Academic Opportunities

Small Animal Veterinary Externships

Who?: Current/incoming veterinary students

What?: Externship includes exposure to all aspects of small animal private practice including wellness/preventative care, surgery (routine/advanced soft tissue and orthopedic), dentistry, and sick pet/internal medicine cases. A small amount of exotic species exposure as well, pending appointment schedule.

Objective: To gain an understanding/improve one’s comfort level in a busy small animal private practice.

When?: 1-2 week allotment per student; available year round

Where?: Experience will include time in all 3 practices, pending caseload. The focus will be on providing experiences in all areas listed above with time spent in the different practices, accordingly.

Other things to note:
**Only ONE small animal student to be scheduled at a time
**Attire: business casual (no jeans) or scrubs; if wearing business attire, have scrubs available

Candidates should email Dr. Willow Hipwood –

Large Animal Veterinary Externships

Who?: Current/incoming veterinary students

What? Externship includes ambulatory equine medicine with a small amount of other large animal species (ie: goats, bovine, sheep etc.) with focus on general & preventative medicine, equine dentistry, field surgeries, equine emergencies, equine chiropractic care, lameness, etc.

Objective:  To become comfortable with routine equine medicine and care.

When?: 1-2 week allotment per student from March 15th through November 15th

Where?: Plan to meet out of Janesville clinic location unless otherwise directed prior to externship.

Other things to note: 
**Only ONE equine student to be scheduled at a time
**Appropriate equine attire required– close-toed shoes/boots, no jeans, professional or academic shirt
** An opportunity would be available to spend time in mixed animal (general small animal practice) a few days a week if interested

Candidates should e-mail ATTN: Dr.  Margaret Courter.

Business of Veterinary Medicine Externships

Who?: Third and fourth veterinary students

What?: Externship includes exposure to all aspects of the business-side of veterinary medicine and clinical experience with our small and large animal doctors

Objective:  To gain experience in clinical mixed animal practice, broaden business acumen and leadership skillsets necessary for business ownership and management

When?: Two weeks per student; available year round

Where?: Experience will include time in all 3 small animal practices and with our ambulatory equine team. Focus will be on research projects and time with internal management team.

Other things to note: 
1-2 SVM to be scheduled at a time
Attire: business casual (no jeans) or scrubs; if wearing business attire, have scrubs available

Candidates should email Crystal Chrisler Director of Employee Development and Engagement at . Please include your resume, personal objectives for the externship and at least one reference supporting your application.

I’ve never had a private practice so enthusiastic, prepared and committed to an externship experience. They practice high-quality medicine and high quality, professional business. Wonderful structure, role models, and practice…I can’t say enough!

Jacob Lauer SVM ‘18 University of Wisconsin

Have a question?

We have multiple locations to make your life easier. If you have equine medical needs, we have a team for that, too! Please click below to contact one of our locations directly. You can also complete the forms below to ask general questions to our team!

We provide small animal, equine, boarding, and grooming services to the Southern Wisconsin community!

Multiple locations for your convenience!

Badger Veterinary Hospital-Janesville

3113 E. McCormick Dr.
Janesville, WI 53547

Badger Veterinary Hospital-Cambridge

712 Katie Ct.
Cambridge, WI 53523

Badger Veterinary Hospital-Beloit

2889 Bartells Dr.
Beloit, WI 53511

Badger Equine Veterinary Services

712 Katie Court
Cambridge, WI 53523

Badger Equine Veterinary Services

3113 E. McCormick Drive
Janesville, WI 53547

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Please use the form below to submit general questions to our care team. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!