Student Shadowing Program

Upstate Veterinary Specialties (UVS) is pleased to offer educational opportunities for students at the high school, undergraduate (pre-vet), and early veterinary school levels (years one and two). Students may elect to rotate through one of our medical departments for as little as one half a day and up to two weeks.

The goal of these experiences is to supplement your education by providing exposure to veterinary medicine in a busy multi-disciplinary specialty referral veterinary hospital setting. While New York State law does not allow students to treat our patients, our program will provide observational learning through a shadowing experience. Students are encouraged to follow our clinicians, interact with our clients, learn from our experienced technicians, participate in medical rounds, attend continuing education lectures, and much more.

The services of Upstate Veterinary Specialties are as follows:

  • Cardiology – Monday through Friday
  • Dermatology – Tuesday through Friday
  • Emergency and Critical Care – 24/7
  • Internal Medicine – Monday through Thursday
  • Management and Administration – Monday through Friday
  • Neurology – Monday through Friday
  • Oncology – Tuesday through Friday
  • Rehabilitation – Tuesday through Thursday
  • Surgery – Monday through Thursday
  • Urgent Care – Seven day a week

Currently, radiology is not available for shadowing.

There are no fees associated with participating in our shadowing program. However, students are responsible for all personal arrangements and expenses related to their visits.

Apply by completing our shadowing program application.

For additional information, please contact our Human Resources team at