We know that we need to nurture our next generation of caregivers. So, we’re here for you, right from the very start of your career. Whether you’re still in school or getting ready for your first job, we want to be your guide and set the standard for what your future can be. Take a look at what we’re offering below and see what might just make a difference for your future.
Veterinary student job program
Start your veterinary career with a hospital that believes in the same level of care that you do. Work alongside an experienced veterinary team, learning from them and growing in your confidence. Then, with the help of your coach, you’ll pursue personal learning objectives and work toward long-term goals.
You’ll work under a Banfield doctor, a coach who will guide you through real-world challenges. That includes learning to perform physical exams, provide proper care, use diagnostic tools, and learn surgical preparation and monitoring.
Participants must be a first- through third-year veterinary student enrolled in an
accredited Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine program and authorized to work in the United States.
The program lasts 6 to 10 weeks during the summer, with a flexible schedule of 32 to 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Students studying Companion Animal Medicine are preferred.
Questions? Contact us at StudentPrograms@banfield.com
Application window: October 27th – January 31st
Click here to apply
Veterinary externship program
Take the first big step after completing your studies. Join us for your clinical rotations and see for yourself how we serve patients. Your coach will be there to help you achieve set learning objectives and introduce you to our approach.Externship form
Learn what it’s like to take on cases in a typical small animal practice. With the help of your coach, you will provide wellness care, complete physical exams and help manage medical cases. This is your firsthand exposure to how Banfield treats patients.
Externships typically last two to three weeks, but are flexible enough to accommodate up to eight weeks. Schedules include days, evenings and weekends. You must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and authorized to work in the United States. Questions? Contact us at StudentPrograms@banfield.com
Student ambassador program
Be the connection between our hospitals and your campus. Students of American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited colleges have the chance to learn even more about the Banfield approach, while discovering new learning opportunities in our hospitals and sharing these with classmates.
You’ll join up with a Director Veterinary Quality to plan and carry out campus outreach events for your school. Students will count on you to learn more about us as a destination for a future career.
Veterinary technician externship program
See what it’s like being a key part of the team that pet owners count on. Along with helping out on patient visits, you’ll also pair up with a licensed coach to guide you in reaching your learning goals.Externship form
We’ll work with your school to set educational objectives for your practicum/learning period. Plus, you’ll witness firsthand how Banfield serves its community.
While placements typically range from two to twelve weeks, we will work with students to ensure needs are met in terms of duration. Schedules will include days, evenings and weekends. Participants must be currently enrolled in an AVMA/CVTEA accredited Veterinary Technology program and authorized to work in the United States. Questions? Contact us at StudentPrograms@banfield.com
Calling all high schoolers!
Are you a high school student aged 16+ interested in the veterinary field? Check out our NextVet Internship! Click here to find out more about this paw-some op-purr-tunity.
Which program is right for you?
Learn more about the differences between our DVM Externship and Student Job Program.
Find us on campus
Online or in-person, we’ll be connecting with students at your school soon. Contact us at StudentPrograms@banfield.com to find out more or schedule a visit.
Student debt relief
We want to help you serve pet families without the stress of finances. That’s why our people are covered when it comes to qualified education costs.
Equity, Inclusion + Diversity
Great care comes from great people. That’s why we’ve created a place that supports its associates, no matter their background.
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