INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
Dear Pre-Vet Student,
Thank you for showing interested in our internship/volunteer program.
University Veterinary Center is dedicated to providing future veterinarians an internship experience unparallelled by any other veterinary hospital. Student interns will have the opportunity to:
✅ Observe client interactions and participate in the history taking process
✅ Get involved with cases and help perform physical examinations with our medical staff
✅ Participate in learning veterinary computer software and learn how to pull and review medical charts using an all electronic medical system.
✅ Participate in case rounds with technicians, technician assistants, and of course, our medical director.
✅ Watch surgery and scrub into surgery. Students will be encouraged to participate in surgical cases and the actual surgery procedure. Our medical director loves to teach people about surgery. This is an inherent part of our program, so if you cannot tolerate blood or "guts", please do not apply. This may not be the right program for you.
✅ Students will be taught how to "round" on cases and will be responsible for their patients.
✅Students will have the opportunity to be "on call" with our medical director. As such, they will be afforded the opportunity to participate in emergency cases and emergency surgery. This privilege will be limited to those who can come to the hospital within 30 minutes of a call or group text. If you do not live close to the hospital, you can still participate in the internship as on call is certainly not a requirement. This is just an added experience bonus for those who want it. We cannot wait for any intern - surgery will be performed with out without the intern as dictated by patient needs.
✅ Intern lectures and topic rounds will be performed whenever possible. Our main priority is patient care and ensuring a positive experience for our clients. But, we know how important teaching and mentorship is for the future generation and will make every effort to ensure your time is used wisely.
✅ Good attitude
✅ Ability to get to and from your internship "shifts", when applicable. Since this is a large hospital, the internship program will be organized by way of set times for students to rotate through. We will be treating you with the same respect as our internal staff, so we also expect the same level of professionalism from our interns.
✅ Please understand that your participation in our program is voluntary. We are trying to help YOU. If you have a bad attitude or cannot adhere to the rules of our hospital, we will terminate your internship abilities and ask you not to come back. Interning here is a privilege.
✅ Good, positive attitude. (Notice this is put here twice).
✅ Minimum of 10 hours per week. We believe that students really learn when they are immersed in the veterinary hospital environment. You need to participate in rounds, watch a case from beginning to end, scrub into surgery, help recover the patient, and be here when he comes back for recheck exams. In order to achieve that, you need to actually be here. It has been our experience in other hospitals that students who only participate in a few hours "here and there" don't really benefit from working in a hospital and are then just used to perform remedial tasks without any learning.
✅ You will absolutely be required to help around the hospital and aid the support staff in any and all aspects of patient care and hospital function. If a nurse asks you to do something, please do it. If a doctor requests special aid in a procedure, please participate. The goal is to have you be part of the hospital in every way, shape or form. And with the benefits of this program (scrubbing into surgery, letters of rec, etc) comes also the basic chores of working with animals (cleaning poop, walking dogs, etc).
Dr. Ash is our medical director and the sole reason behind our internship program. He wants students to become vets and wants to provide the mentorship and guidance he wishes he had when he was a student. He served as Valedictorian at UCLA and President of his veterinary school class at Colorado State University, one of the best vet schools in the country. Students wil undoubtedly benefit from his guidance and mentorship through our internship program. Our support staff is equally smart, patient, and helpful and students will likely learn a lot of "technical" skills from them, as well.
Are you still interested? If so, please fill out the application using the link below.
Your submitted application will go to 5 members of our team who will evaluate you on the basis of your resume, information provided, availability and ability to maintain the happy environment we want at work.
Thank you all for your interest in the University Veterinary Center internship program. We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors. In 2016, we will be taking a total of 3 interns and the slots will be provided on a rolling basis. Good luck!
GO TO THE APPLICATION LINK
1716 W. Glenoaks Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801