Veterinary Technician Externships

Thank you for your interest in the veterinary technician externship program here at Elm Point Animal Hospital. This externship is limited to final year veterinary technician students only.

Elm Point Animal Hospital is a busy two doctor practice with a professional staff of approximately thirty employees. Our hospital is located in St. Charles, Missouri, near New Town, with easy access to I-370 and I-70.

The hospital was founded in 2008 and is ever growing. The doctors have special interests which include internal medicine, geriatric medicine, gastroenterology, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, behavioral counseling and emergency medicine.

As an extern you will be expected to work from 7:00 a.m. until we finish in the evening according to the hospital’s needs and if more than one extern is here. You will be given a day off during the week which may vary. We currently have some great opportunities for technician students. Students will also gain experience in assisting the veterinarians performing elective surgeries and in some instances more advanced surgeries as well. Our philosophy is to give you as much “hands on” experience as your previous course studies allow for.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to gain extensive practical small animal clinical experience, and we would be pleased to have you learn with us. If you have any questions you can correspond with our recruiter. Their telephone number is 636-757-7350 and e-mail is Please take the time to look through our website.

What to bring with you:

  • Surgical scrubs are the dress attire for externs
  • Stethoscope
  • Willingness to learn
  • AND the want to succeed!

We look forward to working with you!