Internships & externships

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center is East Tennessee’s premier veterinary emergency & specialty hospital. With hospitals in Knoxville and Chattanooga, we provide veterinary specialty services to pet owners throughout Tennessee and neighboring states. Our Knoxville hospital is home to our internship and externship program, though participants may rotate through our Chattanooga practice.

Our oncology, surgery, and internal medicine residents all take part in educating students and leading them through cases. Interns and externs spend a substantial amount of time working in our 24-hour emergency department with our experienced emergency clinicians.

Learn more about our veterinary and specialty team!

Interested in an internship or externship?

A core part of our mission

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center is committed to innovation and excellence in veterinary medicine. We are equally committed to the education and development of the veterinarians of tomorrow. We hope you’ll take some time to learn about AESC and what we can offer to veterinarians expanding and refining their knowledge base and skill set.

Veterinary students interested in an internship at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center should apply online at Please direct any questions to Intern Director Dr. Sarah Duncan.

Dr. Sarah Duncan