Veterinary Opportunities

Disclaimer: These links are provided for your convenience and do not represent an endorsement by Health Careers Advising or Brown University. In addition, Health Careers Advising and Brown University are not responsible for the content of any pages linked to this web site.

NOTE: During the first year of the pandemic there were limitations on clinical, service, research and other activities. Beginning in fall 2021 many activities of this kind have resumed either in-person or remotely. This is a challenge shared by students throughout the country. You can engage in activities remotely if in-person activities aren't available depending on the public health circumstances.

On campus, Dr. Lara Helwig, DVM and colleagues at the Brown Center for Animal Resources and Education can be a great source of insight about the profession. 

Providence Animal Rescue League--Volunteerism

Rhode Island SPCA--Volunteerism

Providence Volunteer Services for Animals (VSA)--a variety of volunteer opportunities

Providence Roger Williams Park Zoo--Volunteerism

North Grafton, MA--Adventures in Veterinary Medicine, Tufts Vet School

East Lansing, MI--Biomedical Reserach for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH) at Michigan State Vet School

Rochester, NY--Seneca Park Zoo AAB Pre-Vet Summer Fellowship

Portland, OR--Oregon Zoo Internships

Multiple Locations--International Service Learning

Multiple Locations--AVMA International Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine


Information about the Profession:

Explore Health Careers- Veterinary Medicine

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Veterinary Schools Prerequisite Chart, School Information and much more

AVMA Veterinary Workforce Study

Links to veterinary medical programs and application system