At NCVEC, externs are mentored by their future colleagues and become an integral part of our practice. The externship experience is individually tailored to each student and your schools requirements. You will truly become immersed into a continuous learning environment, enhancing your veterinary knowledge and skills daily.
Externship: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Students
You will be working under the direct supervision of our veterinarians. Some of the primary tasks you’ll be expected to perform include:
Gathering patients’ medical histories
Performing nose to tail physical exams
Formulating and implementing diagnostic and therapeutic care plans
Using cutting edge tools and technology
Scrubbing into surgery
Helping your supervising DVM manage medical cases
Sharpening your client communication skills
Fine-tuning your clinical and technical skills
North Central Veterinary Emergency Center locations are open 24/7, 365 days of the year. Our veterinarians, technicians, and additional team members are available at all times to care for dogs and cats when they are most in need. With locations in Highland, Westville, and Mishawaka, IN, our emergency vets proudly serve Northwest and North Central Indiana, the South Chicago suburbs, Northeastern Illinois, and Southwest Michigan.
Our dedicated, highly-skilled team provides excellent medical care and superior customer service. Our hospitals are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a designation earned by only 15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. That means we meet stringent standards of care that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine to provide better care to our patients and their people. We are here for you and your pet every hour of every day.
To apply for an externship, you must be:
Enrolled in an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine program
Authorized to work in the United States
Available to work days, evenings, and weekends
Must carry professional liability insurance
**This can be done through your school or AVMA**
For program placement, applicants must participate in the application, selection, and onboarding process.
North Central Veterinary Emergency Center provides 24 hour emergency and critical care veterinary services to the pets of Northwest Indiana, South Chicago, and Southwest Michigan. We have three locations: Westville, Highland, and Mishawaka, Indiana. Our emergency veterinarians and highly trained support staff ensure emergency medical coverage 24/7. Due to tremendous growth we are actively seeking another Doctor to join this amazing practice.