We are proud to be a participant in our local high school Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP). Each academic year, we offer one internship position to a high school student interested in becoming a veterinarian. The internship is coordinated through the Coordinator for the high school YAP and the student typically spends two to three hours each day at the clinic. The intern will learn many valuable skills observing the daily on-goings of the clinic. Specific daily responsibilities will be assigned to the student and performance evaluations will be conducted based on the YAP requirements. Former interns have learned laboratory techniques, animal restraint, blood drawing and injection, surgical sterilization and procedure, and a wealth of information about animal health.
The internship is competitive. If interested, please have your high school YAP Coordinator contact Debbie Lord at the clinic. You should then submit a letter stating your future goals and a brief resume to the clinic. Interviews are conducted and one intern is chosen.