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Nashville Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Externships


We are proud to offer Veterinary Externships to students from AVMA schools.

NVS is an environment that is supportive, committed to excellent medicine, and provides exceptional service to animals and the people who love them.

An externship experience at an NVS gives students real-life clinical experience in a multi-specialty hospital, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working alongside experienced clinicians, board-certified specialists, current interns, and residents. Hands-on skills that may be practiced or observed include TPRs, examinations, anesthesia, surgical procedures, catheterization, ultrasound, and other diagnostic procedures as they are available.

Most externship experiences range from two to eight weeks depending on the student and hospital schedules. Externships at NVS are designed for 3rd and 4th-year students and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Stipend Program

Veterinary students who are in the clinical portion of their education are eligible for a travel/living expense stipend.

Click here to view list of stipend amounts and here for details on the stipend program.