Externships & Internships

Looking for some hands-on experience in a fast-paced animal hospital? Need to fulfill requirements for your DVM or veterinary technician program? Apply for one of our externships or internship!

Veterinary Employment Opportunities in Orland Park

As an extern, you will work under the direct supervision of an experienced veterinarian at Midwest Animal Hospital. To complete your externship, you will need to fulfill a set of objectives predetermined by your college or university. You will have the opportunity to work alongside other Midwest Animal Hospital professionals and actively participate in every aspect of patient care.

We’re not just looking for talent; we like to get to know our externs and help them maximize their potential. Every student learns at their own pace, but we want to make sure we’re giving you the best tools.

Since we are open 7 days a week and accept walk-ins, you can expect to see a high volume of patients and clients. This will give you the opportunity to learn at a much faster pace than you would at a standard appointment-only practice. Like our employees, we expect externs to work hard interacting with our clients and getting hands-on experience.

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 various medical cases
  • Providing wellness care
  • Sharpening your client communication skills
  • Fine-tuning your clinical and technical skills
  • Understanding and adhering to the Midwest Animal Hospital business model

Requirements
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 coverage

Externship Form
Complete and submit the form to inquire about veterinary externship opportunities.

Students looking to become veterinary technicians will get to work with a full team of veterinarians, technicians, and more to obtain firsthand experience at Midwest Animal Hospital. You can expect a fast-paced environment and a high number of patients and clients. If you’re fully committed to working in veterinary medicine, you won’t find a better place to learn and grow.

You will work under the supervision and instruction of a licensed veterinary technician for the duration of your externship. You and your mentor will follow an established set of objectives assigned by your school. The goal is to prepare you for a career with Midwest Animal Hospital by providing a quality learning environment during your clinical period. Additionally, after completing your externship, you will be better prepared for your state exam and/or Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Requirements
For eligibility, applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in an AVMA/CVTEA-accredited Veterinary Technology program
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Available to work days, evenings, and weekends

For program placement, applicants need to participate in the application, selection, and onboarding process.

Externship Form
Complete and submit the form to inquire about veterinary technician externship opportunities.

You will be working under the direct supervision of our veterinarians as a veterinary assistant. Your main duties will include:

  • Learning how to perform a physical exam
  • Providing the appropriate care to patients
  • Using diagnostic tools and effectively analyzing and interpreting various diagnostic materials (lab tests, X-rays, etc.)
  • Learning how to prepare for surgical procedures and monitor patients that are under anesthesia
  • Improving your interpersonal communication skills with training

Requirements

To be eligible for our internship program, you must be:

  • A first- or third-year veterinary student enrolled in an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine program
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Available for a 6 to 10-week period during summer break and committed to a flexible schedule (32-40 hours a week) including evenings and weekends

To see job positions currently available at Midwest Animal Hosptial, go here.