At the San Antonio Humane Society, education is one of our top priorities. We currently offer externships for veterinary students and internships for veterinary technician students. We also offer advanced training for licensed veterinarians.
All veterinary students interested in an externship with the San Antonio Humane Society must be enrolled in their 4th year at an accredited veterinary school. Veterinary externship students will spend 2-4 weeks working with the San Antonio Humane Society. During the externship, students will learn and actively participate in high volume/high quality spay and neuter surgeries, shelter medicine, animal transfer and rescue, client communication, and, most importantly, the value of shelter and community care. We have already welcomed students from Texas A&M University, Kansas State University, and Western University of the Health Sciences in Pomona, California.
For more information or to be considered for an externship, email proof of enrollment and why you desire an externship with the San Antonio Humane Society to our Shelter Medicine Veterinarian, Dr. Courtney Hurst Bridgeman, at
. To ensure the highest quality externship experience, we will only accept one extern at a time.
Veterinary Technician Students
Individuals, 18 years of age or older, who have the desire to attend or are currently attending the Palo Alto College Veterinary Technology Program or a similar program can obtain their hours at the San Antonio Humane Society. These programs often require students to volunteer in a veterinary setting supervised by a licensed Veterinarian.
As a pre-requisite, all individuals must attend a Volunteer Orientation and follow up meeting.
Advanced Training for Licensed Veterinarians
Advanced training is offered for licensed veterinarians in high volume/high quality spay and neuter surgeries. It is our goal to help licensed veterinarians decrease surgery time and increase safety and efficiency.
In order to participate in training, all licensed veterinarians must attend a volunteer orientation.
To sign up for advanced veterinary training, email your veterinary license number to our Shelter Medicine Veterinarian, Dr. Courtney Hurst Bridgeman, at
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