Are you a senior veterinary student looking for a rewarding, fast-paced externship? Are you a technician student looking for an internship that involves specialty and emergency medicine as well as exotics? Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota offers internships and externships for motivated students.


AERC veterinary senior externships are self-guided, which allows the student to not only determine the schedule, but encourages the student to take some personal time as well. Senior externs will experience hands-on interaction with the patients, learn about our standards of care, and interact with clients.  It is our hope that you will find ample opportunity to learn technical skills, collect histories, do initial physical exams and assessments, and be part of the team in making recommendations for diagnostic and treatment decisions.

You will be encouraged to participate in laceration repairs and scrub-in on major surgeries. Do not be afraid to ask any questions! Your evaluation can be filled out by the DVM of your choosing. Our St. Paul location tends to receive more exotics, and Oakdale is our referral hub. Weekends are the busiest and most rewarding times to be present.

If you are interested in a senior veterinary student externship, please email Dr. Stephanie Pylka​ at


Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota offers an exceptional experience for senior technician internships. An internship at AERC allows students opportunities for learning new skills, expertise, and knowledge in the technical field. Senior interns will experience hands-on interaction with the patients, learn about our standards of care, and interact with clients.

At AERC we expect a lot from our interns! Interns are expected to follow the same policies and guidelines as our medical team and are scheduled for 40 hours per week. The shifts will be representative of those worked by full-time technicians. The student will be provided with a series of checklists as a guide to learning how AERC functions and in learning the skills required in emergency and critical care.

At AERC, we feel your internship is the most important part of your training as you can now practice and reinforce what you have learned in school!

If you have any questions about tech internships, please contact our Veterinary Technician Intern Coordinator, Jacqie, at Thank you!