Internships and Externships
The number of shelters in the United States increases every year. Many new positions are opening for shelter veterinarians and those already in place are being asked to take a more active role in animal welfare and population health issues within the sheltering community. This has created a need for veterinarians with advanced training and experience in shelter medicine.
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians has compiled lists of advanced training opportunities (externships, internships and residencies) to help you begin your search. These are not comprehensive lists and inclusion on a list does not imply ASV endorsement of these programs. The ASV has neither evaluated nor officially approved these educational opportunities. It is the responsibility of the potential student to thoroughly investigate each program.
Internship and Residency Opportunities
Externship Opportunities - Coming Soon!
Announcing the Wysiwash Wellness Grant! Winners to be announced soon! A new grant helps animal shelters take on new measures to control the spread of disease, sponsored by Wysiwash and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Find out more!
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette O'Quin on winning the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare Award! Read more here.
ASV Past President, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore in the news and doing great things! Read all about her new project in suspected cases of animal abuse in the Boston area.
Million Cat Challenge Update - Half a million cats saved so far!! Read more
Board Certification in Shelter Veterinary Medicine is now a reality!