The SF SPCA offers general practice externship opportunities for 4th year veterinary candidates from U.S.-based degree programs. Students can experience a modern, full-service general practice hospital at the Mission Campus or an emergent/preventive care facility at our Pacific Heights Campus. We are unique in that our general practice programs integrate with our community medicine programs introducing veterinary students with an interest in rescue and welfare to a progressive, clinical care model in a large, urban setting.
We have a medical staff of 40+ DVMs, including a board-certified internal medicine specialist. Student externs gain valuable experience at the SF SPCA campuses. We also host interns (first year post-graduates) for spay/neuter surgical rotations via the VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists internship program. The SF SPCA does not offer internships for veterinary post-graduates or training to veterinarians seeking s/n surgical experience.
Student externs participate in the following modules as available: