The CVP Student Colleague Program serves as the initial steppingstone toward a successful and fulfilling career. The 8-week Student Colleague Program offers students from any year in veterinary school the chance to gain real-world experience as a practicing doctor, while engaging in hands-on activities and refining their communication skills. Throughout the program, participants have the opportunity to observe the workflow and practice in a clinical setting.
Our program connects students with hospitals that align with areas of interest, geographic preferences, or even potential future employment prospects. Not only does the Student Colleague Program equip students with essential practical skills, but it also fosters valuable connections. These connections may prove instrumental, as CVP hospitals may consider offering employment opportunities to students, even those in the early stages of their education.
The Student colleague position is designed to augment veterinary school curriculum. We seek to support veterinary students as they improve and enhance technical, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
Opportunities may include:
Interpreting laboratory diagnostics
Assisting with surgical and dental procedures
Building confidence through case management, presentations- and more depending on location
Students will also be given opportunities to build their network by:
Participating in CVP’s Student Colleague “VetTogether” in Chicago- an expense paid opportunity for networking, CE and sightseeing with other Student colleagues, veterinary mentors and CVP leadership..
The student’s summer job opportunities will consist of:8-week learning experiences with a flexible start and completion date
35 hours per week of scheduled in-hospital time working alongside their mentor(s).
Student Compensation and Beneﬁts:
$500/wk for 8-week working in hospital
$2,000 housing stipend
3 months of access to VetBloom: online learning platform for clinical and professional CE
Access to online mental health app Headspace
All expense paid trip to attend the CVP “VetTogether”
Priority access to future employment opportunities within the CVP hospital network
Prerequisites for Summer Opportunities:
Student must be in good academic standing and have completed at least one-year of curriculum in an AVMA accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
Must have SAVMA student liability coverage
*To apply, students must submit the following with our online application:
Cover letter that includes states of interest
When veterinary teams are equipped with the tools they need to thrive, pets thrive too. This is the foundation of CVP—a community dedicated to providing extraordinary care for all its members, regardless of the number of legs or wings they may have.