Veterinary Student Pre-Vet Externships from RBVH

RBVH is pleased to offer this externship to undergraduate college students currently enrolled in a pre-vet program. The program is open to students who have completed their junior year. Externships are scheduled by March and are held in August. Space is very limited.

Undergraduate Student Extern (Pre-Vet) Externship

This externship is for undergraduate college students in a pre-vet program applying to veterinary school. Externship students spend two weeks observing in various clinical departments. Applicants must be in good academic standing, demonstrate a desire to continue on to veterinary school, and have a recommendation from a school or veterinary professional.

Pre-vet externs shadow departments and technicians and are under the direction of a CVT. 

Student Requirements:

  • Letter of recommendation from a veterinary professional or the attending college
  • Proof of good academic standing
  • Rabies vaccine preferred but not required
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Background check and drug test are not required at this time


  • None to student

Affiliated Colleges Include:

  • Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
  • DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
  • Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey

Contact Janet McConnell, Director of Education & Professional Development, 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.