Veterinary Student Job Program

The Student Job Program is designed to give veterinary students hands-on experience in a clinical setting, with a dual focus on technical and interpersonal skill building. Participants spend approximately 80% of their time working as part of the veterinary assistant team. The remaining 20% of their time is dedicated to pursuing learning objectives alongside their mentor doctor.


Participants are assigned a mentor doctor who will meet with them to discuss and personalize learning goals. Banfield mentors are dedicated to their student's professional development and will provide feedback and guidance throughout the summer.

What to Expect

  • Determine a personalized learning program with your mentor
  • Intro to practice management
  • Develop your client communication skills
  • Learn how to perform a physical exam
  • Proper care and use of diagnostic tools
  • Interpreting diagnostic materials
  • Surgical prep & monitoring
  • Competitive hourly wage


  • 1st – 3rd year veterinary students
  • Available to participate for 6 to 10 weeks over summer break
  • Flexible schedule, from 32 – 40 hours per week, including evenings & weekends
  • Preference given to students studying Companion Animal medicine
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Participating in the Student Job Program not only allows veterinary students to develop technical and interpersonal skills, but also to focus on improving the lives of pets as part of a dedicated hospital team each and every day.

Before you apply for the 2013 Student Job Program, review the list of host hospitals by clicking on the link below and make note of your top three locations of interest. You will be asked to list your top three locations during the application process.

Next, search for available student jobs by typing the keywords "Student Job Program" and location "United States" to begin your application process.

Important Note: Applications will be accepted January 7th – 28th, 2013. If you are interested in being considered, please be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline.