Veterinary Student Externships
Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital is a 3rd generation family-owned veterinary hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We are a full-service, small animal hospital offering primary care, emergency, and specialty services. We are actively expanding but are currently available for emergencies 7am-midnight every day and offer in-house dentistry, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, critical care, radiology, oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, behavior, and rehabilitation services. We have a full in-house laboratory, oxygen cages, new ultrasound machine, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, 64-slice CT, 1.5-Tesla MRI, and underwater treadmill. Our focus is optimizing patient and client care while working in a collegial environment that fosters continuing education and job satisfaction. We enjoy working with students and think we have a lot to offer in return. Veterinary students are welcome to visit for a day or do a formal clinical year externship. Scheduling is flexible and housing assistance or stipend is available. Our externship focuses on primary care (including dentistry and rehab), emergency and critical care, surgery, and neurology, and is a balance of hands-on experience and topic- and case-based didactic discussions.
Please contact me with any questions or to arrange a visit or an externship.
Gary Puglia, DVM, DACVECC
Veterinary Technician Externship
Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital is a 3rd generation family-owned veterinary hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Hickory works with the local Veterinary Technician Colleges during their student’s clinical externship. Hickory provides veterinary technician students with the experience of working in a real emergency and specialty hospital during their final semester of college. This experience and extensive training that the student receives while at Hickory can help prepare them for a successful career in veterinary medicine.
During the student’s time at Hickory they will rotate in our various specialty departments. Externships may open employment opportunities at Hickory for students, or better prepare them for their future careers.
At Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital, veterinary technicians are the backbone of our practice. Through working with Veterinary Technician Colleges, we have come to understand the importance of mentoring students and helping train the next generation of veterinary technicians and are excited to share our passion in the field with them!
For more information, please contact [email protected]