Graduate Veterinary Clinical Practices Program

The Animal Medical Center is not accepting applications at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

animal medical centerThe Animal Medical Center’s Graduate Veterinarian Clinical Practices Program was established to serve those veterinarians who want advanced clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery.

Veterinarians from all over the world come to the AMC, one of the largest postgraduate veterinary medical training hospitals, to enhance their clinical preparation and take advantage of the large volume and diversity of medical and surgical cases.

The Animal Medical Center’s professional staff includes over 28 board certified veterinarians, 15 interns, 20 residents, and 200 support and administrative personnel.

Emphasis is placed on clinical training. The teaching experience of the staff provides an intensive and challenging learning atmosphere.

Program Details

Applications must be received 3 months before the requested period of training. We do not enroll participants from June 1st through July 20th. As space is limited, we highly recommend that candidates request dates which fall between January and May of each calendar year. Although there are no fixed time limits for the veterinarians participation, a minimum of two weeks in a rotation is strongly recommended. Each veterinarian is assigned to the service area or discipline of their preference (space permitting). It is important that participants be certain of their choices when applying. Once an assignment has begun, there can be no alterations. Because each service maintains different work schedules (i.e., Sunday through Thursday, Monday through Friday, Tuesday through Saturday), the starting day is important. Please be flexible regarding scheduled rotations.

Please understand that due to strict New York State licensing laws, visiting veterinarians are not allowed any hands-on training. This program is strictly observational.

The services of the Animal Medical Center are as follows:

  • Avian and Exotics (Tues – Fri)
  • Cardiology (Mon – Sat)
  • Critical Care and Emergency (7 days a week/Noon – 8pm)
  • Dentistry (Mon – Fri) *needs approval
  • Dermatology (Tues – Sat)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (Mon – Fri or Tues – Sat)
  • Internal Medicine A (7 days a week)
  • Internal Medicine B (Mon – Fri)
  • Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy (Mon – Thurs) *needs approval
  • Neurology (Mon – Fri)
  • Oncology (Mon – Sat)
  • Ophthalmology (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (Mon – Fri)
  • Pathology (Mon – Fri) *needs approval
  • Radiation Oncology (Mon – Fri)
  • Rehabilitation and Canine Physical Therapy (Mon – Sat)
  • Surgery 1 (Mon – Fri)
  • Surgery 2 (Soft Tissue only) (Mon – Fri)
  • Surgery 3 (Mon – Fri)

Read our service descriptions for more information.

Participants are active in discussions on the medical service to which they are assigned. Participants may attend regularly scheduled medical and surgical morning lectures as well as continuing education seminars. Great emphasis is placed on case discussion, including disease processes, differential diagnoses, and management of medical and surgical problems. An average of 10 to 12 hours per day is spent with the assigned service.

The Animal Medical Center provides formal grades or attendance certification as requested by another institution. Also, clinical lab coats are provided.

The AMC has a cafeteria located which serves breakfast and lunch throughout the week.

The AMC, an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Affirmative Action, carefully reviews each applicant’s credentials.

Candidates must be fluent in English to participate in the program.

The established fees for the AMC’s Graduate Veterinarian Clinical Practices Program are $100 per day or $500.00 per week.

For more information about this program, please email