Making the transition from veterinary technician student to working in a professional practice is a big step. Through Acton Veterinary Group’s Veterinary Externship Program, we’re here to support you as you move forward in your career. As a student, you’ll get the opportunity to work alongside a team and participate in all aspects of patient care. You will get an invaluable, realistic look at life as a veterinary professional with client interaction and firsthand experience in a hospital setting.
The Experience Participants will experience the typical caseload of a small animal practice. Under the supervision of our doctors and staff and in accordance with Texas’s practice act, you will gather histories, perform physical exams, assist with surgery, assist with anesthesia, perform treatments and skills as required, develop client communication skills, polish your clinical/technical skills and learn our approach to business.
Where You’ll Be Working We have two animal hospitals in Granbury, Texas: Acton Animal Hospital and Morgan Street Animal Hospital. You may be asked to work in both or either locations (but they’re very near to each other, so it’s not much of a hike!). Granbury is a fine little town. Being 30 minutes from Fort Worth means it has all the best features of a big city, with all the coziness and tranquility of a country town. In the center of our town is Lake Granbury, a peaceful spot for recreational past times like boating and fishing. Our historic downtown square offers plenty to do and see, and always has something going on at the weekend!
Externships are flexible—they can range from two to eight weeks during the year, but are typically two or three weeks in length. Your schedule will include weekdays and Saturdays. There are no afterhours emergencies. You must be enrolled in an accredited Veterinary program and authorized to work in the United States. Program placement requires submission of a CV or resume.
Additional Salary Information: Will assist with housing if needed. Pay will vary based on school requirements.
About Acton Veterinary Group PLLC
Acton Animal Hospital respects the human-pet relationship and its importance to your family. All members of our practice pledge to educate our clients, helping each client understand all aspects of pet health and preventative care, emphasizing the highest possible quality of life. We promise to provide exceptional medicine and an effective treatment plan outlining the care of your well, sick, or injured pet. We vow to treat each pet not only with the best medicine, but with love and respect, to provide a state-of-the-art clinic that is clean and well-maintained, and to ensure your pet's safety while in our care.