RBVH Advanced Specialty 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 Specialty Externship

This advanced externship is for second year veterinary technician students. These students must be competent in basic clinical technician skills and seeking exposure to specialty nursing. 

Specific tasks and hourly requirements are determined by the attending college. The goal of the specialty externship is to expose the graduating veterinary technician to nursing skills in a variety of specialties including ECC, neurology, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, internal medicine, and physical therapy. Students earn college credit for their specialty externship.

Student Requirements:

  • Background check (provided by student)
  • Drug Test (provided by student)
  • Rabies vaccine recommended but not required
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Letter of recommendation from attending college
  • Proof of good academic standing


  • None for student

Clinical Hosting Fee:

  • $1/hour of clinical instruction

Affiliated Colleges:

  • 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.