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Veterinary Technician Internship Program

lila-in-primary-careSummary of Program

The veterinary technician internship program is a specialized internship for veterinary technicians wanting to focus in either anesthesia & pain management or emergency medicine & critical care. The program is designed to offer the technician the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain experience in a specific discipline.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program and at the minimum be eligible to sit for the VTNE by the internship start date. Experienced technicians that are credentialed (certified, registered or licensed) are also welcome to apply.

Application Process and Deadline

Candidates are required to submit an application form with a letter of interest, resume, two letters of recommendation (DVM, Credentialed Veterinary Technician, or Practice Manager), Veterinary Technology Program transcripts, and documentation of degree and credentials (if applicable). Application packets from candidates should be received by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine by February 28, 2017 by 5pm EST.

Number of Candidates

We are currently accepting one intern for Anesthesia & Pain Management and one intern for Emergency Medicine & Critical Care.

Salary and Benefits

The veterinary technician interns will be paid an annual salary of $29,500. Health insurance including dental and vision insurance is provided to the intern as part of the compensation package. The interns will be responsible for their own living accommodations.

Vacation/Personal Leave

The veterinary technician interns have 10 days paid personal leave during the year.

Schedule

Most of the program will be spent with either the anesthesia or emergency & critical care service, but some time will be spent in other rotations as well. Overall, veterinary technician interns should be prepared to be scheduled on overnight rotations, as well as weekends and holidays.

Acceptance

The technician will be notified of acceptance by March 31, 2017. The internship program dates are June 20, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

If the applicant(s) chosen does not graduate until the Spring before the internship start date, their continued acceptance in the program is contingent on their graduation. Proof of obtaining their degree will be required once received. Additionally, the chosen intern(s) is welcome to take their VTNE after the start of the internship.

To Apply

1. Download the UF Veterinary Technician Internship Application form

2. Application packet consists of:

• Application Form
• Resume
• Letter of Interest
• Two Letters of Recommendation
• Veterinary Technician Program Transcripts (through the last semester completed, do not include Social Security number)
• Documentation of Degree and Credentials (if applicable at time of application due date, otherwise if chosen for program at the minimum degree documentation will be required before internship start date)

3. Send application package electronically by February 28, 2017 5pm EST to: VM-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu

4. If you have questions about the program contact:
Sheri Holloway or Maya Hester
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-392-2235