Veterinary medicine is a profession offering multiple career opportunities.
From caring for sick animals to conducting medical research that helps both
animals and humans, veterinarians are involved in many exciting careers.
The Veterinary Summer Experience Program seeks to provide worthwhile
opportunities for current high school students interested in veterinary medicine
while simultaneously generating a pool of potential veterinary students. To this
end, the program has been designed to provide valuable educational experiences
and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession. Students will
work in a local veterinary practice in their hometown for five weeks and then
spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the University of Tennessee College of
Veterinary Medicine. While at the veterinary college, they will be involved in
various educational programs including lectures, laboratories, and clinical
rotations. Throughout the seven weeks, students will be employees of the
University of Tennessee and will receive bi-weekly compensation. There is no
cost to attend the Veterinary Summer Experience Program.
All applicants must submit an application, an official high school
transcript, and three reference letters. Applications must be electronically
submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2017. Supplemental materials must be
postmarked by April 1, 2017.
Applicants must also have an interest in veterinary medicine as a potential