Career Training Options

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Provides Quality Educational & Training Opportunities

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals consists of emergency, critical care, and specialty hospitals throughout New Jersey. An important part of our mission is to provide employees with the tools they need to excel in their work. We extend this effort to the entire community of veterinary professionals, offering education, training, and career opportunities.

In addition, we reach out to those in the community with an interest in training for a veterinary health care position. From high school students to veterinary residents, Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals offers professional leadership and opportunities.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals offers veterinary residency programs to highly qualified veterinarians interested in specialized training.

Residency Program

Participants in our veterinary resident program may specialize in areas such as cardiology, neurology, and small animal surgery. Residents are exposed to, and actively participate in, primary patient care, daily rounds, journal club, seminars, clinical research, and investigative research projects. Typically, a residency program requires three years of training and ensures eligibility for board certification in its particular specialty.

Information & Application

If you are interested in a residency at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals and wish to tour the hospital and meet the staff, please set up a meeting directly with the director of that specialty service. For contact names and additional information, view our Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) program descriptions or call (732) 747-3636.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals offers an externship program for successful 3rd and 4th year veterinary students to further their clinical training. Participating students observe cases from diagnosis through treatment, in one of the largest privately owned veterinary specialty hospitals in the United States. Ask questions, participate in grand rounds and department rounds, and attend in-house continuing education lectures during your stay. Eligible students may apply for an externship lasting up to three weeks, with no more than two weeks spent on a single service.

A separate extern/preceptor program is available for students attending Western University School of Veterinary Medicine. This preceptor program fulfills specific requirements set forth for the Western University Fourth Year veterinary curriculum.

To apply to the Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Externship or Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals-Western University Preceptor Program, contact Julie McCarthy, Extern Coordinator, by email or phone (732) 747-3636, ext. 1736.

General Externship Program

Externships are available in the following departments:

  • Avian & Exotics
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Nutrition (limited)
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Dermatology & Allergy (limited)
  • General Medicine & Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Oncology (Medical, Radiation)
  • Ophthalmology (limited)
  • Surgery (Orthopedic & Soft Tissue)

We are a private practice hospital and our patients have loving homes. Therefore, we are liable for the care and treatment of our patients. While participation in cases and interaction with staff is strongly encouraged, we limit clinical involvement to participation within Red Bank Veterinary Hospital approved guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and anticipate that you will find your time at our hospital to be a rewarding learning experience.

Permitted:

  • Job shadowing
  • Participating in grand rounds and department rounds
  • Offering restraint for procedures at the discretion of the attending doctor
  • Observing procedures and surgeries
  • Attending all in-house lectures
  • Asking all the questions necessary to make this a valuable experience

Restricted:

  • Performing procedures, treatments, or examinations
  • Assisting in codes
  • Updating clients
  • Giving verbal direction to staff members
  • Participating in hospital meetings other than rounds and lectures
  • Entering information into a patient’s medical record

Application Process:

  • To maximize the teaching experience, externships are offered for durations of one, two, or three weeks with only three students accepted to Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals at a time.
  • Our program fills up quickly, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective students are encouraged to contact us early.
  • We cannot accommodate any students from the second week in June through the first week in August
  • Once accepted into the externship program, you will be required to provide the following:
    • Requested arrival date and duration of visit
    • A choice of four areas of specialty interest, with preference noted
    • Emergency contact information
    • Current address and phone number
    • Proof of rabies vaccine status
    • Proof of medical insurance
    • Proof of liability insurance
    • Western University Preceptorship

To help students fulfill their course requirements, four-week externships are available in the following departments:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery (Orthopedic & Soft Tissue)

We are a private practice hospital and are liable for the care and treatment of our patients. While participation in cases and interaction with staff is strongly encouraged, we must limit participation and clinical involvement with cases to those designated by Red Bank Veterinary Hospital approved guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and anticipate that you will find your experience at our hospital to be a rewarding learning experience.

Permitted:

  • Job shadowing
  • Participating in grand rounds and department rounds
  • Restraint for procedures, at the discretion of the attending doctor
  • Observing procedures and surgeries
  • Attending all in-house lectures
  • Asking all the questions necessary to make this a valuable experience

Students may be assigned outside reading/literature research at the request of the Clinical Preceptor or managing clinician.

Restricted:

  • Performing procedures, treatments, or examinations
  • Assisting in CPR
  • Verbal or written communications with clients
  • Giving verbal direction to staff members
  • Participating in hospital meetings other than rounds and lectures
  • Any entries into the electronic medical record system

Application Process:

  • To maximize the teaching experience, only two Western University veterinary students can be accepted to Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals for a given time period.
  • Our program fills up quickly, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective preceptorship students are encouraged to contact us as soon as they receive their schedules.
  • We cannot accommodate any students during the months of June and July.
  • Once accepted into the externship program, you will be required to provide to the Extern Coordinator the following information:
    • Requested arrival date and duration of visit
    • A choice of two areas of specialty interest, with preference noted
    • Emergency contact information
    • Current address and phone number
    • Proof of current rabies vaccine status
    • Proof of medical insurance
    • Proof of liability insurance

Available Housing

We can direct you to nearby housing options. Please contact Julie McCarthy, Extern Coordinator, by email Julie.mccarthy@rbvh.net or phone (732) 747-3636, ext. 1736.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer two internship programs:

  • Small Animal Medicine/Surgery Internship

Information & Application

We participate in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians for our annual internship program. This enables us to recruit top graduate veterinarians from the United States and Canada who desire advanced training in veterinary medicine. Many of our interns pursue further training in specialized residency programs after completing our year-long internship.

To disseminate consistent and accurate information to all candidates, we host Intern Orientations. A hospital tour and meetings with various hospital personnel allows candidates the opportunity to view our hospital for a better understanding of the work environment. Candidates also meet with members of the current intern class for uncensored discussions on life as an Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals intern. One-on-one interviews with each candidate are conducted during the orientations.

 

Tinton Falls

197 Hance Avenue

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

(732) 747–3636

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Advanced Specialty Veterinary Technician Externships

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals offers students enrolled in veterinary technician programs the opportunity to participate in supervised instruction in a clinical setting. Externships are offered for both veterinary technician students and specialty veterinary technician students.

This advanced externship is for second year veterinary technician students. These students must be competent in basic clinical technician skills and seeking exposure to specialty nursing.

Specific tasks and hourly requirements are determined by the attending college. The goal of the specialty externship is to expose the graduating veterinary technician to nursing skills in a variety of specialties including ECC, neurology, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, internal medicine, and physical therapy. Students earn college credit for their specialty externship.

Student Requirements:

  • Background check (provided by student)
  • Drug Test (provided by student)
  • Rabies vaccine recommended but not required
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Letter of recommendation from attending college
  • Proof of good academic standing

Compensation:

  • None for student

Clinical Hosting Fee:

  • $1/hour of clinical instruction

Affiliated Colleges:

  • Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Contact our hospital for additional information.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals NAVTA-Approved Veterinary Assistant Program in Collaboration with Brookdale Community College

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital offers an educational program of clinical instruction in a veterinary setting for students enrolled in a Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program.

Veterinary Assistant Externship

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals has a NAVTA-Approved Veterinary Assistant program in collaboration with Brookdale Community College located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Information about this popular program can be found at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/continuinged/healthcare/vet-assistant/. All student enrollment is handled directly through Brookdale Community College only.

For additional information, contact Janet McConnell, Director of Education & Professional Development.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals offers students enrolled in veterinary technician programs the opportunity to participate in supervised instruction in a clinical setting. Externships are offered for both veterinary technician students and specialty veterinary technician students.

This externship is for students on a formal curriculum with a partnered AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program. Student externs are here for one to three months, depending on particular college requirements. The goal of the program is to provide technician student instruction in various clinical settings to produce a clinically competent technician at the end of the program. Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals provides administrative duties required by the college to properly document instruction in all required areas. College credit is given for their externship.

Student Requirements:

  • Background check (provided by student)
  • Drug test (provided by student)
  • Rabies vaccine (provided by student)
  • Proof of health insurance

Compensation:

  • None

Clinical Hosting Fee:

  • $1/hour of clinical instruction

Affiliated Colleges:

  • Bergen Community College in Bergen, New Jersey
  • Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Contact our hospital for additional information.

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High School Graduates

Interested in a hands on career helping animals? We offer the following programs in affiliation with area colleges:

  • Veterinary Assistant Program
  • Veterinary Technician Student Externships
  • Veterinary Technician Student Specialty Externships
  • Students in Veterinary Medicine

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We offer multiple programs to support veterinary students, interns, and residents including:

  • Veterinary Externship
  • Veterinary Internship
  • Veterinary Residency

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals is dedicated to improving the field of veterinary medicine by developing and supporting these opportunities for exceptional veterinary education and continuing educational programs.