Veterinary Internships

ahealthVeterinary Student Externship
The Animal Health Department is currently accepting externship applications for fourth-year veterinary students (third-year students will be considered if in their clinical year). The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Externships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekend hours are possible).  Externs will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.

Interested students should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcripts, letters from two professional references, and 2-3 potential time slots to Dr. Ginger Sturgeon via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at vethsp@pittsburghzoo.org. Additional information about the program can be located at www.aazv.org.


Veterinary Technician Internship

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting internship applications from veterinary technician students.  The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Internships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, veterinary technician school transcripts, and 2-3 potential time slots to Libby Galvanek, CAHT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at vethsp@pittsburghzoo.org.

 

Animal Health Undergraduate Internship

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting summer internship applications from undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in wildlife or zoo medicine.  The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and the International Conservation Center.

The animal health undergraduate internship is a minimum of 10 weeks long between May and September, consisting of 40 hour work weeks Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.  Students should have a strong interest in zoo and wildlife veterinary medicine. Interns may be required to work in inclement weather, lift heavy loads, and must be dependable.  The duties of the intern will vary widely and may include: assisting with setting up and cleaning up of veterinary procedures, restocking hospital supplies, cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, animal observations, cleaning and disinfecting animal enclosures, assisting with lab sample processing including blood, urine and feces, and other duties as assigned.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation along with a potential start date with the length of time available to Kristine Trotta-Hissrich, LVT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at vethsp@pittsburghzoo.org. Or mail to One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  The application deadline is April 1 of each year.