Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) mission is to bring joy to families by providing the best care possible to the pets they love. A growing community of animal hospitals, CVP empowers our veterinary professionals by providing unwavering support services that allows them to get back to what they love doing the most – caring for pets.
Your experience through this program is one of our top priorities. Our student colleague hospital sites are purposefully selected based on a desire by those teams to teach the next generation of veterinarians. Our goal is to help students to grow their careers by experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be part of our growing family of practices.
Student Colleague Position Description- Deadline for applications is March 5th
The CVP Student colleague position is designed to augment the veterinary school curriculum for the student. We seek to support veterinary students as they improve and enhance their technical, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
80% of the student’s time will be scheduled as a veterinary assistant, performing specific hands-on duties governed by each hospital’s state veterinary medical practice act, the individual student’s experience level, and on mutually agreed upon student learning objectives.
20% of the student’s time will be scheduled as a veterinary student colleague focusing on specific learning objectives and goals mutually agreed upon between the student and the onsite veterinary mentor. Student directed development opportunities may include:
Interpreting laboratory diagnostics
Assisting with surgical and dental procedures
Building confidence through case management presentations
Educational presentations to our hospital teams
Students will also be given opportunities to enhance their business intelligence by:
Participating in CVP’s Student Colleague “Vet-Together” in Philadelphia
Collaborate with fellow colleagues through online case presentations
Taking advantage of opportunities to attend local Veterinary Medical Continuing Education events as available
The student’s summer job opportunities will consist of:
8-week learning experiences with flexible start and completion dates
35 hours per week of scheduled in-hospital time working alongside their mentor
Student Compensation and Benefits:
$4,000 stipend for 8-week learning experience
$1,000 housing stipend and housing location assistance
Expense paid for trip to Philadelphia to attend the CVP “Vet-Together”
Priority access to future employment opportunities within the CVP family of hospitals
Prerequisites for Summer Opportunities:
Student must be in good standing, and have completed at least one-year of curriculum in an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program
Student must have a primary interest in small animal practice and veterinary leadership
Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) mission is to bring joy to families by providing the best care possible to the pets they love. A growing community of 75+ animal hospitals in the Eastern US, CVP empowers our veterinary professionals by providing unwavering support services that allows them to get back to what they love doing the most – caring for pets.