Veterinary Technician Internship Program
The veterinary technician internship program is for technicians wanting to either focus in Anesthesia & Pain Management or Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, or participate in a General/Rotating internship program. The program is designed to offer technicians the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain experience in a specific discipline, or various core specialty services with the opportunity to choose to visit various elective specialty services as well.
For the Anesthesia & Pain Management and the Emergency & Critical Care programs, most time will be spent with the core specialty service but some time will be spent in the alternate specialty service as well.
For the General/Rotating program, technician interns will spend various time periods on core specialty services including possibly internal medicine, radiology, and anesthesia with the option to visit various elective specialty services as well.
Overall, for any track, veterinary technician interns should be prepared to be scheduled on overnight rotations, as well as weekends and holidays.
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.
We are unable to accept applications from non-U.S. citizens. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the program representatives before submitting application packet.
Number of Candidates
We are currently accepting one intern for Anesthesia & Pain Management, one intern for Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, and one intern for a General/Rotating internship.
Salary and Benefits
The veterinary technician interns will be paid an annual salary of $30,500. 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.
The veterinary technician interns have 10 days paid personal leave during the year.
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).
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 and before the start of the program. Additionally, the chosen intern(s) is welcome to take their VTNE after the start of the internship and licensure should be submitted as soon as it is obtained. If licensure has already been obtained please submit copy of degree and licensure with packet.
Application packets from candidates should be received by February 28th, 2018 by 5pm EST.
The technician will be notified of acceptance by March 30th, 2018 . The internship program dates are June 18th, 2018 – June 30th, 2019
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 and licensure should be submitted as soon as it is obtained. .
1. Download the UF Veterinary Technician Internship Application form
2. Application packet consists of:
• Application Form
• 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 28th, 2018 5pm EST to: VMfirstname.lastname@example.org
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