Your Future Starts Here
Build a career designed around you. No matter what your goals are, we’ll help you reach them through a personalized growth plan and mentor.
Hear from MVP Leadership on how we are changing the veterinary industry for students!
Why should I apply?
Join MVP and we will get you the hands-on experience you desire while collaborating with industry-leading veterinary professionals.
Accomplish your goals and build your confidence working alongside a dedicated mentor and support team.
From hands-on training to leadership tools, you will gain the necessary skills to best support your clients, their pets, and your team.
Minimum starting salary for new graduates of $100,000, signing bonus, continued education allowance, paid time off, and child/dependent care options.
We are excited to welcome students to our veterinary teams.
We are strongly committed to mentorship.
typically last 2-3 weeks in many of our host clinics. Our externship programs are geared towards third and fourth year students.
Our Vet Tech Externships
are designed for students to gain real-work experience in a clinical setting under the supervision of a Licensed, Registered, or Certified Veterinary Technician! Our VT externships vary based on school requirements.
Our Break Work Opportunities
are geared towards first and second year students. Opportunities usually last six to ten weeks with a flexible schedule of 32 hours per week, including weekends and evenings.
Our Brief Clinical Opportunities
are designed for veterinary students looking to gain practical clinical exposure but are not a fit for MVP's break work or externship initiatives either because of schedule limitations or level of clinical experience.
*You must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program or accredited Veterinary Technician program and be authorized to work in the United States.
Where we are
Become an MVP Student Advocate
A student advocate holds an important role in the MVP family acting as a liaison between our veterinary network and the student community.
How You’ll Make an impact
- Facilitate and promote engaging campus events
- Connect classmates with break work, externships, and positions upon graduation
- Assist MVP with social media marketing efforts, and more…
What’s in it for you?
- Develop personal relationships with MVP’s medical leadership and campus engagement teams dedicated to elevating and changing veterinary medicine!
- Network with other top students from across the country
- Premier access to our red carpet externship experiences
- Stipend compensation every semester and access to our exclusive video mentorship library and more…
Meet Our Student Engagement Team
Dr. Daniel Phillips
Director of University Engagement
Dr. Dan Phillips is a 2011 graduate from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a rotating small animal internship at Tufts prior to moving to the Chicago area where he has been ever since. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Dan met two mentors that forever changed that course of his life and career: Drs. Dan Markwalder and Adam Conroy. Drs. Markwalder and Conroy were the first true mentors to not only ask about his professional goals but demonstrate a supportive path to help him get there. With their guidance and support Dr. Phillips worked as the medical director for Barrington Square Animal Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Il for 5 years. During that time, he found his true passion for mentorship and training of new graduate veterinarians. Partnering with Drs. Markwalder and Conroy he started and built his own company, VMS (Vet Mentor Solutions). VMS is an on-demand video mentorship library designed to aide new graduate clinicians in the development of critical skills in internal medicine, surgery, and client communication. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Phillips partnered VMS with Mission Veterinary Partners and joined the company as the Director of University Engagement. He now focuses exclusively on aligning top veterinary students with hospitals and clinical mentors that can help new graduate veterinarians achieve and surpass their goals.
Dr. Barbara Craig
Director of Veterinary Externship Program
After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1986, Barbara worked as an associate veterinarian in a few private practices and an emergency clinic before starting her own practice. While in private practice, she also became involved in shelter medicine and construction projects for a new clinic, an emergency clinic, and a shelter. After 25 years of private practice, she sold to a corporate entity and began the journey as a relief veterinarian and working for the park service while living full-time in an RV. Barbara currently resides in Northern Michigan with her husband, golden retriever, and Chihuahua. She has one son and enjoys the outdoors and traveling. Barbara joined MVP while working for a clinic that partnered with them in 2017, and currently fills the role of placing externs in clinics that offer a mentorship experience for them.
Dr. Lindsey Hedges
Director of Mentorship
Dr. Lindsey Hedges is the Director of Veterinary Mentorship at MVP. A 2011 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as an associate veterinarian for three years before opening her own denovosmall animal clinic in 2014. In creating her practice, she was guided by her passions for fostering leadership in all employees, promoting Fear Free practices, & forming strong bonds in the community. Dr. Hedges believes that great mentorship forms the foundation for your overall career satisfaction. Early careers are always hard, but with the right guide, you can enjoy overcoming challenges and learn to thrive in this great profession.