Humane Alliance: A Program of the ASPCA

I never would have imagined that such an incredible amount of experience could be gained in such a short span of time. The focus on skill development, surgical efficiency, and meticulous attention to detail are lessons I will carry with me always. "

Extern Training Overview

We are able to offer veterinary students an educational, hands-on experience that exposes them to the companion animal surgical sterilization process. We focus on the principle that the terms high-volume and high-quality are indeed compatible, as long as the rules of sound medicine and surgery are strictly enforced. This encompasses every aspect of a patient’s experience with us, including disease control, patient assessment and selection, behavior, patient preparation, mechanics of sterile surgical technique, record keeping, anesthetic and pain management protocol, and patient monitoring and support.

Although no stipends are awarded for these positions, dorm-style housing is provided on the premises in Asheville for only $50 per week.

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