Small Animal Experience Opportunities

State Veterinary Medical Associations

Please refer to your individual state’s Veterinary Medical Association (VMA) for opportunities within your specific state/area. Each state VMA can be found here:

North Carolina

Animal Hospital of Clemmons
Address: 2635 Neudorf Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 766-8950

Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza
Address: 767 West Williams Street, Apex, NC 27523
Phone: (919) 362-0515

Animal Medical Hospital
Address: 3832 Monroe Road, Charlotte NC 28205
Phone: (704) 334-4684

Animals-R-Us Veterinary Clinic
Address: 725 Crest Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 693-7387

Banfield Animal Hospital
Address: 2800 E Millbrook Road, Raleigh NC 27604
Phone: (919) 790-8337

Bowman Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic
Address: 8308 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone: (919) 847-6216

Brookwood Animal Clinic
Address: 2810 Brookwood Drive, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: (919) 779-2940

Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital
Address: 9500 Falls of Neuse, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: (919) 841-4211

Cary Veterinary Hospital
Address: 1233 NE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513
Phone: (919) 469-0947

Chatham Veterinary Hospital
Address: 105 Oceana Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Phone: (919) 469-8114

Cliffdale Animal Hospital
Address: 6416 Brookstone Lane, Fayetteville NC 28314
Phone: (910) 487-5013

Coddle Creek Animal Hospital
Address: 9172 Davidson Highway, Concord NC 28027
Phone: (980) 334-7660

Crossroads Veterinary Hospital
Address: 1112 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 851-8979

Dr. Kate’s Mobile Veterinary Practice
Address: 421 Cutler Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 832-2000

Gentle Care Animal Hospital
Address: 100 Kumar Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 852-4386

Hidden Valley Animal Hospital and Boarding
Address: 2315 Lynn Road, Ste 104, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 847-9396

Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital
Address: 2720 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Phone: (919) 829-5511

Lillington Veterinary Hospital
Address: 2366 NC 210 N, Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: (910) 893-2081

Mebane Pet Clinic
Address: 900 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: (919) 304-5200

Mountain Animal Hospital
Address: 18 Moore Street, Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone: (828) 645-1616

Quail Corners Animal Hospital
Address: 1613 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 876-0739

Quail Roost Animal Hospital
Address: 120 Quail Roost Farm Road, Rougemont NC 27572
Phone: (919) 471-0737

Saving Grace 
Address: 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: (919) 518-1180
Opportunity: Fostering, shift volunteers, transporters, grooming

Shiloh Animal Hospital
Address: 1005 Lichtin Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 825-1000

SPCA of Wake County
Address: 200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 772-2326
Opportunity: Volunteers are vital to the success of the SPCA of Wake County. Your volunteer experience should be rewarding, fun and equally beneficial to the animals and the SPCA.

Suite Paws Pet Resort
Address: 110 S. Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: (919) 231-1112
Opportunity: Suite Paws is hiring for many different positions.

Town and Country Veterinary Hospital
Address: 2010 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27523
Phone: (919) 363-6363

VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital
Address: 10220 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27614
Phone: (919) 847-5533

VSH Internships
Address: Raleigh/Durham
Email:; For internship – submit cover letter, resume, 3 professional references from July 1 to September 1.
Opportunity: Volunteer two 4-hour shifts a week; prepare a presentation related to an emergency care topic; able to receive a recommendation for vet school after 2 semesters of volunteering

Wake County Animal Center
Address: 820 Beacon Lake Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: (919) 212-7387


Wake Veterinary Hospital and Urgent Care
Address: 1007 Tandal Place, Knightdale NC 27545
Phone: (919) 266-9852


PAWS. People Helping Animals (Companion Animal Center)
15305 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98087
Phone: (425) 787-2500
(CatCity): 8503 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 782-1700
Opportunity: There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in the fields of companion animal sheltering, public affairs/community relations, wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine.

International Internships

Darwin Animal Doctors
Opportunity: All of our clinics focus primarily on the sterilization of local dogs and cats. Our spay and neuter program provides animals with healthier, happier lives and limits the overpopulation of dogs and cats preying on local wildlife.

Soi Dog
Opportunity: The primary role of a volunteer at our shelter in Phuket, Thailand, is to socialize and walk the dogs, as well as socializing the cats and puppies. For dogs and cats at the shelter to be adopted into homes, it is essential to teach them to trust people and to teach dogs to walk on a lead.

World Vets
Opportunity: World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program held in Granada, Nicaragua, is a surgical and veterinary training program for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical as well as practical veterinary experience.