Bytown Cat Hospital
613-741-2460
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Merivale Cat Hospital
613-722-0251
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The Cat Hospitals: Ottawa, ON
What greater gift than the love of a cat? ​Charles Dickens​​

Interested in an externship?

Our externship program
Every year, we offer externship placements lasting two weeks for qualified veterinary students and graduate veterinarians. Our program is intended for individuals seriously interested in improving feline medicine skills and knowledge. While we are happy to share some experiences in our city, tourism cannot be the main reason for applying. Interested? Fill out an  externship application and send to  [email protected]. Applications are reviewed in November for placements in the following year. ​​
What you will do during an externship
An externship placement gives you the opportunity to learn from our experienced veterinarians and veterinary nurses in our two feline-only hospitals. Externs are able to observe consultations, examinations, dentistry, radiology, surgery, and ultrasonography, as well as case discussions. In most cases, externs are not eligible to participate directly in patient care or perform procedures.
Important information
No remuneration or honorarium is paid for externship placements. Successful candidates are responsible for all costs, including round trip  travel and lodging. Citizens of many countries require an electronic travel authorization or a visitor visa which must be obtained in advance. The purchase of medical insurance for the duration of your visit is recommended.