AEMV Internships/Externships/Preceptorships - Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Internships/Externships/Preceptorships Available

This section is for posting faculty, residency, intern, and/or externship opportunities for exotical mammal veterinarians. These postings are free, are subject to approval by the board of directors and should be renewed monthly. Send postings to:


University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is proud to announce a one year Veterinary Technician Internship Program in Zoological Medicine.

This challenging internship offers an excellent opportunity for a graduated veterinary technician to be part of an exciting academic environment. The intern will be able to increase their skills and knowledge performing advanced techniques in zoological medicine while using state-of-the-art medical equipment. The caseload is approximately 80% exotic pets (mainly small mammals, reptiles, birds), and 20% zoo and wildlife including includes primates and venomous animals.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2014

The Veterinary Technician Internship program is a specialized internship for veterinary technicians wanting to focus on zoological medicine. Our program offers not only the opportunity for hands-on experience with a variety of species, but the ability to participate in UGA coursework in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and Surgery, research and develop a presentation or case report, and receive guidance and support from a program mentor.

Eligible candidates must have the following qualifications:

Salary and Benefits:

Questions about the program can be directed to Ms. Laura Light, or call 706-542-3221

To Apply Please Send by July 28, 2014:

Send completed application to;

Laura Light, RVT, LATg Specialty Services Technician Supervisor
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
501 DW Brooks Drive Room H1111A
Athens, GA 30602-7371
Tel: 706-542-3221
Fax: 706-583-0033


University of Georgia
Internship program in the department of exotic animal, wildlife and zoological medicine.
Contact Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers BvetMed DZooMed MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine - 1-706-542-6378

Dr. Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZM (Small mammal) - 1-706-542-3221

Dr. Natalie Antinoff, Dipl ABVP (Avian) and Dr. Sue Chen, Dipl ABVP (Avian)
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics offers a 1-y exotic pet medicine internship. The position is open to new graduates as well as those who have already had practice or internship experience. The position is available July 1-June 30. Applicants are selected through the VIRMP match program,
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics
1111 West Loop South, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77027

Preceptorships Available

West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic is accepting preceptorships/externships from 4 year veterinary students. The clinic sees 20-30 cases a day. We are 100% avian/exotic (30-40% small exotic).

Dr. Gregory Rich
3640 West Esplanade
Metairie, La 70002 - work phone (504) 455-6386

Education Opportunities/Externships

The following veterinary institutions and private practices have announced externships available with emphasis on small exotic mammals. Complete information on these opportunities can be obtained from the sponsor.

Dr. Natalie Antinoff, Dipl ABVP (Avian) and Dr. Sue Chen, Dipl ABVP (Avian)
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics welcomes 3rd and 4th year students in their clinical rotation for 2-4 week externships. We are 100% exotics within a specialty hospital, and our caseload is approximately 50% small mammal. Send your letter of intent, CV, and available dates to
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics
1111 West Loop South, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77027

Dr. Peter Fisher
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital
5201-A Virginia Beach Blvd.
757-499-1869 - 4-Doctor AAHA practice with about 30% exotics caseload. Housing provided.

Dr. Chris Griffin
Griffin Avian and Exotic Veterinary Hospital
1317 South Cannon Blvd, Suite 2
704-932-8111 - 4th year students welcome beginning late fall 2004. 100% exotic animal hospital with 30-40% small mammal.

Dr Angela Lennox
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis
9330 Waldemar Road
Indianapolis IN 46268
317-879-8633 - 100% exotic animal hospital, 40% small mammal.

Dr. Lauren Powers
Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Avian and Exotic Pet Service
A referral and emergency practice with several locations, busy avian and exotic service.

*Note that a number of veterinary schools offer internships that provide some small exotic mammal experience.