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Veterinary Students

At UVC, we firmly believe in unleashing the potential of veterinary students as the future of our profession. By empowering them, we’re not just shaping careers; we’re sculpting a future where innovation and compassion redefine the standards of the veterinary industry.


Veterinary Medicine is YOU

United Veterinary Care is delighted to host veterinary students for externships! This valuable clinical experience will let you take what you’ve learned in the classroom and put it to the test in an animal hospital of your choice.

Real World Practice

Gain hands-on experience designed for vet students in their clinical years.

Customized Experience

Our amazing hospitals are ready to create a unique experience tailored to you.

Paid Externship / Stipend

We’re proud to offer generous stipends to make your next
externship experience accessible.

What to Expect

We want to learn about your professional goals for your externship experience! You can indicate your top priorities in your application so we can tailor the experience to meet your needs. During your externship, you can expect to be included in:


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Routine Medical Appointments

Glenn Kalick, DVM

UVC’s University Liaison

“Every time I engage with veterinary students and discuss topics of interest, three recurring themes emerge: Community, Mentorship, and Money. They want to know where they’ll live and work, who will guide them professionally, and how they’ll manage their finances. Externships play a crucial role in providing students with the practical experiences needed to address these questions. As the University Liaison for United Veterinary Care, my aim is to offer 3rd- and 4th-year externship opportunities that empower these talented individuals to find answers. Having experienced invaluable mentorship during my own Veterinary school journey and having provided guidance to associate veterinarians at my hospital, I now find myself in a position to mentor the next generation of veterinary leaders, completing a meaningful cycle of support and growth.”

Testimonials from

Veterinary Student Externs:

Julia Klinzmann

University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2024

“During my UVC externships, I gained invaluable insights. From delving into the intricate mechanisms and pathophysiology of diseases during rounds to actively participating in procedures like thoracentesis and bronchoalveolar lavages, I absorbed a wealth of knowledge. Observing the way current interns could confidently explain each disease and the ‘why’ behind the animal’s clinical signs and treatment plans was one of the biggest reasons why I chose an internship. I am excited to pursue an internship with Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, as I believe it will enhance my ability to confidently make informed and knowledgeable decisions in a fast-paced environment.”

Marissa Marash

St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2024

“UVC’s veterinary externship program was a hands-on immersion into the world of animal health, where I was able to hone my skills alongside dedicated professionals every day. From assisting in surgeries to conducting routine exams, every moment was an invaluable learning opportunity that solidified my commitment to compassionate veterinary practice. The mentorship I received not only deepened my understanding but also affirmed my dedication and solidified my confidence in providing compassionate, evidence-based care.”

Varun Verma

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2024

“By choosing Standiford Veterinary Center as one of my externships, I got to see all three services (GP, Urgent care and Emergency/ICU) offered at this location. I was able to work with multiple doctors and participate in procedures that are not offered at a general practice. Overall, this hospital helped with my medicine knowledge as well as my surgical skills.”

Rachel Corin

Lincoln Memorial University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2025

“I personally externed at Ocean State Veterinary Services last summer. I got to learn about exotics, emergency care, radiology/ultrasound, and special surgeries. OSVS was the busiest hospital I have ever been to, and there was so much to learn everywhere you turned. I wandered into the internal med suite while they were doing an endoscopy, and they let me press the button to grab the hair ties that the cat ate. I know it sounds silly, but that was so much fun. I was also able to do subcutaneous sutures for surgeries. I got to do physical exams on all exotics, too.”


Ambassador Program

We partner with incredible UVC Student Ambassadors from across the country dedicated to our vision of Improving the Lives of All Pets and People.

To learn more, please reach out to Dr. Glenn Kalick below.

The Whole Vet

A Unique Mentorship Program for New Veterinarians

As a veterinarian led company, the UVC team understands the importance of providing real mentorship to new graduate veterinarians to ensure a bright future for our newest colleagues and for our profession. You could say we really, really care about this!

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