Attention DVM Students!


St. Charles Veterinary Clinic is offering veterinary students the opportunity to enhance their education by working with our skilled team of veterinarians. You will gain valuable, practical experience in our five-doctor small animal practice located in west suburban Chicago.

We offer a two-week externship, but can be flexible according to your availability and the requirements of your veterinary college. Students will work approximately 40 hours each week, with a $200 per week stipend. Out-of-state students or students outside the Chicagoland area, please indicate if you will need housing during the externship.

Students will work under the supervision of experienced veterinarians, using the latest equipment and treatments available. Our services include general wellness care, all aspects of internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, digital radiology and dental x-ray. Students will also participate in case reviews with the doctors as they share ideas with each other to ensure the best course of treatment is provided to each patient. The doctors and staff of St. Charles Veterinary Clinic are confident that our externship will provide veterinary students with a rewarding and positive experience. 


To be considered for an externship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited doctor of veterinary medicine program.
  • Provide a current certificate of liability insurance. The AVMA PLIT liability insurance is free for AVMA student members. You can find the application on their website: http://www.avmaplit.com/products/student-liability/
  • Provide proof you are authorized to work in the United States

If you are interested in additional information about our practice, or to schedule an externship, please contact our Practice Manager, Laura Bercasio, by phone at 630-584-7404 or via email at laurabercasio@stcharlesvet.com.

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Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 2:00pm

Clinic opens at 7am for patient dropoffs and appointments begin at 8:00am. Please call to schedule your appointment today!