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NextVet program now accepting applications


The paid internship program will give students over the age of 16 the chance to spend their summer in the veterinary industry



Banfield Pet Hospital announced that it is now accepting applications for its NextVet internship program for the third year in a row. The program invites students 16 years of age or older from multiple cities across the United States to spend their summer learning what it is like to work in veterinary medicine.

“This unique internship program provides students with support and coaching from experienced hospital teams – a critical need as the industry looks to create a more sustainable future for veterinary medicine,” said Alea Harrison, DVM, chief medical officer of Banfield Pet Hospital, in an organizational release.1

According to the organizational release, 30 students from Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland-Vancouver, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington DC, will have the chance to participate in this paid program.1 The selected students will work with Banfield Hospital teams to get a better understanding of the ins and outs of caring for patients and clients. With its last 2 NextVet classes, 28% of participants currently work at Banfield in different roles, and others have gone to veterinary school in the US.

“NextVet enabled me to make connections and learn hands-on skills that I wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else,” expressed Riannah, a 2023 NextVet intern.1 “I’ve made lifelong friends with teammates who share like-minded goals, and who push me to reach those goals by being people I can look up to. I’m so happy with where I’m at in my veterinary career journey and am so excited to continue to grow and learn with Banfield.”

Any interested students can apply by submitting a brief video to tell Banfield more about themselves and submit an application. These positions are temporary and part-time positions that will start at $15 per hour with flexible hours.2


  1. Calling all aspiring veterinary professionals: apply now for your dream internship! News release. Banfield Pet Hospital. February 8, 2024. Accessed February 15, 2024. https://www.banfield.com/about-banfield/newsroom/press-releases/2024/banfield-accepting-applications-for-2024-nextvet-program
  2. Banfield Pet Academy NextVet. Banfield.com. Accessed February 15, 2024. https://jobs.banfield.com/NextVet
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