Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers an animal externship program for third and fourth year veterinary students. This program is for students interested in pursuing internships or for those seeking experience in a specialty they are interested in or not exposed to in school. Students are encouraged to specify their areas of interest so that rotations can be arranged accordingly.


Externships can be arranged with:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Avian / Exotics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine & Neurology combined


The goal of the externship is for students to be exposed to a diverse caseload in a busy private referral hospital. Externs participate directly with clinicians in case management and in case-based and journal club rounds in conjunction with our interns.


Please note that we have two separate intern programs, Charlotte/Huntersville and Greensboro/Winston-Salem. Some of the specialties are only available at particular hospitals.



Contact: Neil Kelker






Contact: Dorothy Wagner