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The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Service (USDA, APHIS,VS - www.aphis.usda.gov) provides experiential learning opportunities for students during summers, breaks and open rotations. The focus of the learning opportunities is to provide veterinary students with hands-on experiences in public veterinary practice through externships.
Externships usually last 2-4 weeks and do not require a formal competitive application process. They can be completed throughout the calendar year dependent upon the student's schedule and the program availability. There is no reimbursement of expenses or a salary provided for externships. Please be aware that the student will have to arrange for housing and transportation during the externship. The local offices can assist with this if a student is accepted. Costs for travel and housing are the responsibility of the student. There are a variety of opportunities in many locations on the link listed below.
No, but assistance to locate housing may be available.
Application for Externship
To apply, the student is required to submit a cover letter that describes interest, background and the dates of availability for the 2- 4 week externship, and a resume. The application should be submitted electronically. Submissions should be made to:
Linda A. Detwiler, DVM
Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ldetwiler [at] belle-terre [dot] com
ldetwiler [at] belle-terre [dot] com
Signature On File: Linda A. Detwiler, DVM