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.

To Apply:
Before you apply, review the Maddie’s Fund® Grant Requirements and ensure you meet these requirements. 

Complete and submit to us the application form titled "Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externship” in the Maddie’s Fund Grants Portal. If this is your first time accessing our grants portal, you’ll need to create an account by clicking on "New User?” from the login page and follow instructions to create your account.

There is no deadline to apply for Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externship grants.

You can download a sample application in the Related Links box on the right and prepare your responses to the questions. This sample application is provided for reference only and questions are subject to change. To apply for a Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Externship grant, you will need to apply through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal.

Apply for Shelter Medicine Externship