Externships

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externships

Does your shelter have a full-time veterinarian on staff who is responsible for the care of your animals? To help animals in our shelters, and to expose veterinary students to shelter medicine we are seeking animal shelters that would like to share their model programs related to shelter medicine, particularly the care, treatment and well-being of the animals residing in the shelter.

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externship is now available to shelters that have a live release rate of 90% or better. This Externship training would be offered to current 3rd and 4th year veterinary students.

Shelters may apply for up to $8,000 to host four Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externships. This funding includes $1,500 stipends for each extern to cover their travel expenses and $500 per student to the host shelter.

Apply for Shelter Medicine Externship