VCA Veterinary Student Summer Experience in Westfield, Massachusetts
Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.
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VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital is a well-established, multi-doctor practice in beautiful Westfield, Massachusetts.
Calling all Veterinary School Students! Come join our Hospital Team this summer, earn some income, and be a part of VCA’s Veterinary Student Summer Experience!
In this paid position, you will work alongside our experienced doctors, technicians/assistants and support staff to provide the best medical care and customer service to our patients and clients. The role functions as a Veterinary Assistant so you can work on technical skills and medical knowledge while also expanding on communication skills and learning more about the veterinary profession. Each student participating in the program will be assigned a Doctor Advisor for case discussion and an inside look to the daily fun and excitement of being a practicing small animal veterinarian.
In addition to functioning as a Veterinary Assistant, you will have the opportunity to pick a patient and create a case report from intake, workup and diagnosis to treatment plan and follow up. You will also have access to VCA programs and technology including Woofware, Woof University, Shelter Partnerships, Telemedicine, VCA Apps and Continuing Education. Apply now to further your veterinary education with VCA.
The Veterinary Student Summer Associate position is open to current veterinary school students enrolled in an accredited veterinary university. Applicants should be authorized to work in the US and available for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer months. Scheduling determined per location.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!