Opportunities for Students at Blue River PetCare

Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Blue River hosts exciting opportunities for students to gain professional experience while in school. Below is a list of our available student opportunities, however, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in a position that is not currently listed.

CONTACT OUR CAMPUS RELATIONS TEAM

Campus Ambassador Program

At Blue River PetCare, we are committed to providing career growth and enhancement opportunities for veterinary students across the country. We are passionate about building connections with the next generation of veterinarians, while also contributing to their educational and professional development.

To help foster these connections, we are looking for enthusiastic Campus Ambassadors to function as the student liaison between their classmates and Blue River. As a Blue River Campus Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with our extensive network of doctors and veterinary leaders and share these experiences with your school’s student body. The Campus Ambassadors will also play a key role in developing communications, programs, and outreach events in order to build further connections between Blue River and your fellow classmates. If you think you’d be the right fit for this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Function as the liaison between Blue River PetCare and your university (students, professors, staff members, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and executing campus events that are hosted by Blue River PetCare, notifying the Blue River PetCare team of upcoming campus events and assisting with event coordination
  • Utilize personal social media channels and in-person academic relations to promote available DVM and externship positions across the Blue River PetCare network, refering interested students to the BRP Talent Acquisition team

Perks:

  • $2,000/year paid in four equal amounts (twice per semester)
  • Potential for tuition reimbursement after graduation
  • First preference for externships and summer work at Blue River locations
  • Various networking opportunities, including attendance at our annual Blue River conference

Qualifications:

  • Must be a first, second, or third-year student at an AVMA-accredited DVM program and in good academic standing
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

To express interest or ask questions about or Campus Ambassador program, please use the button below to apply, or contact our Campus Recruiting team directly at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Now!

Externships

At Blue River PetCare, we are committed to providing career growth and enhancement opportunities for veterinary students across the country. We are passionate about building connections with the next generation of DVMs, while also contributing to their educational and professional development. The goal of the BRP Veterinary Externship Program is to support students as they gain professional experience in a practice setting. Under the supervision of experienced veterinarians, Externs will participate in direct client care and receive individualized coaching and mentorship.

Responsibilities:

Students will practice under the direct supervision and guidance of licensed veterinarians. All duties are subject to and in accordance with each state’s veterinary practice act. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and maintain examination rooms and treatment areas
  • Keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy
  • Explain necessary follow-up and home care instructions to all clients
  • Prepare clinical laboratory procedures as required
  • Effectively position pets and take radiographs
  • Admit and discharge patients following hospital policy and verbal or written orders
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM program (or equivalent)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects and animals up to 40 pounds

Program Benefits:

  • Collaborate within a high-functioning team to learn hospital workflow and protocols
  • Refine your animal restraint and technical skills (including sample collections, administering medications and more, dependent upon experience)
  • Observe and participate in routine and emergency examinations, diagnostic
    interpretations, and surgical and dental procedures
  • Improve your interpersonal and client communication skills

To express interest or ask questions about our Student Externship program, please use the button below to apply, or contact our Campus Recruiting team directly at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Now!

Meet Our Campus Ambassadors

Tristan L.

Lincoln Memorial University
Class of 2024

Sydney B.

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2025

Random B.

Kansas State University
Class of 2024

Emily B.

Cornell University
Class of 2024

Connect with Us!

Stay up-to-date on the latest opportunities at Blue River PetCare and be the first to know about new positions by following us on LinkedIn. Interested in meeting with our Talent Aquisition or Campus Relations team at an upcoming event? Use the button below to explore a list of what industry events the Blue River team will be attending this year.