Opportunities

Are you looking to gain some experience in zoo, exotic, or wildlife medicine while here at Iowa State, or want to start exploring your options after graduation? If so, you will find an ever-growing collection of opportunities listed below. If you are aware of any that are not listed, that are now defunct, or if you find any broken links, please let us know!

Be sure to contact the individual organizations for deadlines, fees, and further program details. Many listed here will fill up quickly, and some (especially fourth-year externships) may fill a year or more in advance. Plan accordingly!

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Wildlife Care Clinic (Ames, IA)

Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines, IA)


Programs 

Aquavet (Woods Hole, MA)
AquaMed (Baton Rouge, LA)
Marine Veterinary Medicine (MARVET) (locations change every year)
Eko Tracks (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, or Australia)
Northern Tuli Predator Project (Botswana)
Vets4Africa (South Africa)
SeaVet Clinical Training (Gainesville, FL)
EcoLife - Wildlife Management (South Africa)
EcoLife - Vets-in-the-wild (South Africa)


Internships (VM1-VM3) 

Wildlife Care Clinic (Ames, IA)
The Raptor Center (St. Paul, MN)
Northwoods Wildlife Center (Minocqua, WI)
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (Friday Harbor, WA)
California Wildlife Center (Calabasas, CA)
Wild Care, Inc. (Eastham, MA)
New England Wildlife Center (South Weymouth, MA)
Cape Wildlife Center (Barnstable, MA)
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (C.R.O.W) (Sanibel Island, FL)
Center for Wildlife (Cape Neddick, ME)
Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward, AK)
New England Aquarium (Boston, MA)
The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, CA)
Wildlifevets (South Africa)


Externships (VM4) 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha, NE)
Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines, IA)
PAWS Wildlife Center (Lynwood, WA)
Wild Care, Inc. (Eastham, MA)
Cape Wildlife Center (Barnstable, MA)
Wildlifevets (South Africa)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (Cleveland, OH)
Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles, CA)
National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD)
New England Aquarium (Boston, MA)
Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL)
The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, CA)
Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx, NY)
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) (Athens, GA)
Smithsonian National Zoo (Washington, DC)
White Oak Conservation Center (Yulee, FL)
The Wildlife Center of Virginia (Waynesboro, VA)
Wyoming Wildlife Disease Veterinary Externship Program (Laramie, WY)
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT)
SeaWorld (FL, CA, or TX)


Internships (post-DVM) 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha, NE)


Residencies (post-DVM) 

Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx, NY)
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (C.R.O.W.) (Sanibel Island, FL)
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (Gainesville, FL)


Other post-DVM Training 

UC Davis Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (Davis, CA)
Wildlife Africa (Zimbabwe)


Other Link Collections 

MSU Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Links
AVMA Student Externship Locator
AAV Externships & Internships
AARV Student Resources