Externship Opportunities

The Houston Humane Society would like to extend a non-paid externship invite to all veterinary students, but especially those who are considering a career in shelter medicine. Here at HHS we have worked tirelessly to build a world-class facility and would like to provide veterinary students with a world-class educational experience.
About HHS

The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.
We have dogscats, and an assortment of other animals ready to be adopted into their new forever homes! The adoption process is simple, and we even offer certain discounts for some of our furry friends.

All veterinary students who are interested in our program must be enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year at an accredited veterinary school (some exceptions will be made for 2nd year students).Similar requirements for student veterinary technician. Students who participate in our externship program at HHS, will participate in a 2 week or 4 week rotation, and will be expected to work 40 hours a week. In order to provide an excellent learning experience, we are only accepting 2-4 students per rotation.  Externship opportunities will be available during the months of May, June, July, and August (other months may be available upon request).

During the externship, veterinary students will be directly supervised in spaying and neutering, management and record keeping, sanitation, population management, medical health and physical well-being, behavioral health and mental well-being, animal handling, euthanasia, off site adoption events, and public health. A large portion of this rotation will consist of performing high volume, high quality, spay and neuter surgeries and techniques.  Veterinary technician students will have comprehensive hands on training in all areas of shelter medicine.
How to apply

If you are interested in this unique opportunity please email your proof of enrollment and a letter stating why you would like to participate in our summer externship program. If you have any questions regarding our program, please contact Dr. Tony Malone at or call 713-433-6421 Ext.311.


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