Do you want to stay and work where other people vacation? Then the Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic and PETS Hospital Externship Program are just what you are looking for!
Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic in Pismo Beach, CA is a local veterinarian-owned, small animal, general practice hospital serving our clients since 1996. We have an attractive, well-equipped facility and a devoted clientele located on the beautiful Central Coast. We are community focused; often participating in local events and supporting nonprofits and schools in our area. We believe in the importance of continued learning and we love to teach! We strive to live by our Core Values every day, every interaction:
- I am RESPECTFUL
- I am ACCOUNTABLE, I am the SOLUTION
- I am GRACEFUL UNDER PRESSURE
- I create an exceptional CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
- I RAISE THE BAR
- I am a POSITIVE INFLUENCE in my community
PETS Hospital is located in nearby Orcutt, CA. We are a 24/7, local veterinarian-owned urgent care, ER, and specialty hospital founded in 2016. We boast a state-of-the-art facility with an incredible staff and high case load. We are strongly focused on our core values as well:
- We are RESPECTFUL
- We offer EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
- We RAISE THE BAR
- We have INTEGRITY
- We DON’T PANIC
The primary purpose of our Veterinary Student Externship is to provide a hands-on learning experience for veterinary students who are enrolled in the DVM program and to develop professional relationships with our future veterinarians that may lead to future opportunities. The externship program is flexible and can be scheduled in 1 to 4 week blocks, depending on your availability. Externs’ time will be split between the two facilities to get a well-rounded small animal and emergency medicine experience.
You’ll work with a friendly, competitive, and knowledgeable team at both hospitals and have the opportunity to practice outstanding veterinary medicine. Our doctors are a strong, united group who enjoy collaborating on cases to provide excellent care. We are committed to providing outstanding client relations and support our team members through continuing education and exposure to new techniques and information.
Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in dentistry, preventative care, general surgery, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and day-to-day practice skills. We also value strong communication skills, as we believe well informed clients lead to great patient care. We feel that the students who possess an open mind and a willingness to learn will benefit the most from our externship.
We offer housing close to the beach! The area boasts many outdoor activities, wineries, and community programs to keep you busy – (it’s pretty awesome here!) If you’re driven to learn and want to have an amazing summer experience with the potential to develop future opportunities, we’d love to talk to you.