RBVH Veterinary Technician Externships

RBVH offers students enrolled in veterinary technician programs the opportunity to participate in supervised instruction in a clinical setting. Externships are offered for both veterinary technician students and specialty veterinary technician students.

Technician Student Externship

This externship is for students on a formal curriculum with a partnered AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program. Student externs are here for one to three months, depending on particular college requirements. The goal of the program is to provide technician student instruction in various clinical settings to produce a clinically competent technician at the end of the program. RBVH provides administrative duties required by the college to properly document instruction in all required areas. College credit is given for their externship.

Student Requirements:

  • Background check (provided by student)
  • Drug test (provided by student)
  • Rabies vaccine (provided by student)
  • Proof of health insurance


  • None

Clinical Hosting Fee:

  • $1/hour of clinical instruction

Affiliated Colleges:

  • Bergen Community College in Bergen, New Jersey
  • Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Contact our hospital for additional information about this program.

AAHA Referral Accredited

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated regularly on approximately 900 quality of care standards. Veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service and they are re-evaluated every three years to make sure they are keeping up with industry updates.

Choosing an AAHA accredited veterinary practice for your pet's medical care assures you that the practice has the facilities, equipment, staff, and medical protocols required for high quality care.

Because participating with the AAHA Standards and the Accreditation Program is voluntary, practices that earn AAHA certification have enough confidence in the level of their care to welcome measurement from an outside organization against the most rigorous published standards in the industry. Approximately 3,200 veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada have made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of veterinary care.