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Our paid externship for veterinary students includes housing for the extern rotation and $1,000 stipend.

  • We employ over 50 staff, including five full-time veterinarians and 22 vet assistants
  • Operate three clinics in Metro-Charlotte, NC
  • Provide high-volume spay neuter and vet care
  • Includes:
    • Housing for the Extern Rotation
    • $1,000 Stipend
    • Instruction and Mentorship with "hands-on" Training
    • Variety of Practice Areas

This externship is eligible for those currently enrolled in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Completion of Junior Surgery in advance of externship preferred.

Practice Areas:

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Dentals
  • Jugular draws
  • Catheter placements
  • Ophthalmic exams
  • X ray
  • X ray interpretation
  • Wellness care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sick patients
  • Client communication


Prefer completion of junior surgery in advance of externship.

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About Stand for Animals

Stand for Animals was founded in 2011 as Spay Neuter Charlotte to address the euthanasia rates in local shelters. Since 2011 122,000 dogs and cats have been fixed, reducing the death in local shelters by 50%. SFA evolved to provide affordable veterinary care in 2017 in response to the needs of clients who could not afford private veterinary care. A Medical Assistance Fund was created in 2019 which underwrites the cost of treatment for clients who have limited resources. We also offer non-interest bearing payment plans if needed.

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