sidebar externshipsThe Kansas Humane Society believes that spay/neuter programs are an essential part of the plan to decrease the number of homeless animals. Through our unique externship program we are able to teach the basics: animal handling, basic physical examination, basic diagnostics, anesthesia, appropriate patient/surgeon prep, aseptic technique, and soft tissue surgical procedures and techniques (spay, neuter, possibly umbilical hernia repair, and basic soft tissue surgeries).

The extern will also have exposure to shelter medical care, shelter math, behavior, and best practices for shelters based on ASV shelter guidelines. This program gives the extern insight into the special relationship between shelters and area veterinarians and how you don’t have to become a shelter veterinarian to have a positive impact in the community.

Surgical Externship

For 3rd and 4th year vet students. Perform surgeries with KHS veterinarian supervision. $300/week. Book your externship below and pay online. You can book multiple weeks, but you have to make a new booking for each one.

Mentorship

For 1st and 2nd year vet students. Purely observational (hands off). No fee. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up.

Internship

For already licensed DVMs that just need more surgical experience. No fee. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up.

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