Veterinary Internship

Dolphins Plus offers the opportunity for pre-vet college, veterinary technician and veterinary students to participate in a fast-paced, exciting, veterinary internship. Participants will work directly with the veterinary staff to assist with maintain health of our resident animals. The Dolphins Plus Veterinary Internship offers experience in the ever growing marine mammal medicine field by offering exposure to preventative medicine, laboratory techniques, diagnostic sampling and advanced diagnostic techniques.

Internship Duties/Goals
  • Assist veterinary staff with daily operations and procedures, included by not limited to:
  • Data entry
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Sample Processing
  • Facility cleaning and maintenance
  • Diagnostic sampling
  • Medical Procedures
  • Participate in a comprehensive lecture series and complete relevant exams to evaluate progress
  • Assist and help develop ongoing veterinary projects

Priority will be given to candidates who are highly motivated with a strong initiative and the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. The goal of the Veterinary Internship Program is to exposure participants to the marine mammal medicine field.

It may be possible to acquire academic credit from your hosting university for the Dolphins Plus Internship. However, these opportunities and conditions vary among colleges and universities, and students are responsible for making these arrangements and clarifying the conditions for the receipt of academic credit PRIOR to arriving on-site. Our Veterinary staff will communicate with your professors as needed and will act as on-site advisors for the duration of your internship.

Application - Required Documents
  1. Completed application
  2. Current school transcripts
  3. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  4. Recent photograph
  5. Two letters of recommendation (must be sent directly from your referees to Dolphins Plus; see application form for additional details)
  6. $25 application fee (personal check, money order, credit card, or cashier’s check)
Mail Documents To

Dolphins Plus
Attn: Veterinarian Internship Coordinator
31 Corrine Place
Key Largo, Florida 33037

I've learned more than I ever could have imagined about marine mammal medicine and veterinary medicine in general from this internship! I was provided the opportunity to learn how to run blood work, obtain gastric, urine and fecal samples. I assisted in ultrasonography and endoscopy. Observing the diagnostic and treatment processes involved in marine mammal care has taught me more than I ever could have asked for and made me ready and eager to enter vet school!
Mary Kaufman, Veterinary Intern (Summer 2015)