East Greenwich, RI

Veterinary education prepared you for the next step. Our veterinary internship will prepare you for anything.

Whether you dream of specializing, or just want to become the best doctor you can be, an internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists will help you get there.

Advantages of an internship:

An internship is a transformative year that will help you to define the kind of doctor you will be for the rest of your career. The high caseload, specialty hospital level medicine, and supportive culture will allow you to learn the ins and outs of your new craft and develop your skills under the guidance of seasoned veterinary professionals. It has been said that one year of a high-quality internship provides the experience of 3 to 5 years in general practice. This allows you to explore many possible specialties, while providing experience and in-depth training in both case management and client communication. A veterinary internship will allow you to excel in emergency medicine, primary care practice, residency, or anything you choose to pursue.

You’ll gain hands-on experience in the areas of:

  • Client management
  • High-volume case management
  • Emergency rotations
  • Specialty practice
  • And more

Why Ocean State Veterinary Specialists:

OSVS is a state-of-the-art, privately owned facility providing 24-hour emergency care and specialty services for companion animals of all kinds. Our dedicated staff has a range of expertise in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, clinical pathology, neurology, critical care, and more. When you follow your veterinary school education with an internship at OSVS, you’re exposed to a wide variety of specialty resources and high-volume learning opportunities. As an intern, you’re given the mentorship and support you need to quickly take on your own caseload and hone your professional instincts.


“The team of ER docs and specialists at OSVS is the best I’ve encountered (and I’ve seen a lot, doing relief)… by far! OSVS made me into the doctor I am today and I am honored to have been part of such a team.”

 –  Elizabeth Roy, DVM, former intern

“I am very grateful for the mentorship I received as an intern at OSVS. It was a great way to practice medicine in a controlled environment. It was extremely helpful to have very intelligent minds to bounce ideas off of when I was stumped. This internship prepared me for pretty much any emergency that walks through the door at my clinic and strengthened the core fundamentals I learned in school.”

 –  Ariana Mihailides, DVM, former intern

“An internship is the perfect opportunity for the new grad to get their feet wet without feeling like they’re drowning. There is constant support from experienced mentors, but we do not babysit our interns. We give them the support they need and then allow them to make their own decisions about their cases.”

 –  Sam Dicker, DVM, former resident

How to Apply

Ready to start the application process? Matching for your veterinary internship is an exciting time in your career! We strongly encourage all applicants schedule a visit, either in person or via Skype, by submitting their info to the form above. To begin your matching process, visit the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program site.