Our Teaching Mission

Supporting the veterinary community goes beyond partnering on local cases. We extend our teaching mission outside of our hospital walls with educational opportunities to advance the level of veterinary care available to animals worldwide. See how.

Enhancing the level of veterinary medicine worldwide. 

DVM Internships

As part of the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP), we’re proud to host interns every year. Each intern at DoveLewis rotates through all departments of our emergency and specialty services. 

Learn More About Our Program

DVM Externships

Fourth-year students practice their knowledge and clinical skills under the direction of our doctors. Externships are available to fourth-year veterinary students currently enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Externs must be eligible to work in the United States. This is a 40-hours-per-week commitment. Externships are scheduled for a two-week period of time and start on every other Monday. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and positions are available throughout the year excluding the end of June and December.

Complete the DVM Externship Interest Form

Technician Externship

Each term, we accept two students from the Portland Community College (PCC) Veterinary Technology program and one student from a different technician program. Technician externships are unpaid and typically last six to eight weeks depending on your program’s requirements. A technician extern must be eligible to work in the United States and be insured independently or through their school. Externs must also provide their own housing accommodations (though a list of housing options can be provided upon request).

Complete the Technician Externship Interest Form

Events and Conferences

“Third Thursday Rounds” and our annual conference give DVMs, technicians, and practice managers regularly access to CE.


Online Training

We developed atdove.org to train our own team—and now it’s available to the veterinary community!


Internship Information

Get in touch with questions regarding our VIRMP positions.

Technician Extern Information

Questions? Contact one of our technician supervisors.