Externship Opportunities

The Houston Humane Society would like to extend a non-paid externship invitation to all veterinary students across the United States and Texas, but especially to those who are considering a career in shelter medicine. Here at the Houston Humane Society we have worked tirelessly to build a world-class facility and would like to provide veterinary students with a fun and interesting world-class educational experience.
Share our passion for our Mission?
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.
If you share our passion for helping animals, we can’t wait to work with you! 
Requirements for Externship Opportunity
All veterinary students who are interested in our externship 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 a student veterinary technician. Students who participate in our externship program at the Houston Humane Society, 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).
Rotation Information
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 our Medical Director and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Tony Malone at or call 713-433-6421 Ext.311. Thank you for your interest in working with us and our animals!


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