info@avc.care
817-783-2257
6800 East Highway 67 Alvarado, TX 76009
Welcome to the Alvarado Veterinary Clinic internship program—an exceptional opportunity designed to accelerate your veterinary career and set you on the path to success. As Texas's largest mixed animal practice, we offer a dynamic and hands-on learning experience meticulously tailored for recent graduates like yourself.

Joining our esteemed team of 12 veterinarians and 5 interns, you'll have the unparalleled advantage of encountering a diverse array of cases spanning small animal, equine, and food animal specialties. Our innovative two-week rotation system ensures that you receive comprehensive exposure to every facet of veterinary medicine, from intricate surgical procedures to complex internal medicine cases. This invaluable hands-on experience allows you to hone your skills, expand your knowledge, and build the confidence needed to thrive in your career.

Participate in daily case rounds led by interns, where collaborative learning and stimulating discussions deepen your understanding and sharpen your diagnostic abilities. Additionally, benefit from our supportive environment, which includes on-site housing, enabling you to maintain a balanced lifestyle while immersing yourself in invaluable clinical experience.
At Alvarado Veterinary Clinic, you'll have access to cutting-edge facilities, including a 10,000-square-foot small animal clinic and a dedicated equine hospital equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical tools. Under the mentorship of our experienced staff, who are deeply committed to your growth and success, you'll receive personalized guidance and support as you navigate your internship journey.

Join us at Alvarado Veterinary Clinic and embark on a fulfilling and rewarding journey towards becoming a confident and skilled veterinarian armed with the expertise, experience, and support necessary to thrive in your future career endeavors.

Our Interns

Alexia Wade, DVM
University of Tenneessee Class of 2023
Alison Mihailovich, DVM
Midwestern University Class of 2023
Meaghan Sehon, DVM
Ross University Class of 2023
Asia Phillips, DVM
Tuskegee University Class of 2023

Past Interns

2022-2023
Aubrey Vena, VMD
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2022
Kathleen Kalbian, VMD
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2022
2021-2022
Alexis Dann, DVM
University of Glasgow Class of 2021
Vincent Nicoletta, DVM
Cornell University Class of 2021
Lauren Merritt, DVM
Auburn University Class of 2021
Adam Fenton, DVM
University of Minnesota Class of 2021
2020-2021
Bonnie Beglin, DVM
Oregon State University Class of 2020
Katy Cook, MVB
University College Dublin Class of 2020
David Coffey, DVM
St. George University Class of 2020
Brandon Weyhing, DVM
Auburn University Class of 2020
2019-2020
Jordan Burns, DVM
University of Missouri Class of 2019
Kaycee Cash, DVM
University of Georgia Class of 2019
Leila Knoll, DVM
University of Minnesota Class of 2019
Katie Pruett, VMD
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019
Leah Tassoni, VMD
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019
2018-2019
Lauren Brady, DVM
Texas A&M University Class of 2016
Brianna Creighton, MVB
University College Dublin Class of 2018
Maggie Lees, DVM
University of Missouri Class of 2018
Hannah Smith, DVM
Ross University Class of 2017
Hanum Wensil-Strow, VMD
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2018
Jasmine Wilson, DVM
North Carolina State Class of 2017
2017-2018
James Figge III, DVM
Ross University Class of 2017
Bryana Mitchell, DVM
University of Missouri Class of 2017
Anna Harrison, DVM
Tuskegee University Class of 2017
Barret Morrison, DVM
Auburn University Class of 2017
Savannah Beauregard, DVM
Western University of Health Sciences Class of 2017
2016-2017
Kayla M. Livengood, DVM
University of Missouri Class of 2016
Nicole C. Poston, DVM
University of Mississippi Class of 2016
Laura M. Schwartz, DVM
University of California Davis Class of 2016
Caitlin R. Smith, DVM
Ross University Class of 2016
2015-2016
Alina Ali, DVM
Cornell University Class of 2015
Spencer Godfrey, DVM
University of Florida Class of 2015
Sam Pulliam, DVM
Texas A&M University Class of 2015
Becky Simmons, DVM
St. Georges University Class of 2015
Bryan Weaver, DVM
Texas A&M University Class of 2015
2014-2015
Daniel Finch, DVM
Ross University Class of 2014
Jake McCabe, DVM
Oklahoma State Class of 2014
Erik Esser, DVM
Ross University Class of 2014
Jordan Bremmekamp, DVM
Western College of Veterinary Medicine Canada 2014
2013-2014
Kirsten Boister, DVM
Texas A & M University Class of 2013
Jennifer Booth, DVM
Kansas State University Class of 2013
Zach Brown DVM
Mississippi State University Class of 2013
Crystal Eng, DVM
Texas A & M University Class of 2013
Jeanie Presler, DVM
Ross University Class of 2013
2012-2013
Tyler Martin, DVM
Colorado State University Class of 2012
Jeremy Mitchell, DVM
Colorado State University Class of 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a way to contact past externs/interns?
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    You can call the clinic and ask to speak to a current extern at 817-783-2257. Most interns are past externs so they can help answer any questions you may have. Many schools have some means of evaluating the externship after completion. That is done through your schools and requires the students to fill it out. Maybe we can set something up on our website, but it will probably appear self-serving.

  • What do I do if interested in an internship?
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    One of the most important ways to be competitive for an internship is to schedule your externship before selections have occurred. We usually are selecting our next class of interns in early January. Some students are worried about getting a rotation too early because they feel unprepared. Selections for internship are weighed as heavily on work ethic and personality as they are on skills, so don’t worry about an early rotation. Even if you are not sure about an internship, I recommend leaving your options open. We have numerous applicants who never planned on an internship that changed their mind after being here for a few weeks.

  • How do I apply for an internship?
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    We currently are accepting applicants from the match and the AAEP avenues program. The match is much better organized, and easier for us. However, we started accepting the avenues program at externs’ request. If you are only wanting to apply to AVC, the avenues program will not require you to accept internship somewhere else if you do not get selected.

  • How competitive is the internship program?
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    We have limited our applicants to only doctors that are able to receive a license in the United States and in the State of Texas. That severely limits the number of international applications we receive. Last year, we had 47 applicants through the match program, and 4 from outside the match. We were very blessed to have an exceptionally strong applicant pool. As a result, one of the best ways to earn an internship position is through getting an externship and seeing if AVC is a good fit for you.

  • What if I want to apply for the internship and I did not get an externship?
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    You can schedule a visit, even if you are only here for a few days. We have had students drop by for one day only, which is fine. We will try to secure housing for you, although priority is given to scheduled externs. However, if you want to be here we want to meet you. We have even had students stay a night at a doctor’s house when housing is full.

  • What if I am an international student?
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    We have had students come from all over the world. Our past interns include a Canadian and an Australian. Students from accredited university are given a priority, since they are able to be involved in our internship program. We are unable to sponsor visas for externships. Please contact us and we will try to set up an externship.

  • What is your average case load?
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    Extremely Busy! We are probably 60% small animal, 20% equine, and 20% food animal. We average approximately 100-120 cases a day.

Summertime is here!

Summertime is here! Due to increased case load we are not able to accept new small animal clients until August 6th.

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