Internship Program

Veterinary Student Clinical Programs


The mission of AMC’s Institute for Postgraduate Education is to provide high-quality undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate educational opportunities in clinical veterinary medicine.

Our programs include an Externship Program for veterinary students, a one-year Internship Program for veterinary school graduates and a Residency Program for graduates interested in specialty board certification.

Internship Program

The AMC Internship Program is designed to provide qualified applicants with the opportunity to reinforce, extend, and refine their clinical skills and enhance their diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

The large and varied caseload, combined with a high level of specialty support by experienced veterinarians and board certified veterinary specialists, creates an invigorating learning environment for individuals interested in private practice, residency training or clinical research. Emphasis is placed upon 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, Dermatology, and Neurology. Additional rotations in Cardiology, Interventiontional Radiology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Ophthalmology supplement the core program.

Interns also receive training in rehabilitative medicine, pain management and client counseling (human-animal bond). 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 clinical experiences.

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

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