We consider ourselves a teaching hospital and truly enjoy having students here and teaching them as much as possible. Veazie Veterinary Clinic offers several different opportunities for students to experience the world of veterinary medicine. The different options and the qualifications for each are listed below. (All of these opportunities are unpaid.)
Job Shadowing: Students should be in 8th grade up through their senior year of college. It consists of a one-time 2 to 3 hour visit to shadow one of our veterinarians as they go through part of their day.
Second Year Tech Students: This is for students who are in their second year of the Veterinary Technician program at The University of Maine at Augusta. This program consists of 10 hours spread out over 5 weeks spent shadowing our technicians. During this time the student will get to see what technician’s job entails and have the opportunity to ask questions as their class requires.
Fourth Year Tech Student Externship: This is for students who are in their fourth year of the Veterinary Technician program at The University of Maine at Augusta. This externship consists of a seven week period of working at Veazie Vet for a minimum 32 hours a week. During this time period the student will spend time in all the areas of the hospital working as a technician. Weekly meetings are held with a mentor and supervisor to assess how their skills and to answer any questions that they may have.
Pre-Veterinary Internship: This program is designed for students enrolled in a pre-veterinary undergraduate program who intend to apply to veterinary school. It is important for applicants to be certain this is an appropriate career choice prior to committing to the rigors and expense of veterinary school. Time commitment and duration of the internship will vary based on the students and clinic’s schedule and needs.
Fourth Year Vet Student Clinical Rotation: This opportunity is for students who are in their final year of (post-graduate) veterinary school. Students spend a designated amount of time (typically two to three weeks) here working one on one with our veterinarians. Students are generally paired with one specific doctor but do spend time learning and shadowing the others as well. The focus for the student is on both small animal practice as well as the management side of running a high functioning veterinary clinic.
If you are interested in taking advantage of any of these opportunities, or have any questions about them, please contact us at (207) 941-8840 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.