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College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

phone: 607-253-3700
fax: 607-253-3709

Externships & Opportunity Blocks

Externships are brief (usually 2-4weeks) work opportunities away from the College for which credit is not given. Students seeking special work experiences may do so through externships.

Private and corporate practice, humane societies, governmental agencies, and pharmaceutical/pet food companies offer externships. Compensation may or may not be offered for externships.

Opportunity Blocks
Students in their 6th, 7th and 8th semesters may obtain off-campus clinical experience for credit in institutional setting with established teaching programs, or in facilities offering unique clinical or research experiences. Proposed programs must be approved by the faculty coordinators of the opportunities block who will determine appropriate university credits. Lists of approved opportunity blocks are available at students.vet.cornell.edu