The PAWS Veterinary Externship Program was established in 1998 to address the lack of training in the field of the human-animal bond in traditional veterinary medical education. In response to few opportunities for veterinary students to gain practical experience in issues involving the human-animal bond, a month-long veterinary internship program was established to provide firsthand experience in the context of a private, nonprofit organization such as PAWS.
PAWS Veterinary Externship Program is a 1-month externship at the PAWS San Francisco office. The objectives of this program are to educate future and current veterinarians about the significance of the human-animal bond, promote public health via education on the health benefits and risks of animal companionship, and provide experience with the operation of a community-based nonprofit organization.In addition to engaging in an educational project at the PAWS office and participating in the Food Bank, students have opportunities to participate in hands-on work with PAWS at Ask the Vet Clinics, SPCA Vaccine Clinics, Vet SOS mobile veterinary services to homeless camps in San Francisco and Pets Unlimited, a nonprofit animal hospital and community partner of PAWS. In the past, externs have assisted with:
A stipend may be provided to cover travel and other miscellaneous expenses. PAWS is not able to guarantee housing.
2013 Externships are now CLOSED. For information about 2014 externships, please contact:
Joanne Kipnis, VP of Resource DevelopmentPAWS Veterinary Externship Programjkipnis@pawssf.org or 415.979.9550 ext 319
Veterinary Extern, Andrea Tu
3170 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone: 415.979.9550 | Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
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