Externship Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Multiple locations throughout the country


Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) is a non-profit veterinary outreach program combining community service and veterinary mentorship to bring free veterinary services to underserved rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible.

Each year six RAVS staff members and more than 350 volunteers provide essential veterinary care for more than 8,000 animals, all at no cost to the clients or communities we serve. In addition the program provides valuable training and experience for hundreds of future veterinary professionals that goes far beyond anything they could learn in a classroom alone.

Veterinary students can use RAVS clinics as externships and other types of school credit depending on the requirements of their school.  RAVS team members can help students with paperwork and lend a hand with having their school recognize the RAVS program as an option for externships.  

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Ahne Simonsen, DVM
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