Lap of Love Student Externship  Opportunities

Are you a veterinary student? Learn more about our one-of-a-kind externship program that gives you the unique opportunity to go inside a client's home to help manage every aspect of a pet's end-of-life care.

Veterinary externship

About the externship

Saying goodbye to our beloved animals is extremely difficult, but Lap of Love veterinarians help ease this pain by guiding animals through a peaceful passing in the comfort of their home, surrounded by their loving family members. This unique practice of veterinary medicine and the many benefits it offers is unparalleled. As a part of our 3-day externship program, you will be given the opportunity to witness this first hand. Veterinary students from around the world are invited to shadow our Tampa, Florida, veterinarians on house call hospice and euthanasia appointments, as well as learn from our veterinary care coordinators, who are the first line of communication with clients enduring the end-of-life decision.

Scholarship opportunity

One of the most critical aspects of learning to be a veterinarian is obtaining real, hands-on training. Externships and internships are fabulous ways to gain experience, meet fellow colleagues, and learn from a variety of doctors, clients, and patients that you may not have had exposure to in the university setting. While these are wonderful opportunities, many of them are extremely costly. So to help you participate in a Lap of Love externship without the financial burden, we've created the Angel Externship Fund, which helps pay for students' externship experiences via scholarships. Interested in applying for one? Good news—you don't have to! Once you are accepted into the externship program, you are automatically eligible for a scholarship!

Support the Lap of Love Angel Externship Fund

Oftentimes, families that have been assisted by a Lap of Love veterinarian want to give back in some way. The Lap of Love Angel Externship program is one way they can do that in honor of their pet. All donations received will be fully applied to a future veterinarian doing an externship with Lap of Love in Tampa, Florida.

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Veterinary externship program

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