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Internship: Anesthesia

The Internship in Anesthesiology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is designed to prepare candidates for acceptance into an ACVAA or ECVAA Anesthesiology Program.


The Anesthesiology Internship is a 1 year program primarily focused on clinical skills and anesthesia knowledge.   The Anesthesiology Internship Program includes daily clinical service (all species), participation in rounds, organized academic reading with mentors, student laboratory exercises, emergency service coverage, and collaborative research.  The Anesthesiology Section at NCSU consisting of 6 ACVAA Faculty Anesthesiologists, 4 Anesthesia Residents, 1 Anesthesia Intern, and 10 Registered Veterinary Technicians (3 are specialist anesthesiology VTS).

The NCSU Veterinary Hospital is a busy primary, secondary and tertiary facility with a wide complement of specialists and modern equipment.  The NCSU Anesthesiology Section anesthetizes approximately 4000 patients per year which include companion small animals, horses, farm animals, companion exotic, aquatic, and zoo species.

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Information for International Applicants

Preference is given to applicants who have graduated from a college that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you wish to apply for an internship or residency program things to keep in mind:

  1. Have your degree translated and evaluated by a reputable company. Options include: Josef Silny & AssociatesTrustforte Corporation, and World Education Services
  2. Some programs require the TOFEL exam to qualify for a internship or residency position.
  3. Most foreign interns and residents are appointed to H-1B visas.
  4. To ensure that a foreign national candidate has the H-1B visa at the start of their program the candidate will be asked to pay for the premium processing filing fee of $1,225 USD, if necessary.
  5. Getting a visa takes between 4 and 6 months if the visa is expedited it takes approximately 15 business days.
  6. Take the initial steps and apply for The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment, respectively.