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Aquatic Veterinary Student Externships


NOTE: Veterinary student externship summaries below are listed chronologically, based on application deadlines.  Those not having a specific deadline are at the bottom of the list. Many of these externship summaries have been submitted by students who participated in the externship; please contact the organization for up-to-date details. 

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Eagle Fish Health Laboratory

Location: Eagle , Idaho , United States

Application Deadline: N/A

Field and Laboratory experience in diagnostic and inspection services to anadromous and resident fish hatcheries of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).

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Mystic Aquarium

Location: Mystic , CT , United States

Application Deadline: N/A

Mystic Aquarium and the Marine Science Magnet High School of SE CT offer a Joint Externship in Aquaculture. After learning aquaculture techniques from experienced aquarists, the extern will conduct aquaculture operations, research, and education.

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The Tennessee Aquarium

Location: Chattanooga , Tennessee , United States

Application Deadline: N/A

The Tennessee Aquarium provides a two week externship for students in clinical years of veterinary training. The externs have the opportunity to work with veterinary staff as well as husbandry professionals. Housing and a meal stipend is provided.

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Location: Bristol , RI , United States

Application Deadline: N/A

Students sometimes take AQUAVET courses as externship experiences. Information and applications are available on the website. Class size is limited, making admission competitive. It is open to veterinary students as well as graduate veterinarians.

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Stephen Reichley, DVM, PhD, CertAqV
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