Interested in Working With Us?

If you're looking for an externship or internship and are interested in any of the following, then our program is the one for you.

    • Experiencing a large, efficient, private specialty practice
    • High caseload leading to case variety and learning opportunities
    • Board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Avian, Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, and Radiology.
    • An array of advanced diagnostic equipment including: CT scan, MRI, Fluoroscopy, high-level ultrasound and echocardiography.
    • A teaching hospital, with a robust and active in-house education program, including twice-weekly didactic lectures, weekly journal clubs (surgery, neurology, internal medicine), book review clubs, every-other month pathology conferences, monthly morbidity and mortality rounds, and surgical residency classes.
    • Experiencing a High case load, with an emphasis on education; with residencies, specialty internships, and general internships.

Student Externship Opportunities

UltrasoundOur large and varied caseload, with emphasis on high-quality care and efficiency is a great experience for our veterinary student externs. You can have the choice of rotating on internal medicine/oncology, surgery/neurology, cardiology, and/or emergency medicine. Even in externships, there is a high level of exposure to both the senior clinicians and all aspects of case management, including initial exam, diagnostics, and therapy.

Many of our externs have commented on how they appreciate the combination of caseload and educational atmosphere that gives them an opportunity to see specialty veterinary medicine in a different light than a university atmosphere.

We can tailor an externship experience for any length of time you prefer, whether a few days or a few weeks. A stipend is available to partially offset housing costs in the area.

Externship visits are coordinated by Scott Steen, Human Resources Coordinator, who can be contacted at

Rotating Medicine/Surgery Internship

SurgeryThe internship program is designed to prepare the interested and motivated intern for entrance into a residency program, or for a career in a high-quality private practice. This internship program will expose the participant to a wide range of cases and practice styles. Intern responsibilities include primary case management of emergency cases, as well as observing and participating in diagnostics and therapeutics for hospitalized cases on all rotations, including tasks such as anesthesia, radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy, cystoscopy, transfusions, and both routine and advanced surgical care.

We are proud of our status as a teaching hospital. A blend of high caseload, and close interaction with experienced clinicians makes for a well-rounded educational experience. A heavy emphasis on teaching and education is fond in the internship. Twice weekly didactic rounds consist primarily of lectures from specialists. In addition, in conjunction with our residency programs and specialty internships there are multiple journal clubs, house officer grand rounds, monthly morbidity/mortality rounds, bimonthly pathology conferences, and resident-level courses. As part of the program, interns are required to prepare a grand rounds presentation, and encouraged to submit a publication for a peer-reviewed journal. Additionally, there is an opportunity to hold additional rounds with our residents and specialty interns if desired.

The hospital recently underwent a major building addition bringing the total facility space to nearly 25,000 square feet. This state of the art facility provides in-house ultrasound, color flow Doppler echocardiography, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT scan, MRI, radioactive iodine therapy, flexible and rigid endoscopy (including laparoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, arthroscopy, etc.), blood pressure monitoring, ECG telemetry, and all equipment required to run a busy 24-hour hospital. There is no general veterinary practice in the hospital.

Typically, the intern’s schedule is comprised of two-week rotations through the various practices in the hospital, as well as emergency. Elective weeks are scheduled to allow further concentration in the intern’s area of primary clinical interest.

In addition to the intern’s salary, the hospital will provide medical insurance, a uniform allowance, a continuing education stipend, and reimbursement for Ohio licensure. Interns will have 5 personal days to use, as well as up to 5 days to pursue continuing education outside the hospital.

Visits are not required, but are encouraged. Applicants for the general internship program who are interested in further information or arranging a visit to the hospital should contact Scott Steen, Human Resources Coordinator at

Our Many Social & Cultural Attractions

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is situated in Akron, Ohio’s fifth largest city, with Cleveland’s resources only 30 miles to the north. More than 37% of Fortune 500 companies are present in Northeast Ohio, through corporate headquarters, major divisions, subsidiaries, and sales offices. In addition, more than 150 international companies have a presence here.

By location alone, Akron is situated within a 500-mile radius of half the population of the United States.

Arts & Culture

cleveland-museum-of-artCleveland's museums are so successful, they've been asked to grow. The CMA implemented a $258 million renovation and expansion. Recently, the Akron Aet Museum reopened after an impressive $40+ million expansion.

Blossom Music Center is a beautiful outdoor amphithe- ater located within an 800-acre woodland in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and site of many concerts by national acts. The pavilion seats more than 5,000 and the lawn area accommodates approximately 13,000.


Cheer on our professional sports teams with Cleveland Browns football, Cleveland Indians baseball, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball and the new Lake Erie Monsters hockey team. The Akron Rubber Ducks, AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, play in beautiful Canal Park Stadium in downtown Akron.

Outdoor Recreation

lake-erieAkron is situated in the undulating hills and valleys of the Western Reserve, the natural beauty of the area is not what most people expect from Ohio!

Enjoy Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. There's sport fishing, kayaking, swimming, boating, parasailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and canoeing. Fly fisherman can cast for steelhead trout, salmon and bass in the Chagrin, Rocky and Cuyahoga Rivers.

Akron borders the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which covers 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Hiking, biking, and bridle trails are found within the park and a variety of programs are available to visitors throughout the year. During winter, try tobogganing, sledding, cross country and downhill skiing. There are plenty of thrills and adventure for any season.

24/7 Emergency Services & Intensive Care

Our staff of emergency veterinarians and highly trained technical personnel offer state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and treatments to accommodate any trauma or illness.

1053 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.,
Akron, OH 44321
Phone: 330-666-2976
Fax: 330-666-0519

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