vetstudentAurora Animal Care Center prides itself in providing mentorship opportunities that support individuals developing a knowledge base while pursuing higher education in the field of veterinary medicine. The externship experience we offer is hands-on and immerses you in the world of small animal veterinary medicine. It includes opportunities in preventive medicine, dentistry, surgery, and canine rehabilitation. The time spent in our clinics can be used to fulfill required externship experiences for completion of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. We are established with Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine with plans to expand to other veterinary schools as requested by students. 


  • Assist veterinarians and support staff with routine examinations and procedures. 
  • Gain hands-on experience in veterinary surgery, diagnostics, and client communication.
  • Participate in patient care activities such as administering medications, monitoring anesthesia, assisting in surgery, and providing post-operative care to our patients. 
  • Work side by side with veterinary professionals during consultations and assist in the creation of treatment plans and recommendations for patients.


  • Currently enrolled in a veterinary medicine program 

What to Expect

  • 30-35hrs per week with attending veterinarian 
  • Participation in surgeries  
  • Opportunities to utilize digital x-ray, ultrasound, and in house diagnostic and laboratory equipment 
  • Utilization of clinical skills including but not limited to venipuncture, catheter placement, vaccine and medication administration.

externship2Cool things at our Clinics

  • Digital x-ray at all three locations
  • Dental suite with digital dental x-ray
  • Ultrasound and endoscopy 
  • In clinic laboratory and diagnostic equipment 
  • Canine rehabilitation services in designated rehab area with underwater treadmill supervised by CCRP Veterinarian and RVT
  • Dedicated surgical suite utilized five days a week 

Explore our Area

Sunny Lake ParkLocated in Northeast Ohio, our area offers a great mix of urban and rural living. Although you are immersed in a small town, you are only 30 minutes away from downtown Cleveland, with access to year round cultural and athletic events. Our area has abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cleveland Metroparks System. Our four season climate provides for a fully array of outdoor sporting. Whether you choose to ski on land or on water you can find it here. 

Housing Accommodations Provided- Pets Allowed!

  • CNI houseHouse is located on our Mantua Veterinary Clinic property
  • Student will be able to stay in the house individually (not shared) and have access to laundry facilities in our Mantua Veterinary Clinic 
  • Transportation not provided
  • Within walking distance to local coffee shop, restaurants, and other small business shopping opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing an externship with us, please click fill out the form below. For any further questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] or give us a call at 330-562-5100 during our business hours and inquire.