Postgraduate Education

AMC’s Internship Program

Our one-year Internship Program provides veterinarians with the opportunity to reinforce, extend, and refine their clinical skills and enhance their diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

Interns rotate through many of our 17 services, providing them with hands-on experience working with a diverse and varied caseload. This is combined with a high level of specialty support by board certified veterinary specialists, creating a dynamic learning environment for individuals interested in private practice, residency training, or clinical research. Emphasis is placed on the development and reinforcement of disease mechanisms, development of “state-of-the-art” clinical practice, and the building of a career dedicated to life-long learning in veterinary medicine.

Interns rotate through the following services: Critical Care (Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care), Internal Medicine, Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, and Dermatology. Additional rotations in Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Neurology, and Ophthalmology supplement the core program.

Clinical experience is supplemented by seminars presented by seasoned lecturers and nationally recognized speakers. Interns are also given the opportunity to present clinical case material in order to reinforce their diagnostic skills.

All interns are assigned an intern from the previous year’s class, to mentor them during the orientation period. Interns are also assigned a staff doctor who provides mentoring and guidance throughout the internship year. For more information about the AMC Internship Program, please email

Interns are selected through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.

*Notice to students and veterinarians: For information about NYS licensure, please see the New York State Office of the Professions website. For information about the internship application process, please visit the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program website.

The application deadlines vary each year but are always clearly posted on the VIRMP website.

“While completing an internship at AMC, I appreciated the opportunity to gain a comprehensive post-graduate education in clinical veterinary medicine. The high quality, evidence-based medicine and broad experience of the staff meant I was receiving the best education possible through hands-on training. The ability to consult with numerous experts in different fields meant our patients received the best care by a compassionate veterinary team. As I worked with the AMC surgeons through the internship, they provided an example for the kind of doctor I wanted to be: dedicated, skilled, and empathetic. The unparalleled OR and anesthesia teams, advanced equipment, and cutting-edge interventions reinvigorated my passion for veterinary surgery. I knew this environment was where I wanted to continue my education through residency training in surgery while ensuring my patients receive the highest quality care.”  

Jonathan Ferrari, VMD, Former Intern & Current Surgery Resident


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