Employment Opportunities

Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers opportunities for professional growth as well as a competitive salary and benefits package. Employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug screen and background check.

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Carolina Veterinary Specialists was founded to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care for companion animals. We operate full-service, 24-hour-a-day medical facilities in Charlotte, Greensboro, Huntersville, Matthews, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

  • Emergency facilities are available on a walk-in basis after-hours and on weekends and holidays to provide emergency care when your veterinarian is unavailable
  • The daytime practice provides referral services for our primary care veterinarians and their clients in a comprehensive variety of medical disciplines, including: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Cardiology and Oncology
  • All animal specialists are board-certified and have completed years of advanced training in their respective disciplines

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists, exceptional client experiences, unsurpassed patient care, and round-the-clock accessibility are the keys to our success. We provide employees with a supportive workplace culture encouraging of professional growth and development. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess strong communication skills and wish to make a difference in the lives of pets and their families, please visit our job board by clicking the following link to submit your application and resume today!

Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers a rotating small animal internship through the VIRMP Matching Program.

Please note: This internship is for DVM graduates only. 

Rotations and elective rotations are available in:
Internal MedicineSurgeryNeurology
OncologyAvian & Exotics MedicineOphthalmology
CardiologyDermatologyEmergency Medicine


The successfully-matched intern will be an integral part of the hospital with intensive exposure to complicated and interesting small animal cases in both primary and secondary roles. There are weekly case rounds, journal rounds, M&M rounds and monthly topic rounds.

We endeavor to create a constructive, supportive and congenial atmosphere in which to prepare an intern for either further pursuits in academia or entry into private practice. Interns will be given the opportunity to gain the tools and knowledge necessary to practice high-quality veterinary medicine or enter any residency program in North America.

We have two separate intern programs:

  • Charlotte/Huntersville/Matthews
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem

Please note: Some of the core and elective rotations are only available at particular hospitals.

Internship Coordinator
Shanna Itson
Danielle Coulon

Carolina Veterinary Specialists is committed to the future of veterinary medicine through the education of industry professionals, proudly providing externship opportunities to veterinary students in their third and/or fourth years. Designed for students interested in pursuing internships or for those seeking experience in a specialized discipline, our externship programs offer students exposure to diverse caseloads in busy and progressive referral and emergency hospital settings. Externs will participate directly with clinicians and interns in case management, case-based and journal club rounds, as well as assisting with patient assessment and care.

Externships opportunities are offered in the following areas of practice:

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

We offer two externship programs based on location and rotation preferences:

  • Charlotte | Huntersville | Matthews
  • Greensboro | Winston-Salem

Please note: Some rotations are only available at select locations

Forms and Resources

Interested students should submit a completed application to the appropriate contact person:

Internship Coordinator
Shanna Itson

Carolina Veterinary Specialists is pleased to offer externship opportunities for students of AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology programs. Students interested in conducting externships with us should contact their school directly to find out if we are already an approved externship site; if not, the school can contact us in order to begin the approval process. For more information you may contact:

Internship Coordinator

We love to hear about members of the community that are interested and excited about a prospective education or career in veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, due to risk and liability we are unable to allow anyone to shadow or volunteer outside of the internship or externship programs at this time. Thank you for your interest in our organization!