Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging. Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications, drugs, and vaccines; bandaging and wrapping wounds. Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; explaining animal's status to owner. Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications. Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals' rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease. Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations. Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database. Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Skills/Qualifications: Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry, Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information , Clinical Skills, Creating a Safe Effective Environment, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Use of Medical Technologies, Attention to Detail, Patience, Verbal Communication


Organization: Advanced Veterinary Care
Contact Name: Dr. Ross Elton and Corinne Yurich
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Blaine, MN
Clinic Region: North Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-6
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: PPE, curbside until summer 2021, staff wearing masks and working on having staff vaccinated for Covid-19
Job description: We are willing to essentially train you as we would a CVT but also provide additional time teaching on unique/complicated cases. Our DVM's are always willing to discuss and educate if questions come up.


Organization: Prairie Village Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. James Nelson
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 7815 Terrey Pine Court
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 35
Typical hours: 9-6 weekdays, some evening shifts Monday and Thursday till 8 pm and Saturday mornings till noon.
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work (school year), Summer position
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Biosecurity measures: We are curbside now, but plan to allow those clients that want to come in with face masks the opportunity to do so starting June 1st.
Job description: Students are expected to provide animal restraint for physical exams, ultrasounds and digital imaging. We will help train to draw blood, provide pre and post operative care and monitor hospitalized animals. Those applicants that can assist in invoicing and taking phone calls will be paid more. Senior externs will perform surgery under supervision if desired. References from previous student workers are available.


Organization: Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital and Isanti Pet Clinic
Contact Name: Amy Green Gauer
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Ham Lake, Minnesota
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: Our business hours are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm M-F and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $14.00
Biosecurity measures: All personnel and clientele are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while in our building. We encourage frequent hand washing and disinfection of common areas frequently throughout the work day. Our office currently offers curbside check in for appointments but we are allowing owners into the building for end of life exams for euthanasia.
Job description: As part of the health care team, students will learn how to take a good medical history, how to draw blood, place IV catheters, run lab tests, express anal glands, take blood pressures, administer vaccines, record medical records and observe the doctor in surgery if there is a special case that would be a good learning experience.


Organization: Lake County Veterinary Clinics, PLLC
Contact Name: Dr. Grace Brown
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 557 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616
Clinic Region: Northern MN
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work (school year), Job shadowing, Summer position
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: PPE at all times in hospital, operate mostly curbside with only one client in room appointments per pet and at all times client must be masked. We have strict sanitizing protocols which are completed several times throughout the day. Every room is cleaned between every patient/client and is documented on a board for clients to see.
Job description: Lake County Veterinary Clinics is proud to serve Two Harbors, Grand Marais and the surrounding areas. We perform general medicine and surgery as well as a variety of urgent care and emergency cases, most significantly throughout the summer months with the influx of vacationers to our area. We utilize top-of-the-line technology including in-house IDEXX lab work, digital radiology, digital dental radiology, Butterfly ultrasound, and full anesthesia monitoring to provide a wide range of services for the pets we serve. We provide the Northland with advanced dental procedures: Dental prophylaxis, bonded sealants, root canal therapy, crowns, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, mandibulectomy, maxillectomy, orthodontics, fracture repair, etc. Please visit our website to view a complete list of surgeries we can perform. 


Organization: McKeever Dermatology Clinics
Contact Name: Stephen McCourtney
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 7723 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN
Clinic Region (i.e. Twin Cities Metro, Northern MN, etc): Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 8
Typical hours: Saturdays 7:00am - 3:00pm
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work/summer
Hourly Wage: $13.00
Biosecurity measures: Patients only in the clinic, masks required for all employees, enhanced cleaning procedures
Job description: The student (DVM candidate) veterinary assistant holds a position that includes, but is not limited to, greeting clients, checking in patients, assisting the doctor in the exam room, processing laboratory samples, performing patient procedures, filling prescriptions, record keeping, checking clients out, answering the phones and general cleaning. Additionally, the student needs to be reasonably familiar with the clinic practices and procedures in relation to scheduling patients and filling prescriptions. These jobs should be carried out with an energetic manner, efficiency and a positive demeanor. This job opening is for Saturday hours during the school year but there is a possibility for added hours during the summer.


Organization: Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital
Contact Name: Dawn Mathews-Wilhelmy
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Blaine, MN
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 32
Typical hours: 8am-5pm M-F, 8am-12pm Sa
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curbside appointment by request, masks and face shields recommended for staff and clients, enhanced cleaning procedures
Job description: Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Blaine, Minnesota, and surrounding areas. We provide the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, by giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. We are searching for a veterinary student to work part-time to full-time in the role of a veterinary assistant with training to be able to work as a veterinary technician. Training will be completed on the job by fellow technicians. Veterinarians will discuss cases and treatment plans with veterinary students as they progress in their schooling and will provide surgical opportunities at they arise. The ideal candidate will work well as a team, possess excellent communication skills, and is motivated and compassionate.


Organization: Crosslake Veterinary Hospital
Contact Name: Rachael Johnson, DVM
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Crosslake, MN
Clinic Region: Northern, MN
Practice Type: Mixed animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Number of positions available: 3
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: day
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work and/or full time work
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Meeting clients at the door
Job description: Crosslake Veterinary Hospital (www.crosslakevet.com) is a companion animal clinic in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We perform general medicine and surgery as well as a variety of urgent care and emergency cases, most significantly throughout the summer months with the influx of vacationers to our area.  We utilize top-of-the-line technology including in-house IDEXX lab work, full body digital radiology, digital dental radiology, ultrasound, and full anesthesia monitoring to provide a wide range of services for the pets we serve.  We highly value evidence-based medicine and strive to adapt as information evolves. We enjoy welcoming students into our practice for a wide range of experiences in pet care.   Crosslake Vet is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation to be complete in summer 2021, and have openings for full time employment as well.  Please submit resume to [email protected]


Organization: Vet Partners Apple Valley
Contact Name: Teresa Bergh
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Rosemount
Clinic Region: Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience::
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 35
Typical hours: 8-6, Saturday 8-12
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work, summer
Hourly Wage: $15.50
Biosecurity measures: Curbside, virtual visits, cleaning regimen, masks for all employees
Job description: We are looking for a compassionate and hard-working veterinary student to work with a positive and supportive team, in a fun, growing hospital. Vet Partners Pet Hospital was founded on the values of excellent quality medicine, a commitment to serving the animal-loving community; and above all, supporting our team members to love their jobs. We would train each student in the duties of a certified veterinary technician. Duties will include preventative healthcare recommendations, communicating and educating owners, while providing excellent customer service; assisting veterinarian in medical and surgical procedures, using medical and laboratory equipment, maintaining accurate patient medical records, administering treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor and to perform other duties as assigned. We look forward to meeting you. 


Organization: Bemidji Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Contact Name: Dr. Andrew Piller
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 3610 Comfort Dr. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Clinic Region: Northern Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 36
Typical hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $14.00
Biosecurity measures: We require all who enter our facility to wear a mask, if they do not have one, we provide them with one. All staff members are screened upon arrival to work including temperatures being taken and logged. We have strict sanitizing protocols which are completed several times throughout the day. Our hospital is equipped with PetAirapy disinfection technology. Here are just a few of the benefits: 1. Tests show PetAirapy can kill more than 99% of Bordetella brochiseptica (kennel cough), parvovirus, distemper, calicivirus, canine influenza, among other infectious pathogens. 2. Helps reduce animal to animal transmission of viruses and bacteria. 3. Supports decreased downtime for disinfecting critical areas (e.g., surgical suites, iso rooms, exam rooms), AFTER normal cleaning procedures. We comply with MDH, CDC, and OSHA COVID-19 guidelines. Clients have the option to have their pets cared for curbside, or face to face. Our facility is large enough we can safely social distance even within exam rooms. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, face shields, and gowns are available for each employee.
Job description:
The Veterinary Assistant reports to and works under the direct supervision of the licensed Veterinarians and the Staff Supervisor. The Veterinary Assistant is responsible to follow all directions given by Veterinarians during the course of daily procedures. Compassionate patient care is the foremost responsibility of the Veterinary Assistant. The Veterinary Assistant performs the following duties: 1.Stays in constant communication with their assigned DVM throughout their shift.
2.Checks-in patients for surgery, anesthesia, and other services and verifies current contact information.
3.Prepares patients for procedures.
4.Applies a muzzle safely when indicated.
5.Handles, holds and restrains animals to avoid bites or scratches to themselves, clients and to attending Veterinarian.
6.Handles and restrains pets for examinations, procedures and treatments.
7.Performs nail trims, basic ear cleaning and safely applies eye and ear medications.
8.Performs hand pilling and administers liquid oral medications.
9.Evaluates mucous membrane color and capillary refill time.
10.Collects urine samples and runs SNAP tests (4-ways, Felv, cPL, etc).
11.Double checks prescription labels.
12.Recognizes appropriate vaccines and reconstitutes them as needed.
13.Rooms patients and clients and takes a brief history regarding immediate concerns for the pet’s health.
14.Records TPR’s, a brief history, patient status, anesthesia notes, medications given, treatments, etc.
15.Helps check patients that had routine surgery the day before.
16.Regularly monitors patients in the hospital ward, checking each hospitalized patient as frequently as needed.
17.Cleans up after each procedure and keeps the exam rooms, wards, treatment area and surgical suites clean.
18.Cleans and sterilizes instruments and packs.
19.Writes down supplies on the order list that need to be re-ordered.
20.Keeps various areas of the hospital stocked with supplies.
21.Monitors ICU, hospitalized and isolation patients.
22.Communicates clearly with the doctor regarding real-time anesthesia concerns.
23.Helps take and record radiographs.
24.Fosters a healthy relationship with co-workers, keeping a positive, professional attitude, abstaining from gossip or negative talk regarding clients or other team members.
25.Has a general knowledge of meds and routes of administration.
26.Provides general nursing care to patients.
27.Discharges patients and covers basic information with the pet owner regarding routine procedures and covers homecare instructions.
28.Ensures that the patient is in a medically appropriate state, well-groomed and looking good before discharge.
29.Assists the team with call backs and post-procedure updates.
30.Assists with cold laser and UWTM procedures.
31.Is responsible to check in with assigned DVM and oncoming technician at the end of every shift to ensure all their tasks have been completed before leaving.
32.Is able to perform all job duties of a Kennel Attendant (refer to Kennel Attendant Job Description).
33.Assists other staff members when needed, keeping a “team” mentality and is willing to offer assistance and ask for assistance when needed.


Organization: Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Savannah Brosius
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Clinic Region: West Central Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: Clinic Hours M-F 8:00am to 5:30pm; Shift depends on student availability
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $10.00
Biosecurity measures: Curbside service (clients not allowed in the building), team members are wearing both face shield and masks, spreading out at lunch breaks to limit/distance contact; will require student to wear face mask and shield
Job description: Job description is dependent on the year of veterinary student, individual's experience, and how comfortable individual is in different situations. Responsibilities may range from helping with cat/dog restraint, blood draws, catheter placements, performing dental and full body radiographs, performing in house diagnostics (CBC, Chem, UA, Fecals), etc. Can assist veterinarian in surgery and we also work with the Humane Society of the Lakes and may have opportunity to assist with surgeries. Use skill for interpretation of labwork/diagnostics. Shadow and work closely with veterinarian on cases to further development clinical reasoning. Practice physical examination skills and writing medical notes.


Organization: Todd County Veterinary Clinic
Contact Name: Jeffrey Sauer
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Long Prairie
Clinic Region: Central Minnesota
Practice Type: Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 45
Typical hours: 7:30-5:30, sat AM
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $11.00
Biosecurity measures: We allow clients in the clinic but use face masks when working with clients. Boots and coveralls required for farm calls.
Job description: Dependent on skill and comfort level of student and supervisor: assist where appropriate, learn as much as possible


Organization: Rum River Vet Clinic
Contact Name: Catherine Angle
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 100 W. Main St., Anoka MN 55445
Clinic Region: North Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience: 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 3
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: 8-5 pm M-F
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curbside, mandatory masks when not eating.
Job description: Restraint, sample collection, history taking, client communication, surgical assistance (1day per week), catheter placement, case research, treatment plan development.


 

Organization: Garrison Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Katherine Baratto
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Garrison MN
Clinic Region: Northern MN
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 24
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $12.00
Biosecurity measures: We are curbside only right now and wearing masks 100% of time in clinic, all PPE provided
Job description: Taking histories, physical exam work, running diagnostics, anesthetic monitoring practice, restraint, surgery and dental work depending on year in school, interacting with clients, working with wildlife admitted to our non-profit, general cleaning and staff assistance as needed


Organization: Edina Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Andrea Nason
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Edina, MN
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 4
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: 8-6
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Face masks, plastic divider at the front desk, clients required to wear a mask or do curbside, limit number of people in a room, social distance, washing stations/sanitizer
Job description: Depends on if it's for an externship, a paid position, or job shadowing. Please reach out for individual description via e-mail.


Organization: Heartland Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Candace Born
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Faribault
Clinic Region: MN
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5 Mon thru Fri occasional Saturday hours
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curb Side Service
Job description: Assist with answering phones, transporting patients to and from cars, obtain detailed medical history, assist in patient care, nail trims, some minor procedures, cleaning, etc.


Organization: Blue Sky Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Linda Spengler
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Wyoming, MN
Clinic Region: North of Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: we are open 8a-7p. Schedule depends on student availability
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $14.00
Biosecurity measures: We are still curbside, masks are worn at all times in the practice, gloves available, increased daily sanitation, sneeze guard around reception desk, temperature check-in at start of shift and after lunch break, anyone feeling ill MUST stay home until a negative COVID test or 48 hours after symptoms resolve, increased sanitation, air filtration systems in place, social distancing observed as much as is feasible
Job description: Dr. Johnson LOVES to teach! Part-time hires will work primarily as a vet tech with DVM mentoring from Dr Johnson. Supervised exams and spay, neuter opportunities.


Organization: River Hills Pet Care Hospital
Contact Name: Paige Durenberger
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Mankato
Clinic Region: Southern MN
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics, Small Animal, and Pocket pets
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8:30am-5:30pm
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Job description: We are looking for additional help during this current busy season. Student will be expected to be very hands on and work closely under the direction of a DVM.


Organization: Osceola Veterinary Service, SC
Contact Name: Meghan Lee
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 892 River Road Osceola WI 54020
Clinic Region: Western Wisconsin, 45 minutes from Twin Cities on MN-WI border.
Practice Type: Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 3
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: We are open 7 am until 6 pm. Externs arrive at 8 am, stay through day until patient services completed
Type of position: Externship only
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Following CDC guidelines
Job description: Externships available for small animal in-hospital services and select large animal services.. Daily appointments, in-hospital treatments and support, diagnostic tests including ultrasounds, radiographs, lab testing, various surgeries. Extern will be able to observe all aspects of daily activities, some hands-on experience and direction. We can have one extern at a time. Time period scheduling and duration can be negotiable. 


Organization: Heartland Veterinary Partners
Contact Name: Dr. Dan Bieck
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: United States
Clinic Region: Midwest, South and Southeast
Practice Type: Small Animal, Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 20
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Each practice is unique and different. But, they will follow recommendations given by their local and state government. This will vary from curb-side only to mandatory masks and only a few clients allowed in the building at a time.
Job description: Every Heartland externship and new graduate friendly practice will provide hands-on mentorship and give you a real-world general practice experience. Heartland prides itself on matching new veterinarians with a “perfect practice fit” that best suits each veterinarian’s unique career goals while being supported by a customized mentorship plan. We have externship opportunities throughout the Midwest, South, and Southeast.


Organization: Reicks Veterinary Research & Consulting
Contact Name: Dr. Darwin Reicks
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: St. Peter
Clinic Region: South central Minnesota
Practice Type: Large Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 35
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Mask required if more than one person in air space. Need to drive to boar studs, lab, research farm, or office. In the boar studs, will be in contact with staff members and assist with boar collection, analysis, and processing.
Job description: Externship working with boar studs, boar semen analysis, biosecurity, and possibly filtration and ventilation depending on interest and goals. Diagnostic tests being performed on high health boar studs. One week would involve working on a boar stud and assisting with boar semen collection and production, learning biosecurity measures, and animal care of high value, high health swine farm such as a boar stud. A second week is possible, to continue the same, or possibly learn components of filtration system and the associated ventilation. The second week tailored to interest and compatibility with Dr. Reicks schedule, time in Andrology reference lab, filtration, or biosecurity related auditing. A sincere interest in swine reproduction is required.


Organization: Bass Lake Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Teri Ebert
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: New Hope
Clinic Region: MN
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: 8-6
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Biosecurity measures: CDC compliant
Job description: Vet assistant


Organization: Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic
Contact Name: Dr. Leah Gustafson-Towers
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Grand Rapids MN and Longville MN
Clinic Region: North Central MN
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 36
Typical hours: 8-5 with occ 8-6pm shifts and occ weekends
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $12.00
Biosecurity measures: All biosecurity is subject to MN state guidelines and MN Dept of health changes. For the time being all personnel are required to wear face masks at all times, we are doing car-side service for all things except euthanasia and acute trauma care. We are limiting client contact to no more than 2 persons in building for euthanasia. All procedural things have 2 staff members and the patients comfort and well being are taken into consideration. We are small animal only and in the past have done house call's but have been suspended due to COVID.
Job description: The student's responsibility will be assigned based on year in school, previous clinical skills, students abilities and skill set. They will not be limited, and one should expect to be involved in veterinary care from the front desk, triage, restraint, history taking, physical exams, clinical skills, client education, surgical skill development and environmental cleanliness. We are a team and try to foster a family friendly, positive culture, that both our staff and our clients appreciate!


Organization: Apache Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Brenda Butler - Practice Manager
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: St. Anthony
Clinic Region: Northeast Minneapolis
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: Open 8-6 Mon - Friday, Sat 8-1 - hours are flexible
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Biosecurity measures: We are curbside service except for euthanasias, then up to 2 clients allowed as long as wearing masks. All staff are provided with N95 masks to wear each day and we follow all CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting
Job description (please be sure to include student's expected responsibilities): Depending on experience would perform the following duties: animal restraint, client education, rooming patients, perform treatments as directed by doctor, answering phones, recordkeeping, refilling and dispensing medications


Organization: Advanced Care Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Pamela Gerds
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Sartell
Clinic Region: St. Cloud
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 8
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours (i.e.8-5, night hours, etc): 9-7 week days, 9-5 sat and sun. Any hours desired acceptable
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $20.00
Biosecurity measures: Masks required. Clients have option of curbside. Clients with COVID must reschedule anything routine and their urgently sick pets must be dropped off. Staff are screened
Job description: Negotiable based on year in vet school. I have a strong interest in coaching students and allowing them to participate in all aspects. A fun, caring, and learning environment


Organization: South Shore Veterinary Hospital
Contact Name: Joe Vislisel
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Forest Lake
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: Open 8-5 MWF, 8-8 T/Th, 9-12S, hours are flexible for participant
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Strictly curbside service (exception euthanasia), Masks worn at all time. Patients of COVID + families who need emergency services are referred to ER hospital.
Job description: We are a busy and high volume, 8 Dr. practice with plenty of opportunities to observe and participate in surgical and medical cases of a wide variety. You will be exposed to equipment such as in house ultrasound, digital whole body/dental x-ray, laparoscopy, therapy laser and perform advanced surgical procedures, including TTA. We are currently expanding our building to add an additional 5 exam rooms, surgical suite, dental suite and special procedure and treatment rooms. With this addition, we will have room to consider externs as candidates for a new DVM position upon graduation 2021.


Organization: Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Dr. Julie Berndt
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Mankato
Clinic Region: South Central
Practice Type: Small Animal 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only 
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Of course all employees wear masks and attempt to distance from other staff members when possible. BID temp taking of all staff members. Client entrance into hospital is limited to one individual who must be masked and is verbally asked about exposure before coming into building. An extern would have minimal contact with any clients and would be primarily with staff.
Job description: We would love to be a host for veterinary students for 1 week externships at our busy 6 doctor practice in our brand new facility in Mankato. Our patient load would expose students to all facets of small animal medicine, from preventative health care to comprehensive diagnostic work ups and treatment plans, to hopefully getting some hands on practical skills such as physical examinations, blood draws, catheter placement, radiographic interpretation, dentistry introduction, and more. We truly take a team approach to medicine to provide excellent care to our patients. Please check out our website at mnvalleypet.com. We can help arrange lodging if necessary.


Organization: Moose Lake Veterinary Clinic
Contact Name: Dr. Kathleen Skalko
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Moose Lake, MN
Clinic Region: Central Minnesota
Practice Type: Equine, Small Animal, Large Animal, Mixed 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 0
Typical hours: 8-5:30
Type of position: Externship only 
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Drop off only, no clients allowed in building, full PPE when retrieving animals
Job description: Physical exams, blood draws, lab work, radiographs, ultrasounds, patient restraint, client communications, assist in procedures (suturing, surgery, etc.)


Organization: Town & Country Animal Clinic
Contact Name: Amanda Bergin
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Park Rapids, MN
Clinic Region: Northern MN/Lake Country
Practice Type: Small Animal 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 36
Typical hours: Tues-Fri 8-5, no weekend or Mondays
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing, possibility for part/full-time work 
Hourly Wage: Negotiable
Biosecurity measures: We comply with MDH, CDC, and OSHA COVID-19 guidelines. Clients have the option to have their pets cared for curbside, or face to face. Our facility is large enough we can safely social distance even within exam rooms. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, face shields, and gowns are available for each employee.
Job description: Depending on both experience and current year in veterinary school the responsibilities would vary. For year one students to practice restraint, physical exam skills and become more skilled in day to day tasks ie exam/wellness appointment. Year two running and understanding diagnostic tests and what order to perform them and continue to practice physical exam skills. Year three all expectations for year one and two additionally working on spay/neuter/routine surgery skills. Year four all of the responsibilities from year one-three and now also starting to talk to clients.


Organization: Southdale Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Deborah Adams
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 3910 West 70th St Edina
Clinic Region: West Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills 
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: 8-3 or 1-6
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work 
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: We practiced curbside medicine, wear masks, and sanitizer often
Job description: Technicians assistant- including assisting Doctor in rooms, preparing appointments, restraint of animals, some answering of phones


Organization: Critter Care Pet Clinic
Contact Name: Sandra Tuominen
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Virginia, MN
Clinic Region: Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 32
Typical hours: 7:20AM - 7:00 PM
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing 
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: During Covid, we are curbside. We do not make phone calls.
Job description: Flexible work environment and student friendly setting! We can tailor experiences to learning needs.


Organization: Southview Animal Hospital
Contact Name: Michael & Sherry Foster
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: 2000 Robert St. South, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Clinic Region: Twin Cities Metro
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets, Exotics 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills 
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 5
Hours per week: 10
Typical hours: Multiple shifts 7am - Midnight
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $17.00
Biosecurity measures: Masks, PPE, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Directional signage, Distance markers, Plexiglass
Job description: JOB TASKS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS •Counsel clients regarding home care, medication administration, post-operative care •Provide client education regarding nutrition, parasite control, vaccination protocols, spaying and neutering in addition to other services provided by the hospital and its staff. •Take, develop and record radiographs •Perform catheterizations •Give injections in accordance with government regulations and veterinarians orders •Perform in house lab procedures including urinalysis, differentials, cytology, ear mite microscopic exam, skin scrapings, and heartworm, felv/fiv, ovulation, heartworm/lyme, erlichia tests •Administer and monitor anesthesia in accordance with state regulations •Perform routine dental cleanings in accordance with state regulations •Assist in surgery •Administer oral drugs, wound dressings, and fluid therapy •Assist the receptionist in order to ensure patient flow is handled so that the client feels comfortable before, during and after treatment of their pet(s) •Maintain pharmacy records •Perform emergency procedures including: control bleeding; administer parenteral fluids and pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision; resuscitate with oxygen; establish open airway by intubation; perform external cardiac massage; apply temporary bandages or splints; provide external supportive treatment of wounds, burns, and heat prostration •Provide physical therapy •Perform tasks assigned to Veterinary Assistant as needed •Perform other duties and assigned


Organization: Morris Veterinary Center
Contact Name: Dr. Aaron Rokey
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Morris
Clinic Region: West Central Minnesota
Practice Type: Mixed
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 8-5
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing
Hourly Wage: $10.00
Biosecurity measures: PPE is provided as needed.  Frequent handwashing is requested.  Physical barriers and social distancing in place to minimize exposure of clients, staff, etc. Direct contact with clients does occur at times.
Job description: Student responsibilities include observing, assisting and performing examinations, vaccinations, diagnostic testing (including collection of blood and urine samples and running appropriate tests on these as well as fecal evaluations), radiographs, treatments (oral and injectable medications, bandaging and other wound support) and surgeries (elective spay, neuter, dental cleaning, etc.) common in a mixed practice according to the individual comfort level and availability of experience which, (especially in regards to the food animal aspect of the practice) can vary depending on the time of year.

 


 

Organization: Animal Haven
Contact Name: Dr. Amanda Craft
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Little Falls, MN, 1 1/2 hours North of the Metro area
Clinic Region: Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal, Pocket Pets 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs 
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 7:30am-5:00pm
Type of position: Externship only, Job shadowing 
Hourly Wage: $0.00
Biosecurity measures: Optional curbside appointments
Job description: Duties may include taking histories, vitals, restraining cats/dogs for medical procedures, examination of pets, administering injections, catheter placement, and assisting with surgical procedures. Operating in-house diagnostics (UA, fecals, chem, CBC, U/S, radiographs). Position includes shadowing an experienced veterinarian to develop clinical skills. 


 

Organization: PAWS Pet Hospital
Contact Name: Kristen Nadeau
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Hugo
Clinic Region: Minnesota
Practice Type: Small Animal 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills 
Year 3: exposure to common procedures, working on timing, efficiency and polish, spay/neuter labs
Year 4: 1-2 week externship rotation opportunity for clinical / final year students 
Number of positions available: 2
Hours per week: 40
Typical hours: 7:30-6
Type of position: Externship only, Possibility for part-time work 
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: We are continue to do curbside, wear masks when if any clients come in, or vendors.
Job description: If doing externship: learn about doing appts, surgeries and general being a vet stuff. If part time work (doing tech stuff) can provide detailed job duties, but would also sneak in some vet learning stuff.


 

Organization: Centennial Veterinary Clinic
Contact Name: Dr. David Vandegrift
Contact email: [email protected]
Clinic location: Lino Lakes, MN (about 15 miles north of the U)
Clinic Region: North metro
Practice Type: Small Animal 
Our clinic can provide the following experience:
Year 1: restraint and handling, technician skills, initial physical exam skills 
Year 2: physical exams, learning most diagnostic tests and surgical skills 
Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: 20
Typical hours: MWF 9-5 (Flexible - mornings and/or afternoons) Hours could range from 8 to 24.
Type of position: Possibility for part-time work 
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Biosecurity measures: Curb side service, All employees wear masks, disinfecting and cleaning.
Job description: General duties (assisting doctor with exams, performing or helping with lab work, dispensing prescriptions, using computer, answering phones, cleaning